John Joseph Kilgour
1925 - 2020
{ "" }
Share John's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
John Joseph Kilgour (94) our devoted father, loving husband, and grandfather originally from Turners Falls, MA, presently in Jacksonville, FL, died on September 16, 2020 at home surrounded by his son and two daughters. John was born in Springfield, MA on December 9, 1925 to the late Walter and Hanna (O'Conner) Kilgour. John was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and beloved wife, June (Dion) and their son John Howard Kilgour. John served honorably in the US Navy during WW2, was recalled serving again in the Korean Conflict, mostly aboard the USS Bataan CVL-29.

John grew up in South Deerfield, MA attending Deerfield schools prior to entering the US Navy during WW2. Following John's two tours in the US Navy John lived in Turners Falls where he and his loving wife raised their four children together. John retired to Jacksonville, FL after 28 years of work as a civil engineer for the state of MA, where he spent the remainder of his life.

John enjoyed many accomplishments but one he was most proud of was designing and building his beautiful home in Brewster, Ma where he and his wife June planned to retire. He also loved golfing in North Ft Myers and continued to play until he was physically unable, but his first love has always been his family. He always said "Home is anywhere that my family is", and enjoyed traveling, visited his son in Germany followed by a visit with his daughter in England where they traveled the "whiskey trail" and explored their historic roots together in Ireland and Scotland. John also visited his son, daughter-in-law, and grandson in Taiwan when he was 74 years old making that long journey by himself.

John will be deeply missed by his three children, Lawrence Kilgour, (Chaili Kuan) and Noreen Lusco, (Greg), of Jacksonville, FL, Denise Hubert of Greenfield, MA and daughter-in-law Maryann Kilgour of Marion, MA., Nine grandchildren, Holly York, Scott Jarry, Melissa Hubert, Erin Burt, Kate Hubert, Jason Hubert, Jacob Lusco, Johnlon and Angelina Kilgour and thirteen great grandchildren.

A Mass for John will be held at Our Lady of Peace in Turners Falls October 14 at 10am.

Sympathy may be expressed at:

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Recorder on Sep. 24, 2020.
Funeral Mass
10:00 AM
Our Lady of Peace
Memories & Condolences
Not sure what to say?
9 entries
September 28, 2020
Denise and family, I am sincerely sorry to learn of your loss. Such sad times.
Shari Strahan
September 28, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of your beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather's passing. He was much loved by all of you. I know he loved you all. Your memories of his love will be remembered forever. My loving thoughts are with you all.
Linda Hoer
September 26, 2020
God bless all of John’s children. Noreen sorry for your loss.
Terry Lynne Spann
September 26, 2020
So very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. I am happy to hear you were there at the end. It is a remarkable privilege to share that last goodbye. You have always been in my prayers, especially Uncle John, and you will always continue to be there. God Bless you and may the good Lord ease your grief.
Cheryl Dulong
September 26, 2020
I love you Grandpa! ❤
Katherine Hubert
September 25, 2020
Dear Larry, Noreen, and Denise,
I was deeply saddened to hear of your Dad's passing. Although it's been many decades, I still have many fond memories of family holiday parties at the house in Turners with "Auntie" June and "Uncle" John (and yes, of course "Auntie" Esther). Although no words can ease the pain of losing a father, I hope the happy memories soon outweigh the tears.
Ron Till
September 25, 2020
Noreen, you & your family have my sincere condolence on the transitioning of your father. I know just how much he meant to you, just know I'm praying for you & your family to continue to reverence in the great memories you have embedded in your hearts. Thinking of you always, Pam
Pamela Cain
September 25, 2020
My condolences, Denise, for the loss of your father. You were such a good daughter. His obituary said he believed family was everything. That shows in you. Love, Kathy
Kathy Ruseckas
September 24, 2020
I am sorry to hear of the death of your father, grandfather, and great grandfather. God bless you all. ❤
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences