Mike Gillies

Mike Gillies

Tuesday, December 17th, 1940 - Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
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James Robert “Michael” Gillies, 79, of Hector, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at his home. He was born December 17, 1940, in Wildwood, Alberta, Canada.

He was baptized as one of the Jehovah's Witnesses.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Russell; stepfather, Norman Gillies; and his mother, Justine Brown, all of Canada.

He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Gloria Jean Gillies; brother, Dennis Russell of Aldergrove, BC; sister, Dale Eliason of Bridge Lake, BC; half-sister, Kathy Neilson of Canada; son, Glen Gillies and wife Donna of Russellville; 3 daughters, Sherry Acosta, Tammy Kibler, and Brandy and husband Robert Kotila; 5 grandchildren, Darren Acosta, Ryan and Kate Kibler, Staci Aslakson and Tiffani Gillies; and 8 great-grandchildren.

He was employed as a diesel mechanic for Woodline Motor Freight and later for the Tyson Maintenance Shop at Pottsville. He was an amateur Ham radio operator, KD5HVC. He enjoyed attending HamFests and talking with all of his Ham operator buddies.

Arrangements are private under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins.

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Teacher Ann

Posted at 01:01am
So sorry for the Gillies family's loss. It's never easy to let go of those we love. I know he will be greatly missed by those who knew him best and cherished him in their hearts, so to you I extend my deepest condolences. May the sadness of today turn to tomorrow's joy as we hope for a better future for all. Isaiah 26:19: Psalms 37:29

Tammy Kibler Posted at 03:21pm

Thank you so much for your kind words. Psalms 37:29 is one of my favorite scriptures along with Ecclesiastes 9:5 and John chapter 11. I find comfort in that daddy is only asleep and will awaken shortly on a Paradise earth in perfect health. Thank you again! Tammy

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