Passed away May 13th, 2017 at Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital at the age of 56 years. He leaves to mourn with fond and loving memories his wife Christine Gibbons; Daughter Crystal Anna Gibbons; Special Niece Oriana P. Caines (Goddaughter); Mother Marjorie Gibbons; Brothers Dennis (Cassie), Truman (Bernice), Herman; Sisters Celia (Ward), Ellen (Mike),  Sheilagh (Lloyd); Nephews and Nieces Tamara (Steve), Nathan (Penney), DJ, Chelsey (Andrew), Michael, Joshua, Logan, Marissa (Doug), Christine (Leon), Mandy; Great Nieces and Nephews Aubree, Kaci-Rae as well as sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, and many nieces and nephews in the Pittman family. Royal was predeceased by his Father Nathaniel Gibbons; Grandparents Isaac Gibbons & Sarah-Jane Coates, Walter & Mahala Applin; Father-in-Law Christopher J. Pittman and Mother-in-law Bridgett Pittman. Visitation took place from the Our Lady of Grace Roman Catholic Church in Bird Cove from where the funeral also took place on May, 17th, 2017 at 2:00 pm with Fr. Bosco officiating. Interment followed. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Kerry M. Fillatre‚Äôs Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Siobhan Mauger Funeral Director.