Bernard Valentine Gilmour
February 14, 1932 – June 27, 2014
Bernard Valentine Gilmour, 82, died at St. Paul's Hospital in Saskatoon, June 27, 2014. In a journey that began where it ended, Bernard was also born at St. Paul's Hospital. He became the youngest of nine children to parents Ada Minetta (Adair) Gilmour and William James Gilmour. He was predeceased by his mother Ada Minetta Gilmour (Adair); father William James Gilmour; wife Daphne Gilmour; his brothers and sisters Leonard (Bonnie) Gilmour, Beth (Archie) McCorquondale, Walter Gilmour and Harold Gilmour and Dorothy (George) Moore. He is survived by stepsons Brent Adams and Brad (Lisa) Adams; his brother Stewart (Joyce) Gilmour; sister Irene (Rocky) Kwamsoos; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Bernie grew up in Grandora where he attended Boylston School in Grandora. Upon completing Grade 10, he moved to Saskatoon and finished grade 11 and 12 at the Saskatoon Technical School. Following his graduation, he was employed by Massey Harris Crane Ltd., Canada Packers, CP Local Freight and the Royalite Refinery (Gulf, Petro-Can) in Saskatoon where he worked for 32 years. He retired from the refinery in October 1989 at the age of 57. In 1975, Bernie married Daphne (Adams), who passed away on July 6, 2007. Bernard was an avid bowler for 60 years and was proud to be a member of both the Provincial and Canadian teams. He was a member of the Elks and the Army and Navy Veterans' Club where he volunteered and played shuffleboard. Throughout his life, Bernie spent countless hours tending his extensive vegetable and flower garden. He was an accomplished cook and enjoyed sharing the bounty of his kitchen and garden with friends and family. Also an ardent wine- maker, Bernie loved tending his brew almost as much as he loved fostering his garden. Bernard was passionate about many things – the family pets, the Roughriders, golf, bingo, travelling, music and especially family. The family would like to thank the nurses, doctors, and staff at St. Paul's Hospital for making Bernie's' last days as comfortable and peaceful as possible. A Memorial Service in honour of Bernie's life will be held at Park Funeral Chapel, 311 Third Avenue N, Saskatoon, SK. The Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014. Memorial donations can be made to the SPCA in honour of the rescued pets Bernie and Daphne dearly loved. To send online condolences, visit www.parkfuneral.ca
"Obituaries & Tributes". Arrangements entrusted to Derryl Hildebrandt of Park Funeral Chapel, 306.244.2103.