RIP: Greg “Mr. Gillis” Gillies – 1963-2007

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Greg “Mr. Gillis” Gillies – 1963-2007

Greg Gillies, better known to fans in British Columbia as Mr. Gillis and Doby Gillis, died on Sunday of a heart attack at his home in B.C. He was 44.

Though just 5-foot-9, the weightlifting fanatic Gillies built one of the best-looking bodies in pro wrestling at his peak.

Born in Cornach, Saskatchewan on June 14, 1963, Gillies broke into pro wrestling in 1985, trained by the likes of Leo Burke, Ron Ritchie, Ron Starr, Bulldog Bob Brown and Stomping Paul Pellering in and around Calgary.

Besides the Canadian west and the Pacific Northwest of the United States, Gillies spent time in Mexico as Mr. Atlas, Puerto Rico as The Lion, Missouri as Greg Montana, and he also worked in Germany, Tennessee and Florida. Gillies also held the NWA/ECCW Championship for over five months in 1998.

He is survived by two children.

Funeral arrangements are not known at this time but as information becomes available, it will be posted on ECCW.com.

Everyone at ECCW is saddened by this news and extends best wishes for the family and friends of Mr. Gillis during this difficult time.

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