Born in Newry, County Down, Northern Ireland, he was the beloved son of the late Patrick and Annie Reilly.
He is survived by his loving children Carol-Anne Wilson (the late Stanley), Gene (Claire), Michael, James (Gail), Steve, Patricia (Phillip) Snache.
He was a cherished brother of Annie and Jeannie and the late Irene, Eugene, John, Patricia, Daniel, and Sheila.
Proud granddad to Kerry-Ann, Cory, Kelly-Ann, Shannon, Joshua, Shane, Aaron, Geneen, Tara, Phillip, Cynthia, and Matthew and great-grandchildren Destiny, Sofia and Teagan.
Visitation will be at the W.C. TOWN FUNERAL CHAPEL, 110 Dundas St E. Whitby, on Tuesday, April 3 from 10am – 11:30am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be held at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 903 Giffard Street, Whitby on Tuesday, April 3 at 12:00 noon. Interment at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial donations made to Cystic Fibrosis Canada would be appreciated by the family.