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Mary-Lou Pinheiro-Gilmore

April 30, 2023

Peacefully with family by her side, at Victoria Hospital, on Sunday, April 30, 2023, Mary-Lou Pinheiro-Gilmore passed away, at the age of 50. Beloved wife of Scott. Loving mother of Noah MacDaniel, Dillon MacDaniel, and Maddelyn Gilmore.  Mary-Lou will be sadly missed by her father John Pinheiro, her mother Mary-Lou Pinheiro, her sister Rose Penney (Rob Christianson), and her brother John-Charles Pinheiro.  Dear daughter-in-law of Dave and Marie Gilmore.  Dear sister-in-law of Catheryn Arnold (Steve) and Jim Gilmore.  Much loved Aunt to Gavin, Aidan, Keegan, Brendan, Jessica, and Evan.  Also loved by her many family and friends. Predeceased by her grandparents Carlos, Rosa, Victoria, and Joe.  Visitation will be held on Thursday, May 4 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Northview Funeral Chapel and Cremation Centre, 1490 Highbury Avenue North, London, where Mary-Lou’s life will be celebrated on Friday, May 5, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment at St. Peter’s Cemetery.  Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mary-Lou are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program.

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To all the families, I am very sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences. Mary-Lou was a colleague in high school and at Western University and we had many mutual friends in London. She was always friendly and nice to be around always happy to help with accounting and statistics assignments. I will remember her as terrific person who was successful at everything she did and her memory will be cherished.

~ Glen Butler

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~ david and Marie Gilmore

Scott, Noah, Dillon and Maddelyn, we are so very sorry to hear about the passing of your wife/mother, Mary-Lou. We were hockey moms and neighbors. She was so friendly and kind and always on the go. Her presence in the neighbourhood will be sadly missed.

~ Annemarie Grenier and family

We were saddened to hear of Mary-Lou's passing. Our deepest condolences to Scott, Maddelyn, Noah, and Dillon, as well as Rose, Mary-Lou, and John and all her family and loved ones. We are so sorry for your loss.

~ Scott and Carol MacNeill

Deepest condolences to the whole family on such a big loss for everyone….loss of a mother, wife, sister a daughter etc May you find comfort in the good memories. Lurdes so sorry for your loss . So sorry for your loss.

~ Maria McQueen

Deepest condolences to Mary Lou’s close friends and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. When I think of Mary-Lou, words like empathetic, gracious, courageous and kind come to mind. I affectionately called her Hollywood because she shone from the inside out. ✨She had a gift for lighting up a room and lifting up those around her… inspiring us to be better versions of ourselves. I will miss her friendship, and I feel so very blessed to have known her.🙏🏻

~ Sophie

So saddened to hear the news of Mary Lou’s passing. We have such wonderful memories of her being an amazing dance and theatre mom. May her memory be eternal. Our condolences.

~ Maria KALDIS

Mary-Lou is one of the nicest people I ever met. I never worked directly with her, but through our fitness boot camp at work, United Way Stair Climb, and just seeing her around the office, I always left any interaction with her feeling better. And although we were not close, any time I would see her around the city, be it a running race, an event at Victoria Park, or wherever our paths would cross, we would have an easy conversation every time. I don't know what else to say other than she just made things feel a little bit better, just by being herself. Sad she is not here anymore but so glad I knew her when she was.

~ Bryan Carey

Deepest condolences to Mary-Lou’s whole family on the loss of such a beautiful soul. I knew Mary-Lou from work and even though I didn’t work closely with her, I had the privilege of being in her company on several occasions and admired the way her warm smile and personality would light up the room and boost everyone’s mood! I truly believe heaven just gained another beautiful Angel. Rest in Peace Mary-Lou. 🙏 Joan & Wayne Driscoll

~ Joan Driscoll

Dear Rose and Family, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. Mary-Lou's picture sure shows a beautiful young woman, what a lovely smile! Thoughts and prayers to you, Mary Ann Glogovic

~ Mary Ann Glogovic

So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter, John and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

~ Rosmarie Patak

My condolences to Mary-Lou’s family. I had the pleasure of working with Mary-Lou, and she was such a wonderful, caring person. She always had a big smile and a great sense of humor. A lovely person, who will be deeply missed.

~ Susan N

It is so hard to post this as I am overwhelmed with sadness and grief. Mary-Lou is a wonderful, strong beautiful friend who lights up a room and everyone’s face with her smile. I am so grateful to have been one of her best friends for a long time. She’s my soul sister, running partner, golfing buddy forever friend. Life won’t be the same without her, but I will be sure to stay wrapped up in all of our fun, happy memories 💕 She fought to the very end and I thank God who has released her of all her pain. It doesn’t make it easier, but perhaps we can find some peace. I love you my dearest, sweetest friend. Heaven gained the best Angel on Sunday! 💔

~ Shannon

My condolences to Mary-Lou's family. I knew her from work, she was a sweet and funny person, a very kind soul.

~ Louise B.

Heartbreaking! Mary-Lou was a bright light that lightened a dreary office with her smile and energetic personality. So sad.

~ Jeanne Poole

Mary Lou was such a beautiful soul . I had the pleasure of being her Hairstylist for many years and she always brightened up my day !! She was full of so much love for her daughter and her family .. I will miss her lively energy and I'll be thinking of her family and sending so much love . Marylou was an angel on earth

~ Nicole LeBlanc

Mary-Lou was one of the kindest and most caring, genuine people I met through work. She will be deeply missed by so many. Her smile lit up any room she entered. My deepest sympathy to Scott and her children. Your Mom was so proud of you all.

~ Matt S

Mary Lou will be so missed. She and I got to know each other through a few outlets; work, ergonomics and boot camp to name a few. She made me smile, laugh so hard my sides hurt, and told amazing stories about the kids. She was a pillar of support when needed and so incredibly thoughtful and kind through all of the time I was lucky enough to be around her and call her my friend. My thoughts and love are with you all, for fond memories, giggles and so much love to carry with you.

~ Lindsay

Although I did not personally meet Mary-Lou, she was very well thought of by her colleagues. She was an inspiration to many, doing her work diligently and providing support wherever and to whomever she could. I am saddened by her loss at such a young age and am sending my prayers and thoughts during this incredibly difficult time. May you take comfort in the wonderful memories you have of her.

~ Patricia Northey

Dear Mary-Lou Thanks for being a wonderful daughter to John and sister to Rosie. I didn't get to spend much time with you but I do remember the dinners we all had together. John said you were a fighter and he was pretty correct. I hope you are in a better place now and have peace. Frank

~ Frank Coates

My condolences on the loss of Mary-Lou. She was a bright light with a friendly soul, always with a kind word, or a smile and a laugh. She will be missed.

~ Scott

My deepest condolences on hearing of the passing of Mary Lou. I loved getting to know her through our working together. Her warm smile and warm disposition was greatly appreciated.

~ Sue Chappell

Scott & family - our deepest condolences on the passing of Marylou. She was a beautiful soul who loved her children deeply. I have so many fond memories of our weekly Mom’s group with Maddelyn and my boys. Marylou’s smile lite up a room and her kindness to others will always be remembered. My heart breaks for all of you. We are sending our love and prayers to you during this difficult time. Sincerely, Keri, John,Cole & William

~ Keri Hanlon

Mary-Lou will be dearly missed. She was a genuinely kind, positive and wonderful person. One of the nice ones! My sincere condolences to all family and friends.

~ Lloyd

Scott and family, In a world where too many in our midst are, frankly, disappointing and phony or give so little of themselves to others, Mary-Lou stood out as one of the warmest, most genuinely caring and loveliest people I’ve ever known. Mary-Lou’s effervescent nature and her warm greetings will be terribly missed at the office, as everywhere. May her smile and her positivity live on in our minds and hearts forever, the truly lovely soul, she was.

~ Andrew B.

So sorry for the loss of simply beautiful person. She was such a kind lady. I remember many conversations solving the problems of the day. She will be missed by so many people.

~ Rosanne

Mary Lou was my boot camp buddy! Every Tues and Thursday we would meet in the change room and chat about our kids and families. She was a beautiful caring soul, a true genuine friend. She will be so missed. Thinking of her family and friends.

~ Carrie Jackson

Mary-Lou was one of a kind, a true class act. Always wanting to help others and never expecting anything in return. We have so many fond memories of our time spent with the Gilmore family and of course with Rosie & her crew as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We all know you have a beautiful guardian Angel watching over you.

~ Wammes Family

Mary Lou was a truly beautiful person! She was always kind and thoughtful! She took the time to get to know her colleagues at work and was genuinely interested in their lives. She was always quick to offer help to those who needed it. We shared many good times both inside and outside of work. I loved her from the moment we met back in 2008 when we became fast friends! Sending prayers for her family who she loved so dearly!! I will always remember her kind, loving spirit.

~ Andrea

Services for Mary-Lou Pinheiro-Gilmore

Visitation will be held at:
Northview Funeral Chapel
1490 Highbury Avenue North,
London, Ontario

May 4, 2023 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Celebration of Life will be held at:
Northview Funeral Chapel
1490 Highbury Avenue North,
London, Ontario

May 5, 2023 11:00 am

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