Margaret Johnston Gilmar

Margaret Johnston Gilmar

Margaret Gilmar of Kimberley, BC passed away peacefully with her family by her side at East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 94 years of age.

Marg was born on October 17, 1919 in Dunfermline, Scotland. She was an amazing person who had great wisdom, was a quick judge of character, could give you strength when you needed it, and make you laugh often. She loved her family and left this poem for them:


When I come to the end of the road,

and the sun has set for me,

I want no tears or gloom-filled room,

why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little – but not too long,

and not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love that we all shared,

Miss me – but let me go,

For this is a journey we all must take,

and each must go alone.

It’s all part of the Master’s plan,

a step on the road to Home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart,

see family and friends we know.

Take time to heal, tho’ we must part,

Miss me – but let me go.

Marg is survived by her sons Robert (Patricia) Gilmar, Derek (Lana) Gilmar, and Brian (Gaydene) Gilmar, her daughter, Sharon (Mike) Stewart and a very special niece, Kathy Janzen. Marg is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, her sister, Agnes Parker and many nieces and nephews .

At moms request, there will be no service. There will be a small coffee reception held at a later date.

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