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Rev. Bernard Gilliece, SDB

 
 
 

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Father Bernie passed away peacefully at the Youville Home in St. Albert, AB on September 9, 2018 at the age of 86 years. He was born in Montreal to John Gilliece and Rose Aimee Provost, both deceased in PQ and made his first profession as a Salesian on September 8, 1950 – 68 years professed. His Priestly ordination took place on June 4, 1960 in watson ville ,Calfornia,US.   He served at St. Patrick High School in Sherbrook, PQ for 15 years. He also served at the Missione Domenico Savio in Montreal. Reverend Father Bernard John Gilliece founded the school named after Saint John Bosco in 1978 in Toronto. During the 2000s up to 2013, the school was known for having former Toronto mayor Rob Ford as its school coach. In 2014, Don Bosco adopted a Self-Directed Learning program, similar to that of Mary Ward Catholic Secondary School in Scarborough, becoming only the second such school in the GTA and third in Ontario to do so.. Father Bernie was appointed Pastor of St. Dominic Savio Parish in Edmonton in 1995 where he served until 2010.

Fr. Bernie is survived by the members of his religious community in Edmonton, the Salesians of the province of St. Philip the Apostle New Rochelle, New York; as well as his sisters-in-law, Noreen Gilliece and Morriene Gilliece, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Russell Gilliece, Ruth Gilliece, John Gilliece, Huber Gilliece and Earl George Gilliece.

For those wishing to pay their respects, visitation will commence at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2018 at St. Dominic Savio Church, 14406 – 62 Street, Edmonton. Vigil Prayers will begin at 7:00 pm at the same location.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 15 also at St. Dominic Savio Church. For those unable to attend, a recording of the Mass will be available on the Archdiocesan video channel (https://vimeo.com/archedmonton) at a later time.

A second Mass will be celebrated at 12:00 pm on Tuesday September 18th at Missione Domenico Savio, 9190 Rue Sainte-Claire, Montreal, PQ with welcome and visitation beginning at 9:30 am. Interment will follow at 2:00 pm at Le Repos St. Francois d’Assise Cemetery, 6893 Sherbrooke St. E, Montreal, PQ.

Memorial donations to benefit the less fortunate may be made in Fr. Bernie’s name c/o St. Dominic Savio Parish in Edmonton.

In Loving Memory of
Rev. Bernard Gilliece, SDB
 
 
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Visitation
Friday, September 14, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
St. Dominic Savio
14406 - 62 Street
Edmonton, AB
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Prayer Service:
Friday, September 14, 2018
7:00 PM
St. Dominic Savio
14406 - 62 Street
Edmonton, AB
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Funeral Service:
Funeral Mass
Saturday, September 15, 2018
11:00 AM
St. Dominic Savio
14406 - 62 Street
Edmonton, AB
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Interment:
Le Repos St. Francois d’Assise Cemetery
6893 Sherbrooke St. E, Montreal, PQ
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