John Sigfus Gillis

1925 - 2011

Gillis_JohnSQPeacefully John Gillis “Afi” passed away at Boundary Trails Health Centre with his family at his side on May 24, 2011 at the age of 86.

He is survived by son, Miles, daughter- in- law, Kathy, treasured grandchildren, Evan (Christy), Shannon, Eryn and daughter, Robin Gillis. He is survived by his sister, Sigga Hildebrand and sisters –in-law, Helga Gillis and Emily Dahl.

John was born in Morden, MB on May 4, 1925 to Jon Ragnar and Salome Gillis. He attended Lindal School and farmed with his father and brothers in the early years in the 1-6 area. He later farmed the same land with his son. John loved the coulee, farming and the company of many friends and family over the years. He spent many hours with them dancing, singing and playing the piano and banjo. He was very proud of his children and grandchildren over the years and always showed interest in what was happening in their lives.

His family would like to thank our many family and friends who have shown love and caring during this time. Also thank you to Dr. John Jackson and staff at Boundary Trails Health Centre for their compassionate and professional care. Thank you to Wiebe Funeral Home for their services and Rev. M. Vincent for officiating.

A family celebration of John’s life was held Friday, May 27, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the 1-6 Community Hall. Interment followed at the Icelandic 1-6 Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the 1-6 Community Hall, Box 264, RR2 Thornhill, MB R0G 2T0.

Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden

In care of arrangements,

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