General News

3 April, 2024

Gilmore farewelled

FORMER Mayor and Member for Tablelands, Tom Gilmore OAM was remembered as a visionary who touched the lives of so many people at a packed memorial service held on Monday.

Gilmore farewelled - feature photo

Mr Gilmore, 77, passed away after a long illness in mid-March and was fittingly farewelled at the Mareeba International Club last week, with hundreds in attendance to celebrate his life.

The gathering heard from Mr Gilmore’s sister, Marjorie, who regaled stories of their time attending Emerald Creek School and their early childhood on the family farm.

His daughter, Elisa, also provided some funny stories of family life, while Iain Edwards read “My Life” written by Mr Gilmore which gave insights into his achievements and his never-ending love for his wife, Sally, and his loving family.

Among those attending the service were former Cairns Mayor Bob Manning, Tablelands Mayor Rod Marti, Mareeba Mayor Angela Toppin, former and current Mareeba and TRC councillors, many businesspeople and members of the community.

Mr Gilmore bequeathed his body to JCU’s Human Bequest Program.


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