Willard James GILBERT


Mr. Willard James Gilbert known to all as Bizz, passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the age of 85 years. Bizz is survived by his loving wife Jean of 60 years, their three sons Jim (Amy) Gilbert of Stettler, John Gilbert of Rochon Sands and Tim (Nancy) Gilbert of Sylvan Lake, grandchildren Cassandra (Trent) Jager, Lindsay Gilbert (Jimmy), Erin (Ray) Deems, Danny and Daryn, Tyler Gilbert and Jordan Gilbert, one great-grandson Karson, brother Raymond (Dorothy) Gilbert and sister-in-law Eileen Gilbert as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and very dear friends. Bizz was predeceased by his mother Slena, brothers Clifford (Ona) Gilbert, Clarence (Bernice) Gilbert, Elmer Gilbert and Roy (Norma) Gilbert. Bizz was born in Stettler and was very proud to say that he lived his entire life here. During his career, he worked at Canada Post for 38 ½ years, during which time he met and befriended many people. He will be remembered for his great sense of humour and hard work ethic. Bizz was a community minded man and served as president for Lions Club, The Legion and also the Light Horse Association. A celebration of life for the late Bizz Gilbert will be held at the Stettler United Church on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Mervyn Penfound officiating. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Bizz, memorial contributions may be made to the Patient Financial Assistance Program of the Alberta Cancer Foundation; http://albertacancer.ca/BizzGilbert, all of which goes to assist cancer patients and their families with costs which sometimes can be overwhelming, or to a charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and arrangements. 403.742.3315 Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at www.brennenfuneralhome.com.

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