It is with profound sadness that the family of Edward Bryan Gilker announces his death at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at the age of 77. Born in Campbellton, NB, on May 30, 1945, he was the husband of the late Ellen (Black) Gilker.
Bryan leaves behind his daughters, Stephanie (Danny) and Melissa (Davey); grandchildren, Tyler, Austin (Kayla), Emma (Josh), and Vanessa; great-granddaughter, Aaliyah; brother, Reid (Audrey); several cherished nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Dick; and close friend, Donna.
In addition to his wife, Ellen, he was predeceased by his parents, Dorothy (Dobson) and William “Edward” Gilker; siblings, Mike, Diane (Lorne) and Pat; father-in-law, Ned Black.
Bryan loved to tinker with anything electric. He began his career in Atholville as a Quality Control Supervisor at Radio Engineering Products. In Labrador City, he moved on to become an Instrumentation Foreman at the Iron Ore Company of Canada. Subsequently he began a career as a Sales Representative for Siemans Electric. He went on to enjoy many years of retirement in the community of Boiestown with his wife Ellen. A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Orchardview LTC Home, as well as the nurses at 3SW.
A private service for family and invited guests will be held at a later time. For those who wish, donations in Bryan’s memory may be made to the NB Lung Association or charity of the donor’s choice.