It is with sadness the family announces the passing of Lloyd Gillies, 86, of Portage Vale. Born in Petitcodiac, he was a son to the late Errol and Tina (Henry) Gillies.
Lloyd and Joan made their home and spent their lives in Portage Vale for the past 57 years. Dairy farming was his passion and it showed in the way he kept his farmland groomed and pristine, even into his retirement and later years. He was a well respected man in the community and by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was always there to lend a helping hand to a neighbour and friend in need. Lloyd loved his family and was proud of each one of them. He will be deeply missed by all.
Lloyd is survived and sadly missed by his wife, Joan Gillies; his sons, Brent (Lisa) Gillies and Steven (Debby Jackson) Gillies; his brothers: Les, Rae (Carole) and Donnie Gillies; sister in law, Donna Gillies; his grandchildren: Tara, Chelsie, Kyle and Riley; step grandchild, Tyler Friars; his great grandchildren: Brooklyn, Axel, Jerri as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents Lloyd was predeceased by his brother, Roy Gillies and sister in law, Carolyn.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Salisbury Funeral Home, (372-4800) from where visitation will be held on Thursday, October 13 from 7-9pm with a service being held the following day, October 14 from Salisbury Funeral Home at 10:30am with Rev. Brian McArthur officiating. Interment will follow in Portage Vale Cemetery.
If desired, donations may be made to the IWK, SPCA or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.keirsteads.ca
Please click here to view the celebration of life service livestream on October 14, 2022 at 10:30 am.