George Donald Gilroy

January 7, 1930May 20, 2012

GILROY, George Donald (January 7, 1930-May 20, 2012)-survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Helen Mary (nee Gimblett); his sons, Philip, Douglas, Stephen and Norman; his grandchildren, his pride and joy, Stephanie Jordan (Bryce), Lindsay Shayda (Aaron), Trista Gilroy (Chris), Kirsten Gilroy (Ryan), Rhonda Landon (Dana), Timothy Gilroy (Jennifer) and Melissa Gilroy; and his great-grandchildren Quintyn, Zachary, Tyler, Keara, Cadence, Devon, Thalia and Julia. George will also be remembered by his sister Ferne Olson (Alfred), brother-in-law Murray Vice, his many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Ruby (Wilson) and Morley Gilroy, step-mother Elsie (Samis), siblings Muriel Beath (David), Bill Gilroy (Shirley), Faye Vice and great-grandson Dylan Landon. Resting at the COURTICE FUNERAL CHAPEL, 1587 Highway #2, Courtice (905-432-8484) where the family will receive friends on Wednesday May 23rd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday May 24th at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a Memorial donation to the Oshawa Hospital Foundation (Durham Regional Cancer Centre) or Faith United Church.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 23, 2012
  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 24, 2012

George Donald Gilroy

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May 25, 2012

Helen, Phil, Steve and Family,

Very sorry to hear the passing of George. He was such a warm, and special individual--we can still picture him at the ballparks, and hockey arenas. Our thoughts are with you during this time.
Lori Brudek and Gary Elliott

Jim & Gail Jordan

May 24, 2012

Steve please accept our Sincere Sympathies on the Loss of your Father and please extend our Sympathies to all of your Family.May you George Gilroy Rest In Eternal Peace.

Alma and Charles Langmaid

May 24, 2012

Thinking of all of you at this time and sharing in your loss of George. With our sincere sympathy.

Trish Bonneau

May 24, 2012

So sorry for you loss. My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family Steve. God bless.

Ida Rabideau

May 24, 2012

Thinking of you tonight after reading about your loss. Deepest sympathy for you & your family at this time of sorrow. Hugs, Ida Rabideau

Harold Yellowlees

May 24, 2012

Helen and family: My sincere sympathy on George's passing. I will always remember watching him play soccer and hoping I could play as well as he did one day. I was a bit too young to play when he did but I remember his tenacious play while always the true gentleman.

May 23, 2012

Helen, Steve, Lindsay, Steffanie and family:

Our heart felt sympathy to your family on the passing of a wonderful man. Thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this heart wrenching time. Thinking of you and wish we could be with you but are unable to be there. Will be sitting silent at home as you go through your service tomorrow and praying God is with you through your pain. Sincerely, Rev. Shirley and Mal Baker

Carmen Gimblett

May 23, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of George's passing. My deepest condolences to you Helen, and your family. I just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. May all the good memories that you have give you comfort in the days ahead.
Carmen Gimblett (Port Hope, ON)

Henry Chan

May 23, 2012

Deepest sympathy to your family.

Kelly, Sarah & Robert Gatchell

May 23, 2012

Aunt Helen and Family - Thinking of you at this sad time. May the days ahead bring you comfort in knowing that we care and share your loss.