Gillard, Sidney Edison
Mr. Sidney Edison Gillard passed away peacefully on Friday, November 14, 2014 at the age of 79 years. He was surrounded by many of his children.
Sidney was predeceased by his loving wife Gloria Gillard, his two daughters Janice Marie and Carol Ann, his brothers Leonard and Raymond, and both his parents Edison and Agnes Gillard.
He is survived by his children: Don, Jerry (Kim), Chris (Rose), Diane, Shelley (Kelly), Annette (Mario), Amy (Fred), Rob; 16 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a sister Irene (Gerry) Schurter and family.
Sidney was born at Luscar, AB and raised in Edmonton, AB, but to Sidney and his siblings, grandmother’s cottage at Seba Beach, AB was always known as “home”. Sid and Gloria met on a blind date at the tender age of 17 and 18 years respectively. Soon they married and began their family. Sidney spent much of his career working as a refrigeration mechanic. He had a great sense of humour and touched many people’s hearts.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Serenity Funeral North Chapel, 10129 Princess Elizabeth Avenue, Edmonton, AB, on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at 3:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Glenrose Foundation, 10230 – 111 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T5G 0B7. The family wishes to thank the staff at the Glenrose Hospital, Unit 3C, Dr. Kagan, Terry, and the extraordinary nursing staff for their compassion and the many kindnesses and love they showed our father.