Obituary – Robert Gilchrist


Robert (Bob) Gilchrist of Lucknow passed away at Sepoy Manor on May 18, 2022, at the age of 83.
He will be missed by his family: devoted wife June (Stewart), daughter-in-law Denise (loving wife of Grant, deceased 2015), and sons Dale (Marilynne) and Dan (Lorelei).
Remembered with love by Carolyn (wife of Murray, deceased 1991).
Grandfather of Brad (Kristie), Jess (Neil Froats), Erin (Eliakim Hawi), Ellen (Mathias Peel), Cass (Mark O’Neil) and Drew (Kate) and great-grandfather to Peyton, Ella, Allie, Aiden and Liam.
Predeceased by sons Grant and Murray, brother Jack and sister Shirley McDonald.
He is fondly remembered by neighbours, many friends, June’s siblings and their families.
Bob farmed most of his life just outside of Lucknow and was well-known to the community. In addition to farming, he operated a farm equipment business, worked as a butcher at Hilray Farms, and operated equipment for Teeswater Concrete and Porters. He volunteered for many years in the Agricultural Society and served as a member of the Board of Managers at Lucknow Presbyterian Church. He especially enjoyed his time travelling, square dancing, log sawing, playing slow-pitch, bowling, coaching hockey and meeting with his buddies at Mary’s Restaurant.
Visitation was held at Lucknow Presbyterian Church from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2022 with a funeral at the church at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2022.
Interment South Kinloss Cemetery.
Donations to the Lucknow Agricultural Society, Lucknow Presbyterian Church, Wingham & District Hospital or Lucknow Minor Sports would be greatly appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences available online at
Arrangements entrusted to MacKenzie & McCreath Funeral Home; 595 Campbell Street, Box 36, Lucknow ON NOG 2H0; 519-528-3432.

Obituary – Robert Gilchrist was last modified: May 24th, 2022 by Dianna Martell

2 thoughts on “Obituary – Robert Gilchrist

  1. June, Bob was a really nice man. Lots of laughs in hot tub years back at the Cove. Ran into him an odd time at Mary’s. He was so thoughtful and always with a funny to say. I have thought of him often as I worked in sand and gravel at Forwells in Kitchener a lot of years, like one of the guys. He was such a good man. I lost Tom end of Jan. Life goes on.

  2. I had a classmate Mr Robert in Lucknow University in BA Economics Class in 1960 . Wondering whether this unfortunate obituary news is about same gentleman! Could you please reply.

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