Monday, September 4, 2017

Obituary announcement for club member Adrien(Gil) Gilmore LM685

June 24, 1924 - August 17, 2017 GILMORE, Adrien Gwynne  (June 24, 1924- August 17, 2017) ‘Gil’ was born on Battle Street in Kamloops, BC. He served in the Signal Corps overseas in Africa and Italy during WWII. After returning to Vancouver he met and married Pearl Little, his wife of 55 years. He got a degree in social work at UBC. After that they moved to Royal Oak in Saanich and raised a family. Lloyd, Wayne, Shannon and Colleen grew up on two hobby farms, first at Royal Oak-later in North Saanich. Two Jersey cows and various birds were the norm. Gil worked as a BC government employee and retiring in 1984. He then became a volunteer fire fighter with the Sidney Fire Department for 11 years. They frequented both, Lunds and Kilshaw auctions in Victoria. They moved to Parksville in 1991 and Gil became involved with amateur radio. His wife Pearl predeceased him in 2003. He volunteered for the Qualicum Museum and Salvation Army Kettle Drive and was part of the Legion Colour Party for Remembrance Day each year. His lived his final months at the Nanaimo Seniors Village, where he received the best treatment and care, thanks to the exemplary staff there. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at the Parkville Legion 49. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
For photo of Gil go to Parksville Qualicum News Obituaries

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