It is with heavy hearts that we, the family of Martin Gillis announce his passing after a lengthy illness, on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on June 14, 1941 in Sydney, Martin, being a Pier boy, was the son of the late Joseph and Mary-Ann (MacIsaac) Gillis.

Martin was employed with 20/20 Electric for over 30 years. He was a very proud and active member of Alcoholics Anonymous for over 46 years.

Martin is survived by his wife of 46 years, Betty (Stephens) Gillis; children, Ralph, Vincent, Kari (Ian) and Kristopher; grandchildren, Audrey, Stephen, Michelle, Madison and Violet; siblings, Caroline, Irene (Terry), Imelda (Al).

Besides his parents, Martin was predeceased by his daughter, Audrey; sister, Sr. Judith Gillis CND and his brother-in-law, Carlin.

Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Martin Ronald Gillis will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church Street), Whitney Pier on Sunday, September 29, 2019. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 2 – 4:30 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 5 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul McGillvray officiating. Private family interment will be held at a later date.

Donations in memory of Martin may be made to The Freedom Foundation of Nova Scotia.

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

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We are so very sorry for your loss. God has given him his Angel Wings. Fly High
From:  Dorothy March Giacomini.

So sorry to hear about Martin, My name is Linda(MacIsaac) Graham. I am Sander MacIsaac’s daughter. Martin was a caring person he would help whom ever he could. May you find your strength through God.
From:  Linda Graham

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From:  Joe Antinello