CANADA: Alberta Deaths

Annie M. Gillespie BROWN, birth Jan 6, 1900. Death May 7, 1977. Burial Erskine Cemetery, Erskine, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta, Canada

Irene Elizabeth Gillespie DAVIDSON, birth June 10, 1918. Death Jan 28, 2013. Burial Rainier Cemetery, Rainier, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta, Canada

Vera Gillespie DICK, birth June 12, 1894. Death Oct 7, 1973. Burial Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta (Note: Titanic Survivor)


Adeline Tudy Gillespie b July 7, 1939 d Dec 10, 2006  of Fort Saskatchewan, AB. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Doug, daughter Carol and sons Dan and Brian; as well as her four sisters, one brother and eight grandchildren. Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life was held at a later date. First Memorial Funeral Services – Riverview Chapel,  Strome Catholic Cemetery, Strome, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta

Agnes Gillespie b 1874 d 1950  Coleman Union Cemetery, Coleman, Canmore Census Division, Alberta

Alberta D Gillespie, died in Edmonton, aged 68, on August 19, 2004, Betty’s short struggle with cancer ended. She is survived by her loving husband Tom; sons Darryl and David (Jean) and granddaughter Julie Gillespie; brother Lloyd W. Ross (Louise); and her uncle Edwin Comm; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. She was predeceased by her father Adolf D. (1951) and mother Lea M. Ross (1995). Respecting Betty’s wishes, a private inurnment has taken place.

Albert S Gillespie,  b Jan 8, 1936 d Aug 19, 2004  Fisherton Community Cemetery, Pigeon Lake, Alberta

Dr Alexander Gilespie, b Feb 5, 1854 d Nov 12, 1936 Edmonton Municipal Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

Alexander Gillespie,   buried Sept 22, 1970 Beechmount, Edmonton, Alberta

Alexander Gillespie,  b 1890 d 1981  Mountain View Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Alexander Gillespie,  b 1919 d 2008  Eden Brook Memorial Gardens, Calgary, Alberta

Alexander GillespieAlexander David Gillespie, Nov 17, 1919-Feb 11, 2008. Passed away peacefully at his home on Feb 11th at the age of 88 years. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ethel Grace, in October of 2007. He is survived by his three sons: Brian (Judy); Stewart (Susan); and Stephen (Linda). He was a veteran of WWII, where he was a member of the Royal Air Force, flying on the bombers as a Flight Engineer, and surviving POW camps for two years. He immigrated to Calgary. Arrangments by Leyden Funeral Home. Published in Calgary Herald Feb 15, 2008.

ALEXANDER GILLESPIEAlexander G Gillespie April 30, 1928 – April 19, 2012
Al passed away at St. Joseph Hospital after a brief struggle with Lung Cancer. His dedicated and loving wife Charlotte was by his side during his illness and passing. He is survived by his wife Charlotte, and daughter Marjorie (Dan) and three grandchildren, sister Marg (Dennis), numerous cousins and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son Morley, mother Sarah, father Duncan, brothers Mac and Gil.
Al was a hardworking master salesman. There is no Funeral or Service, as he wished. lso, Al asked that his body be donated to the University of Alberta Anatomy program.

Alexander Gillespie, AB
Alexander Gillespie, AB

Alexander Hamish Gillespie, On June 22, 2013, Alex Gillespie of Wetaskiwin passed away peacefully, at the age of 80 years. Alex is survived by his loving wife, Sharon Gillespie. Memorial Service:  Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Church in Wetaskiwin.

Alice Gillespie, birth 1877. Death 1969. Burial Mountain  View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Alice Gillespie,  b Dec 11, 1905 d May 31, 1990  Red Deer Cemetery, Alberta

Alice Gillespie,  died July 21, 1969, age  92. Lethbridge Herald obit July 2, 1969.

Alice Watson Gillespie, b 1877 d 1969 Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Allison E Gillespie,  b 1983 d 1994  Bassano Cemetery, Basano, Alberta

Col Allister Campbell Gillespie, b Aug 11 1886, d Dec 1, 1934  Edmonton Municipal Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

Amelia MacLennan Gillespie, b 1893 d Oct 10, 1973  Red Deer Cemetery, Alberta

Anna Gillespie, b Sept 21, 1884, d March 25, 1944 Queens Park Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Annie E Gillespie,  b 1871 d 1946  Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Arnold Crawford Gillespie, “Gill” b June 3, 1907 d June 29, 1987  Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Arnold Douglas Gillespie, b April 11, 1934 d Oct 7, 2001  Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta


Baby Gillespie b 2003 d Sept 2003  Rocky View Garden of Peace, Calgary, Alberta

Barrie E Gillespie, death April 17, 2020 Peace River, Alberta

Basil William Alexander Gillespie, birth 1919. Death 1955. Burial Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Bernice Dorothy GILLESPIEBernice Dorothy Budenski Gillespie, birth June 12, 1929 East Cooulee, AB. Death March 24, 2017 age 87 in Calgary. She is survived by her son Tom (Tracy) and their daughters, Janine and Natasha (Kenny); her son Tim (Denise) and their sons Kyle and Ryan; and daughter Tammy and her children Michelle, Maddison, Jacob and Jackson. Bernice was predeceased by her much loved husband William George Gillespie, brother Dennis Budenski and sister Alice Gordon. A Celebration of Life was held at Foster’s Garden Chapel Funeral Home and Crematorium, 3220 – 4 Street N.W., Calgary at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday April 2, 2017. Burial Drumheller Cemetery, Drumheller, Strathmore Census Division, Alberta,  Canada

Betty J Gillespie,  b 1931 d 1950 Drumheller Cemetery, Drumheller, Alberta

Beulah May Gillespie  (Boogie) January 9, 1935 – Baytown, Texas – d February 25, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta. Boogie, beloved wife of Roy Gillespie of Calgary, passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the age of 82 years. Boogie was always defined by her love of her family. There was nothing more important to her than being surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchild and her loving husband Roy. She will be greatly missed by all of us. She was our biggest fan and our greatest supporter. She is survived by Roy Gillespie her devoted husband of 42 years, children Lani and Grant Utas, Leslie Wilkie, Ed Battle and Julie Meyer, Molly and Jayson Therrien, Andrea Gillespie, Sue and Bill Bradley, Melissa Gillespie and Brent Stickland; grandchildren Eric and Sam Utas (Alanna Roy), Jennifer (Jeremy) Laverik, Duke (Jeanette) Wilkie, Whitney (Dave) Thompson, Teddy Battle, Harrison Battle, Alexis Battle, Jeremy Stickland, Sophie Stickland; great-grandchild Boone Wilkie. She was predeceased by son-in-law, Greg Wilkie. Boogie is greatly missed by her puppy Syrah.  In living memory of Beulah Gillespie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

Bobby Gillespie,  b Feb 1920 d July 1920  Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Brenda Ann Gillespie, b 1953 d June 2011  Valhalla Centre Cemetery, Valhalla Centre, Grande Prairie Census District, Albert

Bryannna Gillespie, Alberta
Bryannna Gillespie, Alberta

Bryannna Gillespîe, It is with great sorrow we must announce the passing of our beloved daughter and sister, Bryanna May Gillespie, who was taken in a tragic car accident on November 19th, 2015, near Ponoka, Alberta.     Bryanna was born on December 4th, 1986 to delighted parents Tim and Karen Gillespie in Kelvington, Saskatchewan. Tim, Karen and Bryanna lived in Kelvington for the first year of her life, where Bryanna would often be found swooning the patrons in her parents’ restaurant with her incredible cuteness and big yellow riding duck.

In 1987, the family moved to Birsay, Saskatchewan where they welcomed baby brother, Timothy Jr. The growing family happily resided there until 1990 when they moved to what became their home for many years, the Crowsnest Pass. Not long after their move, Bryanna’s youngest sibling, Tina joined the family. Bryanna was a precocious child, bright, beautiful and full of life. She was very active in school activities and sports, from playing flute in the school band, to volleyball, basketball, skiing and snowboarding. She especially cared for baseball and was always willing to sacrifice her body to make the play. She was also known to be a bit of a pool shark. Her travels took her many places; visiting an exchange student in Japan, to Toronto when she saw Pope John Paul II, she visited Los Angeles, and took countless road trips across western Canada visiting many loved ones along the way. She cared for all animals, and volunteered at the SPCA.

Bryanna planned from childhood to be a hair stylist and achieved her goal in 2005 when she got her Journeyman’s certificate. She predominantly made her living hairdressing in salons spanning from Lethbridge to Fort McMurray, but beyond working as a stylist, Bryanna excelled in many different fields. She worked in various positions in restaurants, pubs, dabbled in dry walling, painting, and even tried her hand at welding. Bryanna was pretty much willing to try anything and worked hard at everything she did. From a young age, Bryanna was always surrounded by friends, which of course continued into adulthood. Few people could connect with those around them as she did, whether it was one of her dearest friends or someone she had just met. Bryanna passionately defended anyone who needed it, especially those closest to her, but including complete strangers if the situation warranted it. She had a keen mind, a giant heart, and shone brightly in every room she entered. She had a large family, extending from the one she was born into, to the one she built herself. Bryanna had many friends across the world that can only be considered as soul family. She will be deeply missed by all those who knew her.

Bryanna is survived by her parents, Tim and Karen; brother, Tim; sister, Tina; her beloved dog, Shalayla; her uncles, John and Pat Gillespie; aunts, Maureen (Wayne) Hagen, Lorraine (Ed) Hetherington, Marlee (Glen) Sherwood; cousins, Troy and Courtney Hagen, Stephanie Oxenrider; great aunts and uncles, Karen Gillespie, Marilyn Gillespie, Wayne Gillespie, Percy (Janet) Gillespie, Jack and Emily Currie, Bruce and Darlene Currie, Fern Underwood, Connie and Dave Reddicop, Jim and Donna Lock, Dale and Bonnie Lock, Ben (Aileen) Lock, Ruby Lock, Ruth Lock, Sharon and Harold Lyons, Val and Wayne Mayo; many second cousins and lots of honorary aunts, uncles and “friend-family”.

Bryanna is predeceased by her grandparents, Ella and John Gillespie, as well as May and Milton Oxenrider, Kathy Lock, Allison Lyons; and uncles, Bruce Lloyd and Lenard Lock.

A Memorial Service was held at the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church (13126 – 21 Ave., Blairmore, AB) on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 1:00pm with Bryanna’s great uncle, Harold Lyons officiating.


Carl Alfred Gillespie,  died Aug 8, 1905 Calgary, age 5 years. Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta.

Carol Jane Gillespie,  death April 9, 2021 Clareholm, Alberta

Catherine C Gillespie, b October 15, 1944 d April 10, 2013  Mountain View Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta. Beloved wife of Matty Gillespie, passed away at the age of 68 years after a hard fought, courageous battle with cancer. She was the loving mother of Cindy and Matt of Calgary. She will be fondly remembered by her siblings: Rod, Susie (Terry), and Bernie (Judy); brother-in-law Robert (Therese); as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents: Anna May and Bill Perry, and sister Veronica Bocking. Cathy was born in Montreal, the middle child of five. She attended St Anthony’s Elementary School and later St Gabriel’s Academy in Montreal. She married Matty in 1962 and started her family in Montreal, later relocating to Calgary in 1984. A memorial service was held in the Chapel of Mountain View Funeral Home on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm. Posted Montreal Gazette.

Catherine Gillespie
Catherine Gillespie

Catherine Elizabeth “Ina” Gillespie. November 6, 1932 – October 13, 2022 (89 years old)It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone we love and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved Catherine Elizabeth Gillespie of Cold Lake, Alberta, who passed away at the age of 89, on October 13, 2022. She was predeceased by : her parents, Samuel Burnett and Wilhelmina Burnett; her siblings, Annabel Burnett and Frederick Burnett; her brother-in-law Edgar Dieno; and her cousin Robert Gillespie.

She is survived by : her husband Raymond “Ray” Gillespie of Cold Lake, AB; her children, Sandra Bishop (Geoff) of Elk Point, AB, Albert Gillespie (Jacqui) of Comox, BC, Brian Gillespie (Teresa) of Victoria, BC and Sylvia Miller (Jody) of St. Albert, AB; her grandchildren, Brendan Bishop (Tory) of Regina, SK, Leigha Horita (Jordan) of St. Albert, AB, Jackson Gillespie (Linden Andersen) of Edmonton, AB, Dawson Gillespie of Victoria, BC, Ethan Sawyer of Victoria, BC, Tess Sawyer of Victoria, BC and Kayne Miller of St. Albert, AB; her siblings, Sammy Burnett (Millie) of Kenagh, Ireland, Etta Craig (Walter) of Athy, Georgina Farrar (Sammy) of Dun Laoghaire and Wilhelmina Craig (Eric) of Dundalk, Ireland; her sister-in-law Carmen Dieno of Kelowna, BC; and her cousin Mildred Gillespie (Northern Ireland, family: Ireland) of Armagh. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and family.

Catherine GILLESPIECatherine Ina Elizabeth Gillespie. With grateful hearts for a life well lived, the family of Ina Gillespie of Cold Lake, Alberta is saddened to announce her passing on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at the age of 89 years. Ina is lovingly survived by her husband of 65 years: Raymond “Ray” Gillespie of Cold Lake, AB; children: Sandra (Geoff) Bishop of Elk Point, AB, Albert (Jacqui) Gillespie of Comox, BC, Brian (Teresa) Gillespie of Victoria, BC, Sylvia (Jody) Miller of St. Albert, AB; grandchildren: Brendan (Tory) Bishop of Regina, SK, Leigha (Jordan) Horita of St. Albert, AB, Jackson Gillespie (Linden Andersen) of Edmonton, AB, Dawson Gillespie of Victoria, BC, Ethan Sawyer of Victoria, BC, Tess Sawyer of Victoria, BC, Kayne Miller of St. Albert, AB; brother: Sammy (Millie) Burnett of Kenagh, Ireland; sisters: Etta (Walter) Craig of Athy, Ireland, Georgina (Sammy) Farrar of Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, Wilhelmina (Eric) Craig of Dundalk, Ireland; sister-in-law: Carmen Dieno of Kelowna, BC; special cousin and friend: Mildred Gillespie of Armagh, Northern Ireland; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and family in both Canada and Ireland. Ina was predeceased by her parents: Samuel and Wilhelmina Burnett; sister: Annabel Burnett; brother: Frederick Burnett; brother-in-law: Edgar Dieno; special cousin: Robert Gillespie.

Celebration of Ina’s Life, Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m., Trinity United Church, Cold Lake, AB with Reverend Peter Kugba Nyande officiating. Final Resting Place, Grand Centre Memorial Park, Cold Lake,

Charles Gillespie buried Dec 22, 1932 Edmonton Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

Charles Gillespie  b 1865 d May 1943 Valhalla Centre Cemetery, Valhalla, Grand Prairie Census Division, Alberta

Charles Alexander GillespieCharles Alexander Gillespie. November 17, 1927 – May 26, 2018 On May 26th, 2018 our Lord and Savior called Charles Alexander (Charlie) Gillespie to come home. Charlie passed peacefully early Saturday morning at Points West Living at the age of 90 years. Charlie was born November 17, 1927 at Grande Prairie, Alberta. He grew up in the Hermit Lake area west of Grande Prairie. As the oldest of 4 children he was considered a notorious tease by his three younger sisters, a reputation he maintained with his children and grandchildren. Always the entrepreneur, Charlie owned a number of businesses in the Grande Prairie area through his lifetime but is perhaps best known as the face of “Big Daddy’s Vending” a company he purchased in 1986 with his son Bruce. Throughout the years Charlie did everything from bookkeeping to flipping burgers to filling vending machines. To his family, church, and community Charlie epitomized Christian values; he was a selfless, dependable and giving person who consistently put the needs of others before his own. Charlie’s work ethic, generosity of spirit, and concern for those in need knew no bounds. He will be remembered by what he gave to others and the example he set left a legacy that his family and friends will continue to honor. Charlie is survived by Rita, his loving wife of 66 years, his 4 children Bruce (Suzanne), Judy (Troy), Earl, and Alexa (Denis), his 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandsons, sister Doreen Boyd, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins as well as many longtime friends. He was predeceased by his parents Elmer and Mary Gillespie, and sisters Olive Walter and Barbara Boyd. A Celebration of Charlie’s life was held on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 at 11am at Trinity Lutheran Church.    Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Charles Stewart Gillespie,  b Sept 12, 1910 d Aug 31, 1968 Enchant Cemetery, Enchant, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta

Charlotte GILLESPIECharlotte Elaine Gillespie (nee Wentworth) passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2020  at the age of 87 years. She is dearly missed by her daughter, Marjorie; son-in-law, Dan and grandchildren, Jocelyn, Lewis, and Rachel. Charlotte was very proud of her grandchildren and enjoyed keeping in touch with her nieces and nephews. Mom had her own dog, Rudy to love and liked pets of other family members. Her biggest loss in life was the death of her son, Morley, in 2009. Rest peacefully Mom, we love you. Thank you to the doctors and staff on Unit 54 of the Grey Nun’s Hospital.

Charlotte Anita Gillespie, b Sept 4, 1920 d June 6, 2015  Highwood Cemetery, High River, Alberta

Clare GillespieClare Gillespie, July 13, 1945-Dec 30, 2009 It is with greatest sadness to say that Clare Stewart Gillespie passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, after a lengthy illness, with his wife Barbara by his side. Clare was born on July 13, 1945 in Lethbridge and raised on his parents’ farm in Enchant. He attended school in Enchant and Lethbridge. Clare worked for farmers in the Enchant and Lomond areas. He also enjoyed playing baseball and hockey. Clare started driving trucks and soon that became his passion and the cab of his truck was his second home, logging over five million miles. When he was not out on the highway, Clare enjoyed RVing (camping) and socializing with his family and friends. He loved country music, especially the oldies, and spent many hours listening to them while holding his four legged companion, Jackson. Clare will be sadly missed by his wife of thirty-one years, Barbara; daughter Cindy (Travis) Ramsfield and their children, Brianna, Jordan and Carter; his daughter Kim (Andy) Holdaway and their children, Courtney and Cody; and his son Robert and his children, Tyler, Chase, Kyla, and Brody. He is also survived by his sisters, Leona, Joyce (Les) and Carol (Barry); brother Garry (Brenda); and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Clare was predeceased by his parents Charles and Esther Gillespie; sisters, Karen and Myrna; and brother-in-law Clifford Styles. Funeral Services was held at McInnis & Holloway’s Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.

Clarence J Gilllespie, birth 1899. Death 1974. Burial Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Cora May Gillespie,  b April 27, 1882 d March 6, 1963 Coronation Cemetery, Coronation, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta


David Gillespie, b 1874 d 1975  Coleman United Cemetery, Coleman, Canmore Census Division, Alberta

David Allen Gillespie, birth 1921. Death 1999. Burial Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Sgt David Robert Gillespie, b 1888 d April 12, 1940 Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Delbert GILLESPIEDelbert Alexander Gillespie was born May 30, 1926 to Alex and Elizabeth Gillespie in Calgary, AB. Delbert passed away in Brooks, Alberta on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at the age of 93 years. He was the eldest of four siblings Alice, Crawford, and William. Delbert was raised at the feedlot in Bonnybrook east Calgary. In 1952, he married Eleanor Sonnie of Nanton and in 1953, Delbert and Eleanor welcomed their first child, Deborah Margret. Marshall Alexander came along in 1956 and Cameron Delbert followed in 1959. They built a life and home on the Red Deer River that they both came to love so much. Delbert loved his way of life and he was honest and generous to a fault. A kind hearted man, Delbert conducted his life as a true country gentleman. He loved the history of his community and the people that lived there. Delbert was an authority on the history of the Red Deer River Valley. Music played a huge part in his life from the beginning and he could play by ear. In his later years he played with many groups and bands around the area. Music was a passion that he loved until the end. Delbert was predeceased by his granddaughter Allison, sister Alice Bickell, daughter Debbie and son-in-law Sheldon Peake. He is survived by his wife Eleanor and two sons, Marshall (Donna) and Cameron (Laurie); two brothers Crawford and Bill Gillespie; seven grandchildren, Lauren (Lars) Nielsen, Joscelyn (Kevin) Stangowitz, Joanna (Carson) Slorstad, Valerie Gillespie, Jordie (Lorna) Gillespie, Ryan (Kellee) Gillespie, and Brent (Sandy) Gillespie; his 13 great-grands, Liam, Lane, Kira, Joel, Sam, Sally, Josie, Andi, Molly, Milo, Brenna, Rowen, and Jameson. Cremation. Smith Funeral Home, Brooks. A bit of family history in notes by others on his obituary

Delbert T Gillespie, b Aug 9, 1907 d June 1, 2000  Fairview Cemetery, Lacombe, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta

Della Gillespie b 1873 d 1918  Fairfield Cemetery, Coronation, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta

Donald Gillespie, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010 at age of 73. No service to be held at his request. Arrangements by Springfield Funeral Home. Published Calgary Herald April 30, 2012.

Donald Chisholm Gillespie  1927 – 2018. Funeral in Camrose Alberta. Obituary no longer available from Burgar Funeral Home.

Donald Frederick Gillespie, b Aug 30, 1989 d Nov 25, 1989  Carnwood Cemetery, Carnwood, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta

Mrs. Doreen Gillespie,  is lovingly remembered who passed away at home on Thusday June 17, 2004. Lovingly remembered by :  Gordon, Daryl, Debbie and families. Published Calgary Herald several times such as  June 17, 2010. More details from other memorials include: Doreen Margaret Gillespie (nee White), beloved wife of Mr Gordon Gillespe of Calgary.

Doris Helen Gillespie, In loving memory of our Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother ~ Doris Helen Gillespie (nee Robinson) February 18, 1937 – December 23, 2021 ~

Doris was predeceased by her loving husband Jim and son Gregory.  She is survived by her daughters: Karen (Wayne), Marilyn (Gerry), Noreen (Bob), Lori and daughter-in-law Sharon; grandchildren: Ryan, Nichole, Kyle, Katelyn, Katherine, Benjamin, Nikkita, Josh, Lyndsey and Sheldon; great-grandchildren Colton, Logan, Liam, Ruby and Mercedes; and sisters Joan, Shirley and Marie.

Doris had many accomplishments and challenges throughout her life but her most treasured accomplishment was the love she had for her family.  She was slowly robbed of her memories in the last several years and finally succumbed to the slow deterioration of dementia.  She will be sorely missed and remain forever in our hearts.   Stettler Funeral Home. Funeral at a later date, not given in 2022.

Dorothy Gillespie, 1927-2002, beloved wife of Ken of Calgary, passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Sunday, Dec 22, 2002 at the age of 75 years. She was born June 21, 1927 in Innisfil. Published Calgary Herald on Dec 24, 2002.

Douglas Gillespie b 1859 d 1938  Fairfield Cemetery, Coronation, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta

Douglas Gillespie, death November 2, 2017  Saint Paul, Alberta

Douglas Gerry Gillespie,  birth 1938. Death 1943. Burial Wetaskiwin Cemetery, Wetaskiwin, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada

Douglas Leroy Gillespie, b 1943 d Sept 14, 2011  Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Dugald C Gillespie, b Oct 3, 1858 d June 22, 1940  Daysland Cemetery, Daysland, Alberta

Dugald Gordon Gillespie, death Aug 8, 2015. Burial Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Edmonton, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta,  Canada

Duncan Gillespie,  b 1878 d 1961  Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Duncan A Gillespie, b Feb 10, 1895 d Nov 4, 1938  Daysland Cemetery, Daysland, Alberta


Earl Thomas Gillespie , birth 1908. Death 1981. Burial Red Deer Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta

Edna Daisy Alice Gillespie, b 1919 d 1975 Stavely Cemetery, Stavely, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta

Edward Gillespie b 1901 d June 1953  Valhalla Centre Cemetery, Valhalla Centre, Grande Prairie Census Division, Alberta

Edward Rex (Ted) Gillespie 1922-2005. Ted passed away at his home in Invermere, BC on Aug 22, 2005. He was born  in Calgary, Alberta and attended Mount Royal Public School and graduated from Western Canada High School before joining the navy RCNVR in 1941. During World War II, he was deployed on convoy duty in the north Atlantic aboard the HMCS Loch Moriach.  He received an honourable discharge from the Navy in 1945. He joined what as then the Royalite Oil Company in their Turner Valley office.. then was employed by TransCanada Pipelines Ltd in their operations for some 30 years. He retired in 1985, and moved to BC. He is survived by Hazel, his devoted wife for 53 years. His son Roy (Rose) of Calgary; daughter (Muareen (Rick Hummel) of BC. He is also survived by a brother F.K. Roy (Beulah) and several nieces and nephews. There as no funeral service at his request. Buried In a cemetery in Invermere. Published Calgary Herald Aug 30, 2005.

Edward Ronald “Ted” Gillespie,  b April 3, 1904. d 1979  Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Eliza Gillespie b Sept 22, 1837 d June 6, 1912  Fairview Cemetery, Lacombe, Alberta

Elizabeth Gillespie, b 1891 d 1957  Mountain View Memorial Garden, Calgary, Alberta

Elizabeth Betty Gillespie b 1910 d 1977 Westlawn Memorial Gardens, Edmonton, Alberta

Elizabeth Fraser Gillespie b 1892 d 1989  Drumheller Cemetery, Drumheller, Alberta

Elizabeth Anderson Gillespie,  b 1900 d 1934 Athabasca Cemetery, Athabasca, Whitecourt Census Division, Alberta

Elsie Eichorn Gillespie b 1913. d May 30, 1953 Lake View Cemetery, Steller, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta

Elva A Gillespie, b 1903  d 1984 Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Emerson Gillespie, Nov 13, 1835 – April 14, 2011. Wayne (Emerson) Gillespie passed away peacefully at his home, age 75 years. . Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Ruby, two  daughters and grandchildren. Wayne started out in the oil patch and retired after forty years as a senior executive. The couple had a second home on Shuswap Lake. A memorial service was held at McInnis & Holloways Fish Creek Chapel. (Published in The Calgary Herald from April 17 to 18, 2011 with more details & photo)

Emma Dolly Gillespie, b 1866 d 1944  Saron Lutheran Cemetery, Clive, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta

Emmanuel Wilhem Gillespie, b 1991 d Jan 31, 1991  Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Era Gillespie, b unknown d 1954 Valleyview Cemetery, Camrose, Alberta

Esther Gillespie, b 1917 d 1980 Riverview Cemetery, Drayton Valley, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta

Esther May Olson Gillespie, b Jan 17, 1918 d April 7, 2004  Enchant Cemetery, Enchant, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta

Ethel Grace Gillespie, b 1921 d 2006 Eden Brook Memorial Gardens, Calgary, Alberta

Euphemia W. Gillespie b 1903 d 1987 Forest Home Cemetery, Ponoka, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta


F Alma Gillespie, b unknown d 2001  Omega Cemetery, Gadsby, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta

Florence Ellen Gillespie,  b 1870 d Feb 1984  Valhalia Centre Cemetery, Valhalla Centre, Grande Prairie Census Division, Alberta

Rita Gillespie ,AB
Rita Gillespie ,AB

Florence Margaret Gillespie (Rita) September 25, 1928 – November 7, 2019 . Rita was born September 25, 1928 in Cranbrook, British Columbia, to Florence and Joe Desrosiers. She grew up on the family’s ranch near Jaffray, B.C. As a child of the Great Depression in a family of 13, Rita learned the value of a dollar and hard work from a young age; values she instilled in her children and grandchildren. Loyalty, kindness to others, and not being wasteful, were gifts she passed down to those whose lives she touched.

In her early twenties Rita moved to Lethbridge where she attended college and met her future husband, Charlie Gillespie. Charlie and Rita were married in Cranbrook on May 17, 1952 and spent the next 66 years together. Shortly after they married the couple moved to Charlie’s hometown of Grande Prairie, Alberta where they raised their four children and lived the remainder of their lives.

Rita was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. She always had time, a kind word, and a piece of homemade dessert for anyone that stopped in for a visit. Rita was fiercely loyal to all those she loved, including her dog Hercules. Although her home was in Grande Prairie, Rita continued to love British Columbia and spent time visiting her BC relatives as recently as this past summer.

Rita is survived by her four children: Bruce (Suzanne), Judy (Troy Tomchuck), Earl, and Alexa (Denis Rochette); grandchildren Jesse Dirom (Jessica), Kristin Dirom (Darren Wedge), Traci Dirom (Richard Howe), Myles Gillespie (Aarin), Calin Gillespie, Paige Rochette and Josie Rochette; great-grandsons Ashton Kennedy and Rylen Dirom ; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband Charlie, brothers Frank, Roden, John, George, and Ernie; sisters Florence, Marie, Jo, Jean, and Betty.

A Celebration of Rita’s life took place at 11:00 a.m. on November 16, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 10407 100 Street Grande Prairie. I


Freda Gillespie, Alberta

Freda Norma Gillespie, Dec 14, 1913 – Nov 14, 2017

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear mother Freda Moore-Gillespie at Sunset Manor in Innisfail, Alberta. Mom was born on December 14, 1913 and passed away on November 14, 2017 (one month shy of 104 years).

She was the youngest child of Samuel and Lydia “Jenny” Lindemood of the Westling District, where she was raised and took her schooling in the local country school house. In 1929 she married Leslie Moore and together they had eleven children. After living in various communities in Alberta they settled in Lacombe in 1967 where they lived until Les’s passing in 1977. Six years later in July 1983, she married Delbert Gillespie and they moved to Innisfail.

Freda is survived by seven of her children: June Wiancko of Ponoka; Melvin (Noreen) Moore of Coaldale; Clarence (Betty) Moore of Innisfail; Vera (Roy) Johnson of Penticton, British Columbia; Ethel Hingsburger of Sundre; Shirley Haakonson and Larry Moore both of Lacombe; one daughter in law: Marie Moore of Innisfail; thirty six grandchildren; seventy five great grand children and thirty six great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her two husbands: Leslie and Delbert; her parents; one infant daughter Norma; three sons: George of Innisfail, Robert of Cranbrook, British Columbia and Kenneth of Morningside, Alberta; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one daughter in law Irene Moore of Cranbrook, British Columbia; three sons in law: Harold Wianeko of Ponoka, Roy Hingsburger of Sundre and Arnold Haakonson of Lacombe; two brothers and one sister.

A Funeral service for the late Freda Gillespie was  held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #104, Innisfail, Alberta on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Interment was held at the Saron Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Frederick Gillespie, burial August 5, 1922 Edmonton Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

Frederick W Gillespie, b 1865 d 1952  Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta


George Gillespie, Alberta
George Gillespie, Alberta

George “Bill” Wilson Gillespie, April 11, 1938 – Drumheller, Alberta July 16, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta.    Bill, beloved husband of Valerie Jean Gillespie (nee Smith) of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the age of 80 years. He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 57 years, Valerie Jean; sons, David and Greg (Arlene); his daughter Launa Hermann (Walter); and his grandchildren, Madeline Hermann, Jimmy Gillespie, Daniel Hermann and Nikki Gillespie. Funeral Services was held at Bethany Chapel (3333 Richardson Way S.W., Calgary, AB) on Monday, July 23, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the chapel.

George James Gillespie b March 9, 1906 d Nov 27, 1985 Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

George P Gillespie  b 1949 d 1989 Village Cemetery, Irricana, Calgary Census Division, Alberta

George Samuel  “Samuel” Gillespie  b 1918 d June 19, 2003 Blackfalds Cemetery, Blackfalds, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta

Gerald Gillespie,”Mac”, birth 1908. Death 1988. Burial Carnwood Cemetery, Carnwood, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada

Gerald David Gillespie  b Oct 4, 1971  d Sept 5, 1996 Nordegg Memorial Cemetery, Nordegg, Alberta

Gilbert A Gillespie  b Dec 27, 1926 d May 28, 2000   Daysland Cemetery, Daysland, Alberta

Grant (Robert) Gillespie – see British Columbia death Sept 26, 2022.

Grove Gillespie  b 1912 d 1968 Merna United Church Cemetery, Sedgewick, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta


Hamish Gillespie,  burial Nov 4, 1983 Edmonton Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

Hazel Gillespie,  born Oct 25, 1950. Died 2012. Adopted daughter of Grace  and Jack Gillespie, who became her parents until their respective deaths in 1971 and 1989.  Hazel had a 30 year career with Petro-Canada. Her extended family included her brother, stepmother Mary, her four children and their partners and children. Funeral hel on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Kings Church, 69th St, Calgary.

H.W. (Don) Gillespie of Burlingame, CA passed away on November 3, 1997. Born in Calgary on January 30, 1910 to Anna and Robert Gillespie, educated in Calgary, he served in the R.C.A.F. from 1940 to 1946. Don began his career in the bakery industry in Calgary and became a well-known personality in that industry in the U.S.A., particularly in California, Hawaii and Illinois. A member of the Patricia Masonic Lodge of Edmonton, he was noted for his kind and gentle spirit, a true gentleman respected and well-liked by all who knew him. Don is survived by his loving wife of fifty-four years, Bettie; two sons, Donald (Lynn) of Wasilla, Alaska, and Thomas of Redding, CA; two grandsons, Joshua and Dustin of Wasilla; his sisters, Muriel Dowler of Calgary and Emily (N.B.) Cole of Greenbrae, CA; his brothers, Ted (Hazel) of Invermere, BC, and Roy (Boog) of Calgary. Private Funeral arrangements by the Neptune Society of California.

Hector William Gillespie,  b July 10, 1922 d Jan 14, 2005, age 82  Burial Taber Memorial Gardens, Taber, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta. Beloved husband of  Teresa Gillespie of Taber, Alberta and his nine sons and daughters, and  a brother Alex of Calgary. Hector was born in Scotland and raised in Perth. He served in World War II from 1940 to 1946. He married Teresa in Liverpool, England on Oct 2, 1945, and together they immigrated to Canada in 1953. Hector was a journeyman electrician, working as an Aircraft Electrical Mechanic from 1940 to 1966. Later he was a First Class Mine Electrician from 1967 to 1987. Funeral service at Southland Funeral Chapel in Taber on Jan 18, 2005 at 2pm. (Published with more details and photo)

Helen Greerson Gillespie, b Sept 9, 1892 d May 30, 1979  Highwood Cemetery, High River, Alberta

Herbert Gillespie, AB
Herbert Gillespie, AB

Herbert Gillespie, “Andy” Oct 14, 1928 – Dec 28, 2018, Rimbey, Alberta  age 90 Lacombe district, Andy Gillespie of Rimbey was born in Loverna Saskatchewan on October 14, 1928 and moved to the Rimbey area in 1935. He worked in lumber camps, the oil patch, on seismic, and as a farm hand. He then worked at the Alpha Creamery (16 years), Co-Op Hardware (3 years), and then sold farm machinery and parts until he retired.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Norma, daughter Verna, parents Robert and Lucy Gillespie, brothers Chuck and Alex, sister Kay (Stromsmo) Reid, sisters-in-law Leah and Peggy, and brothers-in-law Wendal Stromsmo, Alex Reid and Tom Culling.

Andy is survived by his children, Peggy (Dave) Martin of Red Deer, Diane (John) Longmire of Gull Lake, Pat (Penny) Gillespie of Delacour, Hugh Dunham of Pincher Creek, 5 Grandchildren, and 9 Great Grandchildren. Also, brothers Bill and Dick (Sylvia), sisters Helen Culling and Mary (Doug) Makara, sister-in-law Doreen Gillespie, and many more family and friends.

The staff of Area 3, at the Long-term care facility in Rimbey, made it home for Andy for the last 8 years with their dedicated care and friendship. Andy’s life was celebrated with a memorial service at the Rimbey United Church on Monday January 7, 2019 at 2:00 P.M.

Horace Gillespie, b Jan 6, 1880 d Oct 5, 1964  Coronation Cemetery, Coronation, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta


Ira George Gillespie,  b Oct 17, 1891 d March 2, 1938  Elnora Cemetery, Elnora, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta

Irene Minnie Gillespie, June 8, 1926 – February 18, 2021 Irene Minnie Gillespie (Sutherland) passed away peacefully in her sleep February 18, 2021, at the age of 94.  Irene is survived by her daughters; Shirley (Lyle), Lynn, Donna and Fran, 11 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. Irene was predeceased by her husband Gordon, son Garry and granddaughter Angela. Irene was very active in the community and was involved in the Carnwood Community Club and the 4H Club. She enjoyed her farm life, gardening and was a beautiful seamstress. She was a great lady and will be dearly missed by family and friends. No formal service will be held. The family gathered on her birthday at Carnwood Cemetery. Affinity Funeral  Service, Drayton Valley, Alberta.

Sgt Isaac J Gillespie,  b unknown d May 2, 1965  Forest Home Cemetery, Ponoka, Alberta


Jacqueline Gillespie, birth Sept 13, 1942, death Sept 13, 2000. Burial Mountain View Memorial Gardens, Calgary, Calgary Census Division,  Alberta

James Gillespie, death 1945. Burial Burnsland Cemetery, Calgary, Calgary Census Division, Alberta, Canada

James Gillespie, death  1956. Burial Fairview Cemetery, Lacombe, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta, Canada

James Allan “Al” Gillespie, b Aug 1, 1901 d April 24, 1977 Lake View Cemetery, Stettler, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta

Dr. James Johnson Gillespie, b 1878 d Nov 27, 1930 Fairview Cemetery, Pincher Creek, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta

James Gillespie, burial June 3, 1941 Edmonton Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

James Alexander Gillespie,  death January 8, 2020 Stettler, Alberta

Jane Ann Littie Gillespie, b 1876  d 1956  Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Jayne Gillespie of Alberta
Jayne Gillespie of Alberta

Jayne Carol Gillespie, February 5, 1958 ~ April 9, 2021, 63 Years Old. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jayne (Carol) Gillespie on April 9, 2021 at the age of 63 years.  She passed away peacefully in Lethbridge, AB after a short battle with cancer.

Jayne was born and raised in Crandall, MB.  At the age of 13, she moved with her parents to Claresholm, AB, where she met many lifelong friends, including her husband, Kevin. Jayne brought joy and laughter into the world with her quick wit and penchant to tease.  She loved camping, curling, gardening, and spending time with family and friends telling stories and playing cards.  Though health complications prevented Jayne from enjoying her favorite activities through recent years, she maintained her sense of humour and relished spending time with loved ones. Jayne will forever be lovingly remembered by her husband Kevin; children Chris (Jolene) and Danielle; grandchildren Evan and Gracen; sisters Lynne (Lee) Riege and Sandy (Glenn) Adams; and numerous extended family and friends.  She was predeceased by her parents, Bill and Mavis Van Buskirk; sister Jo (Diane) Winter; and brother-in-law Glenn Adams. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date because of the pandemic.

J Donald Gillespie, b 1909 d 1982  Omega Cemetery, Gadsby, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta

Mrs. Jean Gillespie, nee Elliott. After a courageous battle with cancer, Jean passed away on April 28, 2004 in her 65th year in Canmore, Alberta. Beloved wife of the late IAN GILLESPIE. Daughter of Agnes Elliot of Collingwood, Ontario, and the late George Elliot. Loving mother of: Michael Nixon and Mary; Carol and Gary Walsh; Donna Nixon and Marty. Loving grandmother of 7, and great grandmother of one. Many nieces, nephews and friends.

Jennie Gillespie, b Jan 1, 1865 d Feb 6, 1940   Daysland Cemetery, Daysland, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta

Jennie Fraser Gillespie,  b 1862 d April 20, 1937  Erskine Cemetery, Erskine, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta

Jody Leah Gillespie, death August 30, 2018 Leduc, Alberta

John Gillespie, , death 1912. Burial Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

John Gillespie, b Jan 4, 1847 d 1916. Carmanoay Cemetery, Stathmore Census Division, Alberta

John Gillespie, died 1936. Burial Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, Medicine Hat Census Division, Alberta, Canada

John Gillespie, burial June 19, 1939 Beechmount, Edmonton, Alberta

John Gillespie, b 1870 d 1941  Edmonton Municipal Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

John Gillespie, b May 10, 1873 d March 5, 1945  Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, Alberta

John A Gillespie, birth 1880. Death 1947. Burial Burnsland Cemetery, Calgary,  Alberta

John Allan Gillespie,  (Pvt) b Nov 4, 1890 d Feb 12, 1917  Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

John C Gillespie, b 1877 d 1943  Drumheller Cemetery, Drumheller, Alberta

John C Gillespie,  (Pvt) b 1912 d Aug 31, 1977 Stavely Cemetery, Stavely, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta

John Kenneth Gillespie,  b unknown d 1914 Okotoks Cemetery, Okotoks, Alberta

John M Gillespie,  birth 1879. Death Nov 11, 1947. Burial LaVoy Cemetery, Lavoy, Lloydminster Census Division, Alberta, Canada

John M Gillespie, b 1912 d 1963   Stavely Cemetery, Stavely, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta

Sgt Joseph Gillespie,  b Nov 3, 1867 d March 12, 1922  Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Joseph William Gillespie,  b unknown d 1964 Queens Park Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Julia E Millar Gillespie,  b Feb 15, 1886 d April 12, 1948  Fairview Cemetery, Pincher Creek, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta


Karen Rhea Gillespie,  b July 28, 1954 d Dec 31, 1979  Enchant Cemetery, Enchant, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta

Kathryn Gillespie,  Dec 4, 1923 – Dec 23, 2013, nee Machum, of Calgary, passed away in the city at the age of 90. Kathryn was the eldest child of Donald Wilfred Machum and Mary Gibson, nee Merritt. She was predeceased by her parents and by her husband, Gordon Campbell Gillespie, and by her brothers Lawrence (Larry) Merritt Machum; and Donald Alexander (Sandy) Machum. Kathryn was born in St John, New Brunswick. She graduated from High School in Detroit in 1942, and received a BA in Economics from Acadia University in 1946. She married Gordon in 1947 and they lived together in Kingston, Montreal, Ottawa and Hampton, NB. Kathryn relocated to Calgary to be close to her daughters. She is survived by her three daughters: Susan (Kevin) Higgins of Kilkenny, Ireland; Janet (Manfred) Schebek of Calgary; and Lynn (Mark) Adcock of Calgary. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Michael Higgins; Conor Higgins; Peter Higgins; Jennifer Schebek; Kathie Perry nee Adcock; Keith Adcock; and Stephen Adcock.  Kathryn’s final days were at Chinook Hospice.

Kay Irene Gillespie,  birth Feb 18, 1920. Death Nov 27, 1999, Burial Carnwood Cemetery, Carnwood, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada

Keith Joseph Gillespie, passed away in Edmonton, Alberta on March 10, 2011 at the age of 82. Remembered by his six children and their families, his siblings: Roger (Donna), Tom (Stella), Ray (Janet), Ross (Nancy), Dora Rivers, Marie (Edgar Cornish), Jean (Ross Element) and their families. Pre-deceased by his parents, Melville & Adelaide Gillespie and by his sister, Ione Childs. Cremation has taken place. Published in the Peterborough Examiner, Ontario

Kenneth Gillespie,  b Aug 20, 1925. d March 9, 2013  Innisfail Cemetery, Innisfail, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta. Quietly passed away  at his home in Calgary, age 87.  He was born in Toronto, Ontario, child of Cecil and Marie Gillespie, the eldest of eight children. He obtained a civil engineering degree later his geotechnical master’s program. Ken joined the Canadian military in 1950, where he would serve at home and abroad with the United Nations force to the Gaza Strip during the Suez Middle East Crisis. Ken married Dorothy White on June 29, 1963, who predeceased him by about 10 years. Ken’s siblings are all living in Eastern Canada.

Ken joined the Calgary engineer firm of Ripley Klohn & Leonoff and remained with until his retirement in 1990. (Published with more details and photo).

Kevin Russell Gillespie, May 14, 1956 ~ October 23, 2023, 67 Years Old.  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kevin Russell Gillespie on October 23, 2023, at the age of 67 years. He passed away suddenly at his home in Lethbridge, AB.

Kevin lived his life in many small towns throughout Southern Alberta from Mossleigh to Vulcan, Lomond, and Stavely; all leading to his time in Claresholm. This is where he went to high school and made many lifelong friends, including his wife, Jayne. In 1989, Kevin moved his family to Pincher Creek, where he worked as a maintenance foreman for the majority of his career with CP Rail. After 35 years, he retired and made his final move in 2018 to Lethbridge, AB.

Throughout his life, Kevin enjoyed many years of camping, curling, and golfing. He loved spending time with family and friends, whether it was around the campfire; around the card table; or just in the back yard. One of Kevin’s many talents was barbecuing; and he took great pride in cooking up different meats for many gatherings throughout the years.

Kevin will forever be lovingly remembered by his children Chris (Jolene) and Danielle; grandchildren Evan and Gracen; sister Pat (Don) McRae; brothers Darryl (Judy) Gillespie; Grant Gillespie; Dennis (Lis) Gillespie; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, John & Edna Gillespie; his wife, Jayne Gillespie; sister Candy Gillespie; and nephew Doug Gillespie. There will no formal service held at this time. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Kim Alexander Gillespie, b 1963  d 1983  West Haven Cemetery, Rimbey, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta


Larry Gillespie,  of Fort McMurray, AB, formerly of New Brunswick, died unexpectedly at Edmonton in 2010. Returned to NB for his service and burial. See New Brunswick for obit.

Leone Ellen Jean Gillespie,  b July 1, 1951 d Feb 5, 1994  Highwood Cemetery, High River, Alberta

Lilliard Love Gillespie,  b 1875 d 1967  Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Lloyd Elmer Gillespie, passed away May 10, 2003 in the Wetaskiwin Crossroads Long Term Care, age 86 years. He was born June 17, 1916 in Melford, Saskatchewan. He enlisted 1840 with the Royal Canadian Air Force, until his honorable discharge in 1945. He became an educator and was a teacher and principal. He was awarded Citizen of the Year in 1994 by the Wetaskiwin Chamber of Commerce.. He moved to Peace Hills Lodge, then to Crossroads until his passing. Left to mourn are his brother, Dr Edgar (Mary) Gillespie of Lindsay, Saskatoon and many nieces and nephews. Lloyd was predeceased by his father Lony, his mother Ella, step father Norma Hanna, his sister Dr Lydia Berkely, sister Lois Athene and brother in law Milburne Sorensen; brother Mervyn and sister in law Rose Gillespie, sister in law, Dorothy Gillespie. A memorial service was held at Wetaskiwin Funeral Home on Friday, May 16, 2003. Cremated. (Published in the Calgary Herald May 14, 2003 with more details).

Lois Lathrop Gillespie,  b April 26, 1907 d 1990  Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Lois Margaret Gillespie,  b 1920 d Dec 25, 1987  Blackfalds Cemetery, Blackfalds, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta

Lorne C Gillespie, b Dec 19, 1898 d April 5, 1951 Daysland Cemetery, Daysland, Alberta

Lorne W Gillespie, b 1953 d 1997  Highwood Cemetery, High River, Alberta

Lottie Gillespie, burial May 4,1955 Beachmount, Edmonton, Alberta


Mabel Gillespie, buried Jan 18, 1946 Edmonton Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

Madge Gillespie, b 1910 d 1987  Stavely Cemetery, Stavely, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta

Margaret Gillespie,  b 1887 d March 18, 1977  Taber Memorial Gardens, Taber, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta

Margaret Gillesp;ie, Alberta
Margaret Gillesp;ie, Alberta

Margaret Gillespie,  longtime resident of Grimshaw, AB passed away on March 26, 2018 in Peace River, AB at the age of 84. Margaret was born and raised with her 2 sisters in Glasgow, Scotland during the difficult World War II. In 1955, Margaret married her love Richard whom she met when getting off a bus going to a social with someone else! In 1957, Richard and Margaret welcomed their first son, Thomas; David followed two years later. Life as a pastor’s wife was adventurous, fulfilling and brought them to Canada in 1966. The small family arrived in Montreal via boat then travelled by train and car to Mantario, SK. Stephen and Brian joined the family in 1969 and 1970. The Gillespie’s served the church in several locations including Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, and across Canada in Saskatchewan, Quebec, Newfoundland and Alberta.

Margaret will be profoundly missed by her husband Richard, their four sons and their families, her family in Scotland including her sister Bessie and family, as well as her church community. A celebration of Margaret’s life was held at the City On A Hill Community Church in Peace River at 11:00 am on Friday, April 6, 2018, officiated by Mjr Jacqueline Crites of the Salvation Army Peace River Corps.

Margaret A Gillespie,  b 1915 d 2009 Killam Cemetery, Killam, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta

Margaret Campbell Gillespie, b unknown, d Jan 1, 1924  Daysland Cemetery, Daysland, Alberta

Margaret Lois Gillespie,   b 1917 d 2006 Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Margaret Virginia Gillespie,  birth 1942. Death 1943. Burial Wetasikin Cemetery, Wetaskiwin, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada

Marie Desneiges Gillespie,  b unknown d March 15, 2002  Union Cemetery, Fort Macleod, Alberta

Mary Gillespie,  b 1883 d 1953  Edmonton Municipal Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

Mary Gillespie buried June 3, 1993 Beechmount Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

Mary Etta Prouty Gillespie, b June 24, 1917 d Dec 14, 1985  Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Mary G Gillespie,  death 1922. Burial Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Melville Gillespie,  burial Aug 21, 1942 Beechmount Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

Mervyn L Gillespie,  b 1914 d 1984  Westlawn Memorial Gardens, Edmonton, Alberta

Michelle Candida Gillespie,  b May 13, 1958 d Dec 4, 2005  Stavely Cemetery, Stavely, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta

Mildred Elizabeth Gillespie, b May 25, 1931 d Nov 24, 1932  Burnsland Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

M T “Teenie” Gilllespie b Nov 13, 1908 d Feb 7, 1996 Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Murray Leonard Gillespie, b 1949 d March 1998 Valhalla Centre Cemetery, Valhalla Centre, Grande Prairie Census Division, Alberta


Neil Gillespie,  b 1891 d 1961  Red Deer Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta

Newton Orville Gillespie, b 1913 d 1975  Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Norman Gillespie, death Sept 27, 2016, Red Deer, Alberta


Ocea L Gillespie,  b unknown d 1948  Valleyview Cemetery, Camrose, Alberta

Orville Gillespie,  1914-2006. Orval passed away peacefully at Cedars Villa Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Gwen and father of five children. He is the last one of his family growing up on a rock and dust farm, then later in Winnipeg. A celebration of his life was held at Knox United Church in Calgary. (Published in Calgary Herald May 11 to 13, 2006 with more details and photo).


Patricia Margaret Gillespie, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022, at the age of 83 years. Pat was born in Hardisty, AB, on August 22, 1939. She was youngest of two and her brother Bill was her first best friend. She moved with her brother Bill and parents to Saskatoon, SK, as a baby due to her father’s work with the military. There she met Pat, who became a lifelong friend. However, the family settled in Calgary, AB, and Pat graduated from Central Memorial High School. Pat not only graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in education, but she also attended the University of Florida for graduate work, where she met another lifelong friend, Pam.

Pat never married but accumulated many, many friends and chosen family. She loved a good game of bridge, and many opponents ended up her closest friends. Gaynor, Jeannie, Bev, and Ruth were some of those, but many other wonderful people also thought the world of Pat. Ric and Judy, Laurie and Phil, Annemarie, Margot, Louse, Barb, John, Mary, Heather, Libby, Frank, Marylou, Linda, Torbin, Judith, Peter and so many others.

Pat accomplished much through her life and was particularly proud of her work as a teacher, principal, and consultant with the Calgary Board of Education. She really loved that she got to help shape so many young lives. “Ms. G” was principal of three schools, Dr. Gladys Egbert, Wilma Hansen, and she retired from Harold Panabaker. Pat also spent time as a language arts consultant and in student assessment. She was nominated for Calgary’s Woman of Distinction Award. Pat loved hosting dinners with good food and good conversation. She loved reading and travel. Pat’s most memorable vacation, for her, was all of them. She loved to see new places and had many trips overseas, including to visit cousins in Scotland, and exploring England, France, Greece, Portugal, and others. Trips closer to home were to visit her Aunt Florence in Toronto, to visit friends in Parksville and Qualicum Beach and Mexico and Hawaii. She got her skipper certification and spent time sailing as part of a crew in Canada and Europe. Pat’s favorite saying was “you don’t know how strong you are, until you don’t have a choice”. She always embodied this, but this phrase really helped her through a difficult rehab for a fracture in 2018. She will be most remembered for her generous and kind nature. Pat always had time for those closest to her, and really embraced staying in touch online during the pandemic.

Pat is survived by her nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, and many, many friends. She was predeceased by her brother Bill, and parents, Clarence and Margaret. A Celebration of Pat’s Lifewas held at McInnis & Holloway (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Reception followed in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home.

Paul Gillespie, buried Sept 26, 1951 Edmonton Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

Pauline Elizabeth Gillespie, b June 3, 1873 d March 31, 1950  Hillside Cemetery, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Pearl A Gillespie,  death 1929. Burial Burnsland Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Peter Gillespie, buried Dec 5, 1969 Beechmount Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta


Raymond L Gillespie,   Sept 3, 1917 – Jan 16, 2011. Ray was born and raised in Melford, Saskatchewan. During his 32 year career in the oil industry, Ray lived in nine cities and five provinces. He began as a truck driver and retired from Petro Canada as General Manager in 1983. After retirement, he and Dot lived in Radium Hot Spring, British Columbia for 24 years, spending winters in California and later Arizona.  The couple moved for the last time  to Kelowna. (Published in the Calgary Herald Jan 19, 2011 with more details and photo). 

Richard Gillespie,  death May 3, 2018 Peace River, Alberta

Richard C Gillespie, death January 8, 2018 Valleyview, Alberta

Richard William Page Gillespie, b Sept 14, 1872 d Dec 24, 1966  Archmount Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Rita Gillespie – See Florence

Robert Gillespie b 1876 d Sept 29, 1913 Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Robert Gillespie  birth 1889,  death 1954. Burial Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Robert Gillespie, buried Feb 2, 1957 Beechmount Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

Robert Gillespie,  b 1884 d 1962  Drumheller Cemetery, Drumheller, Alberta

Robert Gillespie, 1925 – 2007. See Kamloops, BC for his full obit. Family in Edmonton, where a memorial service for held for Robert.

Robert Charles  “Chuck” Gillespie,  b Aug 25, 1926 d June 26, 1997  Red Deer Cemetery, Red Deer, Alberta

Robert Henry “Bob” Gillespie, b 1906. d April 10, 1946  Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge, Alberta

Robert John Gillespie,  b 1895 d Jan 19, 1929  Cardston Cemetery, Cardston, Claresholm Census Division, Alberta

Robert Morrison Gillespie, b June 29, 1884 d March 16, 1963  Queens Park Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Robert Peter Gillespie, b 1870 d Aug 17, 1949  Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Robert T Gillespie,  b 1872 d Nov 9, 1942  Erskine Cemetery, Erskine, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta

Robert Steele Gillespie, b 1893 d Jan 28, 1953 Red Deer Cemetery, Alberta

Ronald W Gillespie,  b 1944 d 2006  Killam Cemetery, Killam, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta

Roy G Gillespie, b March 24, 1923 d April 13, 2001 Highwood Cemetery, High River, Alberta

Roy McLeod Gillespie, b May 14, 1886 d July 12, 1947  Highwood Cemetery, High River, Alberta

Russell George Gillespie, AB
Russell George Gillespie, AB

Russell George Gillespie, March 24, 1957 – Sept 22, 2012. Russ was born on March 24, 1957 to Bernard and Phyllis Gillespie in Whitehorse, YT. As the son of an RCMP officer, Russ grew up living in various cities across the country with his two brothers (Neil, David) and one sister (Anna). He was baptized at St. Jude’s Catholic Mission in Carmacks, YT, and raised in a strong Christian family.

Russ’ family settled in Victoria, BC, where he found his love of scuba diving while attending school. Russ joined the RCMP in 1977 when he was 20 years old. His 35 year career consisted of postings around the province. He was first posted in Thorsby, AB, but after a short stay moved to Lethbridge where he met the love of his life Shelly Underschultz. When she was 21 years old they married in Edmonton, AB. In Russ’ words “I scooped her up before she had time to shop around,” and he soon after moved her up to a small town, Faust, AB, where they welcomed their first born, a son Justin.

Russ held his promise of moving close to a city and accepted a transfer to Leduc two years later. There Russ & Shelly welcomed two daughters, Amanda and Andrea. After seven yers in Leduc, Russ took postings in Peace River and Swan Hills.

During these years, Russ enjoyed all things in life, and taught his children that fun could be found everywhere; even in ten feet of snow. Russ grew his power tool collection, and found joy in taking on small household renovations, including building swingsets in every home the Gillespie’s lived in. Russ & Shelly moved to St. Albert in 1995, where they put down roots. He spent 35 of his 55 years with the RCMP, most proud of his time spent with the STO team. He retired on July 15, 2012.

Samuel Gillespie, birth 1918. Death 2003. Burial Blackfalds Cemetery,  Blackfalds, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta, Canada

Samuel C Gillespie,  b 1889 d 1965  Burnsland Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Sharon Gillespie, AB
Sharon Gillespie, AB

Sharon Gillespie, 1944 – 2021  passed away in Taber on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the age of 76 years. Sharon will be privately remembered by her family and friends.



Sharon Gillespie, AB
Sharon Gillespie, AB

Sharon Gillespie  Jan 26, 1943 – April 25, 2023. Sharon, died peacefully at the Wetaskiwin Hospital and Care Centre, knowing she was loved and with a song in her heart. Sharon is pre-deceased by her husband Alex, parents Rupert and Jean Hall and much loved aunts, uncles and cousins. Extended family was very important to Sharon, as were the friendships she made wherever she lived.

Shonell Gillespie, AB
Shonell Gillespie, AB

Shonell (Shonie) Marie Gillespie, With heavy hearts we sadly announce the passing of Shonie (Shondell) Marie Gillespie (Andres) on April 8th, 2022. Shonie was born and raised in Grande Prairie AB where she lived most of her life. She attended Harry Balfour & the Composite High School where she made lifelong friends. Left to mourn are her husband Ian Gillespie, son Kris (Laura) Andres, mother Trudy Andres, brother Clayton (Carla) Andres, nieces Addison & Isabelle Andres, Grandma Mary Andres and Grandpa Ray Robideau as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, family & friends. Shonie was pre-deceased by her father Ron Andres, her grandma Jean Robideau and her grandpa Abe Andres. A Celebration of Life took place on April 20th, 2022 at 2pm at Bear Creek Funeral Home 11802 99 Avenue Grande Prairie

Stephen Gillespie, Alberta
Stephen Gillespie, Alberta

Stephen Gillespie died May 13, 2023 Grimshaw, Alberta




Stewart C Gillespie, b 1890 d 1974  Taber Memorial Gardens, Taber, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta


Teresa Gillespie b Sept 20, 1922 d Jan 10, 1995  Taber Memorial Gardens, Taber, Lethbridge Census Division, Alberta

Thomas Angus Gillespie, b unknown d July 30, 1979   Davisburg Cemetery, De Winton, Calgary Census Division, Alberta

Thomas Dougall Gillespie,  b 1852. d 1911  Saron Lutheran Cemetery, Clive, Red Deer Census Division, Alberta


Verne Albert Gillespie,  b 1913 d 1933  Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Virgil E Gillespie,  birth 1907. Death 1988. Burial Valleyview Cemetery, Camrose, Lloydminster Census Division, Alberta, Canada


Walter W Gillespie, b 1895 d 1964 Union Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

Wayne M Gillespie,  b 1938  d 2016 Westlawn Memorial Gardens, Edmonton, Alberta

W Cliff Gillespie, b 1918 d 1983 Water Valley Cemetery, Water Valley, Calgary Census Division, Alberta

Wendell Allen Gillespie, b Dec 12, 1941 d Feb 3, 2008 Edmonton Municipal Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

William Gillespie,  buried Dec 6, 1949 Edmonton Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta

William Gillespie, b 1920 d Feb 17, 1993 Redcliff  Cemetery, Redcliff, Medicine Hat Census Division, Alberta

William Gillespie,  passed away at the Foothills Hospital on Aug 10, 2004 at the age of 75 years. Bill is survived by his loving wife Bernice, two sons, one daughter and grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brother, Howard. Bill was born in Clyde River, Prince Edward Island. At the age of 15 he left for Alberta, worked at various jobs until he studied the automotive trade at S.A.I.T. He finally settled in Bowness where he owned and operated the Bowness Shell Service Station until his retirement.  A memorial service was held at the Foster’s Garden Chapel in Calgary on Aug 15, 2005. Internment at Drumheller Cemetery. (Published on website with  more details and photo).

William Bruce Gillespie,  [Bill] death September 6, 2020 Rimbey, Alberta

William Cameron Gillespie,  May 23, 1934 – Hardisty, Alberta to August 12, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta Bill Gillespie of Calgary, AB, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at the age of 84 years. Bill attended public school in Calgary. He worked for a number years before going to University in his early 30’s He graduated from the University of Calgary (BA Geography) followed by an MSc (Urban and Regional Planning) London School of Economics. He pursued a career with Alberta Municipal Affairs, retiring as a director. Bill’s post retirement years were spent in Calgary. Over the years he had taken great interest in the University of Calgary. He was director of the Alumni Association, member of the General Faculties Council and UC Senator. His efforts were recognized and rewarded by receiving the Alumni President’s Gold Award and the order of the University of Calgary. Other post retirement activities came as a member of CESO (Canadian Executive Services Overseas). His activities were advising cities and towns on planning strategies. He thrived on this work, meeting interesting people and seeing new places in Eastern Europe. Bill was a storyteller; he was interested and interesting. His life activities and his voracious reading allowed him to be knowledgeable about many things, particularly sports and history. Bill is survived by his sister Patricia; Cameron cousins; nephew Bruce MacKeen (Stephanie, Josh, Samuel, Emmanuel); and a niece Karen Hesterman (Rod). Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Monday, August 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Graveside Service will be on Tuesday, August 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Mountain View Memorial Gardens. (published Calgary Herald Aug 16, 2018

William George Gillespie, b May 2, 1929 d Aug 10, 2005  Drumheller Cemetery, Drumheller, Alberta

William H Gillespie, death 1946. Burial Burnsland Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta

William M Null Gillespie, birth 1938. Death 2016. Burial Westlawn Memorial Gardens, Edmonton, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta,

William P Gillespie,  b 1900 d 1973  Killam Cemetery, Killam, Wainwright Census Division, Alberta

Sharon Hall, AB
Sharon Hall, AB

Sharon Ann Gillespie HALL, died April 25, 2023 Wetaskiwin, Alberta



Clarence Moore, Alberta
Clarence Moore, Alberta

Clarence Milton MOORE, 1939 – 2023

Mr. Clarence Milton Moore passed away suddenly at home on the morning of Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at the age of 83 years. Clarence was born to Freda Norma Gillespie and Orrie Leslie Moore at Ponoka, Alberta on May 29, 1939. He grew up with nine siblings; George, Bob, June, Melvin, Ken, Vera, Ethel, Shirley, and Larry, on the family farm that was north of Clive, Alberta.

Clarence married the love of his life, Betty Ann Brodie, in 1964 and started their family in 1966, welcoming the arrival of their son, Kevin Leslie Moore, and in 1967 welcomed the arrival of their daughter, Karen Lynn Moore.

Clarence served in the Military Communications for twenty-eight and a half years, retiring from the army in 1984, where they settled down in Innisfail, Alberta. Their children grew up and started families of their own; Clarence had nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. In 2018 Clarence lost the love of his life, Betty. He loved his dogs, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with all his heart. During the summer months you would find Clarence out at the Bowden Golf Course almost every day, and during the winter months, curling at the Innisfail Curling Rink. When he wasn’t golfing or curling, he would be watching the Sports Channel, mainly baseball, or setting up the Halloween or Christmas lights for the season.

Clarence will be lovingly remembered by his son, Kevin, his daughter, Karen, his nine grandchildren, Mike, James, Ken, Christina, Austin, Brianna, Kaleb, Shae, and Alia, and his nine great grandchildren. He will also be deeply missed by his siblings, June, Melvin, Vera, Ethel, Shirley, and Larry.

Clarence was predeceased by his parents, Freda and Orrie, his wife, Betty, and his brothers, George, Bob, and Ken.

A Celebration of Clarence’s Life was held on Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 104, 5108 – 49 Avenue, Innisfail, Alberta.

Irene E Gillespie MARTEL, birth Feb 6, 1938. Death Dec 31, 2001. Burial Saint Peter’s Cemetery, Villeneuve, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada

Margaret Gillespie TWEETER, birth June 26, 1896, death Oct 30, 1969. Burial Mount Pleasant Municipal Cemetery, Edmonton, Edmonton Census Division, Alberta, Canada

Record Count:   225

Source of Records:  Newspapers; Mormon  Website, Find A Grave Index; Edmonton Cemeteries;  InMemoriam. Le Necrologue;; Funeral Home Obituaries