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Florence Gillis (1903-1908)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Weekly Star - Friday, June 5, 1908

Her Last Sleep - Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gillis Lose Their Only Child, 1908

    Little Florence, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Gillis, died yesterday morning at 3 o'clock from whooping chough, which disease was aggravated by a severe attack of pneumonia. The little girl was sick only a few days. The funeral occurred yesterday evening at 7:30 o'clock from the Catholic church, Rev. Father Lebert conducting the sad rites.

    Little Florence was five years old the 11th of last December and was a particularly bright, lovable and sweet dispositioned child. That "Death loves a shining mark" was never more fully verified than in the taking of her who was the pride of her mother's heart, the delight of her father's eye.

    Five years ago their eldest child, a little girl of three, was called by death from the Gillis home which is now childless.

    "Baby is dead" is an expression which appeals to the paternal heart at all times as none other can, and to Mr. and Mrs. Gillis does the sympathy of every heart in their large circle of friends go out in this hour when the hand of affliction is so heavily laid upon them. Their's is the consolation that the spotless soul of their little darling has gone to God from whence it came.

    "Lead kindly light."