Gibbons, Mary Josephine “Jo” of St. Thomas passed away February 3rd, 2013, at the Elgin Manor. Jo is predeceased by her husband Jimmy in 2005 and her daughter Cathy in 2007, her mother Katherine McKeown (Allan), father William McKeown, her sister Vera and her brother Liam. Jo was born in Cork, Ireland, November 28th, 1934 and was married to Jimmy Gibbons on December 26th, 1956. As a very young bride and brave Woman, Jo and Jimmy moved far from home to start a new life in Canada. Jo leaves behind her two brothers, Eddie and his wife Carmel, John and his wife Pam and many nieces and nephews in Ireland and Wales. Here at home, Jo leaves behind her children, James and his wife Julie, Bill and his wife Delores and John and his wife Glenda. Jo also leaves behind her grandchildren Paul and his wife Angie, Amanda and her husband Terrance, Brad and his wife Mindy, James and Shaeley Gibbons. Jo will be missed by her great grandchildren Billy, Mary and Loralina. In the end Jo received back in care, love and respect of which she gave to many. The Staff at Elgin Manor, some of whom had worked for Mom in the past at the Byrne Rest Home gave back to her what she so lovingly did for others.
The family will receive friends at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Wednesday (Feb. 6th) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Angels’ Church on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Holy Angels’ Cemetery. Prayers will recited at the funeral home on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to the Elgin Manor Recreation Fund. Condolences may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.