Helen Bernice Gillard, 86 of Glace Bay, passed away Tuesday April 11,2017 at the Glace Bay Hospital.
Born in Glace Bay she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Veronica (Brown) Gillard,
Helen is survived by sons John (Vicki), Weldon (Masako), Leslie (Deedee), Glenn (Nicole), daughter Vonnie (Pat), daughters in law Susan and Bernadette, brothers Gordon (Chum) Gillard, sisters Joyce Leblanc (Sylvester), Pat Winstanley (Roy), Marlyn Delaire (Donald), Shirley Morrison, 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, Helen was predeceased by sons Michael and James, Grandsons Raymond and Joshua, brother Willie Gillard, sister Belle Simmons, sister in law Mary Francis Gillard, brothers in law Allen Simmons and James Morrison.
Visitation for Helen will be Tuesday April 18,2017, from 6-9pm. A celebration of life service will be on Wednesday April 19,2017 at 11am, followed by a reception at Tracey Family Funeral Home 370 Reserve St, Glace Bay, 902-849-4199, with Fr. Norman MacPhee officiating.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Gillard family by visiting www.tjtracey.com
Burial will take place at a later date.
Donations in Helens memory can be made to the Seaview Manor New Wing, 275 South St, Glace Bay, B1A-1W6, or a charity of your choice.
Helen also leaves behind many great friends at Seaview Manor. We the family are sincerely thankful for all the wonderful care and attention Mom received for 16yrs. (PO)