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Obituary | Thomas Gilchrist

Mr. Thomas “Tom” Parker Gilchrist, P.Eng., P.Ag., of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Lois Gilchrist, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2024, at the age of 89.

Tom was a husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother. He was a manager of water, grass and cattle — a steward of the land. He will be remembered as a lifelong rancher, cattleman, horseman and pilot, a community builder and industry leader, full of determination, gentle kindness and easy laughter. He will be greatly missed.

Tom is survived by his wife, Lois Gilchrist; his brother, Glen (Peggy) Gilchrist; four children, Graham Gilchrist of Leduc, Janet (Garry) Gatrell of Calgary, Keith (Karen) Gilchrist of St. Albert, Neal Gilchrist of Calgary; grandchildren Heather (Ryan), Ellie, Chay, Mitchell, Quinn, and Orion; sister-in-law Sharon Smith; along with his nieces and nephews and their families.

He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Muriel Gilchrist; his sister, Joanne Taylor; brothers-in-law Derrill Smith and Dan Taylor; sister-in-law Ann Gilchrist; and nephew Rick Smith.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at a later date. Details will be available at once confirmed.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Stockmen’s Memorial Foundation (; 101 RancheHouse Rd., Cochrane, AB, T4C 2K8) or a charity of your choice.

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Martin Brothers Funeral Services enstrusted with arrangements



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