Allan Gillis, Glace Bay

Allan Gillis, Glace Bay

1945 - 2019

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Obituary of Allan Gillis, Glace Bay

Daniel Allan Gillis

Glace Bay


Allan Gillis, age 73 of Glace Bay passed away on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at the CBRH, Sydney.

Born in Glace Bay, he was the son of the late Chisholm and Lucy (Roach) Gillis.

Allan was employed with Devco his whole working career. He enjoyed bowling, playing cards, baseball and dancing. But mostly, he will be remembered as a compassionate family man who had a great sense of humour.

Allan is survived by his daughter, Kelly Davies (Paul), Dartmouth, one son, Allan Jr. (Jennifer Snow), Glace Bay, one sister, Marie Schofield (Frank), Ontario, a brother, Francis Gillis (Sandy-deceased), British Columbia, three grandchildren, Crystal Gillis, Robert Gillis, Branden Davies, mother in law, Sadie Morrison, brothers in law, Alex Morrison and Richard Newman.

Besides his parents, Allan was predeceased by his wife, Diane Gillis, (nee Roy).

Visitation is Friday, April 12th from 6-9 p.m. in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, Chapel & Reception Centre, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay.

The funeral mass is Saturday at 12 (Noon) in Holy Cross Church followed by a reception in the church hall. Fr. Norman MacPhee presiding.

Cremation will take place after the mass with interment in St. Anthony’s Cemetery at a later date.

Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: