October 22, 1943 - November 30, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Giles at the age of 78. He was the most loving caring, kind and extraordinary man. Giles was happily married to Pamela Hamelin the love of his life and best friend for 30 years. He had a long battle with Parkinson’s disease and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, newly diagnosed leukemia and finally Covid 19. Everyone who knew him loved his kind and gentle manner and great sense of humour. Dear father of Bradley (Chemaine), Timothy (Kirsten) daughters of the heart Shauna Jovanovski (Dean) and Errin Green.
Predeceaded by first wife Mary Lou Hamel (1985), daughter Louann (2019), brothers Alphonse (2008) (Susan), Art (2013) (Laura), sister Denise Noel (2018) (Frank), parents Wilfred (1992) and Damienne (2002).
Brothers Ernest (Mary Lou), Damien (Elvine), Philip (Evelyn), Rosaire (Phylis), Denis (Sharon), Florent (Joanne) and sister Marie Hood (Jim). Sisters- in-law Robin Pinedo (2020)Tracy Poissant (Larry), Brooke Greco (Barry), and brother-in-law Christopher Masse (Taunya). Giles was loved and cherished by his grandchildren and nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
He loved riding his Harley Davidson Fat Boy, fishing, ice-skating, playing and watching Hockey, his favourite team Toronto Maple Leafs. He enjoyed skiing, snowmobiling, swimming, horseback riding and ATVing, playing cards, etc.
Giles retired from the University of Windsor in 1998 Engineering Dept. Campus flags were lowered at half mass in honor of him on December 5, 2021.
Donations to the Cancer Society would be appreciated. A special thanks to all of his doctors and nurses over the years.
Prayers will be at the gravesite at Heavenly Rest on January 3, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. for immediate family only, due to Covid restrictions.