Gillis, Marcella Mary (nee:Gallop) of North Sydney, Nova Scotia

W. J. Dooley Funeral Services Ltd.

Marcella Mary (Gallop) Gillis – September 30, 1924 – February 14, 2019 (Age 94)

Marcella M. Gillis  –  North Sydney

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marcella Mary Gillis, age 94, our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt, on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at the Northside Community Guest Home.

Born in North Sydney on September 30, 1924, Marcella was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Mary Jane (Gaulton) Gallop.  She was employed for many years as a registered nurse at the Northside Community Guest Home until her retirement.  Marcella enjoyed knitting, going to bingo and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.  Marcella was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

She is survived by her daughter Marlene (Jim) Bona, North Sydney, her three sons David (Suzanne) Gillis, Sherbrooke, Tommy (Ann Marie) Gillis, Mississauga, Kevin (Ruth Anne) Gillis, North Sydney, also by her special niece Janie (Trevor) MacLennan, her grandchildren Jaime (Neil) Campbell, Michelle (Gerritt) Taylor, Breanne Gillis, Ryan (Chelsea) Gillis, Courtney Gillis, Dylan, Jade, Sam and Max Gillis, her five great-grandchildren Finn, Cove, Meadow, Saylor and Paisley.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Margaret MacNeil and a twin sister Minnie in infancy.

There will be no visitation by request.  A funeral service will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday in the Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Doug MacDonald officiating.  Burial will take place in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney at a later date.  Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.

Family flowers only.  Memorial donations may be made to the Northside Community Guest Home or the SPCA.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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