HOLDEN – Lloyd L. Gillie, 70, husband of Lucille A. (Chase) Gillie, died unexpectedly, Aug. 10, 2013, at a Bangor hospital after a brief illness. He was born Jan. 31, 1943, in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of Layton L. and Lola V. (Cook) Gillie.
“Gillie” was known by many as the owner of Gillie’s Truck Caps with wife Lucille. He also spent over 40 years building and driving drag cars and stock cars all over New England. From snowmobiles to motorcycles, he had a passion for everything fast. Gillie was also an avid outdoorsman from a young age and could often be found in the woods with family and friends. The annual week at hunting camp with Bob, Dom, Matt and Larry was one he looked forward to all year. He was always eager to hear Matt’s fishing and hunting stories and couldn’t wait for his grandson Tyler to get out in the woods with them. “Gil” left many close friends and many adventures behind far too soon.
Surviving in addition to his wife of Holden are two children, Matthew R. Gillie and his wife, Brandi, of Hampden and Sarah E. Gillie of Milford; two grandchildren, Tyler Gillie and Katie Moody both of Hampden; his mother, Lola V. Gillie of Truro, Nova Scotia; and his mother-in-law, Tanny P. Chase of Cape Elizabeth; one sister, Hazel DeHay and her husband, Fred, of Northport, Fla.; nephews, Donald DeHay, Michael DeHay and his wife, Sherry, and their son, Michael DeHay, all of Northport, Fla. He was predeceased by his father; and by his father-in-law, Franklin L. Chase. His family sends a special thank you to Bob and Jan Washburn for all their help and support through a very tough time.
The Gillie family and their friends will be celebrating Lloyd’s life privately at a later date. Arrangements by Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer.