Whitney Pier/New Glasgow
It is with heavy hearts, we share with relatives and friends the peaceful passing of Vera Geneva (nee Lawrence) Gibson, 89, on Jan. 26, 2015, at Glen Haven Manor, New Glasgow.
Born in New Glasgow, Vera was the daughter of the late George Lawrence and Maggie Day.
Vera loved music, for she and good friend, Ida were choir directors of the 2nd Baptist Church, New Glasgow, for about 40 years between the both of them. These two ladies were fixtures of the coloured ‘Pleasure Singers’ along with 30 plus ladies who sang in many churches in the county and province of Nova Scotia. Vera will be missed by all who knew her.
Vera is survived by her grandson, Duane Gibson and his wife, Anjanne Bali; great-grandchildren, Dulal and Tajah; stepson, Robert Gibson (Louise); siblings, Ida, Norman (Marion), both from Petawawa, Ont. and Douglas (Donna), Winnipeg; nieces, Marilyn Lawrence, Norma Domey, Lynn Lebréche and Marium Page; nephews, Cecil Robert Lawrence (Esther), Richard, Stephen and Zachery Lawrence, Glenn Lawrence and Sheldon Lawrence.
Besides her parents, Vera was predeceased by her husband, Larry Gibson (2001); sisters, Dora Dorrington, Ida Lawrence, Esther Lawrence and Helen Lawrence; brothers, Everett, Howard and a niece, Patti.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Vera Gibson will be held at St. Phillips African Orthodox Church, Whitney Pier, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 1-2 p.m. with service to follow at 2 p.m. with Archbishop Vincent Waterman officiating. Private family interment will take place at a later date.
Donations in memory of Vera may be made to St. Phillips African Orthodox Church or charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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We deeply regret the passing of dear Aunt Vera. She was one of our most fun aunts and we will miss her dearly.
From: Marium Carvell-Page (Lawrence)
My condolence to the family. Vera and I spent some very happy times together. I especially enjoyed her playing the organ and all the old hymns. She gave me so much happiness. She will be truly missed. May God be with you during this difficult time. Love, niece Phyllis (Gibson) Segura from New Mexico.
Our deepest sympathy to all of Vera's family. May God's love get you through this most difficult time. A donation has been to the Whitney Pier Boys and Girls Club in Vera's memory. In Spirit, Patsy and Whitney Meade
To the family of Vera Please accept our condolences from her cousins, the Greenes of Brossard,Que
From: Marilyn Greene
From: Charles Brian Mintus
THOSE WE LOVE CAN NEVER BE MORE THAN A THOUGHT APART, FOR AS LONG AS THERE IS A MEMORY, MY SINCERE SYMPATHY IS ALWAYS WITH YOU.
From: JUDY RUCK