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J. Brian Gilchrist
April 7, 1956 - May 1, 2014
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<div itemprop="description">When you search for ancestors, you find great friends. <br />At Brampton Civic Hospital on May 1, 2014, John Brian Gilchrist, beloved and only son of Audrey Long (Toronto) and the late John &quot;Jack&quot; Gilchrist (Calgary). Brian, a proud 4th generation Torontonian, and 9th generation Canadian of English, Irish, Scottish, German, and American descent, was born April 7,1956, in Toronto Western Hospital. A lifelong interest in genealogy and local history led Brian to a host of friends in genealogical and archival circles. Most recently he was the reference archivist at the Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA) happily working in the county of his pioneer McClure family. Brian published a definitive genealogy entitled The &quot;Clan&quot; McClure: Historical Highlights. Compiler and editor of Inventory of Ontario Newspapers 1793-1986, Brian also wrote many genealogical articles, and contributed to numerous radio and television programs on genealogical topics. His speeches were full of information and humour&mdash;with an unmatched style of delivery that drew crowds. Brian will be missed by many relatives, friends, and colleagues. In April, Brian entered hospital for the last time, after a series of illnesses... <br />&ldquo;then he slept with his ancestors&rdquo; Hebrew, 1 Kings 14:20.</div>