It's with sadness here at CityCaucus.com 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.