In my last post I tried to acquaint people with Aubrey Pilgrim, a great friend of the prostate cancer community and a tireless advocate, who died recently. I have been in touch with Aubrey’s family and told them people were asking if there was an obituary. His niece, Pam, sent me this, which is rather basic and does not mention Aubrey’s many, many accomplishments. Aubrey was a true Renaissance man. Yesterday Pam wrote me that the obituary that was published and posted here is an abbreviated version of one written by a cousin, and she will try to forward the missing information.
I am glad to hear about Aubrey’s large family. He once told me that his wife and children had died before him. And I knew that he had lost his beloved second wife, Susan, this year. So I wondered if Aubrey had any kinfolk left in the world. I am gratified to learn otherwise. And the relatives were apparently very fond of their brother, uncle and Grandpa (whom they called “Bud”).
OBITUARY — AUBREY PILGRIM
(From a Mt. Pleasant, Texas, newspaper.)
COEUR D’ ALENE, Idaho — Aubrey Bassett Pilgrim, 84, of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho and formerly of Mount Pleasant, died Monday, June 23, 2008, in Coeur d’ Alene. A memorial service will be held at later date. Mr. Pilgrim was born on June 23, 1924, in Mount Pleasant, the son of James Aubrey and Pearl (Storey) Pilgrim. He is survived by two granddaughters and a host of great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Hubert L. and Edith Pilgrim of Pittsburg, and two sisters, Bertha Capps of Temple and Christell Newman of Willis.