July 10, 1946 – December 14, 2013
A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
Anyone who knew Gene will understand that he did just this – he filled his life with love and adventure.
He was many things to many people: a loving husband, a selfless father, a loyal son, an adventurous grandfather, a caring friend, and a trusted town barber. As a straight talker and story teller he was always ready to share a good meal and a hearty laugh, a golf tee box or chair lift.
He began work at Albert’s Barber Shop in 1973 and never looked back. The barber shop was his life’s work and his connection to his community. He loved the daily banter with customer as over the years he watched lives change and boys grow into men.
A sudden relapse of cancer cut his life much too short. With his family at his side, Gene let go of this life, passing with dignity to other lands of grandiose golf courses, warm sunshine, and chocolate banana cream pies.
He made a big splash in this pool of humanity, and although we will miss him immensely, we are all richer for having known him. His bravery, honesty, open-mindedness, generosity, and genuine zest for life will always inspire us.
Gene is survived by his wife, Cornelia Vibbert, children and their spouses, Marc Vibbert (Tammy), Christina Wade (Bill), Dana Smith (Chad), Doug Ogilvie and Dennis Ogilvie, as well as many grandchildren.
At his request no service will be held.
Raise your glass to a remarkable man who will be greatly missed, but always remain alive in our hearts.