Gillan, John “Barney” – October 14, 2019

The funeral mass for the late John Bernard “Barney” Gillan was held at St. Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Church in St. Teresa on October 14, 2019 with celebrant Father Augustine officiating.    The first reading was read by Denise Murnaghan, while Cole Gannon  proclaimed the second reading.  Emma Gannon offered the prayers of intercession.  Father Augustine read the gospel and delivered the homily.   The pallbearers were Cole Gannon, Steve Collins, Marty Kelly, Paul Gannon, Nick Garland, and Brendan Bradley.   Honorary pallbearers included Bryan Gillan, Ernie Gillan Gerry Bradley, Gil Gillan, Dion Murnaghan, and Scott Gouthro.    Music was provided by St. Cuthbert’s church choir, under the direction of Mary Trainor and organist, Michelle MacDonald singing,  Processional, Amazing Grace; Responsorial Psalm by Michelle Gouthro;  Preparation of Gifts, Be Not Afraid; Communion, In the Garden;  Meditation, On Eagles Wings;  Incensing, Songs of the Angels; and the Recessional, a violin selection by Francis MacDonald.  His daughter Sharon and her husband Paul offered words of remembrance.  Interment was in the parish cemetery.  The funeral was under the direction of North Shore Funeral Home, Morell.