Remembering Kilby Gibson

Post by Mike Klassen in


kilby-gibsonIt's with sadness here at that we recognize the passing of Kilby Gibson. Both Daniel Fontaine and I worked with Kilby in our political travels. She was an active and vibrant part of her community and Vancouver as a whole.

"Kilby was a real straight-shooter," adds Daniel. "I always knew where I stood with her, which I really admired. It's a big loss for all of us that she's gone."

Kilby served 2 years as the Vancouver NPA's membership chair, and doggedly defended the organization's principles as a board member.

Kilby's community activities included serving on the First Shaughnessy Advisory Design Panel, one of the city's respected volunteer boards, as well as serving on the Boards of the Vancouver Academy of Music, Canadian Advisory on the Status of Women, Vancouver Bilingual Preschool, the Vancouver Art Gallery, and York House School.

Kilby ran a real estate business with her brother John, and has been a licensed home-seller since 1984. She described herself as an unabashed animal lover, and she had a passion for gardening and boating.

She is survived by her husband Gordon Gibson, former leader of the Liberal Party of BC and political columnist, and two daughters.


Thank you for commemorating the death of Kilby Gibson. Her death is the saddest news for many of her friends.

Though I am a Conservative politically, we shared many common issues. She was so full of life, so feet on the ground kind of person.

For Gordon this must be the blow of blows. It is hard to imagine losing someone so vibrant, full of fun, approachable and non-partisan.

Our community has lost a great promoter of progress.

I have worked with Kilby for several Years at RE/MAX Select Properties and
was saddened to hear of her passing. Whenever she appeared at the office things seemed brighter. Always there with a laugh and wanting to know how thing were. Kilby seemed genuine interested in what was going on in your life. She will be greatly missed at the office and always remembered with fondness.

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