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YADLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-15 published
GILLIES, Mary E. (née WILSON)
In Toronto on Sunday, April 13, 2008, from complications following a broken hip. Loving wife for 59 years of the late Doctor John D.M. ("Jack") GILLIES (son of the late Doctor J.Z. and Isabel GILLIES.) Loving mother of Susan (Peter CROSSLEY) of London, England, John (Anne-Marie PRENDIVILLE) of Toronto, and Anne (Greg YADLEY) of Tampa, Florida. Proud grandmother of Justine and Janet CROSSLEY and of David and Jennifer GILLIES. Daughter of the late Lt.-Col. W.S. and Eleanor WILSON. Sister of the late Anne WILSON and Joyce APPLEGATH. Niece of her recently deceased aunt, Dorothy HALLAM. Born in Toronto on January 29, 1923, she attended St. Clement's School in Toronto, and University College at the University of Toronto. She and Jack met at university, at the University College "grab bag" freshman dance in her first year. They married in Toronto on October 6, 1944, whence they proceeded immediately to Halifax, where Jack had been posted as a medical officer with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. After the war, they returned to Toronto, where Mary raised their three children. In the mid-1960s, Mary started to work as the manager of Jack's office, a position she held until their retirement in 1989. On July 1, 1967, Mary and Jack started a long-standing tradition of celebrating both his and Canada's birthday with a party for their many Friends. She and Jack shared many interests, including the French language, fine wine (especially Burgundian wine), good food, and travel, and she enjoyed preparing gourmet meals at home with Jack for family and Friends. Travel included a number of memorable camping trips with the whole family to various points in Canada and the U.S. in a succession of Volkswagen camper buses. Mary was an active quilter and enjoyed learning how to play bridge. Visitation will be at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159 Eglinton Avenue West at Lascelles Boulevard, from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, and from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and again from 6: 00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18. A service will be held on Saturday, April 19, at 1: 00 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, with interment following at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Big Sisters or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to send a message to the family, please e-mail:
marygilliescondolences@gmail.com

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YADLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-04-18 published
GILLIES, Mary E. (née WILSON)
In Toronto on Sunday, April 13, 2008, from complications following a broken hip. Loving wife for 59 years of the late Doctor John D.M. ('Jack') GILLIES (son of the late Doctor J.Z. and Isabel GILLIES.) Loving mother of Susan (Peter CROSSLEY) of Guildford, England, John (Anne-Marie PRENDIVILLE) of Toronto, and Anne (Greg YADLEY) of Tampa, Florida. Proud grandmother of Justine and Janet CROSSLEY and of David and Jennifer GILLIES. Daughter of the late Lt.-Col. W.S. and Eleanor WILSON. Sister of the late Anne WILSON and Joyce APPLEGATH. Niece of her recently deceased aunt, Dorothy HALLAM. Born in Toronto on January 29, 1923, she attended St. Clement's School in Toronto, and University College at the University of Toronto. She and Jack met at university, at the University College 'grab bag' freshman dance in her first year. They married in Toronto on October 6, 1944, whence they proceeded immediately to Halifax, where Jack had been posted as a medical officer with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. After the war, they returned to Toronto, where Mary raised their three children. In the mid-1960s, Mary started to work as the manager of Jack's office, a position she held until their retirement in 1989. On July 1, 1967, Mary and Jack started a long-standing tradition of celebrating both his and Canada's birthday with a party for their many Friends. She and Jack shared many interests, including the French language, fine wine (especially Burgundian wine), good food, and travel, and she enjoyed preparing gourmet meals at home with Jack for family and Friends. Travel included a number of memorable camping trips with the whole family to various points in Canada and the U.S. in a succession of Volkswagen camper buses. Mary was an active quilter and enjoyed learning how to play bridge. Visitation will be at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, 159…Eglinton Avenue West at Lascelles Boulevard, from 7: 00 to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 17, and from 2: 00 to 4:00 p.m. and again from 6: 00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 18. A service will be held on Saturday, April 19, at 1: 00 p.m. at the Morley Bedford Funeral Home, with interment following at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Big Sisters or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated. If you wish to send a message to the family, please e-mail: marygilliescondolences@gmail.com

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