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Inverness Funeral Home

45 MacIsaac Street, Inverness, NS

OBITUARY

Mary Anne Gillis

September 22, 1930October 2, 2019

Mary Anne Gillis, 89, of Inverness, formerly of Gillisdale, passed peacefully away October 2, 2019 in Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital. Born in South West Margaree, she was the eldest daughter of Archy B. and Mary Margaret (MacLellan) MacLellan. In 1952 she married Angus Jim Gillis of Gillisdale, where they spent their married life. She is survived by her daughter, Charlene (David) Clarke, Inverness; sons, Jim (Patricia), Pine Tree; Alex (Jeanita) Lyons Brook; Ron (Sukhee) Kentville; daughter-in-law, Jeannette Gillis, Cambridge; sister, Jessie Green, Toronto; cousin, Vincent (Mary) Gillis, Truro, who she regarded as a brother. Also, survived by her grandchildren, Christy (Jeremy), Eric, Wilfred (Alicia) Craig (Crystal), Amie, Maggie (Adam); and great-grandchildren, Alex, Chris and Evie. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Angus Jim; daughter-in-law, Jo Anne Gillis and sister, Catherine Isabel. Special thanks to Dr. Susie Egar, Mary Anderson N.P, Dr. Ritter and the Palliative Care Team, the nursing staff of Inverness Consolidated Memorial Hospital for their care over the years and particularly the last months. We wish to also provide a heartfelt thanks to all the staff of the Inverary Manor where she made her home for the last 18 months. You made it her home and she enjoyed every minute she spent there. Mary Anne will rest in Inverness Funeral Home on Friday, October 4th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, October 5th at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph's Church, SW Margaree with Father MacDonald Ibeh officiating. Burial to follow in St. Mary's Parish Cemetery, SW Margaree. Memorial donations may be made to Central Inverness Palliative Care Society or to Inverary Manor, Inverness. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Mary Margaret MacLellan, Mother (deceased)
  • Archy B. MacLellan, Father (deceased)
  • Angus Jim Gillis, Husband (deceased)
  • Charlene (David) Clarke, Daughter
  • Jim (Patricia) Gillis, Son
  • Alex (Jeanita) Gillis, Son
  • Ron (Sukhee) Gillis, Son
  • also survived are her daughter-in-law, Jeannette Gillis, Cambridge; sister, Jessie Green, Toronto; cousin, Vincent (Mary) Gillis, Truro, who she regarded as a brother. Also, survived by her grandchildren, Christy (Jeremy), Eric, Wilfred (Alicia) Craig (Crystal), Amie, Maggie (Adam); and great-grandchildren, Alex, Chris and Evie.
    Mary Anne was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Jo Anne Gillis and sister, Catherine Isabel.
  • DONATIONS

  • Central Inverness Palliative Care Society
  • Inverary Manor

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Visitation Friday, October 4, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, October 5, 2019

Memories

Mary Anne Gillis

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Donna MacLellan

October 6, 2019

Charlene and family, so very sorry to hear about your mother. I remember visiting your parents when we would go to Gillisdale and the delicious lunch and tea your mother would make us. Sincere condolences to your family.

Donna MacLellan
Bedford NS

Cathy MacLellan Johnston

October 6, 2019

To the Family, so very sorry to hear about Mary Anne's passing. I remember visiting Mary Anne and Angus Jim when I was younger with my parents (Mary and Jim Dan). Sending my condolences to everyone.

Cathy MacLellan Johnston
Halifax, NS

Lorraine Berger-Nehls

October 5, 2019

My family, the Berger’s we’re blessed to spend our summers in Gillisdale and even a winter. Angus Jim & Mary Anne were our neighbors. They became fast friends. Mary Anne was always happy and very hospitable. And oh, those biscuits.
I have no doubt she is smiling & sharing her biscuits and beautiful spirit in heaven.
Much love & caring from the Berger Clan
lornehls@att.net

Billy MacLellan

October 4, 2019

Jimmy, Alex, Rannie and Charlene: Very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Mary Anne was my Godmother and I will always remember her with fondness. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Billy MacLellan (A.J.) Mary JohnDan’s Son

Margaret Gillis

October 4, 2019

My sincere sympathies to all the family on the death of your mother.
Margaret Gillis

Randy and Jean Faulkner

October 3, 2019

I spent a summer at the farm. Uncle Angus let me take the horse for a ride, with a stern warning- HE IS A WORK HORSE. JUST WALK HIM. I proceeded to pick up one of the Burger boys. Of course we started trotting the horse and we both fell off. The horse went straight to the barn. When I got back Uncle Angus was waiting with his arms folded and Aunt Anne was in the background snickering. She was always quick with a smile or a laugh. She will be missed and always warmly remembered.

Terri Milton

October 3, 2019

Ron and family;
Thinking of you with sincere condolences at this sad time.
~Terri Milton, NSCC Kingstec

Paul Barry

October 3, 2019

Alex!
It’s with great sadness to hear of your Mother’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! May she Rest In Peace!
Paul and Judy Barry
Calgary Ab

Shelley Shah

October 2, 2019

My visits to Cape Breton were the highlight of my summer vacation as a child and I always enjoyed my aunt 's many baked treats, especially her warm biscuits. My trips to Cape Breton will never be the same but, my memories of her will not be forgotten. Rest in peace Aunt Mary Anne

Isabel MacFarlane (Morrison)

October 2, 2019

Ours deepest condolences to the family
I use to go to there home in Gillisdale.when I lived there.and always make us feel welcome.. RIP Mary. Isabel/marty

FROM THE FAMILY