Issy (Isbel) Gillies

March 14, 1936November 24, 2012

Isbel Campbell Gillies was born on March 14, 1936 in Detroit, Michigan. She passed away on November 24, 2012 in West Bloomfield, Michigan at the age of 76.

Issy was preceded in death by her parents Helen and Duncan and brothers Daniel and Peter. Survived by twin sister Grace Lindsey and sister Jean (Robert) Ward, sister in law Helen, nephews Phillip, David (Tim), Steven, Neil (Renee), Glen (Maria) and Scot (Connie). She is also the great aunt of Nicole, Michelle, Devon, Ryan, Karen, Jessica and Jonathan and great great aunt of Hayley Renee, Landon and Jason.

Issy's family will receive friends on Friday November 30, 2012 from 6-8 pm and on Saturday December 1, 2012 from 9 am until the time of her service, 10 am, at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 Six Mile Rd. (east of Newburgh and I-275) in Livonia.

For those who wish to make a memorial donation the family suggests donations to Purple Heart or the Michigan Humane Society.


  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2012
  • Visitation Saturday, December 1, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2012
  • Interment Saturday, December 1, 2012

Issy (Isbel) Gillies

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December 3, 2012

We Love You Issy

The Bracken Family

Dee Swing

December 2, 2012

My heart is filled with sadness for Grace as she will miss Issy so much. Issy was a wonderful person and a lot of fun. I am sorry I missed the funerl,as I would hae been there for Grace.

December 2, 2012

Grace, so sorry to hear of Issy passing, I will always remember the fun we had as kids skating down Plymouth Rd on Hell Night for the TVA, and hearing Issy laughing as we did it.. I still get together with some of the "girl", and they also expressed their sorrows..Our prayers go out to you and your family.

Poochie (Brandon) Churchill

Debi Lange

November 30, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family, expecially Grace. I will miss your sassy remarks, Issy. You made me laugh. Debi Lange

November 30, 2012

Our heartfelt thoughts, prayers, and sympathy to each of you . . .

Joe and Barb

Shirley Dertinger

November 28, 2012

I'm so sorry for the family, Issy was a great person, I am proud to have know her for all these years.

November 28, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your Family.
Hugs and Love,
The Bildzok Family

November 28, 2012

Our sincere sympathy to the entire family. With love, the Kudsin Family

November 27, 2012

With deepest sympathy, Harvey and Judy Richards