Peter Tuckwell has advised:
I received an email from my Antarctic crowd that VIN GIBSON (ex-SOR) passed away on Thursday 10th June.
He was 98 or 99 years old and a true gentleman. He had a great outlook on life.
I do not have a direct contact with his daughter but hope to get details.
Vin wintered at CASEY station as a Radio Operator 3 times: 1973, 1976 and 1980.
I visited him last in 2019 but spoke several times on the phone in recent months.
Vin was a regular contributor to OTVA Newsletters. His contributions can be found in the following newsletters:
Nov 1990 pp 174-177
Nov 1991 pp 232-235
April 1992 pp 299-302
Nov 1992 pp 314-316
Nov 1993 pp 400-402
May 1994 pp 463-465
May 1996 pp 648-651
Very sad news.
We lost a great gentleman.
I took him to my club about a year ago and kept in touch.
I was hoping he would make it to his birthday for the Queen’s 100th birthday card – he missed it by 5 months as his birthday is 22nd Nov 1922..
I had met Vince when I started in OTC back in 1964. He was a top guy and a real gentleman.
May He Rest in Peace.
Vin’s son, Stephen, has asked if details of his father’s funeral might be conveyed to members.
Family and friends of Vincent are kindly invited to attend a celebration of his life
Place : Northern Suburbs Crematorium (North Chapel)
199 Delhi Road. North Ryde
Date : 22nd. June 2021 (Tuesday)
Time : 3.15 pm
Vin passed away peacefully at Sydney Adventist Hospital following a short illness.