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Melvin Charles Gilbert
May 07, 1936 - February 13, 2018
3080 Lake Shore Boulevard West,
Toronto, ON
M8V 1K3
(416) 259 - 3705
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Passed away on February 12, 2018 at the age of 81. Melvin will be dearly missed by his loved ones. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. James Parish in Toronto (728 Annette St., Toronto, 416 767-6451) on Saturday, June 16th at 10 a.m. to honour the life of Melvin Gilbert, 81, who passed away in February. Mel was a resident of Toronto. He was born on May 7, 1936 to the late Hilda and Samuel Gilbert of Toronto. While Mel grew up in Toronto (graduated from Runnymede Collegiate, Victoria University and Emmanuel College), he spent much of his professional career in Windsor, ON. Mel was a high school religion teacher at Assumption College (1973-1984) and F. J. Brennan (1985-1996). He was the beloved husband of the late Mary Gilbert. Mel is survived by his three children, Cathie Gilbert and her husband Nate McCune, Melanie Gilbert and her husband Tim McGrenere, and Jamie Gilbert and his wife Breanna Riseborough; his three grandsons, Seamus and Andrew McGrenere, and Felix Gilbert; as well as the thousands of students he taught over the years. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Covenant House ( He was much loved and will be missed by all who knew him. Messages of condolence may be left at