Sigrid Gunvor (Gunnie) McGillawee

It is with sad hearts we announce the passing of Sigrid Gunvor McGillawee “Gunnie” on December 14, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, B.C.

Gunnie is survived by her husband James McGillawee, son Sheldon (Dorothy) McGillawee; daughters, Carolyn (Milton) Moore and Sharon (Stu) Smith, 10 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 5 great great-grandchildren, brother Mel (Freida) Ost, sisters Lilly (Sam) Lewis, Hillevi (Gerry) Walters, Ines (Bill) Adamson and many nieces and nephews.

Gunnie worked for BC Hydro in Port Hardy until she retired in 1985, at which time her and her husband James moved to the Comox Valley until her recent passing.

Gunnie was a sensitive and caring lady who lived and cherished family and friends. Throughout a marriage of 70+ years she was happiest just being with her best friend and “Love her of life” Jim. She forever had family in her thoughts. She cherished her memories of Ocean Falls and Port Hardy, as well as her retirement years in the Comox Valley.

Flowers gratefully declined. Please consider a donation in her memory to the Canadian Diabetes Association or Heart and Stroke Foundation.

A celebration of Gunnie’s life was held on Friday, December 18th, 2015 at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre.

An interment of ashes took place at Courtenay Civic Cemetery.


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