Norman "John" Gillard
Morse & Son Funeral Home
5917 Main Street
Niagara Falls, ON
Sadly we announce the passing of our dear husband, father, grandfather and friend who was overtaken by a devastating illness that ravaged his body, but never dampened his gentle, giant spirit. Beloved husband of Lorraine Gillard. Caring father of Nairn (Alicia) and Carrey (Mitch). Stepfather of Cheryl (Dave), Billy, David (Layla) and Jamie. Lovingly missed by his six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was born and raised in Niagara Falls and proudly worked as a Millwright at Norton, Washington Mills and in the foundry at General Motors. John was a hardworking, kind-hearted, honest and genuine person who had a passion for the Detroit Red Wings and motorcycles. The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and support staff of the Niagara Health System for their hard work and dedication to his care. It was greatly appreciated. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of John's Life will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to MORSE & SON FUNERAL HOME, 5917 Main Street, Niagara Falls. Those who wish may make a memorial donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or M.A.D.D. Memories, photos and condolences may be shared at

Published by St. Catharines Standard on Sep. 14, 2021.
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My condolences to Johns family on his passing . Worked with John as a Millwright at GM. Always a hard worker and dedicated family man he was a great example to many. Life was never dull when working with John as situations happened and we had many a good laugh . I don't know if he ever found out who the neighbour was that would put burned chicken wings in the back of his pickup the his beloved Detroit Red Wings would lose, it was a source of great fun for John .God bless you John you were one in a million .
Derek Johnston
September 18, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Sorry for your loss of John, a true gentleman and friend to all that knew him. Prayers to you and your family
Kathy Orr
September 17, 2021
Sending our condolences to Lorraine and family. John will be greatly missed. I last saw him at the Salvation Army with Lorraine about a year and a half ago. Always smiling and always an honest and sincere man. He will be missed by many. To his family, keep your memories close to your heart, no one can take them from you and will get you through the hard times.
Kelly Beni & family
September 16, 2021
I know John through his loving wife Lorraine who is related to me. John was always in good spirits anytime I ever saw him and was always good to me. He will be deeply missed. I would also like to give my condolences to John's wife Lorraine, and John's daughters Nairn, and Carrey. Rest in piece John and see you again someday on the other side my friend. God bless you.
Kenny Hamilton
September 15, 2021
Truly, the kindest man i ever knew!
John was an intelligent, kind and generous
personhe was legendary! We miss him
so very much!

Tim Rogers
September 15, 2021
My deepest condolences to John's family, as you are aware he was a man of strong principles who was deeply dedicated to his family and work. It was a privileged to be a small part of John's life. R.I.P. my friend.
Terry Cox
September 14, 2021
Worked with John in the GM foundry. He was an old school hard worker who everybody liked. So sorry to hear, I know he will be missed.
Brian Russell
September 14, 2021
Worked with John at GM as a fellow millwright. He was a hard worker and good millwright. Was a good man and had many laughs. My condolences to his family. Rest in peace John. Dennis Parsons
Dennis Parsons
September 13, 2021
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