McCall Gardens

Florence passed away peacefully into the presence of the Lord on May 8, 2017 at Royal Jubilee Hospital. Mother was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on October 28, 1920. She is survived by her children, Dan, Joy, Eleanor (Dave) Hogg and Paul (Marian). She is also survived by grandchildren, Carolyn and Christina Hogg and Emma, Ben and Julie Gillett. Mother was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Ernest George Gillett and her son, David.

She came to Victoria at age 13 and attended Oak Bay High School. After the premature death of her father in 1938, Mom trained at Sprott-Shaw and became a secretary. She took a job with the RCAF in Ottawa and there met Ernie, marrying in 1946. All of her children except for Paul were born in Ottawa. The family moved to Victoria in 1955. Mother and Father were long time members of the Central Baptist Church. Faith and family dominated Mother’s life.

At the request of Mom, there will be a graveside service for immediate family.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens


  • Taita Watt
    May 14, 2017

    To our dear friend Joy and the family, our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time of grief. May our God give you comfort and strength. Your Mum has fought the good fight, has finished her race and most of all has kept the faith(2 Timothy 4:7). She is is in a better place where there is no more pain and sorrow.

    With Christ’s love,
    Taita and Philip

  • Joy
    May 13, 2017

    Sorry for your loss Joy and your siblings. Your Mom lived a long life and will forever live in your heart. May you find comfort in knowing that she is in a better place.

  • Linda Wiens
    May 12, 2017

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother, Joy. May you find comfort in knowing that she is now with the Lord. God be close to you during these days of change in your life.

  • Stephen and Mary Johnson and family
    May 12, 2017

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Joy and the rest of the family during this period of grief. May God comfort and keep you close as you say goodbye to Great-Aunt Florence who has been brought to her eternal home.

  • Heather Johnson
    May 11, 2017

    We send our deepest sympathy to you and the family in the loss of dear Aunt Florence. We pray for peace and comfort during these days.

    Love to all
    Dave and Heather

  • Linda and Larry Scotten
    May 11, 2017

    Our condolences Joy, to you and your family. Our thoughts are with you. Hugs, Linda and Larry

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