GIL­LIS, Mary Alexis – 50

Cape Breton Post - - Obituaries -

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.

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