In 1904 Immigrated to Canada and homesteaded some land near Delisle, Saskatchewan.
He married Bertha Stenitta Lovaas, daughter of Andreas Olson Løvaas and Anna Marie Modahl, on 16 July 1905 at Loganton, Saskatchewan.
He died on 16 November 1951, at Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops, British Columbia, at age 74 and was buried on 20 November 1951, at Mount Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm, British Columbia.
They had 4 children:
2. Irene Frances Gilbertson was born on 14 October 1911 at Delisle, Saskatchewan. She married Gordon James Harper, son of Frances James Harper and Johanna Anneta Wiechmann, on 9 November 1934 at St Andrews United Church Manse, Kinistino, Saskatchewan. She died on 1 February 1977, at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, at age 65. She was buried on 7 February 1977, at Kinistino Cemetery, Kinistino, Saskatchewan.
3. Walter Gordon Gilbertson was born on 24 February 1913 at Delisle, Saskatchewan. He married Rose Thomson on 24 July 1945 at Glasgow, Scotland. He died in 1980, at British Columbia, at age 67.
4. Bernice Isobel Gilbertson was born on 17 October 1917 at Kinistino, Saskatchewan. She married Kenneth Conway on 16 August 1946. She died on 27 March 1994, at San Diego, California, at age 76.