Nina Gillan

Obituary of Nina Gillan

Gillan, Nina Olivia July 21 1918 - September 10 2020 With deep sadness, but with lasting memories, we announce the passing of Nina Olivia Gillan at the Brantford General Hospital on September 10 2020. Predeceased by her beloved husband, Tom (1991), Nina was the loved mom of Thom (Marlene), Cathy (Robb Burns) and Margaret and the very proud grandma of Kelleigh Burns. Nina was the sixth of eight children born to Enoch and Melissa Chapman in North Sydney, Nova Scotia and was the last surviving of her siblings: Melissa, Susan, Esther, Elsie, Wassal, Bill and Winnifred. In fact, she was the last survivor of her generation on both sides of the family. Nina will be fondly remembered and missed by many nieces and nephews and by many dear friends, including Alberta and John Johnson and Eula and Ishmael Miller. Nina was very active until beyond her 100th birthday. Always feisty, she took pride in her independence. Nina loved her family, her friends and her church. And she was famous for her tarts! Although she enjoyed traveling wherever she had the opportunity to go, her favourite place to vacation was in Cape Breton because of time spent with family and friends. In recent years, she frequently said, “God has been good to me, far better than I deserve”. Friends will be received at BECKETT-GLAVES FAMILY FUNERAL CENTRE, 88 Brant Avenue, 519-752-4331 on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 1 p.m. Nina’s favourite charity was ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency). A tree will be planted in memory of Nina in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.
Tuesday
29
September

Visitation

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Beckett Glaves Funeral Home
88 Brant Avenue
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
519-752-4331
Tuesday
29
September

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Beckett Glaves Funeral Home
88 Brant Avenue
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
519-752-4331
Wednesday
30
September

Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Beckett-Glaves Family Funeral Centre
88 Brant Avenue
Brantford, Ontario, Canada

Interment Information

Mount Hope Cemetery
169 Charing Cross St.
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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