ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Barbara Gibson, 60, born on April 9, 1952 and passed away on July 16, 2012. We will remember her forever.

I hope we can use this site as a way to capture Barbara's legacy, to share her love among us and to be inspired to make meaning out of the lives we are living.  

I also hope this can be a place where we can connect, albeit in a cyber space way, as I have been missing knowing about all of you, but haven't been able to reach out and connect.  

May this memorial site be alive with all Mum/Barb offered to us.  May we feel her love and be connected and thrive with the love we share for her and from her. 

Also, Let's post pictures.  I have many from the year she was with us in Toronto, but not many digital files of any others.....  please share.

Posted by Lamia Gibson on July 16, 2020
my dear mum.... you, your own being.  Thank you for nourishing love in me, for offering me kindness so often and for loving me, loving me, loving me.  I miss you, i love you, i honour you.
Posted by Kim Potter-Brady on July 16, 2020
You will always be with us Barb, in all the wonderful memories you left for us.
Miss you daily and I will always be holding your hand my friend.
Love Kim x

I added 3 pictures of beautiful Barb in the Gallery for all to see
Posted by Bruce Barton on July 16, 2020
Barb - always in my thoughts and there is not one single day that I don't think of you. I'm thankful you were in my life and cherished our times together. You are missed. love b
Posted by Keith Auvache on July 16, 2020
Always in my thoughts, such a lovely friend and now holding hands with her friend - my late and lovely wife Yvonne - sleep tight my Angels.x
Posted by Margaret Gibson on July 16, 2020
Miss you Barb, think of you always, Kai and Evren are growing up fast and Lamia has you very much part of their world.
Wish you were here:)))
Keep watching over us
Love always.
Margaret
Posted by Lindsay Elin on April 11, 2020
Dear Barb...Thinking of you, your kind smile, your easy presence and your warmth. Wish we could have gathered in Lamia and Roxanna's living room, with giggling kids climbing on you, to wish you a happy birthday a few days ago. My tulips and crocuses are finally peeking out in my shady garden. Spring flowers make me think of you. Love always.
Posted by Lamia Gibson on April 10, 2020
I love you Mum. Wish we could have your positivity and practicality and caring skillful hands right now. Wish you were alive and well and with us as we face all this. Wish for you to have peace and strength and presence on the other side. I know you are helping us all from there. Love you mum. 
Posted by Keith Auvache on April 10, 2020
A true friend that will never be forgotten - keep holding my Yvonne's hand - with love and affection for a remarkable friend. x
Posted by Kim Potter-Brady on April 9, 2020
Don't walk in front of me,
I may not follow -
Don't walk behind me,
I may not lead -
Just walk beside me
and be my friend.

Still holding your hand Barb, my friend.
We all need a friend, especially during this Pandemic....
Miss you so much.
Love Kim & family
Posted by Kim Potter-Brady on July 17, 2019
Miss you so much Barb my great friend and think of you daily.
I feel honoured that you were in my life for so many years and still feel your presence in my home.
I will be holding your hand forever Barb and thank you for being such a true friend.
You are missed by so many people here in Vancouver, every person who met you admired the wonderful person you were.
You will never be forgotten Barb. xxx
Posted by Keith Auvache on July 17, 2019
A great and lovely friend - miss you always. x
Posted by Lamia Gibson on July 16, 2019
oh my dear mum. You wise woman you..... You were right! I can do this life and thrive and miss you all at the same time. I am burning through old patterns and transforming harmful legacies... in your honour and for the future of our children.... love you mum
Posted by Lindsay Elin on July 16, 2019
Dear Barb, I miss you everyday, but often feel you with us, watching Kai, Evren and Micah play at the park in sunshine. Lamia is taking such important steps in their life, and they carry your wisdoms and love wherever they go. I'll always do my best to keep Lamia and their family feeling loved and connected in this life. xo
Posted by Margaret Gibson on July 16, 2019
Forever missed, think of you daily Barb, your journey was to short. I think of our conversations regularly and wish we had more time to talk, I am still amazed how, even through your last year with us your thoughts were always about the ones you were leaving behind, I hold on to those conversations. Your kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity to others should be a lesson for all of us in life.  Miss You:))) Margaret.
Posted by Kim Potter-Brady on April 9, 2019
Miss you so much my great true friend. You will always be with me in the wonderful, crazy memories we shared together that I so cherish.
I think of you every day and I smile, remembering you for being you! You brought love, life, compassion and more to everyone you met.
I'm still holding your hand Barb.
Sister, I hope your are 'Dancing in Heaven'
You will always be with us Barb.
Posted by Penny Brassington on April 9, 2019
Still missed, the conversations till the early hours and lots of tea. Always kind, caring and encouraging. X
Posted by Lamia Gibson on April 9, 2019
Happy Birthday my dear old mum! lol . This year I offer you the gift of heeding your wisdom and learning from your insights. You said to me when you were dying: "if I had known at 40 that I would die at 60, I would have changed my life". So, this year, as my gift to you, I make my fortieth year the year I changed my life! Thank you for loving me so clearly mum, as I sift through the places I need to grow, I have your love and I hear your voice. May your soul move easy through the trees, may you rest in peace, may you feel at ease. I love you, more and more
Posted by Kim Potter-Brady on July 17, 2018
Everywhere I go reminds me of Barb and I smile remembering what a truly amazing friend she was for so many years...thank you Barb.
I'm still holding your hand Barb
Love & miss you my friend
Kim x
Posted by Keith Auvache on July 17, 2018
A lovely caring friend who we all miss - RIP Barb x
Posted by Margaret Gibson on April 9, 2018
Still missed daily, always in my thoughts, the world is an emptier place without Barbs amazing kindness to all, even in difficult times her smile and attitude lit up the room. She was loved by all that crossed her path.
Love You. Margaret xoxoxo
Posted by Lindsay Elin on April 9, 2018
Dear Barb - yesterday Lamia, Kai, Roxanna, my mom and my new baby Micah spent time looking at beautiful plants and flowers, with you in our hearts. I wish you were here to meet Micah and tell us stories about Lamia as a baby, and to marvel and celebrate as Kai grows up before our eyes. Your family is incredible. You'd be so happy to see the way Roxanna and Lamia love each other & grow together, the way Kai eagerly awaits the arrival of her sibling, the way Lamia has learned to be more and more open, find strength in vulnerability, and allow their loved ones to hold them when they need it. You are so missed and so dearly loved. You are a powerful force in Lamia's life, Barb, and they are a powerful light in the lives of many. I'm sure you are so proud.
Posted by Kim Potter-Brady on April 8, 2018
Never a day goes by without me still thinking of Barb, the most positive, wonderful friend I ever had & tomorrow would have been barb's Birthday.
Oh Barb, the stories we could tell....I talk to you always, in my head & sometimes as if you are here, cup of tea & a chat!
I miss you so much my friend, but you will never be forgotten because you never left us, you are in our hearts & memories forever.
I'm still holding your hand Barb & will do forever :)
Happy Birthday Barb, you are the brightest Star in the Sky.
Vancouver has never been the same without you.
We Love & miss you so much, you were a ray of sunshine every day!
Kim XXX
Posted by Kim Potter-Brady on July 16, 2017
Never a day goes past without thinking of you Barb. I talk to you all the time, somehow I know you hear me, little signs every now & then come through to me. I miss you so much my Friend but I know you never left us, because you will be in our Heart's forever.
I'm still holding your hand Barb!
Love Kim & Family
Posted by Keith Auvache on April 9, 2017
Barb was a good and true friend with a positive outlook and mentor to all that needed an uplift in life - her friend Yvonne (my late wife) and Barb will now be holding hands and still sharing that great humor that they both possessed. xxxx
Posted by Margaret Gibson on April 9, 2017
Miss you Barb, think of you daily. There are no words to express the empty space in our world that your passing left. You were a gift to those that met you.
Love Always. Margaret xxx
Posted by Lamia Gibson on April 9, 2017
This would have been your 65th birthday! I miss you all the time and wish you were still with us in body. Thank you for loving me and us, thank you for being my mum, thank you for still showing up in strange and mysterious and powerful ways. Your light lives on in us.
Posted by Margaret Gibson on March 11, 2017
Still miss you Barb, think of you daily and wish you were still with us in person.
Posted by Mishann Lau on October 18, 2016
We miss you Barb!
Here are some pictures to remember her by.

https://youtu.be/HKwTcLCQcdo

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Posted by Robert Langton on July 21, 2016
Meeting her and knowing her for a short while, she was a person with a gentle soul. She will be missed.
John and Robert
Posted by Keith Auvache on July 17, 2016
This tribute was added by Keith Auvache on 17th July 2016
'Barb' was our friend, and when Yvonne was terminally ill, Barb was there (albeit by email & other forms of communications) even though she was living in another part of the world:and later in my hour of need (grief) she was there for me - do I need say any more about this very special person that made a real difference to our lives. xxx
Posted by Margaret Gibson on July 16, 2016
Barb was an inspiration to all that met her, she was one of the most loving and generous souls that have ever been part of my life. We miss you and are thankful that you were part of our life's. Love Always.
Margaret

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Posted by Lamia Gibson on July 16, 2020
my dear mum.... you, your own being.  Thank you for nourishing love in me, for offering me kindness so often and for loving me, loving me, loving me.  I miss you, i love you, i honour you.
Posted by Kim Potter-Brady on July 16, 2020
You will always be with us Barb, in all the wonderful memories you left for us.
Miss you daily and I will always be holding your hand my friend.
Love Kim x

I added 3 pictures of beautiful Barb in the Gallery for all to see
Posted by Bruce Barton on July 16, 2020
Barb - always in my thoughts and there is not one single day that I don't think of you. I'm thankful you were in my life and cherished our times together. You are missed. love b
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