Tracy Leahanne Gibson

January 1, 1971 - February 25, 2022
March 4, 2022 21 Condolences Print Obituary
It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the passing of Tracy Leahanne Gibson on Friday Feb 25/22. She lived the last 25 years with fibromyalgia and chronic pain. This only got worse over the years. Two days after her 51st birthday on Jan 3/2022, she was diagnosed with Stage 4 Terminal Cancer. She tried to fight as long as she could, but the warrior lost her courageous fight on Feb 25/22. She passed away at home in her own bed, which she always referred to as, her sanctuary. She was surrounded by loved ones. She is now pain free and resting in peace.
Tracy is survived by her fiance Greg Higgins, her mother Suzanne Boulerice-Higgins, her brother Faron Nowen her son Shea Gibson and his wife Karla Mallach, her daughter Karissa Gibson and her husband Derek Braun, her daughter Emilee Gibson, and her youngest son Slater Gibson. She will be sadly missed by her closest friends Lori Gagne, Christine Ware and Pat Lawrence. They have stuck with her and been by her side over the years.
Tracy was a stay at home mom. She later became a fierce advocate and fighter for Autism, due to her youngest son, Slater and his diagnosis. Tracy's biggest passion in life was to travel. She firmly believed that you should never go to the same place twice, the world was just to big. She has traveled Canada extensively. She has gone up and down the east and west coasts of America. She has been to Mexico, the Caribbean, England, a long road trip through Europe, Israel, Jordan and the far east. She spent a few years living in the middle east and travelling to the United Arab Emirates and India. Her time in the middle east was her most favourite experience of her life. The weather was always hot. She loved the culture, customs , the people, made friends there that still last to this day.
 About 4 or 5 years ago she started a Facebook page from her bedroom while living in Fort St John B.C. It is called the World of Women  (W.O.W).  Se had so much joy and happiness trying to build the site to what it has become. As women from around the world joined the group, she took great pride in what the site turned into with every members help. She wanted a site where women could talk, joke, share, help each other out. Most of all she wanted to make people smile and laugh. Tracy was able to help out countless people with advice, a shoulder to cry on, or just someone to talk to at any hour of the day or night. She would lay in bed every night searching the internet for funny memes or jokes. She always wanted a supply on hand so there was always something funny to post and put smiles on peoples faces. She had an impact on people around the world. As of today there is just over 6,300 people on World of Women. We ask that the women of W.O.W to keep this site going in Tracy's memory.
During the last 2 years she taught herself to knit and crochet, with Youtube as her teacher. She would sit on the deck knitting away while talking with neighbors as they would walk by, or in the living room listening to the T.V. She made baby clothes for her grandchildren that have not been born yet. She became a friend to the neighborhood kids. She had them help her with planting in the summer. She made them Halloween and Christmas baskets. She knitted the kids and their parents toques for this past Christmas. She had the kids over to her beauty room for craft days. They would wreck the room in excitement, in turn putting the biggest smile on Tracy's face. She was happy that they were happy.
 We should all live life by her motto - Live, Love, Laugh
 Tracy, you will be always loved, forever missed and never be forgotten. You will live on in our memories. May you rest in peace.
  1. I am beside myself sad to hear of my cousin Tracy’s passing. I have been following her and connecting on social media over the last few years with her. Such a kind and loving soul. She’s definitely left a mark in my life as we both have such a strong love for other cultures and travel. My condolences to all her children and her new fiance Greg. The body is gone but her spirit and soul is alive and well. Find her in the energy around you and pay attention to the messages. Xoxo to you all.

  2. Tracy was always so warm and welcoming whenever I was in her presence. She had a big heart that will be missed

  3. Tracy’s passing was very sudden. After her diagnosis with stage 4 cancer she survived only another 6 weeks or so.
    I count myself blessed to have been there for her first breath of life and to have the privilege to be there holding her had as she took her last breath on earth. It was both a blessing and a curse. I am comforted knowing that Tracy is no longer in pain….she is finally free. There are no words as a mother that I can say for losing my only daughter. She brought me a lot of joy, and blessed me with 4 beautiful grandkids. Thank you baby, you will be missed forever. In my pain…I JUST WANT HER BACK. Love you forever and always….MOM….life will never be the same without you in it….kisses and hugs…

    • Our deepest condolences Sue. Your message is beautiful ❤️

    • I love you to the moon and back Auntie xoxo Holding you tight with hugs from afar xoxo

    • The love of my life has left us. I was able to beside her holding her as she took her final breath. A truly devastating and heartbreaking moment. I will always be thankful for the time we had together. Your laughter and giggles were infectious. Just hanging out in your sanctuary, sitting in the back yard or watching T.V . We were making plans for traveing once again. Making plans for our retirement,somewhere hot.Living life the way it was supposed to be. I couldn’t have been happier, or asked for more, i was with the love of my life living the moment and planning for the future. I was where I was supposed to be. You gave me the one thing I never had before which was, LOVE. For that I am eternally grateful to you, for showing me and allowing me to feel what it was.
      I can’t put into words how much I will miss you my love. I so desperately want you back. Life will not be the same without your loving touch. You will forever be in my heart. You will ALWAYS be remembered and NEVER be forgotten. You will live on in my memory forever.
      May you rest in peace.
      I love you Tracy ❤

  4. Tracy you were my twisted sister, we could chat for hours, share many things and laugh even after a deep debate. You were a inspiration to many to follow your heart, and never walk away from a new experience. I will miss you my dear friend, but i will be blessed with your visits in the memories you leave behind. I will visit those memories often, smile, laugh and in my own way hear you laughing with me! RIP Tracy your wings were ready but our hearts were not. hugs to heaven.

  5. Greg, Pat, Family and Friends,
    May you all find strength and comfort in your memories. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
    Janice McCabe(Greg’s cousin)

  6. God looked around his garden,
    And found an empty place,
    He then looked down upon the earth,
    And saw your tired face.
    He put his arms around you
    And lifted you to rest,
    God’s garden must be beautiful,
    He only takes the best.
    He saw the road was getting rough
    The hills were hard to climb,
    So he closed your weary eyelids,
    And whispered “Peace be thine”.
    It broke out hearts to lose you,
    But you didn’t go alone,
    For part of us went with you,
    The day God called you home.

    Fly with the angels Tracy❤️

  7. Tracy and I became friends through the misery of fibromyalgia, WOW and knitting and crocheting as well. She had such a positive personality and I loved our chats. I am glad for a couple of things. First, no more days and nights of not being able to pull yourself off of the couch, chair, bed or wherever it may be. There’s no more pain.
    And second I am very glad she only had to deal with her cancer for about 6 weeks or so.
    All my love and prayers to all of her family.
    Your fellow warrior and friend,
    Candy

  8. Tracy was a sweet lady I met from WOW, we became friends from that site an she sent me a friend request an we became friends , she was an amazing lady, a warrior a fighter, I also have fibromyalgia an chronic pain disease, we would talk about our problems an give each other comfort on our bad days , but this lady was a true hero , she loved Greg so much an her children that’s all she ever talked about , she will be missed dearly 💜💜

  9. My condolences to Tracy’s children, her mother, and fiancé, Greg. She is now free of pain, and although she is gone in the physical world I’m sure she will be protecting her loved ones from the heavens above. Rest In Peace, Tracy, Love Aunt Jo-Anne and Uncle Phil❤️🙏❤️

  10. So sorry for Tracy’s family, she loved you all so much. Facebook will not be the same without her, she was so funny and an open book on her life💕

  11. I knew Tracy way back from Innisfail and was glad to Facebook connect decades later. I remember her as always smiling and joyous and I was glad to see that nothing had changed. She included us on her life journey which was a gift. Her WOW page always brightens my day.
    My deepest condolences to her family. Hopefully knowing how deeply she touched so many lives eases this very difficult time.

  12. Rest well friend. From high school shenanigans to long distance Facebook buddies, its literally been a lifetime of knowing each other. You are so missed and so loved by many. I am glad to have known you and shared in your journey even if only in a very small way. I’m in a book club again. I’ll think of you! – Alana

  13. My dearest Tracy, I am forever grateful that you came into my life. It was not meant to be for us to meet in person in this life but I am sure we will meet in our next. Words cannot express the sadness I felt when I heard about your diagnosis. You fought hard.
    Rest in peace beautiful woman.
    You will be sorely missed.

  14. I’m heartbroken that Tracy has been taken way too young. I lived vicariously through her for years during her travels around the world. I couldn’t wait to see another video from her travels. I looked forward to them so much. I’m so sorry for her loss and am grateful I was able to connect to my first cousin that lived so far away. Love you Tracy. xoxo

  15. I don’t know who I’m going to phone and have a cup of coffee with. It’s hard when you lose that person that knows everything about you. That person you can talk to about anything. We will speak of your name🌸Tell your story🌸 And never stop loving you

  16. When I read this, I think of Tracy:
    She’s never asked anyone to feel sorry for her- she’s strong in so many ways the world will never understand..
    Not because she’s wanted to be strong, her life never gave her any other choice.
    Her story is one like that of many others-
    Of heartache and heartbreak, of loss and failure, of struggle and disappointment..
    Except that she picked up the pieces so many times and just kept going.
    She never wondered why her or asked for an easier journey..
    She just kept climbing because that’s just who she is and the way she has always been.
    She’ll never ask for a handout or help, she’s learned the hard way to depend on herself and expect nothing from anyone else.
    People would often tell her how they admired her fortitude and loved her strength – she would just nod and smile warmly.
    They don’t know the price she’s paid to be tough and the fire she has walked through to keep going sometimes.
    The same fire that she had to become in order to survive the storms of her life.
    She hasn’t had a day without struggle or had anything just given to her, for her life has never been easy..
    But that’s why she appreciates everything so very deeply..
    That’s why she feels the emotions and victories so much-
    She’s endured the darkness for so long, the light is so much brighter each and every time she finds it.
    She’s not the one to do anything halfway-
    whether it be working hard, playing hard, or just loving with everything she has..
    She never left anything unsaid, undone or untried.
    It’s caused her more than one broken heart and countless sleepless nights, but that’s how she lives and loves- giving it her all.
    But her journey of hard times and bad days makes her cherish the good times, the good people and the joys of love just that much more than most anyone else..
    The emotions of love and passion are ingrained into her soul so very deeply..
    Anyone that sees past her gritty facade and has the patience to take down her guarded walls realizes that she is one of the most amazing creatures that they will ever encounter ..
    Whether they are friends or lovers, one peek, one touch, one moment and they know without any doubt that a woman like her is remarkably beautiful…..
    May you rest in peace until we laugh together again, my friend.
    My deepest empathy to Greg, Mike & th kids, moms, cousins, and entire extended family. Big hugs to you all.

  17. You know you have a special friend when your friendship continues for 30 years. Although we didn’t always get the opportunity to visit in person, any time I picked up the phone and called, it was as though we had just seen each other. You were always there when I needed to talk. I am most grateful for your encouragement and back massages while you were with me almost 17 years ago on March 24, 2005, when my youngest daughter Celty was born. I had never experienced back labour before, and you helped me get through it! Celty still has the blanket that you knitted for her. You amaze me with your strength to fight through the pain you endured with your fibromyalga for so many years and then to have to deal with even more pain after your diagnosis. You are a warrior! I am happy that you and Greg got to spend some wonderful years together. Life if great when you are with your soulmate! Hugs to you Greg, you are definitely her soulmate! Condolences from all my kids, Keiren, McKenna, Liam and Celty and my husband Brian. Tracy, your laughter and smile will be missed and I will never forget you my beautiful friend ❤

  18. I will forever miss you Tracey!
    You maybe gone from our sights but never from our hearts. Kisses and hugs

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