Memorable Manitobans: Charles Louis Gillis (1891-1954)
Born in Belgium in March 1891, son of Augustus Gillis and Maria Gillis (1860-?), he came to Canada with his family in 1904. He succeeded his father as President of Gillis Quarries. On 11 April 1918, he married Catherine McDonald Matheson (?-?) at Winnipeg and they had seven children: Louise Marie Gillis (1919-1998, wife of Edward James Davis), Catherine McDonald “Kay” Gillis (1920-2014, wife of Robert V. Brown), Margaret Gillis (wife of Edward M. “Ted” Yaxley), Charles A. “Charlie” Gillis (1923-1995), Victor Bruce Gillis (1926-2005), Frank Lawrence Gillis (?-2011), and Adair L. Gillis (wife of Ivan Bickell). He died at the Grace Hospital on 26 September 1954 and was buried in the Little Britain Cemetery.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“President of company dies Sunday,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 September 1954, page 22.
Obituary [Charles A. Gillis], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 July 1995, page 14.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 6 November 2019