|Robert (Bob) Gilchrist of Lucknow passed away at Sepoy Manor on May 18th, 2022 at the age of 83. He will be missed by his family: devoted wife June (Stewart), daughter-in-law Denise (loving wife of Grant – d.2015), sons Dale (Marilynne) and Dan (Lorelei). Remembered with love by Carolyn (wife of Murray d. 1991). Grandfather of Brad (Kristie), Jess (Neil Froats), Erin (Eliakim Hawi), Ellen (Mathias Peel), Cass (Mark O’Neil), Drew (Kate) and great-grandfather to Peyton, Ella, Allie, Aiden and Liam. Predeceased by sons Grant and Murray, brother Jack and sister Shirley McDonald. He is fondly remembered by neighbours, many friends, June’s siblings and their families.
Bob farmed most of his life just outside of Lucknow and is well known to the community. In addition to farming he operated a farm equipment business, worked as a butcher at Hilray Farms, and operated equipment for Teeswater Concrete and Porters. He volunteered for many years in the Agricultural Society and served as a member of the Board of Managers at Lucknow Presbyterian Church. He especially enjoyed his time travelling, square dancing, log sawing, playing slow-pitch, bowling, coaching hockey and meeting with his buddies at Mary’s Restaurant.
Visitation will be held at Lucknow Presbyterian Church on Sunday from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm with a funeral at the church on Monday at 11 am. Due to allergies, donations to the Lucknow Agricultural Society, Lucknow Presbyterian Church, Wingham & District Hospital or Lucknow Minor Sports, in lieu of flowers, would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Interment at South Kinloss Cemetery.