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Michael Gillhoolley

Mike Gillhoolley

Thursday, May 20th, 1948 - Sunday, October 18th, 2020
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GILLHOOLLEY, Mike

Peacefully at Hospice Peterborough on October 18, 2020 at the age of 72. Loving husband of Julie for 42 years. Dear father of Sean (Candace). Cherished papa of Ronin and Autumn. Dear brother of Kathy (Herb) Chapman. Predeceased by his siblings Flo, Sonny and Pat. Will be sadly missed by nieces Sydney, Jill and nephew Brad.

A Celebration of Mike’s Life will be held at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to Hospice Peterborough would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at AshburnhamFuneral.ca
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Affiliations

  • Army
  • Vietnam Service Medal
  • Vietnam Veterans of America

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Karin Smith

Posted at 02:52pm
In 1968, a lonely 14 year old girl at boarding school became pen pals with a 21 year old Canadian serving in VietNam. Letters, photos and parcels followed for the next 4 years. We lost touch when Mike came home, though I did look for him in various Canadian cities. An article in the paper about the "The North Wall", the POW/MIA memorial, reunited us. Meeting in person was incredible. Meeting Julie, the love of his life, was incredible. We got together, not as often as hoped, but we stayed in touch all these years, sharing our lives. Mike was incredibly loyal, honourable, a warrior dedicated to the repatriation of 7 fellow Canadians. He was also gentle and had a wicked sense of humour. He made me want to be a better person. My son was in awe of him. I feel so blessed to have been in his circle. Though we didn't see each other often, I always knew he was there... My heartfelt condolences to Julie and the extended Gillhoolley family. May your warm memories help ease the pain of your loss. Rest in Peace, Mike, a peace you have more than earned. I will miss you.
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Julie Gillhoolley

Posted at 06:13pm
Some great memories of Mike and of the family.
 
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Julie Gillhoolley Posted at 06:13pm

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Kathy Chapman

Posted at 06:33pm
Remembrance Day in Apsley
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Kathy Chapman

Posted at 04:57pm
Family
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Kathy Chapman

Posted at 04:55pm
RIP Mike. I will miss you
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