Stephen Robert McGillis passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021, in Toronto, Ont.

He was born on September 25, 1957, in Fort Frances, Ont. to Elsie McGillis and Alexander Adams. He grew up in northwestern Ontario, spending time in Fort Frances, Seine River First Nation and Thunder Bay. As a young man he travelled cross country before settling in Toronto. He worked at many different jobs; he was always finding ways to help others whether it was at a men’s shelter or in a government office. He loved to be outdoors and often went hunting, fishing and snowshoeing.

Stephen leaves behind his son Billy Whitecrow and his family; daughter Jamie Lee Whitecrow; sisters Rose Houston, Dorothy Peters and her children Mark, Mitchell (and his daughter Danielle), Malquan and Kelly and Elaine McGllis (Dwayne “Skeeter” Brossart); as well as many other nieces, nephews and extended family on the Adams and Jourdain side.

He was predeceased by his parents Elsie Kabatay and Alexander Adams; and brother Dave McGillis.

Funeral services were held at the McGillis family home in Seine River First Nation on Friday, August 20, 2021. Interment took place at the Seine River First Nation Cemetery.

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