Gilbert Allan Riggan


It is with profound sadness the family of Gilbert Riggan announces his sudden passing on June 15, 2019 at the age of 60 years.

Gil will forever be lovingly remembered by his wife Shelly, sons Jason (Jennifer),  James (Ruthie) and Dillon; daughters Leanne (Erik) and Jackie (Ken); and numerous grandchildren; his mother Ruby; brothers Cecil (Ruth) and Keith (Brenda); sisters Effie (John) and Rita; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.

Gil was predeceased by his father Robert “Burt” Riggan .

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 21, 2019 at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish (200 Boundary Road, Spruce Grove, Alberta) followed by luncheon. Following the luncheon please join the family for a Graveside Service at Peace Cemetery, Devon, Alberta.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Stollery Children’s Hospital.

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200 Boundary Road, Spruce Grove, AB, CA

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Dwayne Schuttler

Iam so sorry. I just heard about this. I wish I knew sooner. My condolences . I was a friend of Gil’s for many years. He gave a toast to me at my wedding as we worked together for years in hospital security. My best to his family. I hope someone is able to respond to this. Take care.

Marisa and Jason Nowoczin

Gil……. we loved him immediately. He was funny, down to earth, faith filled, and a dedicated family man. We will miss his more than words can express.

Mykle Lambert

Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We will always remember his smile and laugh, it was an honor to call Gil a friend and colleague.

Brenda and Paul Pierce

We are so sorry and sad to hear of the passing of Gil. He was such a terrific guy. Such a family man, so proud of his wife and family. He loved to show us pictures of all the grand children. He will be missed by everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Bauer Family

Uncle Gil was a great addition to our family !! He was an easy guy to love right from the start. My girls loved when he would do his nose picking joke with his stubby finger !! They also remember when he dressed up as Santa one year !! He will be dearly missed by all ♥️

Art & Peggy Muz

Sending our love and prayers to you and your family Shelly! Gil will be sadly missed, including our supper dates with all the laughter. Rest easy Gil till we meet again.


Will miss the fun banter between Charles and Gil and the goofy stories, but most of all I’ll miss the genuine friendship and respect that Gil demonstrated towards others. He will be missed except for push starting him on his Harley!

Madalina Enache

My deepest condolences to Shelly and the family.
Gil was a wonderful man and he always had a smile on his face.
He will be deeply missed.

John Miranda

I’m so sorry to hear of Gil’s passing. Gil was my Forman at Alberta Highway Services Leduc for 6 years. I remember him being such a stand up guy, a gentle giant. Although we lost touch over the years he was a very important influence on me and taught me a great deal about work and life. I loved hearing all his stories about being a member of the RCMP.. Gil you will be missed, thank you.

Paul Gagne

Saddened and shocked hear of Gil’s passing have known him since early 1980 when he was Aux/ Cst in Wetaskiwin, my first posting. Thoughts and prayer to his family

Pat and Mike Elmes

Words can not express the profound loss that we feel on news of Gil’s passing. He was a friend and a gem of a human being. He was so proud of Shelly and his wonderful family. His face lit up as he shared with Mike and I special moments he preserved on his phone. I am privileged to have known him during this short journey he shared with Shelly. Shelly, I pray your heart will heal. May God comfort you. We will all meet again. Gil – rest In Peace.


Shelly & Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Gil will be missed!

Dianne Lehman

Dear Shelly and family
I am so sorry to hear you dear Gil has passed!
I just loved working with him in the RCMP comcentre, over 20 years ago now.
I will always remember and cherish Gil’s great sense of humour, common sense, frankness, and sarcasm.
He was a valued friend and person in our organization and unit.
Dianne Lehman

Linda and Ron

We were heartbroken and saddened by the sudden loss of this kind gentle man. He had such a twinkle in his eye and the best laugh. Ron remembers fondly working with Gil and enjoying his positive presence. Rest in God’s eternal grace Gil, we know you’ll watch carefully over your loved ones… Shelly, our hearts are with you.

Debbie & Leo

Shelly & Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Lindsay Ram

I am so sorry to hear of Gil’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Words cannot express the sadness I feel hearing the news about the loss of my co-worker and my friend. Gil was always so proud to share news of more grandchildren arriving in his life and also sharing videos of his grandchildren. He will be missed by all. My condolences to his wife and the entire family.

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