John Gillies Obituary
Date of Birth:
Thursday, September 2nd, 1926
Date of Death:
Thursday, May 26th, 2016
John is survived by his loving wife Geraldine (nee Geoffrey), son Robert Gillies and his wife Connie of Thornhill, sisters-in-law Gert Gillies of Waterloo, Norma Gillies of Marmora, Carole Larrett (husband Gary) of Skead, and brother-in-law Gerry Geoffrey (wife Carmen) of Coniston. He will be deeply missed by his many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brothers Don and Ken, brothers and sisters-in-law Sonny (Jacquie) Geoffrey, Mary (Ray) Lang and his nephews and niece.
John served proudly in the Canadian Armed Forces for 26 years including a posting in Sinai, Egypt in the Signal Corp. He was employed by the University of Waterloo for 19 years after settling in the K-W area.
A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
Condolences for the family and donations in John’s memory to the A.R. Kaufman YMCA of which he was a longtime member can be arranged by contacting the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.
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