T. Little Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

223 Main Street, Cambridge, ON


Dennis Joseph Gillies

July 19, 1943August 2, 2019

After a long struggle with cancer, Dennis passed away peacefully at Cambridge Memorial Hospital ICU unit on Friday August 2,2019 at the age of 76.

Beloved husband of Marlene (Coates) for 52 years. Loving brother of Robert (Pamela), Richard (Eve) and Philip and brother-in-law of Stephen Coates. He will also be lovingly remembered by his nieces Jennifer, Susan (Dan), Colleen and Erin.

Dennis was a Tool and Die Maker by trade but the job he loved best of all was Teaching Mechanical Engineering at Conestoga College where he taught for 25 years only being forced to leave because of his health (cancer).

The family wishes to thank Dr. Chouinard; Dr. Achtymichuk and the Doctors and nurses at ICU for their compassion and care beyond measure.

In accordance with his wishes cremation and a private family service have taken place. As expressions of sympathy the family would gratefully appreciate donations in his memory to the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation or The Canadian Cancer Society. A celebration of life to be held at a later date,


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Dennis Joseph Gillies

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Mike, Jean and Jaden Verwey

August 15, 2019

I had the opportunity to share an office with Dennis at the college for many years and experience his humorous English wit. He and Marlene became very good friends with my wife and I. Our daughter affectionately called them Uncle Dennis and Aunt Marlene. He introduced us to his beloved Maine where we enjoyed many beach walks with the two of them.
We will miss you Dennis. We send our love to you Marlene, and our condolences to you and family.

Love Mike, Jean and Jaden

Gail Hassum-Graham

August 12, 2019

I just wanted to send my condolences to Marlene and family.

John & Lisa Rankin

August 10, 2019

We were saddened to hear of Dennis's passing. We were neighbours for several years and we miss having Dennis's eagle eye and neighbourhood pride.
Our condolences to Marlene and family.

John & Lisa Rankin

Steve Lubka

August 6, 2019

I was shocked and saddened to read about Dennis's passing. We had a great working relationship at the College for many years and shared some pretty interesting ideas on life and work. Dennis was, who I consider, one of the original Engineering Faculty, and that group certainly did make a difference in where we focused for the students.

God Bless you Dennis and thanks for the memories.