Peter McGillis
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Peter McGillis

November 12, 1930 - December 04, 2005

Peter McGillis

November 12, 1930 - December 04, 2005


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Obituary for Peter McGillis

McGILLIS- Peter McGillis of Woodstock on Sunday December 4th, 2005 at the age of 75. Beloved husband of Patricia McGillis (nee Hanlon) for over 42 years. Loving father of Tamara and David Sargent of Woodstock, Kelli and David Lenarduzzi of Ancaster, and Krista and James O’Reilly of St. Catharines. Treasured grandpa of Ryan and Evan; Andrew, Emily Rose, and Daniel. Dear brother of Joseph and Maureen McGillis of Edmonton, Allan and Curene MacGillis of Port Hope. Dear brother-in-law of Francis Hanlon of Ingersoll, and Marie Hanlon of London. Predeceased by his father Donald (1946), mother Marie (1984), and sister Janet (2005). Peter joined the R.C.A.F. in 1949, graduated from Toronto Teacher’s College in 1956, and earned his B.A. from the University of Waterloo in 1975. His teaching career of 33 years was mainly in the Oxford County Catholic Schools. He was a member of St. Mary’s Parish, the Knights of Columbus, and the Retired Teachers of Ontario. Friends may call at the R.D. Longworth Funeral Home 845 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock (539-0004) on Tuesday December 6th, 2005 from 2:30-4:30 & 7-9 pm. Parish prayers will be held on Tuesday at 8:30 pm in the funeral home. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Community Church (St. Rita’s), 904 Dundas St., Woodstock on Wednesday at 1:00 pm with Fr. Chris Gevaert officiating. Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Ingersoll. If desired, charitable donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Oxford or Woodingford Lodge Palliative Care would be appreciated. On-line condolences at

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