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1943 Michael 2024

Michael David Cillis

September 25, 1943 — January 12, 2024

 

Michael David Cillis
1943 - 2024

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Michael David Cillis in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Mona (MacDonald). Loving father of Janet Cillis (Gary O’Donnell), Cheryl Stewart (Gordon), Matthew Cillis (Susan), Gregory Cillis (Rebecca), Adrienne Linder (Michael), and Joseph Cillis. He is survived by his siblings Daniel Cillis, Sharon Wintjes (Hans), Terry Cillis (Judy), Colleen Scott, Doug Parmenter (Monica), Danny Parmenter (Vivian), Pamela Parmenter (Dave) and Carrol Nuthall. Michael is the cherished and proud Grandpa of Ian, Steven, Christopher, Sarah, Rachael, Ellie, Ben, Sam, Blake, Molly, Luke, Francis, Joseph, Elizabeth, Eric, and Nicholas. He will be remembered fondly by many nieces and nephews. He is pre-deceased by his parents Alfred and Margaret Cillis and his brother Patrick Cillis.

Michael graduated from the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Arts and from the Maritime School of Social Work (St Francis Xavier University) with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. He started his career with the Children’s Aid Society in Toronto and was the Director of Children’s Aid Society in Owen Sound. He then worked for the Ministry of Community and Social Services in Hamilton concluding his career as the Administrator of the Huronia Regional Centre in Orillia. He continued his contribution to social work in his retirement by serving on the board of directors of the Elizabeth Overend Non-Profit Housing and Seven South Street Treatment Centre. He also spent many years volunteering with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

Michael enjoyed camping with family and friends, taking his children on many trips across Canada. He and Mona travelled in retirement including wonderful trips with the Probus Club of Orillia. Michael loved being part of many slow-pitch baseball teams, curling teams and enjoyed many rounds of golf. 

The visitation will be at Mundell’s Funeral Home, 79 West Street North, Orillia on Wednesday Jan. 17, 2024, between 5-8pm with prayers at 4:45pm.  The Funeral Service will be held at Guardian Angel’s Church on Thursday Jan. 18, 2024, at 9:30 am and interment at St. Michaels’s Cemetery.  If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.mundellfuneralhome.com

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

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