1928 - 2023
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Jeni Gibson (née Westhora), announce her passing in Taber on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at the age of 95 years.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 6002 - 51 Street, Taber on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 2:00 PM.
Those who are unable to attend and wish to view the service online may do so by using Zoom. The Meeting ID is 824 4046 9859 and the passcode is 2134. Southland is not facilitating this Zoom meeting so IF YOU HAVE CONNECTION ISSUES, you will need to call the church directly at (403) 223-9222.
Jeni is survived by her daughter Darlene Westhora of Lethbridge. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jason Butterwick and his daughter Laura (Joshua) May; Tara (Jason) Yuhas-Hill and their children Max and Nash; Colin (Sommer) Yuhas and their children Vann, Quinn, Serenity, Tryton and Tatem; Shane (Alyssa) Yuhas and their children Sasha and Nico; Stephanie Yuhas and her children Rylan, Reagan and Rayan; Blair; Michael and Melissa. She will also be remembered by her special niece Cheryl DeBona and by many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Harold Gibson; her son Terry Yuhas, her son Lance Yuhas and his daughter Seana; her parents Steve and Mary Westhora; her sister Anne Mikla; her brothers and their wives Casey (Eulala) Anderson, Bill (Lois) Westhora and John (Edna) Westhora; infant sister Mary Westhora; and sister-in-law Louise (Bill) Wutzke.
Jeni was born in Taber on April 19, 1928 to Steve and Mary Westhora. In her late teens, she and her sister Anne Mikla, moved to Lethbridge to work at Broders Canning Company. After some time, she met and married John Yuhas. Together they had two children, Terry and Lance. Jeni and her husband moved to Calgary where she worked in a hospital. A few years later, after her husband passed away, she moved back to Taber where she met and later married Harold Gibson. Harold was a long distance truck driver (known affectionately as "Hooter") at that time and she joined him on many trips while living in Taber. They loved to drive everywhere throughout Alberta, British Columbia and some of the United States, whenever the chance arose. She knew every short cut there was in both Alberta and British Columbia. In the early 70s, they moved to Kamloops, British Columbia for a short time. They were there for less than a year before moving to Logan Lake, British Columbia, where they both started working for Lornex Copper Mines. Harold drove a Mining Dump Truck and Jeni worked as a Custodian. They were both very happy together and loved by the residents of the town. Jeni loved to garden and many visitors to Logan Lake would stop by to admire her garden which made her very happy and so proud. Unfortunately, Harold passed away in 1996 from cancer, so Jeni moved back to Taber in 1997 where she has remained since. Her last years were spent in Clearview Lodge along with her long time best friend, Mary Baroldi. Jeni loved both the Staff and the Management and they loved her. She will be greatly missed by all.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Jeni's name may be made directly to the Taber and District Housing Foundation (Clearview Lodge), 5318 - 48 Avenue, Taber, Alberta T1G 1S2 www.taberhsg.ca.