Nathan Eugene Gibbons

March 12, 2010 to July 15, 2019

Obituary

Our superhero Nathan Eugene Gibbons passed peacefully away in the loving arms of Mama and Daddy July 15th, 2019 after a courageous battle with brain cancer.  He touched the lives of everyone he met and would make you laugh with his jokes and sense of humour.  He was a selfless, caring, compassionate little boy who loved everyone.  Left with loving memories his Mama and Daddy, Leanne and Eugene; Poppy Doug and Nanny Helen Byrne, Nanny Sandra and Poppy Buck, Nana Eileen and Poppy G; Unc (Glenn) and Aunt Karen, Aunt Deanna and Uncle Allan, Aunt Issy, Uncle Greg and Jacob, Uncle Jon and Aunt Tiff; special Cousins Julie, Lillian and Emily, Holly and Mason; Best Furry Friends Lucy and Trixie; Best Buds Cole, Toren, Noah, Nate, Sarah and all of his classmates and staff at St. Peter’s Primary; teacher Madame Pennell; and the extended family members of the Byrne, Gibbons, O’Reilly, and Knee families.  The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Janeway Children’s Hospital: Dr. Lynette Bowes, Dr. Moorehead, Dr. Goodyear, Dr. Maroun, Dr. Peter Noel, Oncology Nurse Gale Roberts, the Nursing Team at Medical Daycare, Physiotherapist Shawna Sparkes, Dr. Barter, Dr. Conradi and all PICU staff, and the IWK Children’s Hospital neurosurgery team for their compassionate and supportive care of Nathan.  Cremation has taken place.  Visitation will be held at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 1045 Topsail Road, Mount Pearl, on Wednesday, July 17th from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, July 18th from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be held from St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 110 Ashford Drive, Mount Pearl, on Friday, July 19th at 9:30 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Nathan’s memory may be made to Neveah’s Lemonade Stand, or the Candlelighters of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Visitations

2-5 p.m. on July 17, 2019

7-9 p.m. on July 17, 2019

2-5 p.m. on July 18, 2019

7-9 p.m. on July 18, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
1045 Topsail Road
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9:30am, Friday July 19th

St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 110 Ashford Drive, Mount Pearl


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Thank you all for your condolences on the passing of our sweet sweet boy Nathan. He will be forever in our hearts, we miss him more than words could ever describe. ❤️💙 Forever our Superhero❤️💙

With deepest sympathy
I am so sorry for your loss , today my son played in the palm drive playground he found a colored rock written on it (NATHAN GIBBONS IS A SUPERHERO) We were relocate recently from Ontario and surprised to see new think like this I found its @nlrockart tradition to surprise the kids and make them feel happy ,but I search for the name and read the story of your son how brave boy he was I felt so sorry especially he was the same school I am crying alot and feel so sad ,please if you want this rock just email me your address and I will be happy to bring it to you or if you prefer to let me keep it I will take care of it and pray to your son each time Me and my family look at it..

Tara

Dear Leanne and Eugene,

Mario and I are terribly sorry for your unbearable loss. Inspite of his illness, Nathan was always full of a great, courageous spirit while carrying a contagious smile. We feel honoured to have met Nathan and sincerely hope that he is in peace now. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this difficult time.

Leanne, Eugene and the whole family,
Marge and I share your sorrows and your mourning. We are all family, Marge through the Stagg side and me through the Gibbons sides. We have followed Nathan’s journey and we feel all your pain. He was such a fighter against the dreaded cancer. You lived his fight with him every day and night and you will never forget.
Best wishes to you all in your memories.
Rex and Marge Gibbons

Thinking of you both and your beautiful brave little boy.

Leanne and Eugene,
I send my deepest condolences to your family during this time. I hold dear the time spent getting to know Nathan and your family after school this past year. May your family find peace and love during this unimaginable heartache.

Leanne and Gene my heart is breaking for you and your family. May God give you both the strength to get through this very hard time.

Our family is sending many prayers of strength to you during this very difficult time. May time allow you to carry and manage your tremendous loss. Abigail was Nathan’s grade one classmate and the news of his passing has lead to very heavy hearts. It was our pleasure to know of him. Rest easy as a powerful, pain free superhero, Nathan!

Eugene & Leanne
Sending you our deepest condolences for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your cherished memories of Nathan help you through this difficult time.
Donny, Michelle and Family

To Nathan’s family, I send deepest condolences for your terrible loss. I know he touched the hearts of many in his short life. What an amazing life he lived. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

To Nathan’s family: There are no words at a time like this. We are so sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts & prayers and now you have a wonderful little angel above watching over you. May God give you the strength to get through the days ahead. RIP sweet Nathan.
Barb Delurey, Sheila, Kristin & David

Thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time.My condolences to all the family.

To Nathan’s family: Mom, Dad and all who loved him. I am so sorry to hear of this little boy being taken away from your loving arms way too soon.. You now have your own loving angel in heaven.. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care of each other during this very difficult time in your lives.

Hi Leanne Eugene I am very sorry for your terrible loss. My thoughts are with you.

We are so sorry for the loss in your family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time

Leanne, & Family,

We are so very sorry for the loss of your precious little boy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all now and in the coming days. God bless.

I am so sorry to hear of Nathan’s passing. I didn’t know You guys personally but I did have the privilege of meeting Nathan when he came to Walmart to shop for his mine craft legos. I was a greeter at Walmart at that time. Some people you meet in life make a big impression on us & Nathan did that to me. So handsome beautiful smile and very polite. Keep your memories close to help you get through this terrible time. Remember Nathan will always be with you until you meet again.

To the Gibbon’s family,
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Nathan. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Wayne Kelly and the gang at Kelly’s Pub

Mr and Mrs Gibbons,

As a teacher at St. Peter’s, I often chatted with you as your brought Nathan to school in the am. I am so sorry for your loss. Nathan was a superhero here and will be watching over you.

My thoughts are with you.

Too sad for words. My sympathies to this boys loving families. May his young and gentle soul rest in peace with the Lord forever.

Eugene and Leanne, We have no words to express how deeply saddened and sorry we feel for you both. We have been thinking about you constantly. Your sweet little boy had the most beautiful smile and he has touched so many lives, including mine. I will cherish seeing his sweet little face and listening to his smart voice just only a few short weeks ago. I only wish there was something we could say or do to lessen the pain. Hold on tight to all the beautiful memories until you meet again xo

Leanne & Eugene

So sorry for your great loss….please know you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.. .hang on tight to the memories

My thoughts and prayers are with Nathan’s family. He had the sweetest smile to light up the world. May God give this family strength to get through the days ahead. RIP superhero

Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in this very difficult time.. our deepest condolences .

Wade,Eileen & family,
Thinking of you all at this sad and very difficult time. Our deepest sympathy.

To: Wade & Eileen and family
While we didn’t have the privilege to meet little Nathan we are so saddened to hear this news today. We will be praying for you and all your family in these very difficult days. God bless you. Love Cassie & Bob

Leanne, Eugene, Doug, Helen and family;
Our hearts are heavy as we express our deepest sympathies and condolences for you all during this trying time. Your loss is devastating and difficult. Know we are here for you and thinking of you all. Much Love Always.

Hey guys,
I know we don’t really keep in touch but I just heard the news and my heart goes out to you guys. May all the wonderful memories of Nathan and the family and friends you surround yourself with help you during this beyond difficult time.

My heart goes out to you guys during this very difficult time. My sincerest condolences.

Glenn and Karen,. May your memories comfort you at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Helen,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very sad and difficult time in your lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gloria Earle

Leanne, Eugene and family,

My sincere condolences on the passing of your sweet super hero. There are no words to express the loss you must be feeling. Know that you are in the thoughts of all who had the pleasure of meeting and being in Nathan’s company.

Leanne and Eugene, so sorry for the loss of Nathan. Keep your memories close at this time to help you through. Such a sweet little boy, such a loss.

My heart broke when I heard about your terrible loss. Nathan will live forever in our memories, especially all the ones that enjoyed sharing time with him at St Peter’s Primary. God bless your family.

I’m so sorry to hear of our little super hero’s passing. I’m Jaden Smith’s mom and our hearts are so heavy of hearing this news. Jaden loved Nathan and thought the world of his super hero friend. Jaden will forever and keep Nathan in his heart. Rest Easy my Superhero Nathan
Love Jaden & Teri Smith

It is with great sadness that we share our condolences with Nathan’s family. Our hearts are heavy.
Bonnie Woodland – School District

Doug, Helen and Family,
So very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Leanne & Eugene I am so sorry to hear of your Superheroes passing, he has left you with so many beautiful memories to treasure. Those memories are what will get you through this horrible ordeal you are going to go through, my heart is breaking for you guys. RIP LITTLE SUPERHERO.

Love Hugs and Support to all.

Gloria (Keats) & Kirk Squires

Leanne, I’m so sorry to read this sad news this morning, my heart is broken… Nathan was a true super hero! My sincerest condolences….thinking of you in this time of extreme sadness..
Dean Sullivan

So sorry to hear Eugene of your little boys passing. My heart is breaking for you all. Thinking of you and your family as you go through the most difficult time in your lives.

Leanne & Eugene I have no words that will comfort you at this horrible time. All I have is many many hugs for you both.
Albert OReilly & Coady

Leanne and Eugene I cant express in words how very sad I am to hear this news. He was a little trooper! I pray you both find the strength and courage. I love you. Bigs hugs!💕

So very sorry for the loss of your precious Nathan 💙 May you all find comfort in the beautiful memories you all shared in the years you had together. Wishing you peace and strength in the days ahead . 💙

Sending our deepest condolences to you all. Nathan will forever be remembered as our superhero.
Take care,
Kim, Glenn & Katie Templeman

God bless you all.
Much love
Allison and (Jake – From creative learning).

Leanne so sorry for your loss Nathan he was deffenley a supper hero. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

All our deepest condolences to your family. I can not imagine what your family must be going through. So sorry…
RIP dear Angel Nathan!

We cannot begin to imagine what you are going through. You haven’t left our thoughts and prayers. Nathan was only given to you a short time, but the memories you have made together will last forever. Hold on tight to those precious memories. May God give you the strength to get through the days ahead.

I have no words to express …only my deepest condolences…so sorry

Leanne and Eugene,

We are so deeply sorry for this terrible loss, may your beautiful memories be treasured and bring comfort to you in this difficult time.

So sorry for your loss Leanne & Eugene. Thinking of you both and your family in the days to come. Rest peacefully, Nathan.

Eileen and family
Sorry to hear of Nathan’s passing sending my deepest condolences to you all… hold you memories close to your heart.
Carolyn & Dave Hefferton

I’m so sorry for your loss of your little boy. Life is not fair.

Leanne and Eugene.
My deepest condolences to you and your family.
Enjoy the memories of your recent trip the most happiest. times for him. I am truly sorry.
Hugs at this sad time

Deepest Condolences to your family. I’m Ella Smiths Dad. I can tell you her heart aches as well as the rest of our family for you for the loss of your sweet little boy. I know she’ll carry his memory in her heart.

So so sorry to hear about Nathan. There are no words I’m sure that can take away your pain. I cant imagine what your family must be going through. Know that you have so many thinking of you all. My deepest sympathy…..Crystal Burry (Stokes)

Doug, Helen, and family-
My heart I breaks when I imagine your grief. I am so sorry for your loss. May Nathan’s dear little soul rest in peace.
Suzy Power

Leanne & Eugene, there are no words to help you through this devastating time. Nathan was a superhero inside and out. Sending our love and prayers to you and your family. Our hearts are broken. hold all your memories close.

Leanne, Eugene, Nanny Sandra, Poppy Buck and family. We are so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful, little superhero, Nathan. Our hearts are broken for you all. Sending all our love and prayers to you. May God Bless you all! Mike & Lisa Crotty

Leanne & Eugene I am so sorry for your loss….Nathan was a very special soul…He will be resting in the arms of angels for eternity.