Richard (Dick) Gilligan

Richard (Dick) Gilligan

Wednesday, December 23rd, 1936 - Friday, January 17th, 2020
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Passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the age of 83 years. Richard Gilligan, retired from Best Foods (previously the Canada Starch Company) after a 42 year career and was proud of his final role as the Quality Control Manager for the Lab. Many will remember Dick as a guitar player and country singer playing at local venues for many years.

Beloved husband of Jan (nee Pontbriand) and dear father of Pat Gilligan (Kim), Tim Gilligan (Anita), Jane McDonald (Paul Carroll), Terri Dougall (Stephen) and Tom Anderson (Lorri). Fondly remembered by his grandchildren William (Jasmine), Ryan (Paige), Matthew (Caitlin), Christopher (Jen), Robert, Todd, Heather (Andy), Michael (Michelle) and Laura. Great grandfather to Claire, Miles, Cole, Bennett and Jack. Dick was predeceased by his parents Catherine (Nellie) and Garnet Gilligan.

Special thanks to Dr. Ashe, the team from Local Health Network and the Bayshore Nurses and Personal Support Workers who assisted with home care in Dick's final days.

Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at Irvine Memorial Chapel at Roselawn, 2451 County Road 15, Maitland on Wednesday, January 22nd from 1 until 4 pm. Interment will follow for family at Roselawn Memorial Gardens. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences on the memory wall above or place a donation using the link below.

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm
    Irvine Memorial Chapel at Roselawn
    2451 County Road 15
    Maitland, ON K0E 1P0
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  • Interment

    Roselawn Memorial Gardens
    2451 County Road 15
    (Maitland Road) P.O. Box 44
    Maitland, Ontario K0E 1P0
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Anna Marie Minish

Posted at 06:41am
Jan Terri Tom and families
Tim Anita and families
I am so saddened to hear about Dick.
I hope it helps just a little to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. He leaves me memories of the warmest smile and I always loved running into him. Big hugs
Anna Marie Minish and family

Murray Rbinson

Posted at 06:24am
Jan, my sincere condolences on Dick's passing.
I will always remember Dick as a genuine, kind & courteous gentleman.
His smile and handshake were as real as it gets.

Murray Robinson

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Posted at 04:54pm
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