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Emma Ruth GilmourEmma Ruth Gilmour, 84, of Ogdensburg, died on January 20, 2014, at her home. Calling hours will be Thursday, January 23, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the funeral home. A funeral service will be Friday, January 24, 11 am at the Presbyterian Stone Church, Pastor David Hart officiating. Burial will be in the Stone Church Cemetery. Emma Ruth is survived by sons, David and his wife Jane Gilmour, of Ogdensubrg, Robert and wife Kathy Gilmour, of Ogdensburg, John Gilmour of Ogdensburg, daughters, April and husband Peter Bruyere, of Ogdensburg, Sue Ann and husband Mike Stoner,of Heuvelton, 18 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son Milford Gilmour, a grandson Jameson Gilmour, a daughter in law, Brenda Henderson Gilmour, brothers Spencer, Leonard and Danford Kirby, and a sister, Mable Ghize. Emma Ruth was born on May 25, 1929 in the Town of Oswegatchie to Milford and Avis Carter Kirby. She graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy, and then married John Floyd Gilmour on April 8, 1948 at the Presbyterian Stone Church, he died on October 25, 2013. She was a homemaker and previous to that a therapy aide at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center till her retirement. She had also worked for the St. Lawrence County Department Of Social Services. Emma Ruth attended the Presbyterian Stone Church where she was very active as an Elder in Session, Sunday School Teacher, on the Cemetery, Church Festival, Memory Lane, Building and Stone Wall Building Committees, she taught also Vacation Bible School. She was a 4H leader (teaching sewing and cooking), a member if the Daughters of the Americn Revolution, was on the Board at the Salvation Army, hosted several foreign exchange students, and was an advocate for the disadvantaged. She was an artist (used water colors, paints and clay), liked to identify flowers and wild life, sew, write stories (especially birth stories) loved children and was an avid tree hugger. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Presbyterian Stone Church or the Presbyterian Stone Church Tree Fund, Stone Church Road, Ogdensburg, New York 13669.
Our sincere condolences to all the Gilmour Family on the loss of your beloved Emma Ruth.
God be with you.
Jerry and Patty Durant
The Villages, Fl.
Jerry & Patty Durant Jan 25 2014 12:00 AM
I worked several years with
Emma Ruth.What a joy to
work with.She will truly be missed.She was such a caring and loving
prayers to the family.
Carol West Jan 23 2014 12:00 AM
April and Peter, Robert and Kathy,Sueanne and Mike,David and Jane and little John, you are all in my thoughts and prayers at another difficult loss,again so many childhood and teenage memories of growing up and spending time at your homes – which was always fun still is !!! I will always remember you mom as warm and welcoming and her creative ideas to keep us busy,also all her energy and activity at the church –she will be missed but will live on in the heart and minds of all who knew her.
Carol White Smithers Jan 23 2014 12:00 AM
The 1st person our family met moving into our stone house on the McCormick Road was Emma Ruth. She was an amazing lady who touched many lives. How luck your family was to have her as your Mother. Sympathies to all the family. Joan (Mace) Narrow
joan narrow Jan 23 2014 12:00 AM
David and Jane and all family members. We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories console you during this dificult time. May God be with you all.
Dan & Lynne Lockhart Jan 22 2014 12:00 AM
Sue Ann, Mike and family, I am so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. I know she will be greatly missed. Remember, as long as you have your memories of her and of both your parents, they will never truly be gone…just away… May you find comfort in knowing she is at peace and in God’s eternal care. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this very difficulty time. With sympathy, love and prayers, Rosemary
Rosemary Davis Knowlton Jan 22 2014 12:00 AM
Sue Ann and family, we are sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You and all of your family are in our prayers. Remember all the good times and they will help you through this time of sorrow.
Douglas White/Judy McEathron Jan 22 2014 12:00 AM
Pam and I have fond memories of visits with Emma Ruth. She was a wonderful lady. Our prayers and condolences to all the family.
Rev. John and Pam Van Haneghan Jan 22 2014 12:00 AM
Robert and Kathy and family, Sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Stewart and Blondie
Blondie Parmeter Jan 22 2014 12:00 AM
So very sorry for loss of this wonderful lady. May The Lord be with you all at this sorrow time.
Kevin and Leslie Hockey Jan 22 2014 12:00 AM