It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and best friend, Thomas Edward Gill on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family. 

Born on Nov. 13, 1940 in Sydney, Tom was the son of the late Thomas and Geraldine (Carew) Gill. 

Tom was a very simple man. He was kind, loyal and loved to have long conversations with people everywhere he went. Tom loved hunting and fishing and he greatly enjoyed the outdoors and he would often say ‘Any day was a good day to fish’. He was an avid Toronto Blue Jay fan. Tom was loved by many and he was idolized by his grandchildren who affectionately referred to him as Poppy. He was known as Poppy to all of his grandchildren’s friends as well.  Tom will be remembered by his family and friends for keeping his word and the promises he made.

Tom is survived by his loving wife, Marie; children, Jermaina (Jim), Susan, Trish and special grandchildren, Jamie (Liam) Gill and Jessie Lynn Gill. He is also survived by his siblings, Jimmy (Monica), Bobby (Mona), Brian (Mary), Gerald (Kim), Nancy, Carol Reppa and Anne Marie (Lorne); numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family; as well as childhood friends, Jack (Thomasina) Gardiner, Peter (Rose) Hanna, Robert Joseph and his most faithful companion, Archie.

Besides his parents, Tom was predeceased by a sister in infancy and grandson, Thomas Bennett

Memorial service to celebrate the life of Thomas Edward Gill will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, All Faith Chapel, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street) on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at 2 p.m. Following the service a light luncheon will be held in the funeral home reception area. Private family interment will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Tom may be made to the An Cala unit at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital.

The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to the staff and physicians of the An Cala unit at the CBRH who made Tom’s last days peaceful and comfortable. A special thanks to Dr. Greg Myatt, Janice and Lori for their care of Tom. Dr. Myatt was not only Tom’s doctor but his friend for he treasured this relationship.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
From:  Kevin & Natalie Fennell

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Gill family, especially Trish and her family at this most difficult time. Your fond memories of Tom will be with you always to cherish.
From:  Richard White 

Bob, Mona and family…please accept our sincere sympathy on Tom's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Gill family as you deal with your loss.
From:  Roddie and Judy Munroe