Francis 'Frank' Dominic Gillis
Born In: Highlands, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Born: June 24th, 1944
Passed in: Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: August 10th, 2012
Passed away in the arms of his loving family at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital late Friday night.
Born in the Highlands, N.L., Frank was the eldest son of the late Dorothy ‘Dot’ and Arnold Gillis. For over 35 years, Frank worked for Devco mostly as a buyer. He devoted much of his energy and time in boy scouts, notably the 1st Bridgeport Dominion Scout Troop. He was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church serving as lector and parish council member and also the Mens’ Club. He also served as a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and served as a leader and spiritual adviser with the Christopher Leadership Program.
He was a former board member of the Dominion Credit Union and a member of the KOC. He was also an active member of the Heritage School House Museum. His favourite pastimes included playing his guitar, his garden, camping, golfing and rooting for the Detroit Red Wings team.
Frank is survived by his wife, Theresa, daughter, Colleen (Bernie); son, Paul (Miranda); brothers, Martin (Diane), Rev. John, Alex, James and sisters, Martina (Wilfred), Trudy, Regina (Kevin), Cathy (John) and the pride and love of his life, his granddaughter, Bethany whom he loving referred to as “sweetie pie”; many nieces, nephews and in-laws.
He was predeceased by his parents, brothers, Paul (infancy), Leo and Kevin.
Many thanks to the staff of ICU at the regional hospital.
Visitation will be held at Curry’s Funeral Home, 775 Main St., Glace Bay, today (Monday, Aug. 13) from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service to be officiated by Fr. John Gillis and Fr. Daniel Boudreau at Immaculate Conception Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. Interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Donations may be made to a charity of choice.