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Dr. Martin Stewart Gibson

GIBSON, Dr. Martin Stewart

Peacefully, at his residence, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Brenda Ruth Gibson (nee Banus) for nearly 60 years.A graduate of Oxford University, he taught Chemistry at Manchester University in the U.K, before immigrating to Canada, where he taught at Brock before retiring as Professor Emeritus and Dean of Science.  In keeping with Martin’s wishes cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


  • Harry Huizer Posted May 3, 2018 8:18 pm

    It was so sad to hear of Martin’s sudden passing. 2 or 3 times a week I had the pleasure of saying hello or having a short chat with Martin and Brenda in the dining room at the Royal Henley retirement home. Martin would often shake my hand with a friendly smile. Martin was a true gentleman and I will miss seeing him during my tours of the dining room. My condolences to Brenda at this difficult time.

  • Elaine Posted May 3, 2018 8:28 pm

    So sorry Brenda to hear of Martin’s passing. He was a very gentle man and had such a nice and comforting smile all the time. Keep the fond memories of him. That is the most important thing right now. Take care of yourself also.
    Elaine Manocha

  • Chris MacNaughton Posted May 3, 2018 11:29 pm

    There was never a dearer, more gentle and generous man than Martin. He encouraged and mentored the members of Brock’s Chemistry Department. Mary Frances Richard was particularly grateful for Martin’s friendship, and she would want me to include her in this message. Mary and I both extend our heartfelt sympathy to Brenda, and to all of Martin’s friends and former colleagues. Our lives have alll been enhanced by Martin’s kindness and wisdom.

  • Robert Nunn Posted May 4, 2018 1:12 pm

    I will miss the friendship of this brilliant, witty, generous and thoughtful man.

  • Sheila Massey Posted May 4, 2018 3:00 pm

    Brenda, so sorry to hear about Martin. I often remember our fun times learning to Scottish country dance with Kay

  • Laurie Lafferty Posted May 5, 2018 7:51 pm

    My deepest sincere condolences Brenda for your loss Martin was a great man and will be missed xoxo

  • Dr Sandra E Hartman Posted May 6, 2018 5:43 pm

    Many happy memories of conversations on all kinds of topics, and meeting at Brock gatherings, bring thoughts of gratitude for his life and his contribution to academia and our community. He will be missed and remembered as a dear friend. I offer my sincere condolences to Brenda and the family.

  • Pat and Stan Sammy Posted May 7, 2018 12:37 am

    So sorry to hear of Martin’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.

  • Anne Beresford Posted May 7, 2018 2:11 pm

    My heartfelt condolences go out to Brenda at this very sad time. I greatly admired Martin. He was such a gentle gentleman and always had a friendly word for me RIP .

  • Francine Legault Posted May 12, 2018 2:45 pm

    My sincere condolences Brenda. I remember our fun and serious times as board and committee members at the legal clinic, your friendly smiles and gentleness. In your memories and in your heart Brenda…Martin will be with you always as well as in many others.

  • Penny Blake Posted May 26, 2018 8:06 pm

    So sorry to hear about your loss, Brenda. My thoughts are with you.

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