John William Gillis, late of Chilliwack, B.C. passed away April 29, 2004 at the age of 87 years. He was born September 2, 1916 in Vancouver, B.C.
John worked as a Supervisor and General Manager of McGavins Bakery and Abbotsford Bakery. He was a veteran of W.W. 2. His family was the joy of his life and he loved to play with his great-grandchildren. His passion was his summer home at Lindell Beach. John was a founding member of the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club and served as Captain and President. In his later years he enjoyed playing at the Aquadel Golf Club. John was also an active member of the Elks Club for many years.
John is survived by his wife of 67 years, Alta; 2 daughters, Terry (Hal) Engel of Maple Ridge; Betty (Ted) Rieder of Surrey; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Harvey Moore; sister-in-law, Iris Stagles; 1 brother, Don and 1 sister, Bonnie.
The family would like to thank the Chilliwack Home Care Service for all their care and support. Special thanks to Uncle Harvey.
Visitation will be held Monday, May 3, 2004 from 7:30—9 p.m. at Hendersons Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Henderson’s Funeral Home. Rev. Doug Ireland officiating. Cremation, Valley Crematorium.
Should family and friends so desire, donations in his memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon, or the Canadian Cancer Society.