Lou Ann (nee Finkbeiner)

Lou passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016 in Campbell River, BC. She was born in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan on September 28, 1936. Her family moved to Mission, BC when she was 11 years old. She was predeceased by her sister Mona Steiner, and her parents Albert and Florence Finkbeiner. She leaves to mourn her husband of 55 years, John Gibbard, her son, Kirk Gibbard (Lori) of Kelowna, BC & Jay Gibbard (Shirley) of Campbell River, BC, sister Bonnie Hamilton (Bill) of Mission and nieces; Dixie of Eugene, Oregon, Susan, Dana of Mission and nephew Bruce of Abbotsford. Lou lived a full and colourful life but was overcome by Alzheimer’s disease in her later years. Her husband, John was devoted to visiting her twice a day when she entered New Horizon’s Care Home in Campbell River in 2012. A Memorial Service for Lou will be held at Bakerview Crematorium, 34863 Cemetery Avenue, Mission, BC on April 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm. Reverend Tim Bowman, United Church will officiate. Lou’s ashes will be interned at Hatzic Cemetery following the memorial service. Those wishing to make a donation may contribute to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC on Lou’s behalf.

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