Gibbs W Gordon
He was a gentle and kind soul
Eulogy for Gibbs Gordon
Gibbs leaves a legacy of love and integrity with his family and those who knew him. He has left behind wonderful memories of a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and more. We are grateful for each and every day we got to see his glowing smile and for the lessons learned and all the jokes we shared.
Gibbs was born in St. Anne’s Aboukir Jamaica on the 18 July 1952 to parents Frank and Lourace Agatha Gordon, he was the fourth child of ten siblings, four boys and six girls. His older brother Danny, sadly died at a very young age, which left Gibbs as the eldest boy
in the family.
In 1968 he came over to England with his two younger Sister’s Phalcon and Doreen, to join the rest of their family in Liverpool, where his parents had settled.
In 1969 he joint the Green Berets Regiment in Catrrick. Where he served 5 years touring Northern Ireland and Germany.
Gibbs left the army after his Mother sadly took ill and passed away in 1975.
Upon leaving the army, Gibbs married his first wife Yvonne, and they went onto have three daughters, Andrea, Vanessa and Gemma.
Gibbs later moved to London with his young family to seek a new life and new opportunities in the 70’s.
Gibbs who was a long-time lover of reggae music soon immersed himself in the roots and culture London scene.
His driving career also took off around this time, where he worked as a driver for Carpet Right in Brixton and also for Lambeth Council and as private chauffeur.
During this time, Gibbs met his present wife Jacqui in Stockwell, while they were both waiting to be rehoused by the council.
They lost contact, once they were both rehomed. However they reconnected in a car wash in Brixton in 1994, where his first words to her were; “Jacqui, where have you been”. By this time Gibbs had fully locked up, and Jacqui at first did not know who this Rasta man was!
They soon moved in together and had many adventures, with their most significant ones being in Jamaica. In those early years they had a great time travelling because of Gibbs love of driving he would go anywhere anytime which was great. everywhere they went he seem to meet people who just adored him. after a while they Thought about doing fostering and once approved fostered careers for various children which was very challenging and difficult but with perseverance and love they believed could make a difference. he then went on to be a parent governor at Downderry Primary School again everybody adored him, this included teachers, parents and children and he also qualified as an HGV driver which he really enjoyed doing. there is so much that Gibbs has done in his life that we would probably be here all day but to sum it up in few words Gibbs had a great spirit and enthusiastic life which will live on forever,
This is a very sad time for those of us that have lost Gibbs he can never be replaced longer have to suffer they say if you love someone you have to let them die and I hope that he is at peace now until the time that I can be joined again with my husband