Hugh Gillis
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Funeral Mass

1:00 pm
Saturday, December 22, 2018
St. Ninian's Cathedral
121 St. Ninian's Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Obituary of Hugh Vincent "Hugh V" Gillis

Gillis, Hugh V, 61, of Riverview Adult Residential Centre, Riverton, Nova Scotia,  passed away peacefully on December 18, 2018. Born November 30, 1957, Hugh V was the son of the late Joseph “Joe” and Jean (Chisholm) Gillis of Clydesdale.


Hugh V is survived by his son Ryan and dear friend and former wife, Mary (Bekkers) Smith, Clydesdale; sisters Mary (John) Murphy, Clydesdale, and Claire (Alphonse) Juurlink, St. Andrews. Hugh V is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was predeceased by his sister, Anne Cusack.


A moment in time had marked much change in Hugh V’s life. In his loving memory; we remember all the good times before and after this time. As a graduate of the Antigonish Regional High School, Hugh V was employed in the X-Ray Department at St. Martha’s Regional Hospital. Always entertaining with his quick and witty sense of humor, Hugh V is fondly remembered for his appreciation for classic rock music, his love of dogs, and unwavering support to his Montreal Canadiens hockey team.


There will be no visitation. A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. in St. Ninian Cathedral, Rev Donald Mac Gillivray  presiding.  Burial at a later date.  Donations may be made to the Riverview Adult Residential Center or a charity of choice.


A most heartfelt thank you to the amazing team at Riverview Adult Residential Centre. The compassion, care, respect and company that you provided to Hugh V will forever be appreciated by our family.  Words cannot express how grateful we are for your kindness and generosity. Thank you so much for being there for Hugh V in friendship and care.

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