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Leander "Lee" Gill


Leander "Lee"  Gill
At Charlottetown on Saturday, September 29, 2018 of Leander N. “Lee” Gill, Charlottetown, age 97 years. Lee was the last surviving member of the ten children of the Dr. Frederick and Ida (Burnham) Gill family.
Lee was born on January 27, 1921 and raised in Brigus, Newfoundland which was still part of the British Colonies. In 1939, Lee enlisted in the 59th (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery and was trained as a signalman. By 1942 the war was raging and Lee and his comrades were deployed overseas where they saw action in France, Holland and Germany. After the war he met and married Peg (Delaney) and they had one son, Fred. Following the war, Lee trained as a radio operator with Transport Canada. He worked in St. John’s, Buchans and Battle Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador. Then in 1967 his work relocated him and the family to PEI. He accepted a position as a radio operator at the Charlottetown Airport until his retirement.

Besides his family and work, Lee made commitments to his community as an active life-long member of the Royal Canadian Legion, serving as the Provincial President for several terms, and being a driving force behind the QEH Equipment Drive.

When Lee was able, he also enjoyed salmon fishing, gardening, curling and playing with his granddaughters and great-grandson. He was predeceased by his wife Peg in 2002. His final years were spent under the excellent care of Whisperwood Villa in Charlottetown.

Lee is lovingly remembered by his son Fred, his daughter-in-law Joyce (MacLeod), his granddaughters Coralie (David) MacKinnon and Penny Gill, his great-grandson Parker Gill-Douglas, and his sister-in-law Mary Delaney.

Resting at the Belvedere Funeral Home until Saturday, October 6, then to St. Pius X Church for funeral mass at 10 a.m. Interment in the Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown. Visitation Friday 6-8pm. Memorial donations may be made to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation. Kingston Branch #30 of the Royal Canadian Legion will hold a Service of Remembrance at the funeral home on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
Service Date
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Service Time
10:00 a.m.
Service Location
St. Pius X Church

Friday, Oct 5, 2018
Visitation Time
6-8 p.m.
Visitation Location
Belvedere Funeral Home

Burial Date
Oct. 6, 2018
Burial Location
Roman Catholic Cemetery, Charlottetown

Requested Charity
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation