Owen Gilmore was born in Petitcodiac on March 6, 1939; he was the son of the late Owen E. and Edna Jean (Saunders) Gilmore. He passed away peacefully at the Jordan LifeCare Centre on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
He will be dearly missed and lives on in the hearts of his children, Esther Gagnon of Calgary, Elaine Gilmore of Intervale, Mark Gilmore (Tracy) of Petitcodiac, Ellen Gilmore (Shayne) of Calgary, Marsha McQuinn (Sean) of Killams Mills, and honorary daughter, Carol Brown Penney (Terry); grandchildren, Dominique, Matt, Chris, Kayla, Kevin, Bailey, Shae, Wyatt; great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; his siblings, Sterling of Elgin and Gertrude-Jean Whittier (Alfie) of Sherbrooke, Quebec. Predeceased by the mother of his children, Marilyn (Lounsbury) Gilmore; sisters, Joyce and husband Doug Rice, Clara and husband Bill Allen and sister-in-law Doris Gilmore.
Owen was an Electrician by trade and owned his own company "Gilmores Electric" for many years, mentoring and partnering with his son Mark. He was an esteemed member of the Petitcodiac community, volunteering with Minor Hockey and the Figure Skating Club for many years. Owen was an avid NASCAR #3 fan and friends and family will fondly remember road trips to the races. In the summer, he could be found playing baseball with The Boys and was known for his "legendary spinner pitch". He played well into his sixties. In the winter, Owen was a permanent fixture at the arena, coaching with his son, Mark and supporting Minor Hockey, as well as many hours watching his daughters figure skate. He loved watching the kids play hockey and basketball, often taking on the role of taxi and spending countless hours on the highway getting to multiple games in a single day. Owen holds the hearts of many of his kids' friends who considers him an Honorary Father. The Gilmores home was always open and changed many lives in doing so.
Arrangements are in the care of Salisbury Funeral Home & Crematorium (372-4800) with a private family service on Friday, April 23, 2021. Covid-19 restrictions in place. A web-link to livestream the private family service will appear on the funeral home website on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm.
If desired, memorials to the Petitcodiac/Salisbury Minor Hockey Association or the Petitcodiac & District Figure Skating Club would be appreciated by the family.
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