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Hugh Vincent ‘Hugh V’ Gillis

Funeral service for the late Hugh Vincent ‘Hugh V’ Gillis, 61, Riverview Adult Residential Centre, Riverton, Nova Scotia,  was held December 22 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father  Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be held at a later
Funeral service for the late Hugh Vincent ‘Hugh V’ Gillis, 61, Riverview Adult Residential Centre, Riverton, Nova Scotia, was held December 22 in St. Ninian Cathedral with Father Donald MacGillivray officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Mr. Gillis died December 18, 2018. Readers at the funeral Mass were niece Shelly Juurlink, Gary Cusack and cousin Kerry Ann McCarron. Nephew Jeff Sylvester and cousin Dianne Mills presented the offertory gifts. Eucharistic ministers were Gary Cusack and Jim Berkvens. Music was provided by Ty Wallace and John Pellerin. Pallbearers were nephews Mark Juurlink, David Cusack, Bryan Murphy, cousins Donald MacDonald, Gerard Gillis and friend Hugh John Chisholm. Born November 30, 1957, he was the son of the late Joseph ‘Joe’ and Jean (Chisholm) Gillis, Clydesdale. As a graduate of the Antigonish Regional High School, he was employed in the X-Ray Department at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. Always entertaining with his quick and witty sense of humor, he is remembered for his appreciation for classic rock music, love of dogs, and unwavering support to the Montreal Canadiens hockey team. He is survived by his son, Ryan; friend and former wife, Mary (Bekkers) Smith, Clydesdale; two sisters, Mary (John) Murphy, Clydesdale; Claire (Alphonse) Juurlink, St. Andrews; several nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives. He was predeceased by sister, Anne Cusack. Memorial donations may be made to the Riverview Adult Residential Center or a charity of choice. Online condolences: www.MacIsaacs.ca

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