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"BES" 2001 Obituary


BEST o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2001-02-07 published
Edith Irene BEST
In loving memory of Edith Irene BEST, May 13 1915-January 25 2001.
Edith BEST, a resident of Manitoulin Lodge, and formerly of Gordon Township, died at the Lodge on Thursday, January 25, 2001 at the age of 85 years. She was born in Gordon Township, daughter of the late Edward PARKER and Mary Ann {NOLAND} BROCKELBANK. Edith lived in Gordon all her life, moving to the Lodge in January of 1989. She was a homemaker, and had fulfilled a life-long dream, graduating as a Health Care Aid. She was a member of Lyons Memorial United Church, the Gordon Women's Institute, a past member of the Gordon-Gore Bay Horticultural Society, and the United Church Women. Edith had many hobbies, such as quilting, knitting and crocheting. Her greatest pleasure was indoor and outdoor gardening, and took great pride in her African Violets, Gladiolas and Dahlias.
Dearly loved mother of Marianne BEST of Gore Bay and the late Edward BEST (November 23, 2000). Loving grandmother of Darren and his wife HeatherLee, Brent and Heather and her husband Dave. Loving mother-in-law of Pat BEST, and dear sister-in-law of Betty BROCKELBANK of Sault Ste. Marie and Lyman GIBBS of Gore Bay. Predeceased by sisters Myrtle LANGMAN and Clara DUNCANSON and brothers Ted and Orval BROCKELBANK.
Funeral service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel of the Culgin Funeral Home on Saturday, January 27 with Mrs. Geraldine Bould officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Culgin Funeral Home, Gore Bay.

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BEST o@ca.on.manitoulin.howland.little_current.manitoulin_expositor 2001-06-20 published
Lyman Sylvester GIBBS
In loving memory of Lyman Sylvester GIBBS, December 10, 1905-June 14, 2001.
Lyman GIBBS, a resident of the Manitoulin Lodge, died at the Lodge on Thursday, June 14, 2001 at the age of 95 years.
He was born in Gore Bay, son of the late John and Minnie (TOMLINSON) GIBBS, and had lived most of his life in Gore Bay. In his early years, Lyman went to work as a butcher in Detroit, and worked there until Depression came along, then returned to Gore Bay in 1935 and opened his own butcher shop. He ran that until about 1950, when he went to work at Bud's Groceries, and later worked at Barney Graham's Lockers and finally finished his career at the Central Store.
Lyman had been one of the organizers of the Boy Scouts in town, was caretaker of the Lyons Memorial United Church for many years, a member of the school board for many years, was an avid curler and was a member of Gore Bay Masonic Lodge #472 A.F. and A.M., and was presently the oldest member of the Lodge. Many happy times and memories will be cherished by his family and Friends. He will be sadly missed.
Lyman was predeceased by his loving wife Catherine Ardath Victoria (BEST) GIBBS in 1966. Loving and loved father and father-in-law of Jack GIBBS of Gore Bay, Jane and Manfred RITZHEIM of Little Current and Mike and Jean GIBBS of Gore Bay. Proud grandfather of Ken (Beth,) Patti (Brad,) Sherri (Jay) and Brian (Kim,) and step-grand_son Stefan RITZHEIM and great grandchildren Krysten, John, Loren, Ryley and Sonya.
Dear brother of Elsie Gibbs of Gore Bay. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, relatives and Friends.
Predeceased by infant son Roger Wayne, daughter-in-law Eldean and sisters Olive and Florence and brothers Cliff, Harvey and Arthur.
Friends called the Culgin Funeral Home from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday. The Funeral Service was conducted in the Wm. G. Turner Chapel on Sunday June 17, 2001 at 1: 00 p.m. with Pastor Les Cramp officiating. Interment in Gordon Cemetery. If so desired, donation may be made to the Manitoulin Lodge, the Lyons Memorial United Church or the Gore Bay Medical Centre. Gore Bay Masonic Lodge will conduct a memorial service at 6: 45 p.m. on Saturday evening.

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