Frank Gillis

Frank Gillis

Frank Gillis

Aug. 20, 1922 to Mar. 6, 2010

Frank was born in beautiful South West Margaree, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. He served with the Nova Scotia Highlanders Infantry overseas during World War Two and, while in Holland, met his future wife Johanna ‘Rose’ Oudhuis.

Frank was a lumber mill worker for many years at Bay Forest Products which was situated in Vancouver’s False Creek. He loved to be in the woods and he spent many hours with his family walking in Vancouver’s West End and Stanley Park.

Upon retirement, Frank and Rose moved to a large wooded lot in Langley, BC. He loved to work in the garden, and the property surrounding the house was always in beautiful condition. Frank also spent many happy days fishing the streams in Langley with his grandson, Gavin.

In 1998, Frank and Rose moved to the beautiful Bulkley Valley. Frank enjoyed many years watching the bear, moose, wolves and deer wandering past their house, and keeping a lookout for the first robins and swallows of the spring.

Frank is survived by

His loving wife:



Alice and Isabel


Herbert (Dianne)

Floyd (Akemi)

Ellen (Murray)

Leo (Mary)


Brian Grubb


David Gillis (Angela), Nadine Koreman (Rob), Gavin Grubb (Helena), Nigel Gillis and Nicole Gillis

Great Grandchildren:

Tianna, Taryn, Ryan, Jordan and Alyssa

Along with numerous nieces and nephews

Predeceased by

Parents: Hugh J. Gillis and Margaret Ellen Coady

Brothers: John, Loyola, Peter, Moses, Alex and Bernard

Sisters: Annie May, Annie and Gertrude

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