Sigrid Gunvor “Gunnie” McGillawee

February 13, 1925 – December 14, 2015

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, she 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 will take place on Friday, December 18th, 2015 at 11:00am at Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan road with a reception to follow. There will be an interment of ashes at 2:30pm at Courtenay Civic Cemetery.


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