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Eldor Hugo Gemst

1952-2024 May 16, 2024

Eldor Hugo Gemst Montreal businessman and photographer died at his home on Ile Bizard at the age of 71.

He was the only son of Gunar Gemst and Livia Panga, both of whom were born in Riga, Latvia, and immigrated to Canada as refugees at the end of World War II.

Eldor was an outdoor enthusiast, sailor, motorcyclist, cyclist, and computer techie.

He recently taught himself leather and canvas crafting during the Covid years. Eldor loved his cats.

Eldor’s passing represents the end of the Montreal Gemsts directly involved in the multi-generational establishment well-known in Montreal for picture framing, art supplies and fine art.

Donations may be made in his name to the Montreal SPCA at 5215 Rue Jean-Talon O, Montreal, QC, H4P 1X4.