Hundreds salute Wade “Tick” Gibbons

“No, I won’t be afraid

Oh, I won’t be afraid

Just as long as you stand, stand by me”

Ben E. King


We often hear claims about men not supporting each other in times of need. Or that men are afraid to show their true emotions.


On Friday 29th December hundreds of persons, most of which were men, gathered at Brighton Hill Church of Christ to show; respect, love and support to the family of Mr. Wade Lofton Gibbons aka Tick. He was the much loved husband of Rhonda Rosetta Gibbons, son of the late Barry and Venetia (Outerbridge) Gibbons, father of Sewadjah Gibbons, Kiwadme Roberts, Rhondel Pitcher and Samika Morrison.


As a lifelong employee of Works & Engineering, Mr. Gibbons spent his career in every section of the Waste Treatment department. Along the way he touched the lives of each one of his co-workers. As importantly, he touched the lives of many Bermudians.


Countless persons can attest to meeting him at the Tynes Bay facility and greeting him with love and kindness.


When he could have very easily ignored requests, anyone asking him to look out for a particular item, whether it be; a doll house, fishing rod or  vinyl record collection. He would patiently look out for the requested articles then skillfully fish them out of the skip with his hook and call the persons to let them know they can pick up their gifts of love.


Just as skillfully, he could be found off the rocks farming the sea and bringing home freshly caught seafood to cook for his entire family. Testimony was given as to how addictive his cooking was.

Story courtesy of Thomas Famous  MP


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