Helping Tim Gibb and family

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Given by 430 generous donors in 13 days

Family mourning of fatal plane crash losing beloved father/husband

Franz Josef / Waiau, West Coast

Many of you are probably coming to terms with the devasting news that tragically yesterday Tim Gibb was killed in a plane crash. This is devasting news and a great loss to our very close knit community. Tim Gibb known to many was not only a father to two very beautiful girls Sarah and Olivia but also a wonderful husband to Vanessa.

Tim was very well respected within the Franz Joseph community, being a deputy chief fire fighter who has given over 15/20 voluntary years to the service and his people, he was also the Civil Defence Officer for Franz.

Tim gave all of his time to everyone and anyone to ensure they always come first. Covid has been tough for this family who operate a small business Across Country Quad Bikes. We are reaching out to the community for your support to help with immediate expenses to bring Sarah home from Croatia to support Vanessa and Olivia so they can grieve together as a family.

We thank you all in advance for your support for Vanessa and the girls it is very much appreciated.

Written by: Steve & Lou

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Funeral cost and helping the family get back to day to day life

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Thank you!  18 August 2022

We are so overwhelmed with the generosity of all of you. After 60 hours of travel and countless flight changes and delays, Sarah is now home with her family. Unfortunately, rescuers are not able to get to Tim until February when the snow melts. We are holding a memorial this Saturday at the Franz Josef Community Hall to celebrate Tim's life. Everyone is welcome.

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Maggie & Owen Morris
Maggie & Owen Morris 7 hours ago
Thinking of you all at this sad time Vanessa & Family. Love to All.
Ryan 8 hours ago
Jonathan & Raewyn
Jonathan & Raewyn 14 hours ago
Thinking of you all at this terribly sad time.
Andrew and Helene
Andrew and Helene 16 hours ago
Gibb Family. We are all feeling the loss of a legend who had a smile on his face through dark times and sunshine.
Guest Donor
Guest Donor 3 days ago
Thinking of you all: Vanessa, Miriam, Johnny, Grant & families

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