Nadine Hope (Rak) Gibson

September 27, 1932 ~ February 4, 2020 (age 87)


King, NC - Nadine R. Gibson, 87, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 4, 2020.

She was born in Vonda, Saskatchewan, to Nicholas and Teresa Rak and was very proud of her Canadian heritage, which she maintained throughout her entire life.

While working in Philadelphia, she met the love of her life and was married to Robert B. Gibson on September 15, 1956, and soon moved to Southhampton, Pennsylvania. They lived many years in Freehold, New Jersey while raising their young family. During that time, she worked as a Radiology Office Supervisor at Centra State Hospital before relocating to Manassas, Virginia and then the Winston-Salem area in her retirement years, settling in King, North Carolina. In her later years she enjoyed the friendships developed at the Senior Center and loved watching game shows on television.

Nadine was preceded in death by her mother and father, three brothers - Myron, Karp and Paul, her loving sister Anne, her husband Robert, and her grandson, U.S. Army Sgt. Kenneth Bartlett Gibson, who was killed in action while serving our country.

She is survived by her daughter Joanne “Jody” Gibson and Greg of Wytheville, VA, son Robert Bartlett Gibson, Jr. and Athena of Christiansburg, VA, son Matthew Dodge Gibson of Old Bridge, NJ, granddaughters Stephanie and Jessica, grandson Kyle, two great grandsons, several nieces and nephews and her beloved dog “Karmel” who was her constant companion since the loss of her husband Robert.

At her request, there will be no service.

In lieu of flowers the family requests a contribution be made to the American Heart Association.

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