Douglas Ryce Gibson of Sussex, NB passed away suddenly at the Sussex Health Centre on July 16, 2019. Douglas was born in Quebec, son of the late George and Isabel (Graham) Gibson. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley and their daughter, Angela (James) Gibson-Kierstead of Ottawa; granddaughter, Emily; nieces and nephews, Richard, Justin, Tina and Bobby; sisters, Sheila (Stuart) Chandler and Gloria (Bobbie) Marcus. Predeceased by his parents and his niece, Kimberly Marcus.
Doug taught English at Fredericton High School and retired in 1991 after 35 years as an educator. He loved the classroom and will be fondly by his many students by his nickname – Shakespeare. He was a loving husband and father and would do anything for his family. Throughout his life he enjoyed many pursuits including birding, gardening, writing and collecting art and antiques. He was a talented photographer, multimedia artist and writer. He always had time to talk and listen and loved to enjoy a cold glass of beer with family and friends. He will be deeply missed.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Donations in memory of Doug can be made to the charity of choice.
Arrangements are in the compassionate care of Chipman Funeral Home & Crematorium. (339-6612). Memories and condolences may be shared through www.chipmanfuneralhome.ca