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Wendy Christine Gilmour (Leppard)

Passed 04/24/2021

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Obituary For Wendy Christine Gilmour (Leppard)

Gilmour, Wendy Christine (Leppard)

Passed away peacefully on April 24, 2021 at the Halifax Infirmary with her husband Bruce, and her mother, Marie Leppard, by her side.

Wendy is survived by her husband, Bruce Gilmour; her son, Chris, and his family, Janelle and Skylar; her mother, Marie Leppard; her father, Ron Leppard (Donna Coleman); her brother, Bob and his children and grandchildren; her mother-in-law, Lee Gilmour; her step-mother-in-law, Karen Gilmour; and her brother-in-law, Andy Gilmour and his children.

Wendy was born in London, Ontario and moved to Nova Scotia with her family in 1980. 1983 proved to be a life changing year when they moved to Milford, Nova Scotia. There Wendy met Bruce, the love of her life, and they married in 1988. A few years later they happily welcomed their son, Chris.

After working at the IWK in Radiology for 15 years Wendy decided to venture out on her own and began a career in the music industry. She started by designing websites and her skills and business grew. She worked with many East Coast artists, and she and Bruce shared many events with friends and artists, many of whom became good friends. She worked with so many great people, including Sons of Maxwell, Lennie Gallant, Dave Gunning, George Canyon, Bruce Guthro and helped many others when they were starting out. We know there are so many others she worked with that she cared very much about.

Wendy enjoyed the beach - her happy place. She and Bruce and Chris travelled many times to to California to spend time with their great friend, Kelly Erwin, taking side trips and beach vacations. Wendy and Bruce also went to the beach in the Dominican, and when they weren’t travelling, they could be found on one of the many beaches in Nova Scotia.

Just over two years ago she returned to the IWK in the ENT Department. She quickly fit in and demonstrated why she’d been so successful in her own business, and made some very good friends, especially Traci, Lynn and Barb.

A special thank you to Dr. Bruce Colwell and his team in Oncology; the EMTs who came to the house; the incredible staff in Emergency who cared for Wendy and her family; and the staff on Unit 8.1 of the Halifax Infirmary, who took such great care of Wendy and her family.

When gatherings are once again possible we will organize a celebration of her life, and what a celebration it’s going to be!

If you wish to make a donation in her name please consider the Canadian Cancer Society or any charity of your choice.

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  • Dearest Marie, Bruce and Chris; I was so very saddened to hear of Wendy's passing; she was a ray of sunshine and spread positive energy wherever she went; I know she will be sadly missed. May your memories of happy times carry you through the difficult moments - Anissa

  • Bruce, Chris, and family. Bob and I just heard about Wendy's passing today. I've lost touch with most people at Mercedes since I left. We're so incredibly sorry for your loss! Nothing we say can change what happened, but we are thinking of you and your family during this time.

  • Bruce and family, we are so saddened to hear of your loss. Sending our most heartfelt condolences. Rick & MT Grant

  • Dear Marie, I am so very sorry that your Wendy lost the battle after such a valiant fight.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Wendy's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with her whole family, and especially her Mom Marie, my friend and former colleague, who always lit up when she spoke about Wendy. My sincere condolences to you all.

  • Dear Bruce and Family, sending my deepest condolences on the loss of Wendy. Wendy was a beautiful soul and I so enjoyed working with her at the IWK and then meeting up years later at the doctor's office. RIP sweet Wendy. Donna

  • Bruce and family please accept my sincere condolences. Wendy was a special person with a wonderful smile and wicked sense of humour. We had so many great conversations over the years. She will be missed. Thinking of you all. Heather Carr

  • Wendy was one of those people, I can only describe as "the best", she was the kindest person I know, she was patient and always there when you needed her. She started working on John's website so many moons ago and brainstormed with us on new ideas and took our calls at all hours! She went on to work on our We Love Our Children Family Expo with Suzie and me and helped me get Samantha's website up and got her first single on Apple music, she's always been there to help. Over the years, I was honoured to call her a friend, we would share our thoughts about many things and was a listening ear when sharing challenges with the music industry. Artists who had her as their manager, got someone who cared deeply. I hope the music industry knows what a vital role she played on the East Coast and for that matter across the country. In the last few years, we would check in with each other as personal friends caring about the other. About two weeks ago, she called me and we had a deep conversation about a lot of things, we talked about the energy we come to be....so if you feel a warmth, a bright glow around you today, it maybe Wendy continuing to share her very special kindess. I will always treasure you....my deepest sympathy to Bruce, Marie and Christopher Much love, The Gracie family, Andree, John, Samantha and Nash

  • My deepest sympathies. I hadn't seen Wendy in many years but have such wonderful memories of fun and laughter with her and Bruce and how they always welcomed me into their home like family. She was a very special lady. Rest in Peace.

  • My heartfelt condolences to Marie, Bruce & Chris , such a wonderful daughter, wife & Mom. Spending time with your dear Wendy was always a delight. I remember with great fondness our cottage weekend in Rustico, many years ago. -Jane Farquharson

  • RIP dear Wendy. This world is a better place for having had you in it. Even though your time here is over you will forever be in the hearts of everyone you met along your journey. I feel blessed to have met you years ago during our annual Poker Run fun! You and Bruce were the epitome of love and strength during your cancer journey as I know you were during all your years together. Bruce & Chris my heart breaks for you however you have so many beautiful memories of an amazing wife and mother. Thoughts and prayers every day.

  • To the family so sorry for your loss, hugs to all of you

  • Bruce, Marie, Ron and Donna. I am deeply sorry to read of Wendy's passing. She was far to young to be taken so soon. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

  • My deepest sympathy to Marie, Bruce and Chris on the terrible loss of Wendy, a beautiful and kind soul who made the world a better place. With love, Flora Buchan

  • Deepest sympathy and condolences Bruce, Chris, Marie & her family and many friends. Wendy was a beautiful soul who helped so many around her and gave so generously to the music community and the artists she worked with. Sending along prayers and comfort to all during this difficult time.

  • Thinking of you and your family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

  • One of the nicest people i have the pleasure of meeting,Spent many a Friday nights having supper and drinks with Wendy and Bruce @ alexanders in the 80's and always ended up back at their place to finish the party. Our heart goes out to Bruce and the whole family you will be missed but never forgotten thoughts and prayers to you god bless.

  • Marie, My thoughts and prayers are with you and Wendy's family. I felt very sad when I read Wendy's obituary in today's newspaper. I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through coping with the loss of your daughter. Sincerely, Linda

  • I meet Wendy in my clinic and was privileged to get to know a little about her. I meet many people with cancer but she stood out as special and brave ,one i will not ever forget. I wish i knew her outside of work but happy for just knowing her

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