In Celebration of

Mary Gillies

May 17, 2017

Mary (Baye) Gillies of Toronto, Ontario passed away on May 17, 2017 at St.
Joseph's Health Centre after a brief illness, with her family at her side.
She was born in Port Hood, Nova Scotia, to Charles and Catherine MacLennan.
She is survived by her daughters Carole McNeil (Toronto), Evelyn Gillies
(Port Hood), Elaine Gillies (Toronto), sister Sadie Murphy (Wayne) (Port
Hood), brother Harold (Harlie) (Toronto), grandson Darren McNeil (Toronto),
many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was
predeceased by her parents, Charles and Catherine MacLennan, sister Francie
Ellement, brothers Philip, Cameron, Lauchie and Lawrence.

Mary moved to Toronto where she worked for the Rowntrees/Nestles company for
more than 35 years and still had dear friends from that time. Mary loved
summers in Port Hood and picnics in High Park or by the lake with her
daughters. Mary always tuned in to the Vision TV daily mass and had a keen
interest in world events and crosswords. Mary was especially known for her
compassion, sense of humour and generosity.

We would like to give a special thank you to her devoted niece, Charlene
Burton, for her assistance in our time of need.

Cremation has taken place under the care of Turner & Porter Funeral Home. A
Funeral Mass and burial will be celebrated at a later date in Port Hood,
Nova Scotia.


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Thom Burton (niece's husband)

Entered May 19, 2017 from Mississauga

Baye was a bright light in our family. For decades she graced our table at Christmas, Easter and all other special occasions. She was the glue of her family and she will be sorely missed.

June Williams (Dear friend)

Entered May 19, 2017 from Toronto

To the Gillis family our heart felt condolences goes out too each and every one of you Mary was our dear dear friend she will allways be in our hearts God Bless rest in piece Mary June and Jack Williams and family


Entered May 19, 2017 from PORT HOOD, N. S.

Baye was a wonderful sister to me . She was the best and we will miss her deeply

With much love,

God bless until we meet again!

Your loving sister.Sadie

Charles, Tracy, and Stella (Nephew)

Entered May 19, 2017 from Halifax, NS

No words can adequately express how heartbroken we are about Baye’s passing. Elaine, Evelyn, and Carol, we hope that you will find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that so many of us will miss her too. Your mom was a uniquely special person that made us better people just for having known her.

Burton MacDonald (Former wife of one of my uncles)

Entered May 20, 2017 from Antigonish, NS

Rosemarie and Burton express condolences to Carole, Evelyn, Elaine, and all Baye's family members. Please let us know when the funeral Mass will be held in Port Hood.

Expressions of Peace!



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