William GILLIS

GILLIS, William “Darrell”

June 16, 1957 – July 4, 2015


Darrell passed away suddenly at home on July 4, 2015. He was the only son of William (Bill) and Violet (Vi) Gillis. He was born in New Westminster, BC in 1957 and legally adopted by Bill and Vi at the age of one. He resided in Britannia Beach and went to school in Squamish until the age of 16, when he decided to leave and make his mark on the world. He had many interests in life and loved to pass on the knowledge of his passions, whether it was tinkering with motors large and small, gold panning, computers, fishing and especially woodworking. He loved to collect old tools and machines to restore, anything to make him think, scratch his head and give him a challenge. His attention to the smallest detail never wavered, he always gave everything his fullest attention. His closest friends he chose wisely, for they were with him through thick and thin and he remained loyal to them to the end. He leaves behind his wife Sheila, his daughter, Chrysta Dawn and son, Brent William.