Marguerite Gilks


Service Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021 Service Time: 1 pm Service Location: Christ Church (Parish) Church

Obituary of Marguerite Evelyn Gilks

It is with heavy hearts we announce the death of Marguerite (Thorne) Gilks which occurred at the Pine Grove Nursing Home on Tuesday, December 7th, 2021. Born February 3rd, 1931, in Cambridge-Narrows, NB, she was the daughter of the late Isaiah and Evelyn (Smith) Thorne and wife to Allan Gilks for 68 years. Marg is survived by her husband, Allan; her children, Greg (Tracy), Blake (Susan) and Phillip (Colleen); grandchildren, Katherine, Thea, Brooks, Keely (Patrick) and Allie (Richard) and great grandchildren Mila and Felix Potier. Predeceased by her parents, brothers, Jack and Ralph Thorne and grandson Trevor Gilks. Marg was a proud graduate of Sussex High School, Class of 1947. She went on to study, at the Saint John General Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1952. It was during this time that she met her future husband. After their marriage, Marg and Allan moved to Fredericton where she worked at the Victoria Public Hospital, before moving to the new Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital. Marg recognized the importance of volunteering, so in 1962 she joined the Governor Carleton Chapter of the IODE where she served for over 50 years. The family would like to thank all of the staff of the Pine Grove Nursing Home who have provided loving care for the past 5 years. A memorial service will be held at Christ Church (Parish) Church on Saturday, December 11, 2021, at 1 pm, with Rev. Wandlyn Snelgrove officiating. Due to current provincial regulations, proof of vaccination and government issued identification will be required for entry to the service. For those unable to attend the service, a live stream will be available at the following link: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pine Grove Nursing Home or the charity of the donor’s choice.
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