Private Memorial Service
Dr. Hugh Gilmour passed peacefully from this life in the afternoon of January 22, 2016 after a gradual decline in health at the age of 89. He was surrounded and supported by his loving family and the very special caregivers of Bayou Manor during the last days of his life. Hugh was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Marion Helena Nyholm Gilmour, and his daughter, Lisa Kathryn Gilmour-Stallsworth. Hugh is survived by his daughter, Heather Lynn Gilmour of Napa, California.
Dr. Gilmour was born in a small town in Alberta Canada and later immigrated to the U.S. in 1950 at the age of 24. He later moved Rochester, New York where he and his lovely wife Marion raised their two beautiful girls, Lisa and Heather. Hugh was a brilliant scientist and renaissance man whose interests spanned many subjects. From physical chemistry to poetry, philosophy and Buddhism, Hugh’s curiosity kept him learning and discovering throughout his life. He was a devoted father who taught his daughters to value kindness, humor, curiosity and self-discipline.
All who knew Dr. Gilmour were blessed with his sweet smile, kind heart, soft-spoken manner and his gentle spirit. We will all miss him and will cherish who he was and celebrate his accomplished life. He will remain forever in our hearts.
Hugh’s family would like to express their appreciation for your prayers and support during his life and in his final days. Hugh’s family would like to especially thank the staff at Bayou Manor who continually went above and beyond to make this a special place for Hugh. Bayou Manor was his choice of residence for the past 10 years and he had much love and admiration for everyone there.
A celebration of Hugh’s life will be held on the 25th of January at 2 pm at Bayou Manor, 4141 S. Braeswood Blvd, Houston, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to:
The Nature Conservancy
Attn: Treasury (web/donate)
4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203, USA
Or online at www.nature.org