Ann Dorothy Gibbs born in Edmonton Alberta to Colonel Guy Wilford and Gladys Etta Mae Marriott, the youngest of 5 siblings. 101 years later she quietly passed on August 29, 2022 on Bainbridge Island. Survived by her daughters Nancy Patricia Gibbs and Theresse (Terry) Resnik, three grandchildren – Sara Ann Dunn,Patrick Stuart Douglass, and Adrianne Elizabeth Vasey – and 4 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son, Paul Brandreth Gibbs (1961), Sidney, a great granddaughter, her parents, siblings and ex-husband.
In 1927 her family moved to Vancouver BC where she attended Point Grey and Prince of Wales Schools. She enjoyed ice skating and played serious badminton at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis and Badminton Club.
During WWII she worked for Wartime Ship Building which procured ships produced by the North Vancouver Shipyards. In 1945 she married Lt. Richard Brandreth Gibbs of Burnaby, BC. The family lived in Deseronto, Vancouver, Kelowna, Deep Cove, White Rock and Toronto before immigrating to Roseburg, Oregon in 1955 and settling in Edmonds, Washington in 1960. After her 1967 divorce she moved to Seattle where she worked at the NIH-UW Primate Center and attended the UW studying English Literature (earning an invitation to Mortar Board). In 1979 she retired early to help raise her granddaughter Adrianne (her “third” daughter) and moved with the family to Bainbridge Island in 1985. She absolutely loved BI which for the last 37+ of her 101 years was the place she resided the longest.
An active volunteer for the Pilchuck Council of Camp Fire Girls and member of the Robert A Booth Children’s Orthopedic Hospital Guild, Ann was a poet, avid gardener and curator of popular music. She loved to dance, laugh and enjoy life while inspiring and supporting all “3” daughters to believe that there was little that they could not do just because they were female. She was very proud that each obtained her Doctorate. A loving mother and overall great person.