Theo Gibbs, 18, died suddenly in his sleep at his family’s Regina home on December 30. Gibbs began his baseball career at the Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League’s Regina White Sox before going to the Martin Sports Academy and the Regina Red Sox Academy.
Gibbs played collegiate baseball at Lassen Community College (LCC) in Susanville, Calif., and was home for the holidays and rehabilitation. In June, Gibbs committed to LCC after graduating from the Martin baseball program. However, he suffered a shoulder issue at LCC and returned to Regina to recover.
In January, Gibbs was heading back to the LCC baseball team. LCC’s Baseball Coach Frank Avilla released a statement about Gibbs passing. “Our baseball program is heartbroken by the passing of Theo Gibbs,” said Avilla.
“We send our prayers and wish his family comfort, peace, and strength as they mourn the loss of their oldest son. Although our time was brief, Theo’s smile and energy was infectious.” Baseball was not the only sport that Gibbs played. While growing up, he suited up with two minor hockey teams: the Regina Shamrocks and Regina Cougars.
Theo is survived by his parents, Kory and Dana, and brothers, Townes, 15, and Ali, 12. The entire family takes part in local sports and both parents are teachers. The family thanked everyone who reached out about the unexpected passing of their son. (SOURCE)