Gweneth GILMOUR

Gweneth Gilmour of Summerland, BC passed away Monday June 8, 2009. Predeceased by her husband William (Bill) Gilmour, brothers Brian & Clive Atkinson, sister Berolyn Barkwill and niece Patricia McNaughton (Barkwill). She is survived by nieces Kate Aten (Jan), Robin Wyndam (Susan), Nancy Hunka (Larry), Joan Skeet (Stuart); nephews Jack Barkwill (Mary), Richard Barkwill (Therese) and Gray Barkwill (Wanda); great nephew Malcolm McNaughton (Coreen); great nieces Megan Barkwill, Sarah Barkwill, Kathryn Watts (John), Molly Ehmann (Dan), Anna Saprunoff, and Gwen Hunka; great, great nephews Neil McNaughton, Ian McNaughton; and great, great niece Scarlett Ehmann. Gweneth, always known only as “Auntie” to her family, was born in Summerland in 1925. Her mother Gwendolyn was widowed in 1932 and raised Auntie, her sister and two brothers on the family orchard through the depression and war years. Like many of her generation, she kept the habits of hard work and prudence through her whole life. She was a devoted wife and daughter, caring for her mother at her house until she passed away at 102 and for her husband Bill for many years while he was frail. A Memorial Service was held at 11:00 AM Saturday, June 13 at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Summerland, followed by a reception and a light lunch at the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation. Condolences may be directed to the family by email: summerlandfuneralhome@vip.net.