98, New Glasgow

Conrad ‘Sonny’ Gibson, 98, New Glasgow, formerly of Whitney Pier and Sydney, passed away peacefully Friday, July 13, 2012, in Aberdeen Hospital, New Glasgow.

Born in Sydney, NS, Sonny was the son of the late Robert and Leslin Gibson.

Sonny was a former employee of Sydney Steel, a member of Trinity United Church and Club 55. He enjoyed playing in the band, darts, travelling and bowling. Sonny loved to talk about the older days.

Sonny is survived by his daughter, Gordena (Roger) Earle, New Glasgow; sisters, Isabel and Gelda, California; grandsons, Terry and Darrell; granddaughter, Marlene; godchild, Alyssa; great-grandchildren; great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Sonny predeceased by his wife, Mary; daughter, Georgena; special friend, Matilda; sister, Ula and brothers, Bosie, Calvin, Neville, Jerome, Danny and Larry.

Visitation for the late Conrad ‘Sonny’ Gibson will be held at the Pier Community Funeral Home, Whitney Pier, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Monday, July 16, from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to celebrate Sonny’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, with Rev. Dr. Robert ‘Bob’ Gibson officiating. Light refreshments will be served in the reception area. Interment will take place in Forest Haven Memorial Gardens, Sydney.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Sonny’s memory may be made to Trinity United Church or charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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                        Online Condolences

My condolences go out to Sonny’s family and friends.. May he rest in peace..
From:  carol marsman

My deepest condolence to the Gibson Family at this time of sorrow.My God and our prayers be with you.
From:  Marsha & Clayton, (Jones) Gannon

Gordena and Family, So very sorry for the loss of your Father, our prayers are with you at this time. Such a wonderful person Sonny was, always with a smile for everyone. He will be missed. Hazel and Michael Lucas
From:  Hazel and Michael Lucas

Although I can’t be with you while you remember your loved one, you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
From:  Vernal Tull

We send our sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one. Sonny and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless
From:  Mort & Val Crawford

Our Thoughts and prayers are with the family in your time of sorrow
From:  The Nichols Family

To Gordena, Roger, Terry, Marlene, and Darrell: Prayers are lifted for your family as you mourn the transition of a father and grandfather. Praying that God will bring you comfort and peace.
From:  Aretha Borden-Davis, Detroit, MI

To Gordena, Terry, and the Gibson family. We are truly sorry for your loss. Sonny was a wonderful man and will be missed.
From:  Gwen (Apblett) and Greg Morrison

To Bob Gibson & family: My sincere condolences on the passing of your Uncle Sonny. I remember when you and I were young and we used to visit his home. I can remember how proud he was of you. Sincerely Paul
From:  Paul Walker

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.Phyllis Hermillon and Family.
From:  Phyllis Hermillon


My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:  Lionel Ruck Jr.

We send our sincere condolence to the family. Sunny was a well like member of the Whitney Pier society.
From:  George Viola Joanna Cambridge

Our deepest condolence to Sonny,s family.
From:  Marie & Stan Margettie

Gordena, Roger and family, We extend our deepest condolences in the loss of your father. He was a true gentleman. It was a joy to be in his company at functions held at the Ward One Centre when he attended. He will be missed
From:  Evelyn (Desmond) Graham & family

Gordie and family, We are saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. He was such a wonderful person. Sonny would light up any room that he walked into. He was certainly a people person. He always had a smile on his face and a great laugh. He used to walk into seniors bingo with a chuckle and a little dance. He made the women feel so special and they enjoyed his company. The community of New Glasgow mourns with you, but Sonny will always have a special place in our hearts. May you find strength in family and friends as you face the days ahead. God Bless.
From:  Annette & Greg MacLean, New Glasgow

Gordena, sorry to hear of your Father’s passinng I will not be attending as my Grandaughter, Melissa’s funeral will be held Thurs., 19th here in Dartmouth.  Her obituary is in today’s paper with your father.  So he’s safe in the arms of Jesus.  Tell the Family I said hello and that I love them.
From:  Peter D. Maxwell

Dear Gordena and Family, Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. You are in my thoughts at this time.
Love Helen Dorrington-Price

Dear Gordena and Family, I moved from Edmunston N.B. in 1962 when I was 11 years old to the Pier. My father became the minister of Trinty Church. In Edmunston, the only people different from us were the French Catholics but in the Pier there was a little bit of everything. People like like your father made me into a a better person, more accepting and respectful of all races. I used to hand out bulletins at the church door with your father and ring the church bell. He soon became one of my heroes. I also delivered the weekly paper "The Highlander" to your home and your father treated me same at your home as he did at church. Wish I could have been at the service. My wife Laurie Robertson Gunn also remembers your father with fondness. Please say hello to Bobby Gibson, he was a friend of ours growing up.
Love and prayers, Rev. Dan Gunn