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Fred Irving Gilman
1921 - 2018
La famille recevra les témoignages de sympathie au : 1720 Gilman Street, St-Georges-de-Clarenceville
Le jeudi 30 août 2018 de 14h à 19h; et le vendredi 31 août de 14h à 19h également.
Les funérailles seront célébrées:
Le samedi 1er septembre 2018 à 11h00, en l’Église Wesley United située au 51 Rue de la Rivière, Bedford, QC J0J 1A0. Un goûter fraternel suivra.
Paisiblement et entouré des siens, à l’Hôpital BMP de Cowansville, le 27 août 2018, à l’âge de 97 ans, est décédé M. Fred Gilman, époux de feu Esther Stevens, et fils de feu Wesley Gilman et de feu Josephine Arnold, résident de longue date de Clarenceville et de Bedford.
Fred a fondé la réputée compagnie Gilman & Sons Insurance en 1948, toujours active à ce jour. Il était un Vétéran pilote de chasse de la Deuxième Guerre Mondiale, un membre actif de L’Église Wesley United Church, de la Légion Royale Canadienne, de la loge maçonnique, des Shriners et de l’AMRA.
Il laisse dans le deuil ses enfants : Ann ( Ross Thompson) de Vancouver B.C., Fred Jr. (Kathy Gilman) de la Virginie, Ralph (Kelly Lackey) et Mary (Mario Salois); ses petits-enfants: Julia Sever (Frank), Robert Thompson, Lacey Gilman (Ricky Gasser), Matthew Gilman (Liana Kohlop), Samantha Salois (Steven Goodhue) et Jesse Salois; ses arrière-petits-enfants: Ross Thompson, Luke Sever, Gavin, Emerick, Mila, et Lincoln Gasser, Finnegan et Mordecai Gilman; sa belle-soeur Hilda Soles; son neveu John Soles; Brian Bourdeau , ainsi que plusieurs autres parents et de nombreux amis.
La famille remercie sincèrement Dr. Fafard, le personnel des Hôpitaux des Vétérans aux États-Unis, ainsi que le personnel de l’Hôpital BMP pour les excellents soins prodigués.
En guise de sympathie, la famille vous invite à faire un don à l’Église Wesley United de Bedford.
Les arrangements funéraires ont été confiés au Complexe Funéraire Brome-Missisquoi, 215, rue Rivière, Bedford.
Vos témoignages de sympathie peuvent être transmis via notre site web : www.complexebm.com
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Mes sincères condoléances à la famille et mes pensées sont avec vous
Marjo Hebert et Roger Parent
Our sincères condoléances Ralph, Kelley , Mary and all the other members of the family.
Sincères condoléances à toute la famille.
Sincères condoléances à toute la famille.
Bob and Lina Kimmell
deepest synpathy to all the family
Mes sincères sympathies à toute la famille
Un bon monsieur que j'ai eu le privilège de connaître il y a plusieurs années. Mes plus sincères condoléances à toute sa famille.
Anne Marie & Louis Boulau
Our deepest synpathies to all of the family, our thoughts are with you.
Guylaine et Patrick Sauriol
Sincère sympathies à toute la famille , nos pensées sont avec vous.
sincères condoléances à toute la famille. J'ai toujours eu beaucoup de respect pour M. Gilman?.. R.I.P.
Susan Kuhnel Barlow
Our sincere sympathies to the Gilman Families..I had the privilege of meeting Mr Gilman only once while visiting the area with my sister, Ruthanna,. He certainly made us feel very welcome during our stay at the cottage...how fortunate you all have been to have had this kind and gentle man in your lives.
My sympathy Ralph to you, your family and friends on the passing of your father.
8 years to work with Mr Gilman at the town hall of Bedford, I have a lot of good memories about those years, he did a lot for his town, church, Legion and so on? I wish that he rest in peace. Thank you Mr Gilman...now you and Marcel Béchard where you ase may help us to receive new factories in Bedford.
Pierre et Andrée Bourbonnais
Our sincere condolences to the Gilman family especially to our closest neighbors. Même si nous n?habitons pas Bedford depuis longtemps, nous avons pu constater le riche héritage issu des actions de monsieur Fred Gilman. May he Rest In Peace.
Toutes mes sympathies !
Eric and Wendy Dryden
We send our sincere sympathy to the Gilman family. You have suffered a great loss with the death of Fred. He was the kind of gentleman we should all aspire to be: always available to offer help or advice, ready to share his knowledge or expertise whenever he could, and a constant source of information. Fred was the inspiration for me to become involved in many community projects, beginning with the founding of the Municipal Library and culminating with election as a Municipal Councillor. We shall remember him with much respect and great admiration. Rest assured our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May he rest in peace and remain in your hearts.
Fred Gilman: A true getleman! I will always appreciate the day Fred (and his entourage) took to come visit the students at Massey-Vanier a few years back around Remembrance Day to speak about his war experience. He was generous with his time and his personal memorabilia. Thank you Mr. Gilman, for sharing with us and helping us educate our students.
Marcel Duchaine Andrea & Alex
Effectivement une très triste nouvelle, nos sympathies à toutes la famille et ses proche Le malheur de l?avour perdu ne doit pas faire oublier le bonheur de l?avour connue. Un ancien pilote de l?air qui a retrouvé ses ailes Comme un ange ne meurt pas il sera éternel
My deepest sympathies to the Gilman Family. Je garderai toujours un excellent souvenir de M. Gilman. Il a fait beaucoup pour Bedford!
Elizabeth & Ian Howard
Our deepest sympathy to all of you in the loss of your father.
Pierre Le Blanc
My deepest sympathy to the Gilman family.
Mr&Mrs Arnold Lewis
Our deepest sympathies to the Gilman family
Wayne and Julie Kemp
We were so sorry to hear of Fred?s passing. Wayne has many fond memories of Fred and Esther going back to the time when he was a young boy. He remembers going with Fred when he had the cement block business. Wayne would help water down the blocks. Fred was someone who lived life to the fullest. He will be missed by many. We send his family our sincerest condolences at this sad time.
TIM AND PATTI LAST
We are sorry to here of your lost, may you find comfort in fond memories of your dad in the coming days.
Mary & Ralph and family -- I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Gilman's passing. He was such a pillar in the community and touched so many people's lives. I can only imagine how much he will be missed. My sincere condolences to all of you xoxo
Fred was and continues to be an inspiration to many. He will be greatly missed. A life well lived - a life that has made a difference and who?se love, hope and caring will continue to live in our hearts and souls. Thank you, Fred. Sincere condolences to all.
We are all so sorry for your loss. He was a legend in these parts and will be missed. Sandra and Mike Dunnigan, and Betty Parkinson
Knut & Nancy
Our sincere condolences. Your Dad will be missed.
My deepest sympathy to Ralph, Kelly, Lacey and all the family
I worked with Fred for several years in organizing the "Hands Across the Border" event, when I was Grand Secretary. He was cooperative and a gentleman; a true Brother.. Good bye Fred
Deepest Sympathy to the family !!
Eldon and Cynthia Kimmons
We're so sorry for your loss,he will be missed here in FL.We will not only miss him but the bread he always had made,and chicken and dumplings for our pot luck dinners! But I will miss the yr long letter that was always in his Christmas card telling of all he had done throughout the year! May he rest in peace!
Paul et Ginette fregeau
Our deepest sympathy To all family. He was Lucky To have you in his life. You take care so well.
Vincent Piccoli joins me in offering our deepet condolences. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at such a sorrowful time.
Bobby and Toni Martinez
We met Fred on the high seas when he was in his nineties. His warmth, humor, and sense of adventure is an inspiration to us. We will miss him greatly! Rest in the arms of the Angels, Fred, and thank you for showing us how to really live life to the fullest! It was an honor and privilege to know you! Our deepest sympathy and love to the family.
It was with great sadness to see that listing of his passing. Our families have been close forever. Offering my deepest sympathies from our family to yours. Xoxo
Suzy Jones Menard
A man of integrity , full of purpose in life. Filled with devotion to family , friends and country. Good to all mankind and worked hard with each new day given. Thank you Fred for showing us how to live a good life. The world needs more men like you.
My deepest sympathy to the Gilman family.
Debbie Regan, Fran &Bob Brusatti
Ann, Ross and family, We were so sorry to hear about Fred's passing. He will truly be missed, but what a legacy he leaves behind. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Peter and Barb
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. He was a great man. Peace be with you Ralph and Kelly and family. Xxx
Brian Bowen & Carolyn Best
Our sincere sympathy is extended to the Gilman family....
J. Caldwell and family
I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you. It was always a pleasure to chat with him.
RCL Philipsburg BR82
Our sincerest condolences to the Gilman Family
Joel & Liz Gendreau
Our sympathies to the Family
Joyce Corey and Alain Giroux
Our deepest condolences to the Gilman Family
Ed and Helen Terrill
So sorry to hear of Fred?s passing. The Gilman family were great neighbors when we lived at the cottage beside them and saw all the kids grow up. Always willing to offer help to us. Very fond memories. Our sympathies to the whole family.
my condolences to the Gilman family who were like our family growing up at the Lake and Fred working on the Porch and driving the boat for us kids. Sending prayers to you.
Deepest sympathy to the family,
My deepest sympathies to his family and friends . I will miss seeing him every week . RIP Fred
To the Gilman family, So sad to hear of Mr. Gilman's passing. He was greatly respected and loved by many. May you find comfort in knowing that he lived life to the fullest, enjoyed his family & surroundings to the maximum. The community will miss him deeply. We extend our most heartfelt condolences to the family. Todd, Laurie, Baylee, Madison & Helen Ingalls XOX
My sincere condolences to the family. Fred was a pillar of the community, he will be greatly missed. I had the good fortune to see him at his home last month, he was still optimistic about the future and to get back to driving again..He is gone to join his beloved Esther for eternity. RIP Fred Claire Smith
Fred was a wonderful mentor and friend. His generosity and graciousness for his fellow man will long be remembered and celebrated and his positive influence on this globe will go on. So glad to have known Fred.
Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. What full great life he had.....
Harold & Joyce Bailey
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family at this time. R.I.P. Mr. Gilman
It is with respect and friendship that I offer my sympathy to the Gilman family in the loss of Fred Gilman, a respected gentleman dedicated to his family and community. Rest in perfect peace Mr. Fred Gilman.
Our deepest condolences to the Gilman family, may Fred be at peace now,
Joann Palmer visscher
Dear Anne and family Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your father.
The Insta-Mix Team
On behalf of the Insta-Mix Team, we would like to send our sincere condolences to the entire family. May God bless him and always be by his side. John Marchese & Family XOX
The Insta-Mix Team
We would like to send our sincere condolences to the entire family. May God bless him and always be by his side. John Marchese & Family
Sending most sincere condolences to Fred's family and many friends. As the former Executive Director of the American Military Retirees Association, I publicly commend Fred for his many contributions to the association and all military retirees. God Speed, Fred! I wish I could see the reunion with your beloved Esther! Rest in peace dear friend.
Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. What a full great life he had.....
Joan & Winston Foster
Our sympathies to the family..
Sorry for your lost Our sincere condolence to all your family.
Libertado and Gwen Nakpil
He insured us for many years, at least 45,,always enjoyed his business trips to our house,,,may. He now R.I.P.
Donna & Peter Reitel
Our deepest sympathies for your loss.
Suzanne Whitehouse, Estrie-Richelieu mutuelle d'assurance agricole
Toute l'équipe d'Estrie-Richelieu exprime ses très sincères condoléances à la famille et amis de Monsieur Fred Gilman. Un don sera fait à la Wesley United Church.
Andrew Kemp & Family
Thoughts are with the Gilman Family. Fred was a true benchmark, on how everyone needs to enjoy life, and live their lives to the fullest.
Eugene & Sylvia Jacob
Fred was a great person,he always visited his clients at renewal time with the insurance,kinda missed this when he no longer came,he's now off to join his beloved wife,R.I.P.Fred---our sympathies to all of the family.
My sincerest condolences to the whole family. M. Gilman was such a wonderful and inspiring person; very fond memories of him as honorary president of Bedford's 125th. Warm regards
Robert Bubba Lacroix.
Very Saddened to hear of the passing of Mr Gilman. He was always very kind to me and my family. I went fishing very often with his late brother Arnold and we would leave in the boat from his place. Fred , when he was home , would always come and say hi and asked if we caught any fish. He will be sadly missed and never forgotten. On behalf of Jaimi, Myself and my Mom and Dad (Shirley and Real Lacroix) we extend our deepest sympathies to the family at this time. May you rest in peace Mr Gilman, and thank you for all the wonderful memories.
Millie and Ron Martin
Sending you our sincere sympathy
My sincere condolences to the Gilman family. He was a very special person who touched the lives of many, and now may he rest in peace with his beloved.
FRED was a true warrior for his country and a great steward for all members of the retired military community. It was my honor to serve with him at AMRA. He was extremely passionate about funding the AMRA Foundation for tomorrow's leaders. Rest in peace my comrade in arms.
Lance & Chantal
Our deepest sympathies to the families
Doreen Store Emmery
Ann sincere sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your father.
Valarie Neville Van Horn
My sincere sympathy to the Gilman family and friends.
Joanne & Guy Desautels
Our deepest condolences to the entire family
Bettina Matthiesen and Family
We have such fond memories of Mr. Gilman in church. He was one of the first there and last to leave every Sunday. I remember how proud he rode in the Bedford Fair parade every year. We are taught to give back to our community and Mr. Fred Gilman was the Poster Boy for doing just that! We can learn from him. Our sympathies to the Gilman Family.
Dave and Gayle Evans
Dave and I send our deepest sympathies to the Gilman family at the loss of their father! He was a wonderful man and we always enjoyed his visits when he came to our home to discuss insurance.
thoughts and prayers are with the gilman family
Colin and Louise Gage
Our deepest sympathies go out to all the family. Just know that Fred is with Esther, in a better place. He was a FINE man.
Marc Grenon and Paul Bourcier
It is with a great deal of sadness that Paul and I learn of Fred?s passing and we are so sorry that being away in Portugal prevents us from expressing in person our sorrow. Both Paul and I grew very attached to Fred over the years and have appreciated the respect and friendship he bestowed on us. Please accept our deepest sympathy at this sad time. May he test in the peace he so richly deserves. He was a great humanitarian. Marc and Paul.
Graham & Nancy Jones
Our deepest sympathies to the family.
Randy and Monica Soule
Fred was a true man of the community working tirelessly for all the causes he held near and dear to him. The Bedford United Church, The Masons, The Legion and any other group in the Town of Bedford where he could lend a hand. We offer our sympathies to all the family but at the same time we offer our best wishes, Fred Gilman was a man that we should all aspire to be. His legacy will live on and you should all be proud of the life he led. In his 97th year he was still baking bread and delivering it to his friends. We all have a lot to learn from the way he chose to live his live. May he rest in Peace.
Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am so sad to hear this news! My sincere condolences to all the family!
Sending family my deepest sympathies. I will always remember getting to drive around with Fred and Esther, in one of his antique cars, for the Bedford Centennial. We were also thankful for Fred?s videographer skills at the Kemp weddings. Wonderful memories captured, thanks to him. Sincerely Steph