Gillon; Francis Thomas
When you walk through a storm,
Hold your head up high,
And don’t be afraid of the dark,
At the end of the storm,
Is a golden sky,
And the sweet silver song of the lark.
Francis Thomas Gillon 76, of Chilliwack, passed away Monday. Born 1939 in Liverpool, England to Christine and Joseph where he grew up with his five siblings. After serving in the British Army, he came to Canada with his bride Patricia and their first born Lorraine in 1965. Frank made a point of seeing as much of the world as possible so moving and meeting new friends came often and easy. He loved to have friends and family around and the many singing, guitar playing sessions are fondly remembered. When he wasn’t singing, Frank was telling a story with his unique wit and humour that tickled everyone. He was passionate about nature and the outdoors where he enjoyed many of his days walking along trails and enjoying his garden. He especially loved his lifetime trip to South Africa. His loyalty to English Football also came through on Saturday mornings. His working years were spent as a Building Engineer, where he managed systems and facility operations. Frank is survived by his wife Patricia of Chilliwack and four of his children: Simon Hill (UK), Janet Merriman (California), Stephen Gillon (Tara) (Langley), Corey Gillon (Cheryl) (Toronto). He also is survived by his grandsons Paxton and Conlan. A Celebration of Life event will take place in September. Details to follow. Online condolences may be offered at www.woodlawn-mtcheam.ca.
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