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James Gilbert "Gib" Grawbarger

August 29, 1925 ~ June 1, 2015 (age 89)
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Message from Bob Campbell
April 23, 2018 3:53 AM

Gib used to swim with us at second falls and the government doc when I was a kid. He was a couple of years older than most of us and we all looked up to him as a role model. I will always have fond memories of him.
Message from Vickie gouthro
January 12, 2018 8:32 AM

Thinking of you, sorry for you loss
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A candle was lit by Brenda McVeety on June 17, 2015 10:18 PM
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A candle was lit by Anne Fraser on June 15, 2015 1:03 PM
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A candle was lit by Bob and Verlie Toman on June 13, 2015 2:55 PM
Message from Betty
June 12, 2015 6:18 PM

a quiet and gentle soul he will be missed I pray there are lots of fish, and good hunting for you your brother Uncle Bert and son Jamie God bless you Aunt Vera and family
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A candle was lit by BETTY & JACK TODOROFF on June 12, 2015 6:11 PM
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A candle was lit by Herb & Anne McVeety on June 12, 2015 9:33 AM
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A candle was lit by Dennis Stevenson on June 9, 2015 12:26 PM
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A candle was lit by Jackie &Bob Luce on June 7, 2015 11:21 PM
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A candle was lit by Jackie &Bob Luce on June 7, 2015 11:21 PM
Message from Barbara Young and Abe Haasnoot, Wiarton Ontario
June 7, 2015 12:12 AM

Our most precious memories of Gib, were of course in the bush. We were honored to spend one winter on Gibs trap line with both Gib and Jamie. Gib also taught us how to properly construct a cordwood bridge and he taught us the meaning of patience and how to always respect nature.
It is with the upmost respect Vera that we send our condolences to you and your family at this very sad time. We have been taken away from your beautiful part of the world, but have not forgotten all the wonderful times we spent with Gib.
It would be nice to see a monument for Gib out in the bush where he spent so much of his life. The beautiful plague in on Lennon Lake that the Bowhunters placed in memory of Jamie stands as a tribute through time to him.
Gib is and will always be in our hearts as a teacher, a leader and a humble man, who taught so many about nature and the cycle of life. Gib truly was a legend and a man with integrity. We will be sure to stop in and see you Vera, the next time we are in Restoule. Please know that our thoughts are with you!
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A candle was lit by Cindy & Terry McVeety -- Cliff & Mable Clubine on June 6, 2015 12:45 PM
Message from Cindy & Terry McVeety --- Cliff & Mable Clubine
June 6, 2015 12:43 PM

Sending our deepest sympathies to Vera, Jackie, Nikki and families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. So very sorry to hear of this sad news.
Message from Sharon & Ron Weller
June 5, 2015 8:45 AM

Dear Aunt Vera, Nikki and Jackie and families. We are sorry to hear of Uncle Gib's passing; you are all in out thoughts at this time. With deepest sympathy, Sharon, Ron, Adrienne & Cathy
Message from Dee Stripe Lawrence
June 4, 2015 10:43 PM

Sending sincere sympathy and hugs to you Vera, Jackie and Nikki and all of your extended family at this difficult time. May memories of good times spent together make you smile and bring you some measure of comfort. Praying God will surround you with the love and support of family, friends, and neighbours who care deeply about you. Wishing you peace...
Message from Tom Hummel, Petawawa Ontario
June 4, 2015 6:30 AM

Vera,Jackie, Nicole. We are so sorry to hear the news about Uncle Gib. Our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will be thinking of you and the rest of the family. Sending you lots of love.

Tom Hummel and family
Message from Sandra McVeety
June 3, 2015 10:22 PM

Our deepest condolences to Vera, Jackie and Nicky, as well all of their family members. What a great man your husband and father was, what an inspired individual. He was such an icon for the town of Restoule, he brought such a wealth of knowledge to all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this time. Blessings
Message from Ted & Donna Garness
June 3, 2015 7:15 PM

Vera, Jackie, Nikki and families, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Gib. I have many fond memories of Gib when I was growing up and beyond. He will be missed and our thoughts are with you all at this time.
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