Honouring the Gilmours | SU South Africa

SU honours the contribution Gwen and Graeme Gilmour have made over many years. Gwen passed away on 29 June this year. Gwen worked for SU, both at HQ and at Park Road.

According to Graeme, “Gwen first worked for Eddie Prest at 83 Camp Ground Road during the 1970s. Then she went across to Park Road as receptionist in 1981. It may have been longer than that, but I know it included that year because I went back to University full time that year and we needed her to work. Harold le Roux was Regional Director at that time. She and I ran numerous holiday clubs together, most notably at Oranjemund for three or four years in the 1970s, and at Somerset West, where we ran clubs for over 1000 kids a day, at four separate venues. We also ran what was, I believe, the very first caravan site based club ever, up at Melkbosstrand. She also ran the ‘littlies’ sections of some church-based clubs on her own, notably at Christ Church, Kenilworth and Plumstead Methodist.”

Graeme continues to be involved as an SU Algoa prayer supporter, donor and Closer to God writer. He retired from his third career, that of small groups pastor at his local church, at the end of 2012. He continues voluntary involvement with the church, planning preaching series and participating in preaching them. He and Gwen moved into a retirement village two years ago. They joyously acquired a gorgeous granddaughter two years ago, to add to their wonderful grandson!

SU’s condolences are extended to Graeme and their extended family. We are very grateful for the contribution the Gilmours have made, and continue to make.

Scripture Union South Africa


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