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GIBSON, Molly Dryden

December 27, 1935 - May 22, 2018


Molly “Bunty” (nee Campbell) was born on December 27th, 1935, in Dundee, Scotland and passed away in Campbell River, BC on May 22nd, 2018 surrounded by her family and loved ones.

Bunty’s early years were spent in Dundee, Scotland where she met, courted and married the love of her life, Dave “Scotty” Gibson (predeceased April 16th, 2015).  It was shortly thereafter that they began to welcome the first of their four children to the world. After a brief residency in South Africa, they returned to Dundee before making the final decision to immigrate to Canada in 1968. Over the next 38 years, Dave and Bunty built a busy and immersive life in the community of White Rock, City by the Sea!

Bunty was well known in the community for vibrant personality and indelible sense of humour. Her impulsive nature provided the fuel for many different interests and curiosities about people, cultures, family, creativity and travel. Throughout the years, she (and Dave) used their entrepreneurial skills to provide opportunities for themselves, their children and friends. With a handful of different vocations behind her, Bunty was perhaps best known as the owner/operator for many years of The Parkland Coffee Shop in Ocean Park. There was many a customer who would come by to hear Bunty-and sometimes Dave- banter and joke with anyone who cared to take her on and share a laugh between breakfast and lunch. When she wasn’t busy attending to cooking duties, she would love to blether with all the regulars about all the comings and goings of their daily lives. If not at the family business, there was nothing Bunty enjoyed more than going to garage sales, thrift shops and flea markets to find that unbelievable “good deal”. It was her pure joy to come home with a treasure in hand that she found after long day of bargain hunting in whichever community she was living. After the working and dealing was done, it was Bunty’s fierce sense of adventure that drove many an impulse to journey to places near and far, searching for experiences that would give her and the family memories that would last a life-time.

Upon retirement from the family business, she continued to do odd jobs and particularly loved do extra work in the burgeoning film/TV industry in the lower mainland. Recent years brought relocation for Bunty and Dave to the Comox Valley where they engaged in various activities and continued their love of family, friends and community.

It was Bunty’s unique gift to bring joy and laughter to all those she engaged with throughout her life. She will be remembered for cheeky wit, robust laugh, curly white hair, love of family and remarkable generosity of spirit.

Molly was predeceased by her husband of 60 years (Dave), mother( Mary), father (James) and brother (Colin). Her children survive her: David (Barb), Debra (Tim), Dean (George), Dale (Brett), grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephew, niece and sister-in-law (Elaine).

The family would like to thank all those that contributed to care of Molly during her illness including: Dr. P Rowe, Dr. R Potter-Cogan, the many care-givers/staff at New Horizons Care Facility and the kind nurses of Campbell River Hospital- Donna, Fiona, Tyler and Elisa.

A short service will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church (1599 Tunner Dr, Courtenay, BC V9N 8N3) at 11:00 am on Friday, June 1st 2018 with a small reception to follow catered by the Catholic Women’s League.

Please note: A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held on the Mainland on Saturday, JUNE 2nd  at the OCEAN PARK COMMUNITY HALL (1577 128TH ST, SURREY, BC V4A 3V1) at 3pm.

As an expression of sympathy the family encourages you to please consider getting early cancer screening.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Emma Rimell.


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From: Toneff Funeral Services

Toneff Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: jason hart
Relation: nephew

to our canadian family , thinking of you all at this difficult time . auntie bunty is at peace now and re-united with uncle dave again bet they are up to mischeif up there ! me and joanne are sorry we could not be with you all in person but we are thinking of you xxx

From: Shirley Holloway
Relation: Proud to call her a wonderful friend.

Bunty was the sunshine in everyone’s lives. I am so very sorry for all the Gibson Family for your huge loss. As a previous merchant in Ocean Park I spent countless hours being entertained by Bunty with her constant banter and inuendos. She has given us such treasured memories. She now moves on to entertain her next audience. We will all miss you Bunty.

From: Hailey bradford
Relation: Family freind

To the Roth family. I’m so sorry for your loss. She was an incredible woman. And will be missed.

From: Sharron Gibb
Relation: I work with son Dave at the Central Okanagan School District

Dave and fanily. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sharron and Ron Gibb

From: Tamara Colbourne
Relation: Family Friend

Our heartfelt condolences to all the Families❤️ It’s not easy saying goodbye to a Mother, your memories will help ease some. I remember the first time I met your Mom was to babysit for her. We will be thinking about you all & toast a glass of fine wine during your Celebration of Life to a very fine Lass😘

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
June 1, 2018
Beginning at 11:00am

Christ The King Catholic Church
1599 Tunner Dr
Courtenay, BC Canada V9N 8N3

1599 Tunner Dr
Courtenay, BC Canada V9N 8N3

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
June 2, 2018
Beginning at 3:00pm

Ocean Park Community Hall
1577 128TH ST
Surrey, BC Canada V4A 3V1

1577 128TH ST
Surrey, BC Canada V4A 3V1

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