Eva Gibson passed away peacefully on December 2, 2011 at the Langley, BC Hospital Extension where she had been a resident since March, 2006.
Eva and her twin sister Barbara were born on their maternal grandparent’s estate in West Prussia August 10, 1920 near Bromberg, Germany. They were the daughters of Johannes Weise and Elsbeth Pampe who married on October 24, 1919 at Lindenwald, West Prussia. Eva’s mother died in 1923 and her father in 1950. The family resided in Berlin-Charlottenburg on the west side of the city of Berlin. Eva’s father was an observer with the squadron of Baron Von Richthofen in WW1. Her mother was a Red Cross nurse.
In 1953 Eva emigrated from Germany to Canada and initially lived with the Hamberger family in Peace River. She later qualified as a Home Economics Teacher and taught in Lake Cowichan, Port Alberni and Prince George, B.C.
In 1970 she married Ben Gibson, a consulting forester, and for the next 20 years lived in many foreign countries including Colombia, Brazil, Guatemala and Honduras. Eva lived an active life, drove many cars including an Austin Mini and a 23 foot motor home. She had no children.
She lived a full life and is remembered by husband Ben, sister Barbara, extended family, numerous friends, former students & teaching associates.
There is no service by request.
Donations in Eva’s memory may be made
to the Alzheimer Society of BC.