Perry Gillard

Perry Gerard Gillard

Thursday, September 12th, 1968 - Saturday, November 28th, 2020
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Perry Gerard Gillard
September 12, 1968 – November 28, 2020

On November 28th, Perry Gillard passed peacefully away, as he had lived, with his wife Leona by his side. He was 52.

Perry was predeceased by his grandparents, Arthur and Melita Gillard and Dominic and Annie Coady and by his uncles and aunts, Tom, Dominic Jr and Maureen Coady, Doris Elliot, Clayton Jenkins and Pansy Gillard as well as his great-aunt and godmother, Theresa Farrell (Bernard).

With an abundance of love and memories as a source of comfort, he leaves to mourn his wife of 24 years, Leona (née Hayes) and his sons, Coady and Connor, who were his pride and joy. He was so proud of their many accomplishments and of the fine young men they have become. Sharing in their grief are Perry’s loving parents, Elmo and Mary Jo Gillard and his siblings, Elmo Jr, Gloria (Neil Smith), Cory and Arthur (Wanda Lee). His parents-in-law, Leo and Patricia Hayes, who loved him like their own, and his sisters-in-law, Robyn (Jeff Gushue) and Jackie. Perry also leaves, with many fun memories, his nieces and nephews, Tyler and Adam Gillard, Claire and Hillary Smith, Quinn and Gabrielle Gillard, Noah Murray and Hayden and Quinn Gushue as well as a large family, by birth and by marriage, of aunts, uncles and cousins, especially his cousins Chantelle Wong, Shawn and Chad Kennedy with whom he shared a special bond. Also missing her dad is his furry companion, Madi, who never left his side.

Perry also impacted many lives and forged many friendships over the years. He is especially missed by his co-workers at the Eastern Residential Support Board where he worked for the past 25 years. He will be remembered as a fun-loving guy who loved to cook for his clients and co-workers. Soccer was also a huge part of Perry’s life and the members of CBN Soccer Club are also feeling the loss. He will be remembered as an avid coach, executive member, and die-hard player who dearly loved a kick. His kindness and sense of humour will forever remain in our hearts and live on in our loving memories of him.

Our family’s heartfelt and sincere appreciation to Dr. Armstrong and her team at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre for their professionalism and care over the past 13 months, to Dr. Howse, his palliative care doctor and the nurses on the 6th floor at the Carbonear General Hospital who supported Perry and his family in his final days and to Dr. Jones, his family doctor, for his exceptional care and concern for all of us.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life service will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, as expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Perry G. Gillard Memorial Fund to support a scholarship that will be created in his name. (Email transfers may be sent to: , password: perryg - Please include a note to say this is for the Perry G. Gillard Memorial Fund.)

Condolences may be written to the family at: For further information please call Slade’s Funeral Home, Bay Roberts at 786-2323.

During these exceptionally difficult times, we at Slade's Funeral Home are exercising ways to ensure public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our trusted staff will be following regulations in conjunction with the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador in co-ordination with the Embalmers & Funeral Directors Board of Newfoundland & Labrador. For more details please visit our COVID-19 section of our website.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Slade’s Funeral Home, serving Carbonear, Upper Island Cove, Bay Roberts and surrounding areas.

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Posted at 09:38am
"Perry Gillard" will remain in our hearts forever.
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Mike Wert

Posted at 07:36am
Perry was such a great co-worker and friend. You looked forward to coming to work when he was on. We all were treated to his famous recipes. I often felt like no matter how hard a day you were having, you could share a laugh with Perry. I liked him so much that I gave up full-time hours to stick with my schedule with Perry - that's how important he was in my mind. When he was off getting treatment, there wasn't a day that Darrell, Glenn and I wouldn't reminisce about what kind of scoff Perry would be preparing for us if he was working. Perry and I shared a love of soccer, movies and especially British t.v. shows. I will always remember him as a proud father, loving husband and great friend to everyone.
I'm so thankful I had the opportunity to work with such a caring, gentle and kind deepest condolences to everyone in the extended Gillard family.
God bless...
Mike Wert

Patricia Snow

Posted at 07:35pm
Leona and family,
Our heartfelt condolences going out to you all. Your happy memories of him will help you get through this difficult time.
God bless.
Patricia Snow & family

Tracy Noseworthy

Posted at 05:45pm
I am so sorry for your loss, Leona. You have the strength to get through this.

Tracy Noseworthy

Colleen and Neil Kearley

Posted at 03:07pm
Leona please accept our sincere condolences. We are thinking of you, your boys and your family.
Colleen and Neil Kearley

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