In Celebration of

Thomas Johnson Gillelan

April 3, 1930 -  September 22, 2021

It is with deep sorrow that we announce John’s passing. He was the devoted husband to his beloved wife Joyce for over 59 years. The loving father of Tom (Christine), Robert (Pascale), Janet (Scott), James (Lynn), Anne (Felix) and Margaret (Ivan). A devoted grandfather to Kelly (Jeff), Rebecca (Jordan), John (Brooke), Calvin (Amanda), Tyler, Kaitlyn, Sarah, Peter, Katie, Lya, Vianne and Christina. Great-grandfather to Claire, Declan, Jack and Liam. Loving brother of Katherine Smith (Calvin). He was predeceased by his wife Joyce, sons Patrick and Peter, sister-in-law Betty Robson and daughter-in-law Pascale.
John was a proper gentleman. Always honest and empathetic to the core. He was an active member of his parish and community treating all he encountered with grace and compassion. John’s career in finance spanned over 45 years. He retired at the age of 71 from BMO Nesbitt Burns as a Portfolio manager. He enjoyed helping others and took pride in giving sound conservative advice to his many clients. John touched the hearts of everyone he met through his kind and giving spirit, unconditional love, his strong faith, and his passion for life. His memory will live on through his beloved family and friends.
A Visitation and Funeral Mass will be held, due to Covid 19 restrictions should you wish to attend please register at:
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The Boddy's (daughter, son-in-law, grandson and granddaughter)

Entered September 24, 2021 from 439 Bathurst St.

Unforgettable in every way and forever more that's how you'll stay!

David O'Connor (Friend)

Entered September 24, 2021 from Toronto

My condolences Maggie!

Kim Sinopoli (Friend)

Entered September 24, 2021 from Wasaga beach

My heartfelt condolences to John's family. I was so blessed to have spent 4 years with John on a daily basis. What a wonderful relationship built between us and his children. Such an honour to call John my good friend. He was a true gentleman, very kind and caring. Love to John's family and my extended family. You will forever be in my heart and never forgotten
Love kim

Judith Coulter (good friends)

Entered September 25, 2021 from Etobicoke

To each one of you, our special thoughts and prayers and our beloved John has gone to Joyce All the Coulter

Don Carter (friend)

Entered September 25, 2021 from Stouffville

Nancy and I are sorry for your and your Families loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


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