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Date of Passing: Jul 12, 2021

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Gib Thorson on July 12, 2021, at the age of 78.
Gilbert was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Joan Ann (Younger), his daughter, Kelly Irene and his sister Doreen Thorson.
Awesome times with Gib will be remembered by his sister, Kathleen Buckler, his sons, Pat (Erin), Mike (Diane) and stepdaughter Jamie, grandchildren, Seth (Bridgette), Caleb, Daniel (Anna) and Emma Thorson, great-grandson Blake. Also left to mourn are sisters and brothers-in-law and many nephews and nieces with whom he shared many happy moments. Gib was born in Paradise Hill, Saskatchewan to Victor and Mary (Owens) Thorson.
He apprenticed as a Cabinet maker and used those skills throughout his life for so many friends and family. In 1974 he started his career with Opsco Industries, meeting his beloved Joan in the process. The two married and enjoyed each other's company for almost 40 years.
After retirement, winters were spent in Lake Havasu City, AZ. Summers at their home in Grand Marais, MB. Gib loved to entertain and could be found near the center of any gathering where good friends meet, sharing stories or busting his knuckles repairing or restoring vehicles.
An interment will be held 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Glen Funeral Home, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, Manitoba.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Blueberry Ridge Contractors Half Orphan Fund or a charity of your choice.

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Glen Eden Funeral Home

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 21, 2021

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Our hearts were filled with sorrow and our eyes with tears upon hearing the distressing news of your father’s passing. We extend our most sincere condolences. His life is one worth living one lived well. A man of honour and dignity. He will forever be in our hearts. Our condolences. From Boniface and Family....Bear Paw. - Posted by: Boniface (Friend) on: Jul 26, 2021

  • We are saddened to learn of the recent death of Gib Thorson. He was our neighbor and friend when we lived at Bear Paw Estates. Gib was always there when we needed advice whether carpentry, electrical or plumbing. He helped us landscape with his bob cat and stump grinder. We enjoyed socializing with Gib and Joan as a couple and in our Birch and Pine Association. - Posted by: George and Margaret Axent (Neighbor and Friend) on: Jul 23, 2021

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