Gilchrist, Brian William Hugh - December 4, 1942 - September 8, 2012
It is with our deepest sorrow we announce the passing of Brian William Hugh Gilchrist in his 69th year.
After a brief illness, Brian passed away peacefully with his family at his side at Markham Stouffville Hospital. Brian was the loving husband of Eugenia (Yourkevich) for 48 years and the father of Karen (Pat) Lamanna, Christine (Steve) Patrick, and Andrea (Glen) Crockford. He was the very proud grandfather of
Madeline, Colleen, Elizabeth, Lauren and Ryan. Fondly remembered by his brother Jim (Jan) Gilchrist, mother-in-law, Walda, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephew, great niece, great nephews and close friends.
Brian was born in Whitby, Ontario to the late proud parents Donald and Beatrice.
Brian was a dedicated teacher in North York and the Toronto District School Board for over 30 years. Brian was a hard worker all of his life and enjoyed his downtime with his grandchildren and catching up on current events. He had a passion for history, politics and geography. As a die-hard Detroit Red Wings fan, he would only support the Toronto Maple Leafs with encouragement. We are truly blessed to have had Brian as a spouse, father, grandfather, friend and teacher. He taught us that there is no place like home, and there is no better way to spend an afternoon than with a barbequed meal with family and friends (with an espresso to follow). Often quietly observing from the background, soaking up the atmosphere, he would respond to many a situation with his quick wit or a pun. We will miss him terribly and will never forget the safety and security and love that he provided to his family. We'd like to thank the Palliative Care Unit at Markham Stouffville Hospital for their compassionate care.
Family and friends will be received at the DIXON-GARLAND FUNERAL HOME, 166 Main Street N. (Markham Road) Markham on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday at St. Andrew's United Church, 32 Main Street N. Markham at 11:00 a.m. Cremation. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Andrew's United Church Building Improvement Fund, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice.