February 23, 1947 – July 22, 2019
On July 22, 2019 Doctor William Earl Gibbon (aka Bill), son of Earl and Wilda Gibbon of Stettler, passed away at 6:46pm.
William and his twin brother, Robert, were born on February 23, 1947 in Stettler, Alberta. He attended the University of Toronto where he earned his Bachelors of Science and Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport Iowa where he received his chiropractic and naturopathic degrees. After university William moved to southwest Washington in 1977 to open Washougal Chiropractic Clinic where he became known throughout the community for his effective methods, affordable rates and compassionate care. On January 22, 1978 his only child, Amber Gibbon, was born to William and Patricia Jo Bishop.
On July 15, 2013, William retired from his practice. After retirement he was always working on a project of some sort, whether it was caring for his wide collection of fruit trees, berries and other landscape, researching family genealogy or caring for his country home. He enjoyed traveling to visit his brother, sister and other family in Alberta and his daughter and her family in Southern Oregon. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved taking his boat out on the Columbia River and many local lakes, hunting from his backyard and filling his freezer with fish and wild game every autumn. Many people turned to the Doc when they had problems or needed advise. He could always be counted on to share his wide reaching knowledge in medicine and otherwise. He will be missed by many.
William’s death was preceded by his parents, Wilda and Earl Gibbon. He is survived by his daughter Amber Gibbon with her husband Zachary Barnes and their children Lance Corporal Cedar Michael Barnes, EsmeÌ Rose Barnes and Fiadh Maeve Vesta Barnes, his twin brother, Robert Gibbon, his sister Brenda Johnson with her husband Ken Johnson and their children Sheena and Tim Johnson.
A graveside memorial service will be held for William on October 12, 2019 at the Lakeview Cemetery in Stettler. A light luncheon will be provided afterwards (at approx 2pm) at the Nevis Community Center. All are welcome.
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