Bertha Lucetta Gilliss
Bertha Lucetta Gilliss, wife of the late Bartlett Gilliss, peacefully passed away at her home with family by her side, on the morning of January 11th, 2021, at the age of 91.
Born in O’Leary, Prince Edward Island, on June 23, 1929, Lucetta was the daughter of the late George and Harriette (MacDowell) MacPherson. She was a loving Mother and Homemaker. Lucetta was also a member of the Carmel United Church, a member of the UCW and was previously involved with the Miramichi Association of Children with Learning Disabilities.
She is survived by her daughter, Chris McLenaghan (Robert) of Napan, two sons: Allison (Christina) Gilliss, and Bartlett Gilliss, both of Napan; sister: Evelyn Oickle of Osgoode, ON; four grandchildren: Allison, Tina, Bobbi, and Christopher; fourteen great-grandchildren: Mandy, Courtney, Brooklyn, Jack, Emma, Kyle, Ali, Sidney, Savanah, Jayden, Chase, Hunter, Cameron and Nevaeh. She is also survived by two great-great grandchildren: Cali-Rae and Camryn. She is predeceased by her husband, Bartlett; son, Sandy; daughter, Judith; brothers: Earl, Daniel, Leslie, and George; sisters: Sadie, Emma and Grace.
A public visitation was held at Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021 from 2-4 PM, and 7-9 PM. A private funeral service was held on Thursday, January 14th, 2021, 2 PM at the Carmel United Church, Napan, NB, conducted by The Reverend David Allan. The Eulogy was presented by Bobbi McLenaghan. Scripture readers were: Mary MacIntosh-Warren, and Tina Gilliss. A poem was ready by Amanda Matchett. Recorded music was played and included: "Mansion Over the Hilltop", "Dancing in the Sky", "Go Rest High on that Mountain", and "Amazing Grace". Active pallbearers were: Christopher Gilliss, Allison MacIntosh, Rod MacNeill, George MacPherson, Malcolm MacPherson, Stacy MacPherson. Interment will be held at a later date in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Carmel United Church or the Pine Grove Cemetery would be appreciated by the family.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Adams Funeral Home Ltd., 140 King St., Miramichi, telephone (506) 773-3492, or messages of condolence may be sent online to: www.adamsfh.ca
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