Armand Francis McGILLIS

McGILLIS, Armand Francis

Armand Francis McGillis was born on September 2, 1951

in Antler, SK. and passed away on June 4, 2010 in

Ponoka, AB.

Armand is survived by his family – Brenda of Ponoka, AB.,

Laurianne (Scott) Hewey and their son, Matthew of Carbon,

AB., Amanda McGillis (Brent Neumeier) and their

children; Klaeton, Zachary, Alexis and Sierra of Rimbey,

AB.; his mother, Gabrielle McGillis; brothers, Gaston and

George; sisters, Roselda (Gordon) Robson and Delia

McGillis, all of Winnipeg, MB.

He will also be remembered by Brenda’s family – Laura

Poulsen of Olds, AB., Paul (Marina) Poulsen of Alida, SK.,

Carolyn (Daniel) George of Allan, SK., Wanda Poulsen of

Gander, NF; and all their families.

Armand was predeceased by his father, Alexander; his

brother, Edward; his father-in-law, Henry Poulsen;

brothers-in-law, Ralph and Irwin Poulsen and niece,

Jennifer George.

Armand was a truck driver by profession but due to a work

related injury in 1989, he was unable to return to employment.

Armand went about busying himself with helping his

family and any others he could. He was a very involved

father to his 2 daughters and was very proud that he was

able to help care for his grandchildren as they arrived – he

was a loving and caring “Papa” to them all.

Memorial Services to celebrate Armand’s life were held in

Ponoka, AB. on June 9, 2010 and in Redvers, SK. on

June 22, 2010. His ashes have been interred with his

brother and father at the St. Maurice Cemetery in Bellegarde,


Donations gratefully accepted in Armand’s memory to:

Schizophrenia Society of Alberta, #309, 8989 McLeod

Trail South, Calgary, AB. T2H 0M2 or The Halvar Johnson

Centre for Brain Injury, P.O. Box 1000, Ponoka, AB. T4J 1R8.

At this time we would like to thank everyone for all their

kindness, thoughts and prayers that have helped us

through this very difficult time.

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