Hugh Colin Gillis
Lieu de naissance : New Waterford, Nouvelle Ecosse, Canada
Lieu de décès : Scotchtown, Nouvelle Ecosse, Canada
Date de décès : 19 juin 2012
Hugh C. Gillis, 81, of May Street, Scotchtown, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at the Shannex Complex, St. Anthony Drive, Sydney.
Born in New Waterford, Hugh was the son of Duncan and Margaret (Cameron) Gillis.
Hugh was a member of the former St. Michael’s Church, River Ryan.
He was employed for over 25 years with Devco, working in No. 16, 18 and 12 collieries. He was also active with the UMW.
Hugh had many talents, one of them being a gifted carpenter and another was an accomplished writer, his specialty focused on Cape Breton stories. Much of his work is still on display at the Beaton Institute at CBU. Hugh was a 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus, New Waterford.
But mostly, Hugh will be remembered as a very compassionate family man who journeyed through life in a very peaceful manner with a gentle smile always present.
He is survived by his wife, Denise (Porquet) Gillis; three daughters, Elise Rudderham, Alberta, Linda (Wendy), Ottawa, Brenda Gillis, Ontario; four brothers, Duncan, Ontario, Alex, Halifax, Jimmy, Danny, both in New Waterford; and two sisters, Peggy (Mrs. Noel Vanderlinden), Dominion, Lois (Mrs. Donnie O’Quinn), Maine. Also surviving are five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Hugh was predeceased by eight brothers, John D., Martin, Angus, Bernie and four brothers in infancy.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. in the V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St., New Waterford. The funeral mass, officiated by Rev. Ray Huntley, is Monday at 10 a.m. in St. Leonard Church followed by interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Reception to be held at the KOC hall, New Waterford. The KOC will hold a prayer service at the funeral home on Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m.
As an expression of sympathy for Hugh, memorial donations in his memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.vjmcgillivray.ca.