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Francis "Frank" Charles Gillis M.A.

Francis "Frank" C. Gillis M.A., 75, of Dieppe, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Born in Edmundston, he was the son of the late John and Marie (McCabe) Gillis. 

Frank Gillis was a published poet, with two collections to his credit: "The Hitchhiker" and "The Sensualist". He was also well-travelled, having served his country as a Canadian NGO representative in Nigeria, Thailand and Vietnam, a Canadian Diplomat in Ethiopia and Jordan and as the Chief of Mission of the International Organization of Migration programme in the Philippines. 

Frank will be sadly missed by his wife of 40 years, Dr. Maria C. Hernandez-Gillis of Moncton; daughter, Katrina M. Gillis of Vancouver, BC; sons, Sean Gillis (Vanessa) of Moncton and Francis J. Gillis Jr. (Andreina Pulido Rozo) of Bogata, Colombia; granddaughter, Brooklyn Maria Gillis; sisters, Betty Ann Gillis (Rick Leitman) of Ottawa, ON and Cathy Gillis (Steve Ross) of Canmore, AB; brother Richard Gillis (Nancy) of Miramichi and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. 

Respecting Frank’s wishes, there will be no visitation hours or funeral service. 

Arrangements under the professional care of Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995). 

In memory of Frank, donations to St. Augustine’s Roman Catholic Church. Online condolences for the family can be made at www.fergusonsfuneralhome.com

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Requested Charity
St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church