Omer Horace Gillis. After a lengthy illness, Omer Gillis, of New Glasgow, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 7, 2018, at the age of 89. Omer was born Dec. 3, 1928 in Murray River, PEI, to the late Russell and Vera (Jenkins) Gillis. Initially working at the Power Plant in Trenton, he spent the majority of his management career in the Public Service sector, first with the Department of National Defense in Halifax from 1957-1975 and then Transport Canada in Moncton, NB from 1975 until his retirement in 1988 After retiring, Omer and Catherine lived in Charlottetown, PEI for a few years but New Glasgow beckoned and in 1991, it became home. For many years, Omer was an active member of the First United Church, Trenton and he was a founding member of the Pictou County Prostate Cancer Support Association, as well as a long-time director. Omer is survived by his 2 daughters: Sharon (George) Kenney, Trenton; Nancy (Kevin) Crone, Edmonton, AB; 4 grandsons: James and Scott Kenney; Colton and Tanner Crone; he also leaves behind his special friend, Lillian Bryan. Omer was predeceased by his wife, Catherine (Stevenson); sisters: Ida Sutherland and Lorraine Waddles. There will be no visitation by request. A public graveside service will be held at 2 pm Saturday in Heatherdale Memorial Gardens, with Mr. Fergie MacKay officiating. Donations in Omer’s memory may be made to the Pictou County Prostate Cancer Support Association, 316 Hollis St., New Glasgow, NS, B2H 1P4. Arrangements are under the direction of the R.H. Porter Funeral Home, New Glasgow.