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Jibb, Robert Melville

JIBB, Robert Melville

1939 - 2023

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the passing of Robert Melville Jibb on November 3rd at 84 years of age at the Temiskaming Hospital with his loving family by his side.

Survived by his cherished wife of 61 years, Theresa (nee Desrosiers)Jibb, son Brent (Karen) Jibb of Peterborough, and daughter Angela (Don) Parker of Englehart. Mel will be missed by his grandchildren Quincy Jibb of Peterborough, Kellen Jibb of Peterborough, Cody (Amy) Parker of Englehart, and Jacey (Ben) Parker of Englehart. He was the proud poppa of Beau and Sully Parker. He is also survived by his sister Carol (George) Clay of Whitby and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Mel was predeceased by his parents Joe and Alice (Sherritt) Jibb.

Mel’s joy of sharing his knowledge and skills led him to become a teacher and Principal for the Temiskaming Board of Education for over 30 years. He retired in 1995 which gave him more time to do the things he loved which included fishing, spending time at the cottage, visiting the casino, and being with family and friends.

Mel leaves behind a legacy of love, laughter, and many cherished memories that will help us during this difficult time. He was as proud of his family as we were of him.

The family would like to thank Dr. Corbeil, her team, Kid, and all of the staff who helped make Mel’s month long stay at the hospital comfortable.

Cremation has been arranged with Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative and a Celebration of Life will be held in the spring. If desired, donations can be made to the Temiskaming Hospital or a charity of your choice. Temiskaming Hospital Foundation

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Theresa & Family

Dear Theresa & Family,
Our sincere condolences on the passing of Melville. He always had a smile and a warm hello when you meet him. Being a Teacher and Principal, he left his values and knowledge with so many over his long career. Cherish all the good times and memories.
Patti(Jibb) & Jim Foley

Patti Foley, November 7, 2023

Angela, Don and all the Jibb family

So sorry for your loss, our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Stacey Arbour, November 7, 2023

Theresa and family

Our heartfelt condolences to everyone. May you take comfort in your wonderful memories of a long fulfilling life

Carman and Trudy Kidd, November 7, 2023

Theresa and family

We are so sorry to learn of Mel's passing. We extend our deepest sympathy to you and all of your family.

Bob and Linda Glassford, November 7, 2023

The Jibb Family

Our deepest sympathies

Doug and Janet Spencer, November 7, 2023

Jibb Family

Our sincere condolences to you for your loss. Cherish the memories he has left with you.

Dale and Ann Rodgers, November 7, 2023

Theresa, Ange, Brent & Families

Saddened to hear of Mel’s passing. Always a smile, a story and a twinkle in his eye. My heartfelt sympathy to everyone at this sad and difficult time.

Joey Farmer, November 7, 2023

Angela Parker

My condolences to you and your family Angela.

Tracey Antonucci , November 7, 2023


So sorry to hear that Mel has passed away. He was always so much fun. Mel will be missed by all who knew and loved him

Deb & Bruce Whalen, November 7, 2023

Theresa and family

Sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. Memories are gold so cherish them.

Wayne Marjorie Willard, November 7, 2023

Theresa, Angela and Family

The time to say good-bye, however inevitable, is never easy….
I remember Mel as a good natured, supportive principal at Kerns Public School….A positive, happy man who appreciated his colleagues, staff and friends…who loved his family, doted on his grandchildren and who welcomed other children who were fortunate enough to share time with Theresa and him in their home while parents worked…A very generous man…a pleasure to know…
May your many fond memories support you all through this sad time.
Linda Henry

Linda Henry, November 7, 2023

Theresa, Brent, Angela and families

My sincere condolences for you all at this difficult time of sorrow. The memories that were made throughout the years will help you through these tough times.

Wendy Dupuis, November 7, 2023

Theresa and family

I am so sorry to learn of Mel's passing. What a great man....Great educator....Great family man....Great friend. May he rest in peace.

Bonnie MacDiarmid, November 7, 2023

Theresa, Angela, Brent and Families and Carol and Family

My sincere sympathy to Mel's branch of our family tree. His great smile, chuckle and love of family along with his story telling will be missed.
I am thankful for the fun visit this summer. And I love that he planned his own birthday party with ice cream. Way to go Cousin!
Ellen (Jibb) Abbott

Ellen Abbott, November 7, 2023

Aunt Theresa and family

Deepest condolences to all. Thoughts and prayers are with you xoxo

Mimi, November 7, 2023

The Jibb Family

Our most sincere condolences to all of you.

Sharon and Cal Hack, November 7, 2023

Angela & Don

Brian and I are thinking of you, at this sad time. Sending our love & prayers for your family.
Janice .

Janice Carr-Jolkowski , November 7, 2023

Theresa and family

Doug and I are so saddened to hear of Mel’s passing. We had a great deal of respect for him. He was such a happy man who always had a smile. He was so proud of his family. Please accept our condolences.

Heather&Doug Howie, November 7, 2023

Angela, Donald and your family

We are so very sorry to hear such sad news. Your dad was always so cheerful and will be missed by everyone who knew him. Biggest hugs and sympathy.

Deb and Chris Milks, November 8, 2023

Mel’s family

Our condolences to Theresa and family. May your memories help you at this sad time.

Pat and Albert Cousineau, November 8, 2023

Theresa, Angela, Brent and family, Carol, George and family

We send our love and prayers for continued strength during this sad time in the passing of a beloved husband, father, Poppa, brother, uncle.

Ann and Craig Judson

Ann and Craig Judson, November 8, 2023

Theresa and family

Wishing my most sincere condolences. Treasure the memories.

Therese “Terry Christo and family , November 8, 2023

Theresa and family

Nina and I are so sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. Mel made my years teaching at Kerns Public School highly enjoyable. We had a lot of fun not only at the school but in our commutes to the school! I will never forget working with him.

John and Nina Wallace, November 9, 2023

Aunt Theresa, Brent, Angela and family

Well you all know how close we were as a young family. Those were very special days. Aunt Theresa and Uncle Mel were and still are family to me . I was so glad that we kept in touch through the years. I will always remember his smile, and laughter quite often from the pranks that he liked to play on us uneducated. In particular the lesson of the wild carrot which apparently turned out to be a horseradish sure got a few giggles.
I know that it is very hard to loose a Dad, but he left plenty of cherished memories for you. Aunt Theresa, my sincerest sympathies. Thoughts are with you all.

David Legault (Jr) , November 10, 2023

Theresa and family

So sorry to hear about Mel , condolences to all.

Wendy Middaugh, November 11, 2023


My sincere condolences to you and your family. Your father was a great man a true gentleman with a great sense of humour

Mark Overton, November 12, 2023