Funeral Service

Time: 1.00pm

Date: Friday 12th November 2021

Service Details:
George's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

George Thomas Spencer Gibson

Peacefully surrounded by his loving family at East Lancashire Hospice on 1st November 2021, George aged 78 years of Oswaldtwistle. The devoted and much loved husband of Susan, loving and loved dad of Mark and Vanessa, dear father-in-law of April, cherished grandad of George, Max and Grace, loved brother of Maureen, a respected uncle, relative and friend to many.

George spent his working life in the building trade, firstly serving his time as an apprentice joiner at Edmondson’s before embarking on career spanning over thirty years at John Laing’s working his way up to Construction Manager. George was always super proud of his work and over the years he has worked on many architectural feats including the Mormon Temple at Chorley, Old Trafford and Manchester City’s ground. No matter of his status at work, George always kept his feet firmly on the ground, earning the respect of those he worked with. He was an avid Burnley supporter and life long season ticket holder and always looked forward to attending match days, this was a passion that has been passed down through the family to his son Mark and grandsons George and Max. At home George loved to relax reading his latest books and often could be found completing his latest crossword puzzle. Following his retirement, George found a new passion for his garden and spent many happy hours ensuring his garden bloomed in full colour throughout the seasons. Holidays were always looked forward to, together with his wife Susan many happy times have been shared and many wonderful friendships formed and each year the couple would look forward to some rest and relaxation in the warm Italian sunshine.

Most of all George was a devoted family man who always looked forward to getting the family together and he was the most proud grandad.

Family flowers only please, donations can be made in memory of George on behalf of East Lancashire Hospice & Kidney Research UK. To make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page.


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MESSAGES for the family of George Thomas Spencer Gibson


Alan and Wendy Holden

So so sorry to hear of George’s passing. Thinking of you at this very sad time. RIP George.

Kim Chadwick

He was a very good and very much loved Uncle. I shall miss him very much. Xx


Carole and Graham Bennett

Sorry to hear about George…a lovely man….had many a conversation about Burnley F C.


Franny Franks

A lovely man ! Very lucky to have been a friend! R.I.P. Gibby! X


Audrey Calverley ( Fitzpatrick )

Deepest condolences to all the family at this devastating time. Thinking of you all. R.I.P George x


Alex Beedle
I worked with George in the mid 1980s at John Laing. He was one of the kindest, funny and skilled guys I ever met. George had an aura about him of authenticity with a welcoming and kind nature. Everyone on the sites knew George he was immensely liked and well thought of and will be missed thoughts are with his family he was a very special guy regards Alex


Paul Foote

A true gentleman. UTC


Paul and Sylvia Guppy

I worked with George for 30 years and never heard a bad word said against him. He had full respect from everyone who worked with and for him, sorted the world out every day travelling to and from work, very sad loss. R.I.P GIBBO



Such a huge loss to so many. George took me under his wing when I first started at Laing O’Rourke and he had me laughing every time we were together. He taught me so much and was a joy to be around. Stories of you will be retold for many years to come, Gibbo one of the greats x


Nicola Irons

I am so sad to hear of George’s passing. I worked with George on the Ancoat’s Health Centre which was part of the LIFT framework for Laing O’Rourke. I adored George. His personality was something special that you don’t often come across. We had many laughs together and I cheekily and affectionately used to refer to him as “Grandad George.” I was only 19 when I met him and he took me under his wing. He was such a kind soul and often spoke about his Sue and his children who it was obvious he adored. He will be sadly missed by everyone who met him. Sleep tight Grandad Gibbo xx