Mission, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada 
"THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me GEORGE GIBBARD, Senior, of the town of Mission City in the District of New Westminster and Province of British Columbia made this second day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty.
I REVOKE all former Wills or other Testamentary Dispositions by me at any time heretofore made, and declare this only to be and contain my last will and testament.
I DIRECT all my just debts, Funeral and Testamentary expenses to be paid and satisfied by my executors hereinafter names [sic] as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH all my Real and Personal Estate of which I may die possessed in the manner following that is to say:
To my son Walt Gibbard I bequeath the sum of Six Hundred Dollars ($600), and to my two daughters Agnes Abbott, wife of George A. Abbott and Clara Wilkinson, wife of Tom Wilkinson of the City of Nanaimo, British Columbia, I bequeath Four Hundred Dollars ($400) each. To the Methodist Church at Mission City in the Province of British Columbia, I bequeath the sum of Four Hundred Dollars ($400)00 [sic] to be applied to the Building Fund of the said church.
All the balance of the moneys realised aforesaid shall be equally divided between my sons and daughters.
ALL the residue of my state not hereinbefore disposed of I give bequeath and devise unto my executors to be divided equally between my surving [sic] sons and daughters as aforesaid.
AND I nominate and appoint my sons George Gibbard, Junior and Frank Gibbard, in the event of the death of one of the aforementioned sons then Amos Gibbard shall be executor in his place, to be Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.
IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand the day and year first above written.
SIGNED published and declared by the said George Gibbard, Senior, the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who both present together at the same time in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto susbcribed our names as witness.
Chas. A. Gibbard
Mission City, B.C.
7 Feb 1922
Mission, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada 
Hatzic Cemetery, Hatzic, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada 
East, Row 4, Stone 8
Find A Grave Memorial# 21740805
The following is an article from:
Scholesfield, E.O.S., "British Columbia : From the Earliest Times to the Present", vol. 3, J.S. Clarke, 1914.
George Gibbard, Sr., who is considered one of the oldest settlers in the Mission district, was for almost a quarter of a century closely associated with agricultural interests here, the period of his activity covering the time of the greatest growth and development of this part of the province. Out of the wilderness he hewed a model farm and, keeping pace with the rapid progress of the province, gradually accumulated a considerable fortune which has enabled him to retire from active life. He was born in Buckinghamshire, England, May 2, 1853, and is a son of Charles and Elizabeth Gibbard, both of whom have passed away, the father having followed agricultural pursuits during all of his active life.
George Gibbard acquired his education in the schools of Buckinghamshire but at the early age of eight years was obliged to lay aside his books and earn his own livelihood. He is therefore in all essential respects a self-made man and the hardships of his early life engendered in his character qualities of self-reliance and independence which formed important factors in his later success. Until he was eighteen years of age he worked at farm labor and then moved into Staffordshire, where he learned the baker's trade, following this from 1871 to 1884. In the latter year he emigrated to Canada, taking with him a letter from the agent at Birmingham to the agent at Quebec. The latter gave Mr. Gibbard and his family free transportation from Quebec to Toronto "because he was considered a superior man of the labouring class." At Palmerston, in the latter province, he established a bakery and after conducting this for two and a half years, he sold his business. Having heard of the wonderful opportunities which the west offered and disliking the severe winters in the east, he came to British Columbia, settling in New Westminster, April 18, 1887. After remaining a short time in that city he preempted land in Cedar Valley and began its development at a time when pioneer conditions prevailed everywhere. For miles around the wilderness stretched unbroken by roads or settlements. On account of these conditions Mr. Gibbard was obliged to pack all of his things to his farm upon his shoulders and provisions were sent from New Westminster, the nearest town. In order to get his children to school he had to cut a road a mile in length through the woods. His own property was entirely unimproved and covered with a dense growth of timber. This Mr. Gibbard cleared, setting himself with courage and resolution to the great task of developing his farm, which with the passing years became a productive and valuable property and a general stopping place for the new settlers in the valley. Mr. Gibbard is considered one of the oldest settlers in the Mission district and the years have brought him success, prominence and a substantial fortune which enables him to spend his later years in rest and retirement. He and his wife now reside in an attractive little cottage in Mission, while three of his sons continue to operate the ranch.
On the 3rd of January, 1875, Mr. Gibbard was united in marriage to Miss Eliza Cook, a daughter of Samuel [sic] and Mary Ann Cook, of England. Mr. and Mrs. Gibbard became the parents of thirteen children, ten sons and three daughters, and they have twenty-six grandchildren, all their progeny living in the vicinity of Mission. Mr. Gibbard is a member of the Methodist church and is connected fraternally with the Royal Templars. He takes an active interest in public affairs and seven years ago was appointed by the emigration department of the Dominion government as a farmer's delegate to England. During the period of his residence in the Mission district he has witnessed practically its entire growth and development and his own work has been an important factor in progress, his success placing him in the front ranks of progressive and representative citizens.
1. John Henry Gibbard, b. 29 Apr 1875, West Bromwich, Sandwell, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom , d. 1 Mar 1962, Mission Memorial Hospital, Mission, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada (Age 86 years)
2. David "Dave" Gibbard, b. 23 Oct 1876, West Bromwich, Sandwell, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom , d. 9 Sep 1960, Mission Memorial Hospital, Mission, Fraser Valley, British Columbia, Canada (Age 83 years)
George Gibbard family Back Row, L-R Fred, Frank, Tom,
Middle Row, L-R George Jr., Agnes, John, Nellie, Dave, Amos
Front Row, L-R Arthur, Mr. & Mrs. George & Eliza [ Cooke] Gibbard, Clara
Bottom Row, Charlie, Walter
Source: John Powell
George Gibbard family Standing on bench at back, l to r: Fred, Frank, Dave, Walter, George Jr.
Middle row, l to r: Arthur, Amos, Clara, Nellie, Agnes, Tom
Seated l to r: George Sr., Charlie, Eliza Cooke, John