Marian Gibson (on left) with Mayor Hazel McCallion, 2006

In memory of Marian M. Gibson (1937-2013)

Heritage Mississauga was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Marian M. Gibson, a past president of our organization. Born in 1937 in Wales and a resident of Port Credit, Marian passed away on November 8th, 2013.

To those who knew her and shared her love of history, Marian was many things: a former teacher, for whom a passion for learning and sharing knowledge was evident to all who knew her; a free-lance writer keenly interested in local history; and a passionate volunteer extraordinaire. She was a valuable contributor to, and champion of, history and heritage in Mississauga.

Marian was an active volunteer with Heritage Mississauga since 1986, and with the Mississauga South Historical Society (she served on the MSHS executive as Newsletter Editor from 1988 to 2008). Marian was a frequent contributor (and proof-reader) to Heritage Mississauga quarterly publication, the Heritage News.

Marian contributed to her husband Eric’s book, Mississauga Moments, sponsored by MSHS. Marian contributed the chapter on the history of Port Credit to Heritage Mississauga landmark publication, Mississauga: The First 10,000 Years. Marian also wrote and edited Heritage Mississauga’s book In the Footsteps of the Mississaugas. Along with her husband, Marian gave many talks on local history and other topics to numerous groups in Mississauga and beyond.

Marian joined the Board of Directors of Heritage Mississauga in 1989, serving as President from 1992-1994 and 2002-2007. Marian worked with the Maanjidowin Committee to bring an aboriginal celebration to Saddington Park in Port Credit in 2005, and was a member of the Mississauga Arts and Heritage Plan Steering Committee and the inaugural Doors Open Mississauga Committee, amongst many, many other activities.

Visitations will take place at Skinner and Middlebrook (128 Lakeshore Road East, Port Credit) on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. The funeral service takes place at the Skinner and Middlebrook Chapel on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013, at 11 am.