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John Alexander Gillis (1914-1961)

Highlights of History from The Whitehorse Star

The Whitehorse Pioneer Cemetery

The Whitehorse Star - Monday, October 23, 1961

    John Alexander Gillis, 47, died when a Carcross cabin burned Saturday night. Gillis was in a cabin occupied by Robert Aubrey when fire broke out at about nine p.m. Mr. Gillis had been in the territory for some time, living in the Mayo area. He had been employed on the Big Thing mining property out of Carcross during the summer.

    Dr. J. G. Munroe acted as coroner. RCMP said today no inquest would be held.

    Legion President Lorne Scott said a Last Post funeral service would be held for Mr. Gillis, who had been a Corporal in the Highland Light Infantry.

    He is survived by relatives in Inverness, Nova Scotia.

    The Legion's Last Post funeral service was held at the Anglican church on Friday, November 3, 1961.