Mary Elizabeth “Molly” Gibson (nee Henderson)

Mary Elizabeth "Molly" Gibson (nee Henderson)

January 11, 1932 – January 23, 2020
Molly was born in Dublin, Ireland on the 11 of January , 1932 to James Henderson of Antrim Town, Northern Ireland and Ellen Keohane of Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland. Not long after Molly was born, the family moved to Northern Ireland where as a young girl of 16 she studied and trained as a nurse. At one of the local dances Molly met her future husband Samuel David “Dave” Gibson who lived in a town nearby.
In March 1955, Molly immigrated to Vancouver. Dave who previously came to Canada two years prior was there waiting for her. They married and moved to Ocean Falls where they had two sons, Jim and Rick.
The family moved several times due to Dave’s work with the School Board and lived in various B.C communities such as Fort St. John, Williams Lake, Vancouver and Penticton however Molly always considered Williams Lake her home. She was involved in many social and community groups from Eastern Star to the Red Hat Society. In 1968 along with friend Pat James they formed the local swim club, The Blue Fins. During the years in Williams Lake, Molly was active in her antique store, Log Cabin Antiques as well as a teachers aide at Columneetza High School.
In retirement, Molly traveled the world to places like Bali, Russia and everywhere in between. Her love of antiques never faded as she continued going to flea markets, yard sales and auctions looking for that elusive find.
Molly passed on January 23, 2020 two weeks after her 88th birthday having battled cancer for several years. She was a strong willed and independent woman right to the end. She is predeceased by her husband Dave (1988) and leaves behind her two sons, Jim (Wendy) and Rick (Maureen), 6 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Molly’s dear friend Loretta (Rob) Jeffers and her son Jim were by her side when she passed.
Upon Molly’s wishes she will be laid to rest in Northern Ireland with her parents.
The family will have a gathering At Green Lake this summer.

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