Sandy Gillis

Sandy Gillis

Monday, August 18th, 1930 Monday, February 15th, 2021

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Obituary for Sandy Gillis

It is with heavy hearts that the family announces the peaceful passing of Percival “Sandy” Alexander Gillis, age 85 years at home on February 15, 2021. Sandy was the son of Percival Garnett Gillis (deceased Jan 1969) and Frances Mae (nee Clapan – deceased March 1966). He was born and raised in the Thunder Bay area. He was employed by Great Lake Steel for numerous years. Sandy owned and operated a successful take-out corner store called Sandy’s Place during the 1980’s.He is survived by his children Shelley (Marvin), Rick and Greg (Kathy), his brother Duncan (Mickey), sisters Nancy Bridgeman and Susan Gustafson (Howard) and sister-in-law Judy Gillis as well as numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is predeceased by the love of his life Ruth (nee Goodman), his brothers Warren and Patrick and sisters Lois, Gloria, Stella, Mary, Geraldine, Loretta, Jean, Marlene and Jacqueline. At Sandy’s request, cremation will take place. A celebration of Sandy’s life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Northern Cancer Fund. Online condolences may be made at

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Gloria Kuznak

So sorry to hear this sad news, My deepest condolences to his family.
Sandy was my second cousin and never m issed an opportunity to stop by the pharmacy to say hello. I will miss seeing him. Rest peacefully Sandy and give my love to my dad in heaven.
Comment | Posted at 09:37pm via Condolence

Shirl MacLeod and Family

Dear Gillis Family
Our deepest condolences in the great loss of your loved one Sandy.....who will indeed be missed. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Take Care..
Shirl MacLeod and Family
Comment | Posted at 02:13am via Condolence

Paul Wiseman

Well ole buddy I’m so sad that you that you left us! But you won’t be missing Ruth anymore! You’ll be missed by family and friends! When I think of the all the fun times we had together over the years it brings a lot of fond memories and smiles. Golfing with your dress shoes on, fishing salmon on Lake Superior with your dress shoes on and having our fair share of golden throat charmers around one of your home cooked stews, it brings back lots of good memories and smiles.
Comment | Posted at 02:42pm via Condolence

Bryan MacKay

To Sandy's family,
We are so saddened to hear about Sandy and wanted you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I met Sandy when I worked at Sears with Ruth and will always remember him with that wonderful smile and deep-voice laugh. Somehow I imagine the two of them on the dancefloor having a great time. Hoping memories of special times shared might bring you some comfort during these difficult days.
With deepest condolences,
Bryan & Marg MacKay
Comment | Posted at 10:57am via Condolence

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