Archie passed away peacefully in his sleep at his residence at Parkwood Court.
He is predeceased by his loving wife of 55 years Pauline (nee Hoffer). Archie is also predeceased by his grandson Terry Oulton.
He will be lovingly remembered by his children David Gillies (Kelly), Katherine Gillies (Bruce), Susan Settle (Gary), Paula (Tom) Oulton and Alexander G.Y. Gillies, as well as 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
He served in the R.C.N. during the Second World War. A very hardworking and dependable family man, he was the owner and operator of Coast Movers and had special involvement with the I.O.F. and was a lifetime member of both the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 7 and the Gorge Vale Golf Club among others.
Special thanks to Dr. Mawdsley and caring staff at Parkwood Court.
A Memorial Service in celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Sands of Victoria (1803 Quadra St., Victoria) with a reception to follow.