In Memory of J. Shawn Gibbons
February 3, 1956 – August 3, 2021)
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Shawn Gibbons at the age of 65. Beloved husband of Lynn Gibbons (nee Barber). Loving father to Jessica (Scott Kane), Kelsey (Kyle Campbell) and Jordan (Ellen Schamer). Cherished grandfather to Logan, Ethan, Jonathan, Owen and Willow.
Son of Mary Gibbons (nee Mahoney) and the late Harold Gibbons, of Rockland. Brother to Alan (Susan McFaul), Sharon Ann (James Horton), Mary Jo (Tony Sponza) and Maureen (Brian Harrigan). He will be fondly remembered by a large extended family; many friends and neighbours.
Shawn was well known throughout his lengthy career in the field of Engineering, having spent over 40 years managing large scale engineering projects in the areas of water management and infrastructure. Over the years, Shawn took on many different roles within his profession and will be remembered by many for his expertise and mentorship.
He had a keen interest in aviation and he was a licensed pilot for many years. He loved spending time in his backyard and dedicated countless hours to working on his beloved koi pond. He will be fondly remembered for having perfected his ‘world famous’ BBQ beef ribs, his love of fine wine and his yellow corvette.
Above all, his biggest pride and greatest joy was his family.
A private celebration of life will be held at the Heritage Funeral Complex, in Orléans. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to a charity of your choice in Shawn’s honour. Special thanks to the ICU nurses at the Ottawa Hospital Civic Campus for their care and compassion.
Online condolences may be shared at: www.heritagefh.ca