GILLIS, Mary Alexis – 50
It is with broken hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of our mother on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at our home in Jamesville.
Alexis leaves behind her husband John; beloved children, Caitlin (Matthew), Ailig and Logan, as well as father, John David Bennett ‘Lefty’; brother, Todd Bennett (Laura), and their children, Katherine, Kyle and Emily; grandfather, Frank Janes ‘Gramp’. Alexis will be forever missed by her many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and in-laws.
Alexis was predeceased by her best friend and mother, Claudine ‘Leannie’ Bennett; her grandmother, Margaret Janes; grandparents, Alex and Mary Bennett and parents-in-law, Carmel Margaret ‘Marge’ and Neil John Gillis.
Her legacy is one of love, quiet selflessness and pride of her children. After her family, she devoted herself to her career at Bell Aliant (MT&T) for 27 years, an invaluable employee and volunteer with the Aliant Pioneers.
Visitation will be Thursday, August 10 from 3-7 p.m. at St. Columba Parish Hall. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Columba in Iona at 11 a.m. Friday, August 11, Rev. Ray Huntley officiating, reception to follow. A private burial will be held in Stewartdale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.