Quinn Michael McGillis

Tawas City, Michigan
October 2, 1978 - September 2, 2019


Holy Family Catholic Church
Friday, September 6, 2019
9:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM

Service Location

Holy Family Catholic Church


Friday, September 6, 2019
11:00 AM

Obituary Notice

Quinn Michael McGillis, passed away on Monday, September 2, 2019 in Grant Township, age 40 years. Quinn was born on October 2, 1978 in Alma, Michigan. He dearly cherished and adored his family and loved spending time with his boys! Quinn also had a passion for the outdoors enjoying hunting and fishing. He will be forever cherished by everyone who has known and loved him. Quinn is survived by his wife, Vickie McGillis, to whom he married on October 26, 2002; his 3 sons, Grady, Griffin, and Gideon; 1 daughter, Berta Hall; his parents, Ivan and Sandy Watts of Tawas City; 3 sisters, Aimee (Fred) Bellinger of West Branch, Heather (Russ) Hayden of Houghton Lake, and Cora (Josh) Dick of McBain; step-brother, Brian (Michelle) Watts of Tawas; grandmother, Leora "Joann" Story of Wheeler, Michigan; many nieces, nephews, and special friends. Cremation has taken place and there will be a service for Quinn on Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Holy Family Catholic Church with Reverend Tyler Bischoff officiating. Quinn's family will welcome friends at Holy Family Church from 9:00 AM until the time of the service on Friday. Those wishing to express their sincere condolences, please consider making a donation to Quinn's family. An online guest registry is available to leave a message of support at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.


Those wishing to express their sincere condolences, please consider making a donation to Quinn's family.


Vickie and sons, I am so sorry to hear of Quinn's passing. I remember him fondly from Jan's wedding. Know that our family is holding your family in prayer. May God give you the strength and grace you most certainly need at this trying time. 💙 May he rest in peace.
— Kristy Burton
My wife and I want to offer our deepest sympathy to the family and if there is anything that they need please do not hesitate to ask. Prayers have been forth coming since Monday and we will continue to pray each and every day for your healing .
— Paul Grabstanowicz
I’m so very sorry for your loss! I haven’t seen Quinn since high school he was always laughing and joking around. I must say he was always so funny! Never a day he didn’t have a smile.
I pray for Peace and Gods hands to help your family through this hard time. Many Prayers
— The Lowe’s
Dear Vickie and boys,

I am so sorry for the tragic loss of, Quinn. I can’t begin to imagine the pain you are going through, but hope you know you have a village of support around you. May Quinn’s contagious smile and all the great memories help fill the void and ease your pain.

“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, but very dear.”
— Lisa Winters
Sending my heartfelt condolences to Vickie and the boys. Also to his mother and his siblings. Quinn was a great friend growing up.
We had great times showing our steers together at the fair. He will be missed by all in the 4-H community.
— Amanda
Vickie & boys & family, I'm so very sorry to hear about Quinn. He was such a fun loving person & loved spending time with his boys. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him. With my deepest sympathy & Love, Darlene
— Darlene Orr
I am so very sorry for your loss, to all of his family and friends you are in my thoughts and prayers..
— Tiffany Lutze (Jakobi)
My heart goes out to Vickie and the boys....and to Quinn's entire family. He was a good friend to so many of us. We all now go thru the memories of all the years we've known him. God has received yet another great soul. If ever you may need anything, Albert and I will always be here. That's what good friends do. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Hugs and love.
— Jennifer Anschuetz
I am heartbroken at the news of Quinn's passing. My thoughts and prayers for his family, wife Vicki and 3 sons.
Heather, I am so sorry for the loss of your brother.

May you all cherish your memories of him.
— Leah (Bellinger) Linebaugh
Quinn was a great teacher and friend I had met at one of our first jobs in Big Rapids, close to 15 years ago. We shared a lot of laughs and fun times. He will be missed dearly and his loving family will always cherish this great man.
— Ron Schmidt
Barbara and I wish to express our sincerest condolences during this time.
Dear Ivan and Sandy and Family,
Words cannot express how saddened we are to hear of Quinn"s passing. May God in his mercy comfort and strengthen all of you during this terrible time. Bob and Rose Shoemaker and Family
— Bob and Rose Shoemaker
Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
— Fred and Maribeth Runyan
My heart goes out to Qinns family. God bring them comfort an strength. He was a happy guy. Pray for guidence during this time of adjustment
— Eileen Castonguay-Kindell
So sorry to hear of this tragic loss-

God speed and prayers to family and fridnds
— Marc, Keri and Ethan Daniels
Our prayers are with you and we are sorry for your loss . My husband and I never met Quinn but our granddaughter called him Uncle so he must have been something special our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
— Mike and Shelly Miller
Vickie, you, Quinn and the boys always welcomed me like family. My heart breaks for you all. Any words seem so inadequate and all fail to express what my heart feels for you. I just love you my friend, and will help you, and support you in any way I can. My deepest condolences, and all the love I have.
— Kara Herber
Quinn was a kind and generous man. He always gave of his time and talents to the 4 H youth of our County and gave countless hours teaching and mentoring throughout the years. It is a huge loss to our community and 4 H family. My very deepest sympathies to Vickie, Grady, the little guys, Ivan, Sandy his brothers and sisters and all of Quinn’s family and friends. He touched so many lives and will be greatly missed. I am praying for all of you at this time of great loss.
— Jessica Guoan
Vickie, Boys, & family, words cannot express how very sorry I am for your loss. Quinn was such a wonderful man & will be so greatly missed. Sending my deepest sympathy & Prayers to you.
— Angelique Barkholz
He will forever be missed by so many. He had such a kind soul. Praying for Vicki and his boys and the rest of his family as they try to endure strength during this hard time.
— Kim Castle
During the short time that I knew Quinn, I knew him as a very friendly, smart, and fun guy to work with. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.
He spoke about his family often and it was obvious how much he loved them. I hope all of the great memories he made with them bring some comfort during this painful time.
— Lauren Reynolds
My heart is breaking for you and the boys. Many, many prayers. So very sorry.
— Kristy Farnsworth (Marcou)
We offer our sincere condolences in the loss of your loved one.
— Hal & Marty Roberts
Our prayers go out to all Quinn's family and friends. He will be missed by all. Was a wonderful man.
— Cheryl & TJ Sheridan
Our hearts are broken for your enormous loss. I pray that God holds you all In his arms and eases your sorrow over time. It was always evident how much Quinn loved his family. May you cling to the precious memories you shared. Your whole family has our most heartfelt sympathies. Love and prayers.....
— John and Ronnie Heydon
Vickie I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to you and your family.
— Jon Kosciuszko
Vickie and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying for your family.

Love you all!
— Lisa Richards
I can't express how sorry I am for you and your family love yous always and you will be in our prayers
— Debra Spens
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
— Michelle Martinez-Richards
Deepest sympathies to Vickie and the boys and Quinn's family. I was so shocked and saddened to hear the news and am sending prayers to you all. Growing up with Quinn gave me many memorable moments and he was like a big brother to me and I will cherish those moments forever. Until we meet again...Godspeed my friend.
— Becky Erickson
Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to Quinn's family and friends. He was one of those students you never forgot. Always a smile on his face. Always eager, clever, and charming. The kind of guy that just made your day a little brighter, even in fourth grade..He will sincerely be missed.
— Mr. and Mrs. George Wajda
Our hearts go out to you and your family. I don't know what to say, I just want you to know I am wishing you all comfort and peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers
-Ed, Shannon, Eddie, Archer, & Quin
— Mr. & Mrs. Ed Klenow & Family
Vickie, I was so shocked to hear of Quinn's passing. I did not really know him, but from what I saw at church, he loved his family and his family loved him. I could tell by his smile and countenance, he was a good guy. Many prayers will be said for him and his whole family. May he rest in peace. Amen
— Linda Hicks
Karl and I are sending our love and condolences to you Vicki and family.
— Janet Jacob
Our thoughts and prayers are with each of as you grieve the loss of Quinn. We pray that Gods peace and grace and His infinite love will be with each of you each and every moment, especially tomorrow.
— Ken and Sandy Wiltzer
Deepest condolences to Quinn's family and loved ones. Quinn could befriend anyone and everyone, and make you a better person because of it. That's a true testament to his character. Always a smile and a joke. I'm honored to consider him a friend.
— John Myles
Vickie. We are deeply saddened to learn of your loss. I’m so sorry. May God help you through this time and know we are thinking and praying for you and the boys. Wish I could be there for you!!!! Love you girl!!!
— Deb Adair
I had the opportunity to shoot in Archery league with Quinn and Grady. He was a nice guy and a great shot. It was obvious that he loved his family. I'm praying for your family at this difficult time.
— Todd Vossen
Vicki and family,

I’m really sorry for your tragic loss. Prayers for you and your family! He truly was a great guy!
— Michael Spens
Vicki, We just heard about the passing of your husband, Quinn. We are so sorry for your loss and we send you our sincere condolences, thoughts, prayers and lots of hugs for you, your boys and both families at this very difficult time.
— Karen
Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of Quinn's family.
— Sandy (Winchell) Ledin
Vickie and sons,
I am so sad to hear of your loss, I wish you peace and comfort of happy memories and keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Jeanie Prentice
— Jeanie Prentice
Dearest cousin Vickie and sons. My heart aches for you all. Here it is December 2019 and I read about Quinn. I am so sorry and filled with grief for you. My prayers are for you Vickie and your children. Love cousin Tammy.
— Tammy LaLonde Howard

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