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Vin Gibson – Passed Away 10 June 2021 – Ages 98 or 99 years

15 Jun 21
Peter Bull

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.


Peter Tuckwell


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


  1. Peter Bull June 15, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    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..

    Roly Cassar

  2. Peter Bull June 15, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    I had met Vince when I started in OTC back in 1964. He was a top guy and a real gentleman.

    Sad news.

    May He Rest in Peace.

    Tony Farrugia

  3. Peter Bull June 21, 2021 at 5:07 pm

    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.

    Kenneth Theaker

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