Obituary – Monica Gilbert


Margaret “Monica” Gilbert, of Kincardine, born January 13, 1935 in Montreal, passed away peacefully at the South Bruce Grey Hospital – Kincardine, on Sunday, February 16, 2020 in her 86th year.

Cherished daughter of the late Stanley Beaumont Hall of Smith Falls and Etta Bissell Hall of Brockville.

Loving wife of the late William “Stewart” Gilbert, whom she married on August 29, 1959 in Montreal.

Mother of adopted children Timothy Gordon Gilbert and Geoffrey Scott Gilbert. Grandmother of Alisha Reese, Chad Jacobs-Bieman and great-grandmother of Aria Cathleen Reese. “Bonus” grandma of Kristen Copeland, Chandra Copeland and Olivia Freer.

Throughout her life Monica worked as a secretary at the Royal Bank of Canada head office in Montreal and as a registered nurse in several Montreal hospitals, after having graduated in 1958 from the Montreal General Hospital. She and Stewart arrived in Kincardine from Deep River on November 1, 1968 during a blizzard. They quickly became used to that kind of weather. In Kincardine she worked as a book seller at Books & RDT and That Little Book Shop, where she enjoyed the thrill of being surrounded by books.

“I would like to thank my wonderful friends for everything – help, animals, much laughter, good food and even some tears. You have been terrific!”

As per Monica’s wishes, no funeral arrangements have been made.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Kincardine Community Services Association (e.g., Good Food Box, Christmas Hamper Program), Doctors Without Borders or Sleeping Children Around the World would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

“Thanks to all – it’s been fun.” – Love, Monica

Portrait and memorial online at

Obituary – Monica Gilbert was last modified: March 4th, 2020 by Dianna Martell

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  1. My heart goes out to Monica’s family. Monica was such a kind and loving person. I had recently made a delicious vegetarian recipe she shared with me. She had hand written, with her beautiful penmanship, the two page recipe along with personal comments.

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