Ann Gillies

December 20, 1942 to December 31, 2016

Obituary

Ann Gillies

Passed peacefully away in the presence of her three loving daughters at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s on December 31, 2016 at the age of 74. Ann was predeceased by her parents Mary Elizabeth (Martin) and George, siblings Kathleen (Hugh Fardy), Bunnie, Alice (Dave Johnson), Cede, Helen (Joe Lineberger), Bill (Andrea), and brother-in-law Ray Murphy. A much-loved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, sister-in-law, and friend to many. Leaving to mourn, with heavy hearts, daughters Karen (Greg Snow), Susan (Chad Mason), Krista Manning (Mike Pittman), and the lights of her life, her four grandchildren Daria and Laura Snow, Octavius Mason and Xavier Pittman, who all loved their Nana dearly. She is survived by sisters Bernie (Jerry Dinn) and Mary (Ken Murphy), brother Ted (Rosemary), several nieces, nephews and their families. Visitation will be held on Monday, January 2nd from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road. The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd at The Carnell Memorial Chapel. Flowers gratefully accepted or donations to the charity of your choice, as Ann often said, “happiness is sharing.”

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11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on January 2, 2017

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

1:00pm, Tuesday January 3rd

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Dear Karen, Krista and Susan,
Philippe and I deeply saddened to learn your precious mother has passed away.
We remember her very well, she was a Beautiful person loved by all her family and friends.
We share your pain today, and will keep always her in our thoughts and prayers.
The beautiful memories’you have had with her will give you strenght for the rest of’your life, she was an inspiration of generosity and love.
Claudine and Philippe

We are so sorry for your loss. We are sending prayers and hugs to you all. We loved Aunt Ann greatly.

Love,

Pamela and Brian Boyle

We were so sad to read the passing of your sweet mom we had only seen her at health science just a few weeks she stopped us to say hello what a beautiful Lady she was and very kind our thoughts and prayers to all of her family Richard and Lee Squires

Karen, Susan and Krista,

I am terribly sorry to hear about the recent passing of your mother. I hope you can find some peace and comfort in the many memories you have with your mother. It was very clear to me, even as a young girl, that she loved the three of you more than life itself. She often even made me feel very special with her kinds words and thoughts. I can’t even imagine how many pictures she had of you guys and your families over the years. I remember she was always taking pictures. Beautiful memories. I hope and pray that you can celebrate her life and the wonderful times you have shared together.

My sincerest condolences,

Susan Campbell (nee Sparrow)

Karen,Susan ,Krista and Bernie….yet another bright light has been extinguished.
Burf and I have so many joyful memories on and off the tennis court.
Thinking of you…..

Krista, Susan and Karen,

I am so sorry to hear the news that your mom passed away. The tennis clubs were made all the brighter by her ready smile and kind words. I will always remember her fondly. Thinking of you.

Krista and Family,
Sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May the treasured memories you have of your mother give you great comfort today and always.

Bernie, Mary, Ted and Ann’s Family. We were shocked and saddened to learn of Ann’s passing. I had the pleasure of knowing her going back to our school days and I can still picture her sitting with her sisters at pretty much every hockey game that St.Bon’s played at Memorial Stadium. I hope that all the fond memories you hold of her will serve to mitigate the grief you are enduring. We are currently out of the Province and regret we cannot be there to share your burden. Florence joins me in extending deepest sympathy.

So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have fond memories of your Mother on and off the tennis court. She always had a smile on her face but I remember her best for the love and support she had for you, her family. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing, she was always so kind and friendly. She will no doubt be missed greatly. Derik and I send our condolences and thinking about you during this difficult time. We wish we could be there with you but are there in spirit. Thinking of you

Karen Krista and Susan, I am so sorry to hear about your mother passing away. Ann you are flying high with the angles. Beatiful Ann RIP. God bless you all

To Ann’s daughters and their family my sincerest sympathy. Ann was such a lovely lady, so kind and accepting .I am so very sorry that you had to say goodbye to such a wonderful Mom and friend ..

So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. I have a lot of fond memories as does my wife who was a classmate of Ann.
Sincere condolences.

Karen. Susan and Krista. So sorry to hear of the passing of your lovely mother. Through all the years that I have known your mother we always had a few good laughs and stories. I know you will miss her very much.

Karen, Susan and Krista:

I just learned of your mother’s passing this evening and I was very saddened to hear the news. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Sincerely
Mark Cook

Karen, Krista and Susan
It’s so sad to see your mom go. She was a sweetheart and loved by all. I know that Ann is happy knowing you are thinking back fondly and missing her. However, as your momI said to me ” don’t worry honey, everything will be alright with time”.
Hang in and God bless.
John

Sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. Fond memories going back even to school days, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
We are away celebrating Christmas and New Years with family at present, but we are there in spirit.

So sorry to learn of Ann’s passing . Please accept our sincere condolences . It is our first Christmas in Florida so we are very sorry we could not be there at this time.
Please know that we send our thoughts and prayers.
John & Lou Allan and Family

Susan & Family ,
, We were so sorry to hear this sad news , The last time that I was talking to you , your mother was living with you … We send our sincere condolences to you & family and our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this very difficult time ….Take Care
Bernice & John Bemister

Bernie, I am sorry to hear that Ann has passed. I have fond memories of us playing tennis at Greenbelt and the Christmas Raffle at Bally Halley in support of Rainbow Riders. Ann had a great sense of humour and could always make me laugh. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.

Bernie and Maryand Ted
Our prayers arnd thoughts are withnyou at this sad timejust hang ontothe good memories.
sincerely
Brian & Ruth(Casey)Savariai

Bernie, I’m so sorry to hear of your sisters death. (To late to have visited). Thinking about you at this time. My sincere condolences to you and Jerry. See you soon.

to Bernie
Our sincere sympathy on the passing of your sister Anne..Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Gus and Kay Etchegary.

Karen, Susan and Krista

So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I remember Ann to be a fun loving and kind person. She always had a smile on her face. Find strength in your wonderful memories at this difficult time. Thinking of you and your families.

Karen and family

We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. May you find strength in your memories at this difficult time.

Roland and Christine

Karen, Susan and Krista,
So very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.
Jill, Diane and Mark Parsons

Karen and Family,
I was so saddened to learn of your Mom’s passing. My memories of Ann go back to our high school days and continue through to fun times in St. Pete’s, Florida when you, Susan & Krista and my girls were growing up. There is one thing I knew for sure about your Mom — she absolutely adored her family; you meant the world to her. Your Mom had the greatest zest for life of anyone I’ve ever known but I believe her family was at the root of that — you were her greatest source of happiness. You are very much in my thoughts at this difficult time.
Sheila (Doyle) Comeau, Halifax, NS

Karen, Susan and Krista
We were so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. She was a lovely lady who has passed much too soon.
Paul and Sue Stapleton

To the family .
Ann was a most wonderful person without a doubt .I go back knowing her in the 60’s and only in recent years did we renew a friendship . She always spoke kindly of people we all knew , which is a special quality , but that is who she was .

I join with family and I am sure lots of friends in missing her but the great memories will live on forever . Bob Hefferton

Karen, Susan and Krista
I was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. We lost contact over the past few years, but I have wonderful memories of her and you all. Take care of yourselves and cherish all the loving times you shared together. She loved you all so much. Rest in Peace my friend Ann.

Susan, Krista, and family;
II am thinking about you and praying for you to make your way through this difficult time. I know you will miss your mother so much. I recently connected with her on Facebook. Every day she had something posted that I found cheerful and uplifting..
Love, Helena

Susan and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
She was always so lovely ….. pleasant and friendly.
My first memories of her date back to Mercy Convent. Throughout the years we connected because of Gregory’s and Julia’s involvement in tennis.
I hope this time of sadness will pass and you’ll be left with wonderful, warm memories of your Dear Mom.
Sincerely,
Mary (Dicks) Power

To Ann’s FAMILY
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.Always remember the good times those memories will always light up your days.

Catherine McGrath

Karen and family,
So very sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Our thoughts are with you,

Karen, Susan and Krista
It is with great sorrow that we learned of the passing of your Mother. Ann was truly a lovely lady and a friend of ours for many years.
May God watch over all of you and give you comfort in the knowledge that she is now in Heaven, a place of peace and happiness.
We will remember all of you in our prayers and masses.
Frances & Robert Furlong
San Antonio. Tlay.. Mexico.

TO; SUSAN, KAREN, KRISTA, BERNIE, MARY AND TED

My deepest condo;lenses on your recent and great loss. May she rest in peace.

KEITH WALSH
(first cousin)

I am so sorry for your loss Karen, Susan and Krista. I remember so many fun things about your Mom, and her ability to bring a laugh upon anyone having a bad day. She was the epitome of the term, “dedicated Mom”.

Truly sorry for your loss!

Mike Meaney and Family

So sorry to hear of Ann’s passing, She was a close friend to me since way back in our school days and we remained friends throughout our years. She was a great person and an even greater friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Sorry I am unable to be there to bid her goodbye but she will be in my thoughts.

I am so very sorry to learn your mum passed. Ann was an amazing lady and mother, and so very proud of her daughters. Hold your memories dear. Love and blessings, Blanche

I have loved Ann for as long as I can remember loving… And for the past few years we connected again, for which I am grateful. Peace and blessings be upon her.

I have loved Ann for as long as I can remember loving… And for the past few years we connected again, for which I am grateful. Peace and blessings be upon her.

Karen, Susan, Krista, Ted, Bernie and Mary

We were so sorry to hear of Ann’s passing.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

The Devine Family (First Cousns)

Krista,
Our family are saddened to hear the news of your mother’s death.
We send our condolences and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Julie Lewis (nee Whalen)

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing,
Such a warm loving lady. May the love and light of the Lord guide her through. I pray for strength to her loving family ,to help them through this time of loss. Rest in peace Ann.

Karen, Susan, krista and Bernie,

So sorry to here about your Mom. We played tennis together for many years and have very fond memories of our games and get-togethers. Condolences to all.

Karen, Susan and Krista …..so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I have great memories of our friendship back in 1975/76 when we lived in Victoria , BC . She was a beautiful, kind and loving person. Condolences to all of you at this very sad time. Hugs Muriel Stern

Ann was truly a genuine person. Beloved by all that knew her. She will be dearly missed. Condolences to the Gillies family and the Manning girls.

By The Girls From 51 Harvey Road

So sorry to hear of your mothers passing,thinking of you all at this sad time.God bless.

Karen, Susan and Krista,
Your Mom and I were school mates and friends – she was always good company and fun to be around. So very sad – my deepest condolences.
Elizabeth (Broderick) McGrath

Karen, Susan and Krista, your Mom and I attended school together at Mercy Convent.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.
Annette (Atkinson) Boyle.
Mount Pearl.

Karen, Susan, Krista and families,
It is with deepest sympathy our condolences to all
of you. Aunt Ann will be truly missed. Ann was always a wonderful host to us when in NFLD. Her laughter will always echo in our hearts. We will keep you all in our prayers.

To Karen, Susan, Krista and families.
So sad to about the loss of your Mom. She spoke about you often and lovingly. I will miss our wonderful conversations and especially her kindly asking “How are you my ducky”?.
Sincere Condolences

Judy and I along with our family are saddened to hear the news of Ann’s death.
We send our condolences and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Hugh Fardy

Karen, Susan, Krista, Bernie,
My sincere sympathies on Ann’s passing. She was always a warm and friendly person. Though I did not see her as often as when she played tennis, we would meet and have a chat as old friends. I know you will miss her terribly. I am thinking of you at this sad time.
Eleanor Bonnell

Sorry to hear of Ann’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Karen and families, thinking of you at this sad time

Karen and family,
So sorry to hear about your loss.
I remember your mom for her infectious laugh and for what a sweet, thoughtful lady she was.
We wish we could be there to share in your sorrow and to celebrate her life.

Ann & Danilel Haedrich and family

My condolences and prayers are with the family of Ann. May her soul RIP. Amen.

Michael Martin ( 2nd cousin).

Dear Karen, Susan and Krista,
Don, Dawn and I are in Spain till January 10. I was so saddened when Shaun told me yesterday about Ann’s passing. I did not realize that she was so ill. I am so sorry to not be there at this time. She was a dear friend and a beautiful person inside and out.
She was always a joy to have around. I have so many wonderful memories of her. You were so blessed to have her as your mother. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.
With love to you all,
Cheryl, Don and Dawn

Dear Susan and family,
We are so sorry for your huge loss. Your Mom shines bright in you, and will continue to shine through you. Such a beautiful lady who always wore a bright, big smile. May you find some comfort in each other during this very difficult time. Thinking of you and sending our heartfelt condolences.

My condolences and prayers are with the family of Ann. May her soul RIP. Amen.

All of our prayers are being sent to all of you on this sad day. So many memories throughout the years.

Ian, Molly, Casey, Keegan and Kerry.

Dear Krista, Susan and Karen: I was so shocked to read of your dear mother’s passing today. No words can express how sad many of us feel. Your mom was a very special lady who brought love and laughter to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing her. She surely brough love and support at my time of need. She will forever be in my heart.

Bernie. So shocked to hear of Ann’s passing. She was such a nice person as are all the Gillies family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. RIP Ann. Pat (Tom Murphy) Clarke.

Bernie. So shocked to hear of Ann’s passing. She was such a nice person as are all the Gillies family. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. RIP Ann. Pat (Murphy) Clarke

My heart is so heavy today. Ms. Gillies was truly one of the most beautiful souls we have ever had the pleasure to meet. We were beyond blessed to know you, “Nana”. There was no better angel on earth – you were it. All our love to her family and friends.
Brad and Jess Slade (“Uncle B” and “Auntie J”)

To Karen, Krista, Susan and families,
Deeply sadden to hear of your loss. I have the most fun memories of Ann especially on the tennis court! Thinking of you all and Mum most fondly. Love Gaye, Hannah, Jack and Henry. xoxo

Susan, Krista and Karen,

I’m so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your mom. What an amazing parent – – always by your sides rooting you all on at the tennis courts…always with a smile and sense of humour …. and always with a kind word for everyone. From the orange crush tournament to Atlantics and Nationals (and even the Captain Morgan tourney!) she was there – a steady, positive, fun voice. She always made the tennis environment a better place to be. She will be missed.

My deepesst condolences,
Stephen Burke