A long-time Gibbons councillor has passed away, leaving a legacy behind.
 
Geoffrey "Geoff" Jones spent 23 years on town council, helping to build and grow the community of over 3,000 residents.
 
Jones, a former fire dispatcher and honourary member of the Gibbons Fire Department, passed away on November 23 at the age of 79.
 
"He was just a great community ambassador. Everybody knew Geoff. He was just a stellar human being and I'm so sad to see him pass away," said Gibbons mayor Dan Deck.
 
Aside from his love for Manchester United, Jones' legacy and knowledge has helped guide the way for the current mayor.
 
"His integrity and the way he dealt with people. He was absolutely honest and it's how I try and model myself," added Deck. "I just try to be a good human being because I think in today's world we're missing some of that and the compassion Geoff had."
 
A celebration of Jones' life took place on Saturday (Dec.1) at the Gibbons Community Cultural Centre.

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