Gibb, Stuart Arthur – of Truro. Our beloved Stuart passed away on February 1, 2019 after a life filled with love and laughter. He was born in Winnipeg in 1950, adopting Nova Scotia in 1975. A gardener and horticulturist, Stuart studied at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College and remained there for the rest of his career, including as manager of the grounds and greenhouses, and instructor in plant use and identification. After retiring, Stuart gave his time as a volunteer in the horticulture program at Nova Institution.
Stuart was an accomplished choir singer, a longtime member of the Truro Cantabile Singers, an early member of the Halifax Camerata Singers and also participated in local choirs at both Immaculate Conception and First Baptist Churches in Truro. Later in life, he joined New Horizons Band Truro as a saxophonist. His love of music was matched by his desire to share laughter with fellow musicians.
Stuart was loved for his gentle nature. He shared freely his kindness, patience and quick wit. Stuart was also a lifelong learner, interested in history, science and space. His time was filled with quiet dog walks, model trains and projects in his workshop. He enjoyed working on crosswords under the sun at the cottage on Prince Edward Island.
Stuart celebrated 35 years of marriage in 2018 with his wife, Sarah Macdonald. He will be forever remembered by his wife, Sarah; children, Duncan Mathew (Marianne Lafon) and Ian David (Andrea Robinson); and by his brother, David (Brigitte) Gibb; nieces, Penny, Theresa and Rebecca. He joined the Macdonald family through marriage and will be mourned by David and Susan Macdonald, Nancy and Allen Marr, Teresa and Robert Wilkie, Chris Macdonald, Andrew Macdonald and Yvette Serroul; his nieces and nephews, Mark and Matthew Macdonald, Caitlin Marr, Mary Clare and Patrick Wilkie and Ethan Macdonald. He was predeceased by parents, John and Margaret (Isherwood) and his nephew, Alex Marr. Stuart’s family was always first in his heart.
Our family is grateful for the excellent care Stuart received from medical professionals at Colchester East Hants Health Centre and in Halifax. We will never forget your many kindnesses.
Cremation has taken place. A funeral will be held on Thursday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m. in First United Church, 711 Prince St., Truro, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stuart’s name to Colchester Food Bank, Colchester East Hants Hospice Society or Nova Scotia SPCA.
Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.
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