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John “Bud” T. Gilmour, Jr. of Bridgeport, Michigan
Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 28, 2022. He was 93 years old. John T. Gilmour, Jr. was born on September 24, 1928, in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late John Sr. and Molly (O’Grady) Gilmour. He was a proud 1946 graduate of Saginaw High School. Throughout school and following graduation, Bud worked as a milk delivery driver for Gilmour Dairy. He married the love of his life, Shirley A. Bean, on May 29, 1948; she preceded him in death on July 20, 2008. Bud had the innate ability to connect and communicate with all people and naturally gravitated toward a career in public service. He was formerly employed as the Bridgeport Township Clerk, Bridgeport Township Supervisor, Buena Vista Township Manager, and retired in 1991 as the Bridgeport Township Manager. Civically, Bud was a charter member of the Bridgeport Lions Club and Bridgeport Historical Society. He also served as a member of the Bridgeport Fire Department for 35 years; Saginaw County Fair Board of Directors for 25 years with one year as President; Michigan Township Association Board of Directors for 25 years with one year as President; Saginaw County Board of Supervisors and Chairman for one year; and a longtime member of the Anderson Foundation. He was a faithful member of Bridgeport Community Church. In his spare time, Bud loved to play golf. The role of his lifetime was to be a loving and devoted husband, father, foster father of 125 children, and grandfather. A true Scotsman, Bud will forever be remembered as a fun-loving and outgoing person, as well as for living a truly amazing life filled with many beautiful stories.
Surviving are seven children and their spouses: John (Deanna) Gilmour, Greg (Kathy) Gilmour, Kathryn Gilmour, David Gilmour (Judith Martin), Lydia Gilmour, Jayne Gilmour, and Aaron Gilmour; 13 grandchildren: Ian Gilmour, Anna Gilmour, Meghan (Matt) Nagy, Michael Gilmour, Molly Gilmour, Miles Gilmour, Tris Gilmour, Schyler Gilmour, Emily Byron, Samantha Barth, Andrew Barth, Leigha Wilson, Mariah (John) Van Deusen; eight great-grandchildren: Ethan Gilmour, Mikaela Nagy, Declan Nagy, Cara Roush, Theoden Wagner, Eleeana Wilson, Vanessa Van Deusen, Makayla Van Deusen; and a brother, Michael Gilmour. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by sister, Mary VanCamp; brother, James Gilmour.
A funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 5700 Dixie Highway. Rev. Glen McIntyre will officiate. Burial will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the funeral home on Monday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Bridgeport Historical Society. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.casefuneralhome.com.
Monday, August 1, 2022
2:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
11:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
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