GILBERT ArthurPosted: June 7th, 2013
MR. ARTHUR “ART” H. GILBERT, beloved husband of Lois Gilbert, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at the age of 80 years.
Art was born in High River, AB July 20, 1932 and passed away peacefully May 30, 2013 surrounded by his family. He spent his younger years on a farm several miles east of High River, AB and continued to farm in his early working life. In 1973 he moved to Lethbridge where he worked at a variety of jobs including running a service station, working at mobile home factories in Fort Macleod and Lethbridge, selling cars and working as a custodian for the LDS church from which he retired in 1998. The only activity that could tear him away from a Blue Jays game was spending time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed his retirement years by going to the Nordbridge Seniors Centre where he excelled in various activities and made many new friends. He was honoured to be recently recognized with a lifetime membership to the Seniors Centre. Art was always ready with a good joke, even if it wasn’t appropriate, as he liked to make people laugh. He went out of his way to make those around him feel welcome and was often found in the service of others.
Art is survived by his loving wife Lois, son Trevor (Cheri) grandsons Ari and Avry and son James (Tisha) grandchildren TJ, Myles and Kezia. Art is also survived by his daughter Trudy (David) grandchildren Chad, Russell and Alecia, son Brent (Jennifer) grandchildren Ben, Jackie, Christina and Ashley, son Cam, daughter Wendy (Chris) grandchildren Brittney, Keisha, Broden, as well as 9 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents Harry and Frieda and sister Florence.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, NORTHSIDE CHAPEL, 2223-6A. Avenue North, Lethbridge. Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from 9:00 to 9:45 a.m.
Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
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