Jerald (Jerry) McGillis died suddenly at Health Sciences North, Sudbury on Tuesday, July 31, 2012. A lifelong resident of Tehkummah for 71 years. Son of the late Earl and Florance (nee McCullough) McGillis. Jerry will be forever missed by his loving wife of 47 years Linda (Hall) and daughters Maureen McPhee and Vern Martel, Lynn McGillis and Trevor Cress, and Michelle McGillis-Prior and Ryan Prior. The light of his life were his seven grandchildren Jim McPhee and Ashley McKay, Kristen McPhee and Jeff Bint, Melissa Maher, Jordan and Nicole Cress, Hailey and Tessa McGillis-Prior, and his great-grandson Hayden McPhee. Will also be missed by sisters-in-law Dianne and Bruce Jewell, Eileen and Grant Williamson, and Maureen and Rob McDonald. Jerry will also be missed by a very special circle of friends and his shop cat Spike. Visitation and funeral was from Island Funeral Home. Visitation was Thursday, August 2, 2012, 2 pm – 4 pm and 7 pm – 9 pm. Funeral was Friday, August 3, 2012 at 2 pm. Burial in Hilly Grove Cemetery following the service. Luncheon was at Tehkummah Hall. Donations to Mindemoya Hospital Aux., Northern Cancer Research or Daffodil Terrace. Arrangements entrusted with Island Funeral Home, Little Current.