James Richard Gilchrist

February 22, 2018 12 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers


On Monday, February 19th, 2018, James Richard Gilchrist, husband, father, son and brother, passed away suddenly at the age of 43 years.

James will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Carol, and their beloved children, Spencer and Mitchell, by his parents Richard and Christine, his wife's parents Roger and Lucille Murray and by his brother and sisters John, Liz (Chuck) Simpson, and Sue (Dan) White.

James will also be forever remembered by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends. He will also be remembered by the numerous students that he taught music to and worked with his wife on many Drama productions in the school division and the community.

The family ask you to join them for a celebration of Jame's Life on Tuesday February 27, 2018 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at the Elks Hall in Spruce Grove (400 Diamond Ave).



  1. Dear Carol and family,

    I am so sad to hear this news. My thoughts and heart are with you. So many amazing memories and stepping stones in life were shared during our time together in Multi youth. Love to you all, Margo

  2. Very sad to hear about this. Thoughts are with Carol and the boys today.

  3. Carol to you and your boys from me and Shelby We are so sorry to hear of your sudden loss.
    Hugs and prayers to you and your family.
    Kyla and Shelby Hamilton

  4. We are so sorry. Our love and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. So sad to hear of James’ passing. I taught him school, Gr6 FI, École Queen Street School.
    Condolences to the family.

  6. Dear Carole,

    My condolences to you and your family. I went to school with James in Elementary and Jr high. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

  7. I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember him from band class in high school.

  8. Very sorry for your loss. James was a good man with a good heart. Our kids played music for him in stony on canada and other events. James will be missed. Sending his family lost of hugs.

  9. I just recently heard about James passing. I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to Roger, Lucy, Carol and sons. May your special memories of James help you through this sad time. Love. Milli

  10. James was devoted to Carol and his sons…devoted. A man of considerable musical talents, the world will miss this loving man and his music.

  11. Carol,
    This comes from Cheryl (38 LaCosta)
    I know this is a long time coming but I was dealing with a loss of my own at the time. Only now, have I found an avenue to express my sadness for your loss!
    James was a friend! Always a great man to visit with…in the middle of the street…!
    Our kids remember him as “our audio guy” at school functions.Then as they grew, just James…the neighbor…
    We Miss him!
    Stay Strong!
    Love Cheryl Merritt

  12. I’m so sorry for your loss. I was just thinking of old school friends and James popped up in my mind. I was actually really moved by a great pianist and thought of James and how amazing he was all those years ago. I did search for James and I came across this. So sorry . James will always be remembered fondly.

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