Daniel Grant Gillis

December 31, 1939 - June 4, 2021
June 8, 2021 11 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Danny Gillis after a lengthy illness. He died peacefully on June 4, 2021 surrounded by family at the age of 81 years.

Danny will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Louise; his six children:  Clayton (Rena), Brian (Shannon), Russell (Glenda), Steve (Lisa), Dan (Trinell) and Helen and their mother, Jennifer.  Also left to mourn are his stepchildren: Jim (Cheryl) and Laura (Brad) as well as twenty-six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Danny was predeceased by his grandsons Nephi and Justin. 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta or a charity of one’s choice would be greatly appreciated.

Celebration of Life
2:00PM Saturday June 12, 2021
Trinity Funeral Chapel
10530-116 Street Edmonton, AB
Livestream Link for the Service:


  1. Danny was truly one of my favourite people. He was a gentle spirit, willing to help any and all. He touched our lives and will be missed till we meet again.

  2. Shocked to hear about Danny’s passing. Such a gentle Soul. Always there to lend a hand. Had many laughs with him.
    My deepest sympathies and condolences to Louise and the Family.

  3. Truly a magnificent spirit a gentle soul but a powerful warrior

  4. So sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. Wish I could be there with you all this afternoon. Deepest sympathies from the Nolet family.

  5. Always a joy to be in Danny’s presence. He had the ability to bring cheer in all settings. In 2007, we had the pleasure of serving our mission with him and Louise in Togo. One of my fond memories was Danny’s regular runs with members of the Togo national soccer team – running through the streets of Lome – and keeping up…
    Thanks for the memories

  6. It was my privilege to visit Danny and Louise often when they lived in Sherwood Park……they were so hospitable always….Louise was one of my favourite cousins….Rest in peace Danny……..Ron McCullough

  7. It was very good to attend Danny’s funeral virtually. We met him several times and always enjoyed being with him, but it was great to hear more about his history, and to see how much his family loved him. We send our condolences to Louise, Jim, Ingrid, Laura and all the family. And also to Ron Lowry, who I know misses him particularly.

    Love from John, Liza and Aedan

  8. I am sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. I remember him as a very energetic fun loving person. Our thoughts go out to Louise and family, fromTony McClelland and family.

  9. We were saddened to hear of Danny’s passing. Danny was a spiritual giant in his role as Scoutmaster and home teacher, back in the day. Our family will remember him with much love. Condolences to Louise and family!

  10. I feel so fortunate to have known Dan. When I was young, Dan volunteered as a youth leader, he sacrificed his time to teach me about the outdoors, competition and faith in Jesus Christ. He was young at heart and always so much fun. We had many great adventures together. Its amazing how much positive influence he had on my life and so many others. I love him and will do my best to honour him by striving to serve like he did.

  11. So sorry to lose this fun-loving, light-hearted, gentle soul. We love you. Deepest condolences to Louise and the family. Until we meet again one day, Danny.

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