Paul Gilbert

May 21 1948 - December 16, 2017

PAUL GILBERT

With sadness, we announce the death of Paul Gilbert, 69, of Winnipeg, MB, on December 16, 2017. Paul was born to Edwin William (Bill) Gilbert and "Mollie" Mary Hilda Grace (Underwood) in Piltdown, England, May 21, 1948. He completed a BSc in Geology at Bristol University, England in 1970. He and his wife Jeannie came to Canada in 1970 and made their home in Winnipeg.

Paul completed 45 years of service as a geologist with the provincial government and enjoyed rugged summer field seasons in Northern Manitoba throughout his career. He was physically fit and active, cycled wherever possible and especially enjoyed hiking and mountaineering trips in the Rockies. Paul was passionate about photography and choral singing. He believed strongly in animal welfare and dogs, especially, held an important place in his life.

 

He was dedicated to his family and to helping others however he could. In July 2014 he survived a severe cycling accident, and was quadriplegic and ventilator-dependent for the remainder of his life.

 

Paul is survived by his wife, Jeannie; son Jonathan (Elliana) and grandchildren, and daughter Laura of Winnipeg; his sister Jancis (John Ham), of Lewes, England; and his brother Anthony, of Dalby, Australia.

 

In place of flowers, consider donations to the Winnipeg Humane Society. 

 

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2-4 pm on January 19, 2018 at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Winnipeg, 603 Wellington Crescent. 

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