Hall of Famer Buddy Gilmour dies
May 23, 2011
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Hall of Famer Buddy Gilmour, 78, has died. Gilmour's wife, Gwen, passed away in late February. Gilmour won the Meadowlands Pace with On The Road Again in 1984 and drove scores of stakes winners over the years and took driving titles at various tracks.
Last week Gilmour attended the 50th anniversary celebration for Western Fair Raceway in London and felt well, but on Thursday night he became ill and was hospitalized near his home in Ridgeway, Ontario, with bronchitis. He died Sunday night.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 26 from 7-9 p.m. at the Williams Funeral Home, 722 Ridge Road North, Ridgeway, Ontario. A memorial service will take place on Friday, May 27 at 1 pm in the chapel. Gilmour will be buried with his late wife, Gwen, in the Harner family cemetery in Pennsylvania.
Donations in Gilmour's memory may be made to the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame, 240 Main St., Goshen, NY 10924. (845) - 294 - 6330.
Gilmour is survived by daughters Karen (Alan) Murphy, Laurie Morningstar and Lisa Gilmour; son Mark; grandchildren Katie, Dana, Jordan, Tyler and Levi; great-grandchilden Connor and Molly; two of his three brothers, John "Guy" and Lloyd; five sisters, Phyllis, Helen, Joanne and Barbara; and many nieces and nephews.