It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Josephine Lorraine (Barrett) Gillies, of Lower Lincoln, on July 3, 2022. Born June 24, 1933 in Fredericton, NB, to William and Sarah Barrett. “Jo” was pre deceased by her loving husband of 68 years, Gerald Vernon Gillies. In addition to her parents and husband, Josephine was also predeceased by her infant son Andrew; siblings William Barrett and Margorie MacAlister; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law.
Josephine is survived by her three children Roger (Dianna), Cindy (Jack), and Peter; grandchildren Jeff (Gillian), Curt (Kelsey), Sarah (Ryan), Ryan, Ashley, and Fallon; 10 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Jo also leaves behind her siblings Geraldine Dewar, Joyce Matthews, Barbara Bird, and Stanley Barrett.
Jo was a wonderful sister, wife, mother, mother in law and grandmother. She was a beautiful, kind soul who loved her family more than anything. We will remember her in years gone by as everyone’s biggest supporter. She was, without doubt, the glue that kept the family going and will be so fondly remembered.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff at the Gagetown Special Care Home, Oromocto Special Care Home, and most recently Shannex Neill Hall for caring for Jo in her last few years. We are very grateful!
Arrangements have been entrusted to Oromocto Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at www.oromoctofh.com. To honour Josephine’s memory, the family would appreciate donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Society. In keeping with Jo’s wishes there will be no funeral. A private family gathering will take place at a later date.