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John F. GilmourJohn F. Gilmour, 86, of Ogdensburg, died on October 25, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his loving family. Calling hours will be on Sunday, October 27, 2013, 2 - 4 and 7 - 9 PM, at the funeral home. A funeral service will be on, Monday, October 28, 11:00 am, at the Presbyterian Stone Church, Morristown, Pastor David Hart officiating. Burial will follow in the Stone Church Cemetery, Morristown, with military honors. John is survived by his wife, Emma Ruth, sons, David and his wife Jane Gilmour, of Ogdensburg,Robert and his wife Kathy Gilmour of Ogdensburg and John Gilmour of Ogdensburg, daughters, April and husband Peter Bruyere, of Ogdensburg, Sue Ann and husband Mike Stoner, of Heuvelton , a sister, Vivian and husband Bill Culligan, Idaho, 18 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, a niece and nephew. He was predeceased by a son, Milford Gilmour, a grandson Jameson Gilmour and a daughter in law, Brenda Henderson Gilmour. John was born on August 26, 1927, the son of Warren and Doris Truax Gilmour, in Ogdensburg. He graduated from Morristown Central School in 1945 and then entered the U.S. Navy, where he earned the American Theatre and Victory Medals. He married Emma Ruth Kirby on April 8, 1948, at the Presbyterian Stone Church. John owned and operated Gilmour's Garage which he and his Dad began; he drove school bus for Morristown Central School first driving an old woody and then a regular school bus. During his life John also farmed, delivered ice and feed, worked on construction, was a welder on the St. Lawrence Seaway, owned and operated Gilmour Spray Foam Insulation. John refurbished his garage into apartments. He and Emma Ruth retired to their St. Lawrence River home (Camp Itty Bitty). John was a member of the Presbyterian Stone Church, and an inductee in the Morristown Central School Hall of Fame. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, telling jokes, tinkering, living on the river, doing carpentry, building and racing go karts at the horse track (as a teenager) . He was a machinist and made parts, many times he would give these parts and do the repairs on people's cars for free. On their anniversary John and Emma Ruth always left and spent time alone going to destinations unknown. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Presbyterian Stone Church, (tree planting fund), Stone Church Road, Ogdensburg, New York 13669 or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.
Emma Ruth & Family,
So sorry to hear about John. I know he will be missed. My thoughts are with all of you.
Kris Lennox Oct 29 2013 12:00 AM
To the family of John Gilmour: So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you! Sincerely Linda Bowden
Linda Bowden Oct 28 2013 12:00 AM
Emma Ruth and family, my heartfelt condolences and prayers for you all. He was a kind and helpful soul to all he knew.
Sharon Logan Oct 28 2013 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Gilmour Family. Fond and loving memories of times spend with your family. Sorry for your loss.
John Kirby Oct 28 2013 12:00 AM
So sorry for your loss. May your many memories sustain you during this difficult time. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Blondie Parmeter Oct 28 2013 12:00 AM
Robert, Kathy & Family,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Max & Nicole Milsap
Nicole Milsap Oct 28 2013 12:00 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with you, so sorry for your loss.
Robin Irvine Oct 28 2013 12:00 AM
We are very sad to hear that John had passed away. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Emma Ruth and all the Gilmour family.
Jimmy & Penny Bogardus III
James H & Penny Bogardus III Oct 28 2013 12:00 AM
Emma Ruth and all the Gilmour family are in my thoughts and and prayers,so many fond childhood memories growing up in the Black Lake Community included your family and so much fun was always had at your home .I am remembering your Dad as a quiet kind man. Some of the best memories – swinging on the rope swing from the rafters in the barn – what joy and freedom , hay rides through the woods – it was a special childhood joy we where blessed to have experienced .May your memories sustain you through this difficult time ,
Carol White Smithers Oct 27 2013 12:00 AM
my heart felt condolences go to the familty of John ,may god bless you all duing this troubling time and always
Doug Daniel Oct 27 2013 12:00 AM