CANADA: British Columbia Deaths

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Helen Gillespie, BC
Helen Gillespie Baker, BC

Helen Gillespie BAKER, Sept 27, 1927  – Nov 20, 2020, Langley, BC. It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Helen (Jo) Baker in Langley, BC with family by her side. Jo was a wonderful and loving mother and leaves behind son, Ian (Lynda) daughters Ann (Rusty – deceased), Lyndy ( Wayne), Kate (Neil) and was predeceased by her loving daughter Sarah (Steve).She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.  Helen spent her time between Greater Vancouver and Prince Edward Island.


Ada Etta Harriet Reed Gillespie b 1873 d Sept 22, 1972 Masonic Cemetery of BC, Burnaby, British Columbia (2nd record give date of death Sept 21, age 92)

Ada Lillian Gillespie b 1908 d July 25, 1999  Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, Kelowna, BC age 90

Adam Scott Gillespie b Nov 15, 1876 d Jan 26, 1953  Clinton Pioneer Cemetery, Clinton, Thompson-Nicola Regional District, BC, age 76. Death at Ashcroft.

Adelaide Marie Gillespie death Oct 17, 1995 Langley, BC, age 72

Agnes Cross Gillespie death May 25, 1944 Vancouver, BC, age 79

Albert Gillespie death May 21, 1978 Coquitlam, BC, age 88

Albert Gillespie b Oct 26, 1926 d Dec 28, 2001  Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Cedar, Nanaimo District, BC

Albert George Gillespie b April 13, 1895 d Feb 16, 1968 Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Cedar, Nanaimo Regional District, BC, age 72

Alexander Gillespie b June 4, 1880 d Feb 9, 1948  Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC, age 67. When Alexander Gillespie was born on 4 June 1880, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, his father, George Gillespie, was 31 and his mother, Florence Adelaide Hebden, was 23. He married Rose Ellen Todd on 11 December 1907, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (her dates 1885 – 1980). They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in 1901. He died on 9 February 1948, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 67, and was buried in Capital, British Columbia, Canada. Some of their children: Ellen Daphne Gillespie 1910 – 2003; Jean Hebden Gillespie  1913 – ?  Kathleen Rosanna Gillespie 1919 – 1974.

Alexander Gillespie death April 1, 1975 Vancouver, BC, age 82.

Alexander Gillespie, death April 6, 1978 unknown location (BC record), age 91

Alexander Allan Gillespie death Dec 24, 1970 Kelowna, BC, age 75

Alexander Cowan Gillespie, death May 12,1962 Nanaimo, BC, age 40

Alexandrina McGregor Gillespie death Feb 15, 1985 Vancouver, BC, age 95.

Alfred Gillespie death May 8, 1939 Burnaby, BC, age 81

Alice Gillespie b unknown d April 18, 1911 Hedley Cemetery, Hedley, Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District, BC

Alice Ethel Gillespie, death Dec 23, 1913 age 31, Fairview District.

Alice Ethel Gillespie b unknown d Dec 23, 1934 Hedley Cemetery, Hedley, Okanagan-Similkameen Regional Divison, BC

Alice Josephine Gillespie, death Jan 28, 1940 Victoria, BC, age 52

Alice Violet T Gillespie death July 30, 1972 Kitimat, BC, age 67.

Allan Keith Gillespie b 1932 d 2012  Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, Kelowna, BC

Allan Lawson Gillespie death Oct 24, 1963 Vancouver, BC, age 64

Allen Raymond Gillespie death March 31, 1998 Maple Ridge, BC, age 76

Alma Justice Gillespie, death Nov 13, 1946 Vancouver, BC, age 54

Alma Tomina Gillespie death Jan 10, 1981 unknown location, age 80 (BC record)

*Amaryllis Eileen Eager Gillespie death Jan 27, 1926 Vancouver, BC, age 20. Daughter of Sam Gillespie, Sr (my father), and Amy Jane Hyndman (from Ontario). Burial Ocean View Burial Park, Vancouver, BC (record from D Irving). Tuberculosis.

Amy Elva Gillespie death May 18, 1877 Vancouver, BC, age 77

Andrew Gillespie death Jan 11, 1907, age 50, Vancouver, British Columbia

Andrew Gillespie death May 2, 1958 Penticton, BC, age 69.

Andrew Gillespie b 1888 d 1959 Lakeview Cemetery, Penticton, BC

Andrew Gillespie death April 6, 1967 location unknown, age 77 (BC record)

Andrew Gillespie death Feb 23, 1976 Victoria, BC, age 82.

Andrew Bell Gillespie death Jan 23, 1947 Vancouver, BC, age 68

Andrew Brack Gillespie death April 11, 1998 location not given, age 89

Dr Andrew Erroll Gillespie, born 1925, passed away in Victoria on November 9, 2010. He was born in Victoria, BC in 1925, the son of Erroll and Catherine (nee Oliver) Gillespie. Predeceased by his beloved wife Betty (2007), his brother Ian, and sister Catriona, he was survived by his brother, Honourable Alastair Gillespie (Diane); his children Ian, Dawn Loucks (Barry), Gail Pettinger (Bill) and Bruce (Patricia). Twelve grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren. He was a highly esteemed pediatrician. He had attended St Michael’s School and Brentwood College, with post secondary education at UBC, McGill University and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. He was Head of Pediatrics for 15 years at St Joseph’s Hospital in Victoria. (Globe and Mail Inc, 2014).  Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC

Angus McKaig Gillespie death Nov 13, 1986 Victoria, BC, age 95

Ann Gillespie, death May 15, 1937, Vancouver, BC, age 91

Anna Beatrice Eaton Gillespie b April 14, 1893 d June 2, 1966 Lakeview Cemetery, Penticton, BC, age 63

Anna Maria Gillespie death Dec 19, 1978 unknown location, age 82.

Anna Marie Gillespie death April 16, 1957 Victoria, BC, age 92.

Annie Gillespie death Nov 17, 1931 Vancouver, BC, age 57.

Annie Andrews Gillespie death March 9, 1975 Naniamo, BC, age 67

Annie Catherine Gillespie death Feb 21, 1952 Vancouver, BC, age 72.

Arnold K Gillespie,  born September 9, 1922 in Davidson, SK, passed away February 20, 2004 in Coquitlam, BC. Arnold was predeceased by his wife, Gladys, in 1982; his son, Gerald, in 1997 and his common-law wife, Jeannie McLennan in 1993. He is survived by his sons: Allen (Mary) and Leia of Edmonton; Wayne of Coquitlam, as well a brother, Harold of Hamilton, ON. Arnold was a member of the IBEW #213 for a number of years and a member of the BC Genealogical Society, in addition to being a part of the Point Roberts Clan.


Barbara Ann Gillespie death Nov 15, 1969 Vancouver, BC age 52

Barbara Anne Gillespie b 1934 d 1982 Robinson Memorial Park, Coquitlam, BC (see next record)

Barbara Anne Gillespie death Oct 8, 1982 New Westminster, BC, age 42.

Baby Gillespie death Sept 13, 1904, female, Swan Lake, British Columbia

Barry…see bottom of page.

Beatrice Florence Gillespie death July 5, 1994 Sidney, BC, age 85

Beatrice Lydia Catharine Oliver Gillespie b Feb 7, 1897 d April 24, 1974  Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC, age 77

Beatrice Vera Gillespie death Dec 30 1985 Nanaimo, BC, age 88

Benjamin Gillespie, death Dec 1, 1933 Prince George, BC, age 45.

Benjamin Gillespie, death Oct 27, 1979 Burnaby, BC, age 91.

Bernard Edward Hugh Gillespie death June 2, 1973 Vancouver, BC, age 47.

Bernard Justin Gillespie death Jan 13, 1998 Victoria, BC, age 68

Bernard Michael Gillespie death May 17, 1959 Victoria, BC, age 15.

Bernarr William Gillespie death July 9, 1993 Victoria, BC, age 69

Bernice Gillespie.   Born December 7, 1913 in Vancouver BC, passed away with her family by her side on July 28, 2006 at Eagle Ridge Hospital. Predeceased by her loving husband William (Bill) Gillespie, and only son John (Jack) Gillespie. Nana was much loved and will be dearly missed by her daughter Diane (Stan) Martines, 6 grandchildren Michelle, Christopher, Tamara, Reg, Jeff and Kelly, 8 great-grandchildren, and family. Service  held Friday, August 11, at 2:00 p.m. at First Memorial-Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam.

Bert Gillespie death Dec 25, 1952 Vancouver, BC, age 47.

Betty GILLESPIEBetty Louise Gillespie, January 23, 1930 – December 26, 2020 
It is with heavy hearts that the Gillespie family announces the passing of our beloved matriarch, Betty Lou Gillespie. We are thankful that she passed peacefully at home among loving family on December 26, 2020, a month shy of her 91st birthday. Born in Grand Forks, BC on January 23,1930, Betty lived in Rossland, Trail and White Rock before meeting and marrying the love of her life, Bob Gillespie, and settling in Port Coquitlam. They quickly became part of the community, where they lived happily and raised their family. She nursed him through the later years of his life before his death in 1993. Betty was predeceased by parents Gordon and Hazel McIntyre, brothers Gordon (Daisy), Butch (Sandra) and Ray, and sisters Irene Johnson (Frank), Eileen Keenan (Joe) and Delores Hogg (Hubert). She is dearly missed by surviving sisters, Maxine McIntyre (Don) and Kathleen Thune (Dennis). Betty is also survived by her seven children: Gord (Diane), Garry (Jan), Mel (Deb), Al (Wendy), Todd (Karen), Tracy and Tim (Renee). She was the foundation and inspiration which supports all their families and her many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild. Betty devoted herself tirelessly to raising her family while also volunteering in community service groups including the Volunteer Fire Department, Ladies Auxiliary and the Royal Purple division of the Elks charity service club. Betty worked at the Valleyview geriatric care centre, part of the Essondale/Riverview complex, in the food services department. She was loyal to, and proud, of her large extended family and loved hearing about their many accomplishments. Betty’s cooking and baking skills are legendary.

Betty Patricia  Gillespie, (nee Young).    Passed away peacefully at home on August 20, 2007, surrounded by the loving support of her husband, Andrew, and children: Ian (Jaqueline), Dawn Loucks (Barry), Gail Pettinger (Bill) and Bruce (Patricia). Betty, a woman of great beauty, empathy, spirit and quiet strength, was born in Montreal, PQ in 1927; daughter of H Maitland and M Patricia Young (nee Thomson). Predeceased by her brothers Ian and Brock, survived by sister Margot Taylor (Gary) and brother Ross (Alicia). Missed and cherished by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. No service by request. Family thankful for support of the Victoria Hospice Society and Beacon Community Services home care givers. Posted Montreal Gazette.

Blanche Loretta Gillespie passed away peacefully on January 10, 2003 at the age of 82. She is missed and remembered with love by her children, Garry (Penny), Caroline (Donald), Clifford (Sherry), Lee (Joe), Lynn (Eddie), Trudy (Patrick), Jim (Lorri), Amber (Graham), 19 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Her nieces and nephews, the children’s father Louis Sigouin and many friends. A memorial was held at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28th Avenue, Surrey, B.C. January 17, 2003 @ 1:00 P.M.

Blanche Tillie Gillespie death Dec 10, 1973 Nanaimo, BC, age 77.

Brenda. May 10, 1953 GillespieBrenda Gillespie,   May 10, 1953 – May 31, 2011. Brenda Gillespie a longtime resident of LaGlace passed away peacefully with her family at her side at the Grande Prairie Hospital on May 31, 2011 at the age of 58. Brenda was the oldest child of Lloyd and Alvina Sandboe. Brenda married the love of her life Murry Gillespie on October 23, 1971 whom she sadly lost in March of 1998. Left to mourn her passing are her children, Edward (Norene), Derek (Mel) and Krystal, also her grandchildren, Destiny, Skye, Asiah, Noah and Easton, her parents Lloyd and Alvina Sandboe, brothers and sisters Barry (Trudy), Marilyn (Eldon) Cassity, Terry and Debbie (Rob), Murry’s family, Dolly Platt, Kay (Albin) Saastad, Bob (Shannon), Dennis (Viola), Roseann (Harry) Hipkiss, and Darlene (Darrel) Bekkerus as well as numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral service was held at the LaGlace Christian Reformed Church on June 11 at 2 pm. Internment to follow at the Valhalla Centre Cemetery.

Carol Pearl Gillespie death Dec 2, 1978 Vancouver, BC, age 30.

Catherine Gillespie, death April 2, 1974 North Vancouver, BC, age 76.

Cecil John Gillespie death Dec 17, 1991 Kelowna, BC, age 78

Charles Albert Gillespie, death June 4, 1932 Vancouver, BC, age 75.

Charles Aloysius Gillespie death Dec 7, 1985 Kamloops, BC, age 70.

Charles Angus Gillespie death Oct 21, 1980 Penticton BC, age 81

Charles Edward Gillespie, died age 0 Dec 10, 1882 Victoria, BC

Charles H Gillespie death August 28, 1962 Vancouver, BC, age 73.

Charles James Gillespie death May 23, 1961 Vancouver, BC, age 86

Charles Millar Gillespie death Jan 17, 1993 Richmond, BC age 83.

Charles R E Gillespie, death July 6, 1913 age 11, New Westminister, British Columbia

Charlotte Anna Gillespie death Jan 1, 1918, Vancouver, age 33.

Christina Gillespie death Dec 21, 1956 Armstrong, BC, age 69

Christina Ann Gillespie, birth March 12, 1858. Death April 21, 1929 Vancouver, BC, age 71. Burial Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby,  BC.

Clara Gillespie death Feb 26, 1929 Cumberland, BC, age 53.

Clara Ryan Gillespie, death July 11, 1951 Victoria, BC, age 71

C W Gillespie b April 14, 1821 d March 7, 1913  Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, New Westminister, Greater Vancouver Regional District, BC


David Gillespie b June 25, 1922 d Jan 28, 2012  Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Cedar, Nanaimo Regional District, BC

David Craig Gillespie, Dr   professor Emeritus, U.B.C. died February 13, 2010 in Kelowna, B.C. By his side his love Gladys, and extended family. A memorial service was held.. Arrangements entrusted with First Memorial Funeral Services, Kelowna.

David Ellis Gillespie death August 23, 1987 Pym Island, BC, age 3.

David H Gillespie b unknown d Oct 29, 1907 , age 64, Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC

David L Gillespie, BC
David L Gillespie, BC

David L Gillespie, Dave Gillespie passed away peacefully on June 25, 2023, in White Rock, BC. Dave was born in 1938 in Medicine Hat, AB to Euphemia and Issac Gillespie. As the youngest of 5 children, he had to be smarter and cleverer than those around him, which he managed to use to his utmost advantage throughout his life.

Dave’s training as a Chartered Accountant led him to a long and successful career starting out in public practice in Ponoka, AB. He eventually transitioned into entrepreneurship within the hospitality industry in both Alberta and the Lower Mainland.

Dave was not only an avid reader but an avid sport lover. He had a passion for golf that was never more apparent than on his annual trips to Maui.

Predeceased by his parents, sisters Anne and Helen, his brother Hank, and his first wife, Pat. Dave is survived by his wife Lin, brother George, children Mark (Linda and children Robyn (Alex), Scott, Danica), Leanne (Joe) as well as Lin’s children Tanya (Steve and daughters, Hannah and Abby), and Rob.

A Celebration of Life was organized by the family on August 2, 2023, at Morgan Creek Golf Course from 2-5 pm.

David McMullin Gillespie, death Feb 19, 1931 Vancouver,  BC, age 76

Debra Joyce Gillespie death Nov 23, 1981 Hazelton, BC, age 24.

Diane Julia Gillespie, passed away on Friday, May 16th, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband, Orval, of 40 years in 2000. She leaves behind her children Linda (John), Debra, Clay (Joanne) and her precious grandchildren Trevor, Sarah and Meagan. She will also be remembered by her extended family members and many friends. Diane was the oldest of 10 children. She was born in Calgary but spent most of her life in BC. Diane will be remembered for her strength of character and keen sense of humour. At Diane’s request there is to be no service.

Donald Gillespie, death April 14, 1975 Penticton, BC, age 74.

Donald Gillespie death Dec 24, 1988 New Westminster, C, age 89

Donald Gillespie died Saturday, April 24, 2010 Kelowna, BC. Arrangements  by Springfield Funeral Home. No service at his request.

Donald Gillespie. April 14, 1920 – June 1, 2012. Don passed away peacefully with his second wife of 41 years by his side. He served in the R.C.N. during W.W. II on the North Atlantic. Prior to retiring from Canada Customs, he built a 30-foot sailboat in his backyard and when finished, sailed B.C. coastal waters. He is survived by his wife Liz, children, Michael, Daniel and Christine, granddaughter Stephanie and five stepdaughters, Mary Catherine, Sarah, Dolina, Ann and Betty. The family wishes to thank the staff at George Derby Centre. Funeral Mass was celebrated at 12 noon, Thursday, June 7, 2012 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 330 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B.C. Columbia-Bowell Chapel

Donald Gilespie, BC
Donald Gilespie, BC

Donald J Gillespie, April 12, 1920 – June 1, 2012.  Don was the oldest son of Frank H Gillespie and Catharine Margaret (Savage). He passed away at his residence. He was predeceased by brothers Vincent, Bernard,  Raymond and Patrick; his first wife Mary (Gorst) and infant daughter Macushia. He is survived by brothers Terry and Brian, and sister Mary; by his daughter Christine and granddaughter Stephanie, and sons Michael and Daniel. He was married to Elizebeth (McMillan) mother of his daughters Catherine, Sarah, Dulina, Anne, Betty, and Jean (deceased).  Don was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy (Permanent Force) and serviced in both Pacific and Atlantic based ships during WW II. He was heavy weight boxing champion of West Coat Canada for the Armed Forces. Funeral held Thursday, June 7, 2012 at St Peter’s Church, New Westminister, BC.

Donald K Gillespie, BC
Donald K Gillespie, BC

Donald Keith Gillespie, December 17, 1930 –  June 13, 2021

Donald Keith Gillespie, best known for his trailblazing — both literally and figuratively in environmental efforts, passed peacefully in the company of loved ones June 13, 2021 at the age of 90. He is survived by his beloved wife and partner, Norma Gillespie, sister Peggy, five children, ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Loving and proud father of Michael (Barb), Donald (Brenda), Christine (aka Abagail Yardley), Ian (Stephanie) and John (Nicole). Grandfather of Frederick, Jeremy, Torill (Brydone), Evan, Johane (Gill), Geordie, Lauren, Sean, Ryan and Hunter. Great Grandfather of Mara, Lane, Carter and Kingston. Persistent and passionate environmental champions, Don and Norma have poured countless hours into preserving the natural landscape for British Columbia and beyond. Through their efforts and advocacy, they have been involved in establishing and maintaining some of the most amazing natural areas in Greater Vancouver. Among these landmarks are hiking trails on Burke Mountain, parks and trails around Port Coquitlam, and, of course, Colony Farms, Riverview Grounds and Finnie’s Garden – some of Greater Vancouver’s most vital natural ecosystems.

For over three decades, they have tirelessly supported the ongoing efforts of the many key environmental organizations for which they’ve held leadership roles and otherwise contributed to as advocates. Among them are: Western Canada Wilderness Foundation, Riverview Horticultural Centre Society, Burke Mountain Naturalists, Colony Farm Park Association and Friends of DeBoville Slough.

Donna Gillespie death April 23, 1973 Campbell River, BC, age 19

Donna M Gillespie b April 24, 1953 d April 23, 1973  Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, BC

Dora Gillespie death Nov 7, 1972 Vanderhoof, BC, age 69.

Doris Corinne Gillespie death June 4, 1988 Victoria, BC, age 68

Doris Jemima Gillespie death Sept 8, 1961 Vancouver, BC, age 48

Dorothy Francis Gillespie death Jan 3, 1994 Vancouver, BC, age 84

Dorothy M Gillespie death April 19, 1981 Vancouver, BC, age 86

Dorothy Yvonne Gillespie 1926-2015 On August 16th, a sunny Sunday afternoon, our mom quietly left this earth to be reunited with her beloved Malcolm, and her Father in heaven. After a 15 year struggle with Alzheimer’s disease she is finally at rest. Yvonne is mom to David (Joanna), Joanne (Daryl), Jeanne, and Bruce (Karen); grandma to Stacy (Phil), Spencer, and Savannah; great-grandma to Garrett, Katjana, Malcolm, and Annika. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Sunrise and Blenheim Lodge for their warm and professional care throughout the years. A celebration of mom’s life was held for family and friends.

Dougald Llewllyn Gillespie b Feb 2, 1885  d July 14, 1981 Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC

Douglas Grayson Gillespie b May 1903 d Nov 14, 1935  Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, BC, age  32

Douglas John Gillespie death July 31, 1984 Victoria, BC, age 29

*Douglas Shore Gillespie death Oct 21, 1972 Vancouver, BC, age 75.

Dugald Llewllyn Gillespie death July 14, 1981 Duncan, BC, age 96


Edith Gillespie death August 6, 1957 Victoria, BC, age 70.

Edith Anna Clare Gillespie death March 13, 1996 Victoria, BC, age 99

Edna Marlene Gillespie b Sept 13, 1935 d June 23, 2010  Denman Island Cemetery, Denman Island, Comox Valley Regional District, BC

Edward Gillespie b 1922 d 2005  Mount View Cemetery, Inermere, East Kootenay Regional District, BC

Edward David “Dave” Gillespie b 1930 d Sept 21, 2002  Courtenay Civic Cemetery, Courtenay, Comox Valley District, BC  passed away in the presence of his loving daughters at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox, on Saturday, September 21st, 2002. Predeceased by his first wife Patricia Gillespie (nee McNeil), sister-in-law Laura Gillespie and brother in-law Don Ormsby, Dave is survived by daughters Cathy (Bob) Beardmore and Judy Gillespie (“Tank”); grandchildren Bobby, Jessie, Will, Ciele and Codi; brother Ron Gillespie in Ontario; sisters Cynthia Ormsby, Silvia (Bill) Marks and Joan (Bruce) Tredger, all of Ontairo; Godson Roy (Cavell) Watson; cousin Stephen (Sandy) Fryer; his many nieces and nephews and sisters and brothers-in-law in Ontario and B.C. Dave was an active member of the Baynes Sound Lions Club, the Union Bay Crib Club, the Royal Canadian Legion, Masonic Lodge and Sunshine Homes, when he resided in Powell River. He worked in the ball bearing industry from 1954 to 1995 and following his retirement, helped his son-in-law in the water business, and always found time to spoil his grandchildren. Viewing and visitation has taken place from the Chapel of Comox Valleyu Funeral Home, 1001 Ryan Road on Wednesday, September 25th from 11:00 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by Funeral Services at 1:00 p.m. with interment at Courtenay Civic Cemetery.

Edward Douglas Gillespie death June 18, 1996 Kamloops, BC, age 53.

Edwin Gillespie, December 2, 1955 – April 3, 2008. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ed, after a very brave and long battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife Linda; daughter Christine; son Kevin and many other relatives and friends. Ed worked for Molson’s for many years and loved fishing and was a loyal BC Lions fan. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. As per his request, there will be no service.

Eileen Mary Gillespie, June 6, 1921 – February 1, 2006. Mary (nee Ackery) born June 06, 1921 in Lewisham England, peacefully left this world February 01, 2006. Predeceased by her husband, Ivan (1995) and daughter, Diana (1945), she leaves behind her son Garry and three daughters; Barbara, Deborah, Gaylene and their families, Susie, Allan, Chad, Jim; grandchildren; Steve, Diane, Brent, Ashley, Reese, Harmony, Drew, Pierce and two greatgrandsons Kane and Colton. Eileen was held dear by family and friends for her kind and loving heart. A service to celebrate Eileen’s life was held at Henderson’s Langley Funeral Home,  Saturday, February 11th at 11:00 a.m.

Elaine M Gillespie death Dec 3, 1984 View Royal, BC, age 33

Eleanor M Gillespie death March 30, 1918, age 94, Victoria, British Columbia

Eliza Gillespie death June 10, 1936 Victoria, age 79

Elizabeth Gillespie death March 27, 1928 South Vancouver, age 35.

Elizabeth Gillespie death April 13, 1955 Victoria, BC, age 71

Elizabeth Gillespie b 1886 d 1976 Mountain View Cemetery, Trail, BC

Elizabeth Gillespie death April 6, 1976 Nelson, BC age 89.

Elizabeth Gillespie (MacMillan, Laverty)
July 6, 1917 – September 4, 2017
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Liz Gillespie. A beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, born in County Antrim, Ireland and emigrated to Canada with her parents in May 1928. Liz was predeceased by husbands Don MacMillan and Don Gillespie, daughters Dolina and Jean and brother Charles, she is survived by daughters Mary-Catherine, Sarah, Ann (Albert) and Betty (Tom), sister, Sister St. Bride (Sarah Laverty), grandson Sean and granddaughter Stephanie. She will always be remembered for her kindness, generosity and caring. The family would like to thank the staff at George Derby Center for their care and kindness toward Liz. Mass of Christian Burial was  celebrated at St. Peter’s Catholic Church at 4th and Royal, New Westminster, on September 13, 2017 at 12 noon; and the final place of rest at Gardens of Gethsemani.

Elizabeth A M Gillespie death Dec 30, 1973 Richmond, BC, age 83

Elizabeth Helen Gillespie death August 11, 1993 Vancouver, BC, age 86

Elizabeth Joan Robertson Gillespie b June 22, 1916 d March 3, 2000 Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC

Elizabeth Margaret Gillespie death Jan 16, 1995 Schelt, BC, age 61

Elizabeth May Gillespie death May 4, 1998 Nanaimo, BC, age 75

Elizabeth Peters Gillespie b 1928 d July 11, 2011  Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, BC

Elizabeth Robson Gillespie b Jan 11, 1862 d June 3, 1954 Fraser Cemetery, New Westminister, BC

Elizabeth Victoria Gillespie death Sept 27, 1996 Sidney, BC, age 71

Elizabeth Wylie Gillespie b 1889 d March 31, 1958 Lakeview Cemetery, Penticton, BC, age 68.

Ellen Gillespie death August 14, 1895, age 26 Vancouver,  British Columbia

Ellen E W Gillespie death Dec 6, 1979 Vancouver, BC, age 91.

Ellwood Gordon Gillespie, death Feb 27, 1989 Summerland, BC, age 73

Elsie Gillespie death Nov 18, 1853 Victoria, BC, age 46

Elsie Maude Gillespie death Jan 31, 1988 Vancouver, BC, age 92

Elspet Gillespie death Sept 7, 1968 Vancouver, BC, age 85.

Emma May Gillespie death April 20, 1987 Victoria, BC, age 72.

Erroll Pilkington Gillespie b Dec 10, 1893 d Jan 15, 1988  Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC, age 94.

Estella Blanche Gillis Gillespie b Dec 23, 1886 d Oct 21, 1914 Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC. Death age 27.

Esther Alexie Gillespie death Oct 28, 1991 Vernon, BC, age 75

Esther May Mayers Gillespie b June 24, 1923 d July 23, 2005  Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster, BC ( nee Mayers), born June 24, 1923 in New Westminster, passed away at her Galiano home on July 23, 2005 soon after being diagnosed with cancer. Esther will be remembered for her open door and generous heart. She offered help and caring with a lighthearted touch, bringing pleasure to many. She leaves her loving husband and friend of 62 years, Jack; three daughters: Janet Gillespie, Joy Mclean, Gail Newell; five grandchildren; Bradley McLean, Scott and Russell Starrett, Rob and Laurie Newell and five great-grandsons: Spencer Mclean, Kai and Brayden Starrett, Jack and Tyler Newell. She will be missed by all the members of her family- missed also by long time friends from Surrey and Langley Municipal Halls as well as a wide circle of friends from the many Galiano Clubs with which she was involved. The family extends thanks to Drs. Buckley, Aikon, Beaver and Gayton for their care.  A graveside service was held at the Fraser Cemetery, 100 Richmond Street, New Westminster on Thursday, July 28th at 1:00 pm. A reception followed at the Inn at Westminster Quay, 900 Quayside Drive, New Westminster. A celebration of her life was  held at the Lions Hall, 992 Burrill Road, Galiano Island on Thursday, August 4th at 2:00 pm. s.

Etta Mae Gillespie death Jan 3, 1954 Cranbrook, BC, age 74.

Eugene E Gillespie, “Gene” was born in Moncton, New Brunswick, son of the late Ernest and Valentine (McLachian) Gillespie. Eugene passed away at home in Victoria, BC on Sat, June 20, 2009 after a battle with cancer at the age of 78. Survived by his wife Helen, son Michael (Susanne); daughters Karen (Mark), Colleen (Peter); grandchildren Ryan, Adam and Rory; and brother Neil of Moncton. In addition to his parents Gene was predeceased by sisters June and Patricia; brothers John and Ken.  Gene was a civil engineer at various locations across Canada. After an early retirement from Parks Canada, Gene  worked for several years in real estate in Ontario before retiring to Victoria in 1998 to enjoy good weather and year found golfing. Memorial service on Tuesday, June 30, 2009 at First Memorial, Victoria.

Euphemia Mary Gillespie death July 5, 1994 Kimberly, BC, age 75

Euphemia Scott Gillespie death Dec 15, 1964 Vancouver, BC, age 83

Evelyn Francis Gillespie, November 27, 1914 – February 9, 2005. Born November 27, 1914, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2005 at the age of 90. Predeceased by her husband Mac in 1977, she is survived by her loving family: children Rich (Jean), Sharon (Bill), and Jack (Lorna); five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother. Evelyn will be fondly remembered for her love of family, sports, and enthusiasm for bowling. A celebration of Evelyn’s life will be held at 10:30am on Monday, February 14, 2005 at Kearney Funeral Chapel, 1096 W. Broadway, Vancouver. Kearney Funeral Services.

Evelyn Mary Gillespie, Oct 18, 1932 – June 2, 2022, age 89. Evelyn Mary Gillespie (Heichert) passed away peacefully on June 2nd, 2022. She will be sadly missed by her Son Grant Spelsberg (Coral), daughter Jenny Nemeth (Jim), and stepson Gordon Gillespie (Kathy). Grandchildren Marnie, Jeremy (Shelley), Jenene (Pete), Josh, and Jessica (Tyler), and Great Grandchildren Madison, Linden, Dayton, and Sawyer. Evelyn was born in Vancouver, BC, on October 18th, 1932, and moved to Summerland in 1942 with her Mom and Dad, Jacob and Katherine, and siblings Wally, Helen, and Annie. Throughout her youth, she played softball, where she went on to become a provincial champion at the age of 17, playing catcher and 1st base. Although she was short in stature, she also played basketball in school. She raised Jenny and Grant while working for the municipality of Summerland until she retired in 1975. She then got into various volunteer positions including The Summerland Ladies Legion Auxiliary, coaching softball, becoming a member of The United Church executive, singing in the church choir, becoming a member of the Summerland Curling Club Executive, and tending bar as a volunteer at the Curling Rink. She was honoured as a lifetime member of the Summerland Curling Club and was a long-time member of the Summerland Golf and Country Club.
In 1974 she met Woody Gillespie through working for the city. They married in 1977and built their log cabin out on Logie Rd. This is where the family would gather, from pool games to songs around the organ and Christmas dinners, many memories were made here. From 1989-1999, she held the contract for the Summerland Arena Concession. She ran a tight ship there, always expecting manners from the children. “What’s the magic word?” Jenny and her family soon joined Evelyn and they became a staple at the Arena until 2007. She followed the grandchildren and great-grandchildren around from arena to arena and ballpark to ballpark, always supporting, encouraging, and giving advice along the way to them and their teammates. Always buying 50/50, chocolates and raffle tickets for their sports fundraising. She made every Christmas and birthday special with her homemade almond bark that she would send to family members that weren’t going to be around for the holidays and gave the amount of money in your birthday card to match how old you were. She was the heart and soul of her family and will be greatly missed. A Celebration of Life was held at The Summerland United Church on June 14th at 1:30 pm, with a tea  following.

Eve Gillespie death Dec 28, 1985 Vancouver, BC, age 91


Fay Christine Cipperley Gillespie death June 12, 2021 West Kelowna, British Columbia

Florence Adelaide Gillespie b 1856 d Sept 24, 1939 Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC, age 81.

Frances Young Gillespie, passed away peacefully April 13, 2020 at South Granville Park Lodge, in her 98th year. She was born in Brandon, Manitoba, the only child of James and Euphemia (Burnet) Gillespie. Although an only child, she was joined by her first cousins Margaret McDougall (nee Stuart) and Jean Wanlin (nee Stuart) when she was six years old, and always felt that she grew up with two wonderful sisters. After graduating from Business School, Frances moved to Toronto in 1948, in 1953 she and her mother both moved to Vancouver, with Frances joining Finning International in 1958. Frances enjoyed the benefits of the West Coast for the rest of her life. Frances was predeceased by her father (1940) and her mother in 1964. Her ‘sisters’ preceded her, Margaret (2007) and Jean (2008). She is survived by the children of her two sisters, who always knew her as Aunt Fran. They are David (Syndi) McDougall, Helen (Grant Goodwin) McDougall, Neil (Carmella) McDougall, Margaret (Bruce Hyer) Wanlin, Catherine (David Cowie) Wanlin and Stuart Wanlin – all resident in Ontario – but fortunate to have had many wonderful visits from Aunt Fran who came to Ontario to visit her sisters and their families virtually every year. Frances was known for her wonderful laughter, her dedication to Central Presbyterian Church and its summer camp, as well as to Brock House. She loved to read and play Scrabble, and was a very keen hiker, bowler, and golfer in her younger years. She also kept in close touch with her relatives in Scotland and England. A celebration of her life was planned for Boal Memorial Gardens, North Vancouver BC

Francis Joseph Gillespie birth Dec 16, 1855. Death Jan 2, 1936 Vancouver, BC, age 80. Burial Ocean View Burial Park, Burnbaby,

Frederick Bedford Gillespie b 1888 d 1978  Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, BC, age 89.


Gavin Ezra Gillespie b Sept 20, 1995, d Dec 23, 1996  Enderby Cliffside Cemetery, Enderby, North Okanagan Region, BC (2nd record gives date as Dec 13th, death at Vernon, age one).

George Gillespie b 1849 d June 30, 1921  Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC, age 72.

George Gillespie death Feb 20, 1985 North Vancouver, BC, age 83

George B Gillespie death July 30, 1945 Armstrong, BC, age 67

George Brown Gillespie death Dec 28, 1966 Vancouver, BC, age 82

George Clarke Gillespie, September 28, 1940 – July 12, 2018. George Gillespie died suddenly in Vancouver on July 12th. He was refined, charming, and generous in all the ways that matter. A true Renaissance man, his depth of knowledge and worldly insights along with a rapier wit and wicked sense of humour educated and entertained family and friends for years. A lifelong love of learning along with an indefatigable spirit found him up every morning before dawn pursuing the latest in a wide diversity of favourite subjects. George was passionate about the possibilities of technology and science, and had an uncanny aptitude for identifying game changers, which he fearlessly promoted.  George is survived by his brother Michael (Pauline), sisters Leslie, Barbara and Judi (Heinz), nieces, grand-nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father Howard Gillespie, his mother Virgina Bell, and his step-father David Bell. A celebrations of  Georges life was held at his Vancouver home on Tuesday, July 31st, at 5 p.m.

George Ewart Gillespie death Feb 17, 1957 Victoria, BC, age 68.

George Kenneth Gillespie death Sept 20, 1972 North Cowichan, BC, age 90

George Justice Gillespie death May 6, 1953 Cranbrook, BC, age 65.

George Murray Gillespie b Sept 18, 1873 d May 18, 1957 Lakeview Cemetery, Penticton, Okanagan-Simikamean Regional District, BC, age 83.

George Ure Gillespie, death Feb 4, 1932 Vancouver, BC, age 63.

George W Gillespie, death March 7, 1913, age 90 New Westminister, British Columbia

Gerald Bruce Gillespie death March 3, 1997 Delta, BC, age 45

Gertrude M Gillespie b 1903 d 1994  Port Coquitlam Municipal Cemetery, Port Coquitlam, BC (see next record)

Gertrude Mary Gillespie death July 29, 1994 Port Moody, BC, age 91.

Gertrude May Park Gillespie b 1900 d 1957  Seaview Cemetery, Gibsons, Sunshine Coast Regional District, BC, age 57.

Gladice Emily “Gladys” Christie Gillespie b Aug 15, 1890 d April 8, 1943 Fraser Cemetery, New Westminister, Greater Vancouver Regional District, BC

Gladys Gillespie death June 22, 1981 Vancouver, BC, age 85

Gladys Gillespie death Sept 4, 1982 Burnaby, BC, age 59

Gladys Euphemia Gillespie death Aug 2, 1967 Vancouver, BC, age 75

Gladys Marion Gillespie June 25, 1977  Surrey, BC, age 64.

Glenn Gillespie  January 9, 1966 – August 8, 2011

Early August 8 2011, our beloved father and husband, brother, uncle and friend went to be with other loved ones that have left us. Glenn was born on January 9 1966 in Edmonton Alberta. He grew up and worked at McGavins Bread like his father had for many years. He played hockey for many years until, he met Angee Gillespie (nee May) in 1987 and they were married in 1990. They had three lovely, caring daughters.. Tamara Elizabeth, Lindsay Natasha, and Jacqualine Renee.

Glenn chose to drive truck early on in life and spent a large part of his life driving his big trucks. He worked for his last 18 years of his life driving to keep his family supported. He had many hobbies and loved his hockey. He cheered for the Edmonton Oilers, even when there just wasn’t a chance. He collected many hockey cards and memorabilia throughout out the years. He loved to go and watch his daughter Tamara play ball and would be the catcher when she needed her daddy, even if it meant sacrificing his old goalie gloves.

He spent many hours with his two other girls Lindsay and Jackie playing their video games on the television. He must have got that from his mother as she was addicted too Nintendo for years also.  Glenn and Angee were constant supporters of Karaoke in the last two years. They have met many good and wonderful friends at Karaoke. Glenn had just begun to find his voice with their support.

He loved his music and would sit for hours with our dog Lucky (aka Bean) and listen to songs over and over. He was taken from us way too early, but knowing how good of a man he was, we know he is singing his songs and watching down on us. He very recently lost his mother Elizabeth (Betty) Gillespie and was also predeceased by his father Robert Gillespie, and many Uncles and Aunts.

Glenn left behind to remember him, Angee Gillespie of 21 years of marriage, his three lovely daughters, Tamara, Lindsay, and Jackie, his older brother Wayne Gillespie, (Leona) and their two girls, Nancy Towle-Tronson (Don) and their six children Loyde Hartt-Towle (Sonja), Twyla Lambert (Julian), Tonya Towle (Anthony), Evan Towle, Amanda and Jolee Tronson. Potluck luncheon after the service at the Kamloops Funeral Home. A memorial Service took place at the Kamloops Funeral Home on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 1:00pm

Gordon Drummond Gillespie, death Match 7, 1986 North Vancouver, BC, age 78

Gordon Stewart Gillespie, 1942 – 2010 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Gordon Stewart Gillespie. Death occurred on October 3rd, 2010 at Harry Purdy Pavilion, University of British Columbia Hospital, following the effects of a stroke. Gord was born on January 28, 1942 in Saskatoon to Stewart (Hammy) and Muriel Gillespie and is survived by his sister Joan (Bill) Gobert, Saskatoon. Following graduation from Aden Bowman Collegiate in 1960. Gord attended the University of Saskatchewan, spending two summers in Halifax as a sea cadet. It was during these times he developed a lifelong love of Digby Scallops and often could be heard explaining why these were so much better than all the rest. After a year and a half at U.of S., Gord travelled down under where he spent two years working and travelling in Australia and New Zealand. He then returned to Saskatoon and on September 9th, 1967 began a 35 year career with Air Canada as a Ticket Agent. July 1, 1969 Gord transferred to Calgary and in the mid 70’s relocated to Vancouver where he worked until his retirement on May 1, 2001. Gord loved to travel. He diligently sought sunny, warm destinations that were well off the beaten path. His itinerary also included a return to Australia and New Zealand and many trips to London for the big name musicals and plays. Gord’s interest in the family name took him to Scotland where he visited the Gillespie distillery and the Gillespie brewery, proudly proclaiming, on his return, that he had dutifully sampled the far and found it to be first rate. He was an avid fan of both Manchester United and the New York Yankees, frequently flying to the USA to support the men in pinstripes. A friendly and pleasant chap, Gord will be missed by all, particularly his morning coffeemates who met on Denman St. for a muffin, coffee and conversation. A Memorial Lunch was held in Gord’s honour, on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 1:00 pm at the Best Western Sands (1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC). Cremation has taken place in accordance with Gord’s wishes. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kearney Funeral Services and Saskatoon Funeral Home.

Grace Evelyn Gillespie, death March 29, 1949 Victoria, BC,  age 67.

Grace Morton Gillespie, death Dec 9, 1951 Vancouver, BC, age 64.

Gray Alexander Gillespie death July 19, 1992 Sidney, BC, age 67

Grant (Robert) Gillespie.    Passed away Sept 26, 2022. Saanich Hospital, BC  Grant was born on September 02, 1931 in Red Willow, Alberta to James Alan Gillespie and Elsie Gillespie (née Eichhorn). He was the oldest of seven siblings, brother to; Gladys, Don (Carol), Wilf and predeceased by Duncan (Melba), Mary (Ron), Jim (Doris). In May 1957 he married Helen Gillespie (née Wold) in Red Deer Alberta. They went on to have six children, Milan (Teri), Murry (Myrna), Craig, Melanie (Paul), Dave, and Darcy (Annemarie). Grant was a proud Grandpa to 11 grandchildren and five great-grand children. Grant worked as a salesman for Kellogg’s for 35 years. He was committed to contributing to his community through charitable contributions, his lifelong involvement with his Lodge and coaching both Little League Baseball and soccer during his children’s youth. In his retirement he enjoyed morning coffee and Saturday afternoon drinks with friends, long walks along the water, time with his family, curling and the occasional good glass of scotch. He passed away surrounded by loved ones and will be very much missed by his family and friends.

Gustav Gillespie death July 23, 1979 Duncan, BC, age 78.


Harold Roy Gillespie,  passed away peacefully in the Cascade Hospice, Chilliwack, 30 June, 2013 following a brief illness. Roy, as he was known to everyone, was born in Calgary in 1923, and lived and worked in many places in BC. He is survived by daughters Barbara Innes (Bob) and Jennifer Gillespie, and by sons David Gillespie (Beth), and Malcolm Gillespie (Jackie). He was predeceased by second wife Phyllis, and by his sister Helen Annable of Calgary, Alberta. He will be deeply missed by Goldie Street, his loving companion and friend of 20 years and by all his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to Canadian Diabetes, the Canadian Legion, or a charity of choice. There will be no service, at his request, but family and friends were welcomed to an informal reception and tea.

Harriette Gillespie death March 10, 1962 Vancouver, BC, age 82

Harriet Louise Gillespie death Oct 7, 1951 Nelson, BC, age 72 yrs.

Harry Arthur Gillespie death July 4, 1985 Vancouver, BC, age 72

Harry Burdon Gillespie death Dec 10, 1980 Nanaimo, BC, age 76

Harry Kenneth Gillespie, death March 29, 1913, Victoria, British Columbia.

Hazel Gillespie b 1926 d 2012  Mount View Cemetery, Invermere, East Kootenay Regional District, BC

Hazel Ruth Gillespie, November 23, 1962~ March 8, 2016 (age 53)  BC

Helen Gillespie death Nov 15, 1932 Vancouver, BC, age 89

Helen Gillespie death March 9, 1938 Salmon Arm, BC, age 71

Helen Gillespie passed away Oct 10, 2011 in BC. First Memorial Funeral Service, Nanaimo, BC

Helen Margaret Culling Gillespie death December 25, 2019 Falkland, British Columbia

Henry Gillespie, death July 29, 1900, age 23 Nelson District, British Columbia

Herbert Hyman Gillespie b March 22, 1903 d March 25, 1992  Congregation Emanuel-El Cemetery, Victoria, BC, age 89.

Hilda Gillespie death Sept 30, 1874 Vancouver, BC, age 77

Hilda Alice Gillespie, Passed away peacefully in Surrey on July 12, 2008 at the age of 97. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Predeceased by her husband Andrew. Survived by her daughter Judy (Ed), son Bill (Irene) and grandchildren, Dianne, Janet, Bryan and Grant and seven great-grandchildren. No service by request.

*Horace Maynard Gillespie death Feb 19, 1987 North Vancouver, BC, age 84.

Howard Evans Gillespie death Oct 26, 1975 Vancouver, BC, age 62.

Hugh Bruce Gillespie death Dec 5, 1997 Delta, BC, age 58

Hugh Currie Gillespie death March 11,  1918 Oak Bay, BC, age 63 yrs.

Hulda VIctoria Craddock Gillespie death June 24, 1994 Saanichton, BC, age 78


Ian George Gillespie death Dec 22, 1943 Norway, BC, age 20

Irven Henry Gillespie b April 1, 1923 d Oct 14, 1972  Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, Thompson-Nicola Regional District, BC (death Kamloops, age 49)

Isabella Gillespie death Jan 8, 1969 New Westminster, age 74

Isabella Gillespie, death April 17, 1971 Penticton, BC, age 92

Isabella Jane Gillespie b unknown d March 31, 1932 Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC, age 78.

Isabel Scott D Gillespie, death June 14, 1943 Vancouver, BC, age 54

Ivan Stewart Gillespie death Feb 8, 1995 Langley, BC, age 80


James Gillespie b unknown. d Aug 1, 1905 Saint Luke’s Anglican Cemetery, Victoria, BC (2nd record gives age 15, Victoria District).

James Gillespie death Jan 17, 1959 Vancouver, BC, age 80

James Gillespie death Oct 12, 1967 Victoria, BC, age 75

James Gillespie death June 12, 1986 Victoria, BC, age 49

James Gillespie, death July 26, 2017 Comox, British Columbia

Dr James Andrew Gillespie b 1870 d April 10, 1946 Masonic Cemetery of BC, Burnaby, British Columbia, age 75. Died Vancouver.

James Blain Gillespie death June 14, 1959 Vancouver, BC, age 66

James Eric Ray Gillespie death Nov 9, 1963 Vancouver, BC, age 66.

James Fred Gillespie death Sept 28, 1965 Nanaimo, BC, age 81

James G Gillespie death July 20, 1895, age 10, Chemainus River, British Columbia

James Garfield Gillespie death May 12, 1922, Kamloops, BC age 36.

James H Gillespie, July 15, 1934 – August 7, 2007. “Jim”. Born July 15, 1934 in Rock Bay, BC, died August 7, 2007 in Victoria, BC. Jim started employment with Black Ball Ferries in 1966 and continued with BC Ferries until his retirement in 1997. Jim wrestled professionally in Canada and the United States and was a professional Santa Claus for the last 10 years. Jim is survived by his loving family: wife Lenor, sons, Scott, Rory and Jay. No service by request. Donations would be gratefully received by the Royal Jubilee Cancer Hospice, Victoria, BC.

James Johnston Gillespie death Aug 5, 1990 Richmond, BC, age 67

James Michael Gillespie death Sept 30, 1993 Merritt, BC, age 22

James Murray Gillespie death Jan 18, 1971 Vancouver, BC, age 60

James Richard Gillespie, death March 18, 1995 Delta, BC, age 48.

James Robertson Gillespie death Feb 7, 1958 Vancouver, BC, age 70.

Jane Gillespie death March 13, 1923  Royal Oak, age 62

Jane Penny Gillespie death Nov 8, 1996 Parksville, BC, age 88

J  C Gillespie death Oct 26, 1893, age 30, Vancouver, British Columbia

Jean Gillespie death April 14, 1963 Vancouver BC age 44.

Jean Gillespie death Oct 7, 1970 Vancouver, BC, age 87

Jean Edra Gillespie death Jan 11, 1973 Kamloops, BC, age 19.

Jean Elizabeth Gillespie death June 2, 1969 Chiliwack, BC, age 55.

Jeannie Eleanor Gillespie death June 21, 1967 Richmond, BC, age 76

Jenny E Gillespie death Dec 29, 1938 Vancouver, BC, age 76

Jenny Love Gillespie, death July 20, 1913, age 55, Merritt, British Columbia

Jessie Gillespie death Sept 2, 1939 Victoria, BC, age 75

Jessie Richardson Gillespie death March 27, 1990 Burnaby, BC, age 98

Joan Marilyn Gillespie death Sept 7, 1994 Victoria, BC, age 63.

Johanna Jean Gillespie death April 10, 1984 Vancouver, BC, age 70

John Gillespie, died May 6, 1890 Vancouver, British Columbia, age 0

John Gillespie b 1844 d Oct 10, 1910  Ladysmith Cemetery, Ladysmith, Cowichan Valley Regional District, BC (2nd record gives death date as Oct 27, 1910 age 66)

John Gillespie death April 14, 1914 age 78, Nanaimo, British Columbia

John Gillespie death April 22, 1915, age 78. Nanaimo, British Columbia

John Gillespie death Feb 14, 1918, Prince Rupert, BC, age 62 yrs

John Gillespie b July 17, 1853 d Feb 4, 1919 Fairview Cemetery, Prince Rupert, Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District, BC

John Gillespie b Sept 28, 1855 d June 30, 1944 Fraser Cemetery, New Westminister, Greater Vancouver District, BC (2nd record gives location of death as Maillardville, age 88)

John Gillespie death January 24, 1952 Vancouver, BC, age 75

John Gillespie, death Jan 18, 1971 Saanich, BC, age 83

John Gillespie death Sept 19, 1975 Burnaby, BC, age 68.

John Gillespie death Feb 22, 1990 Victoria, BC, age 94

John Alphonse Gillespie death Feb 21, 1946 Penny, BC, age 62

John Cameron Gillespie, death March 28, 1947 Vancouver, BC, age 84

John David Gillespie, BC
John David Gillespie, BC

John David Gillespie, July 9, 1947 – Dec 7, 2022.  We are heartbroken to announce that John David (Dave) Gillespie passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday December 7 at the age of 75 in Armstrong, BC. He will be missed by everyone who had the good luck to know him, but above all, by his loving wife of 51 years Pauline Gillespie and his sons David Howlett and Bradley Gillespie (Michelle), as well as his six loving grandchildren and many extended family members.

Dave was raised in Ayr, Ontario by parents (predeceased) Alice and Wilbert, along with brothers Mick and Barry. After high school he began working in construction, leading him to an apprenticeship and certification in cabinet making through BCIT, and eventually his carpentry certificate, of which he was (and should be) very proud. Most of his long career was spent at Tolko plywood plant in Armstrong, where he always took pride in his precision work and a job well-done.

In his free moments he enjoyed all aspects of the great outdoors including fishing, hunting, and sharing these activities with close friends and his grandsons Max, Spencer and Leo. He had tremendous respect for nature and the order of the living world. He walked softly through his life and spread quiet kindness in all of his actions. He relished adventure, tended his gardens with care, and loved a good beer at the end of a hard day. He will be truly and deeply missed by the many people who loved him.

A Celebration of Life followed by tea took place at Pleasant Valley Funeral

John Douglas Gillespie death July 22, 1994 Chilliwack, BC, age 56.

John Edward Gillespie b unknown d March 15, 1945 Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC, died Vancouver, age 54.

John Franklin Gillespie death Sept 6, 1979 Kamloops, BC, age 85.

John Hebden Gillespie b Jan 28, 1879  d April 7, 1929 Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC, age 50.

John Kilburn Gillespie death Feb 18, 1956 New Westminister, BC, age 62.

John Montgomery Gillespie, death Dec 9, 1940 Princeton, BC, age 69

John Norman “Jack” Gillespie b April 22, 1922  d April 14, 2014  Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, BC

John Ross Gillespie death Nov 4, 1994 Vancouver, BC, age 51

John Warren Gillespie, death May 3, 1914, age 17, Vancouver, British Columbia

John Wesley Gillespie, death Sept 9, 1991 Clearwater, BC, age 67

John Wilkes “Jack” Gillespie b Oct 15, 1918 d Nov 3, 2009  Fraser Cemetery, New Westminister, BC    Born October 15, 1918 in Carmangay, Alberta, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2009 at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Jack moved to Vancouver as a boy. He married Esther Mayers in 1943 before joining the Air Force. He later worked for the BC Dept of Highways then formed a construction products sales company. He made homes in Surrey, Delta and on Galiano. After retirement Jack and Esther did some traveling while Jack enjoyed golf, crib, and Lions meetings with his friends. Predeceased by wife Esther, brothers George and Ivan, sister Kay. Survived by sister Ann; daughters Gail, Joy and Janet; grandchildren Rob, Laurie, Brad, Scott and Russ; great-grandchildren Jack, Tyler, Spencer, Max, Kai, Brayden, and Halia. His humour and gentle nature will be missed by family and friends. Graveside service at Fraser Cemetery, New Westminster 11:00 am Thursday, November 12. Galiano Memorial service at noon Saturday, November 14 at the Lions Hall.

Joseph F Gillespie,June 18,  death 1932 Vancouver, BC, age 10.

Joseph Hugh R Gillespie death Feb 21, 1922 Vancouver, BC, age 45

Joy Gillespie death Feb 11, 1973 Campbell River, BC, age 16.

Julia Katherine Gillespie death Sept 18, 1959 Victoria, BC, age 86.

Julia M Gillespie b 1931 d 2014  Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, Kelowna, BC


Karoline Loebel Gillespie b 1904 d 1995   Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, BC

Kathleen Marie Gillespie death Oct 11, 1991 Vancouver BC, age 72

Kenneth Gordon Gillespie, June 14,1932 – Mar.21, 2016 With great sadness we announce the passing of Ken Gillespie. He fought a short but valiant battle with cancer. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Patricia, son Michael (Bev),daughter Lorraine (Pete),and sisters Maureen (Dave),Lynette, and Anita (Matt). He will be greatly missed by grandchildren Nick and Erica. His extended family that he loved so much, will cherish him always. Dad was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1932,immigrated to Canada in 1953,married in 1953, and called Coquitlam home for the last 56 years. No service by request.

Kenneth McLean Gillespie death Dec 22, 1986 Victoria, BC, age 84.

Keroline Pauline Gillespie death Oct 18, 1995 Vernon, BC, age 90

Kimberly Shane Gillespie  1958-2015.  Kimberly born in Newcastle, NB June 26, 1958 passed away on Nov 21, 2015 at the Kelowna General Hospital at the age of 57. She was a caring mother of her daughters, Shandi (David) Horovitch of Toronto, Ontario, and Kayley Gillespie of Grand Prairie, Alberta. Grandson Bennett Gillespie. She is survived by her brothers and sisters: Lois Underhill, Londesborough, ON; Donna (Frank) Dumont, Campbellton, NB; Paul (Kay) Gillespie of Doaktown, NB; Gary (Marlene) Gillespie, South Esk, NB; Sharon (Edward) Jagoe, Fredericton, NB;  Shelly (Herb) Sullivan, Lincoln, NB; Dewey (Lois) Gillespie, Miramichi, NB; Wendy (Jeff) Betts, Lower Kingsclear, NB; and Patrick (Paulette) Gillespie, Miramichi, NB. Kimberly was predeceased by her mother and father, Maxwell and Guila (Johnson) Gillespie; brother Darrell Gillespie and sister June Jagoe. A memorial service was held in Mountainview Village Chapel in Kelowna on Nov 24, 2015.

Kitty Joan Gillespie, death Jan 27, 1978 Vernon, BC, age 65.


Laun Gordon Gillespie b 1964 d August 29, 992  Armstrong Cemetery, Armstrong, North Okanagan Regional District, BC (died in Vernon 2nd record, age 27)

Laura Jean (Tennant) Gillespie –  Feb 4, 1935 –  Jan 18, 2013.  Born in Woodstock, Ontario, Laura resided in Comox, BC. (published Sentinel-Review)



Laura Ranseer Gillespie death Jan 19, 1969 Vancouver, BC, age 71.

Leonard Balwin Gillespie death Jan 29, 1969 North Vancouver, BC, age 49

Leone Ellen Jean Gillespie death Feb 25, 1994 North Vancouver, BC, age 42.

Lillis Lawson Gillespie, death April 9, 1948 Vancouver, British Columbia, age 77 yrs.

Lindsay Franklin Gillespie, death July 3, 1989 Fort St John, BC, age 35

Lois Alexandria Gillespie death Dec 18,1964 Nanaimo, BC, age 54

Lorne Colin Gillespie death March 10, 1995 Vanderhoof, BC, age 56.

Lorne William Gillespie death March 30, 1997 Vancouver, BC, age 44

Louis Gillespie b unknown d Sept 30, 1960 Dawson Creek City Cemetery, Dawson Creek, BC

Lyal Basil Gillespie death Nov 1, 1984 Prince George, BC, age 65


Macushla Mary Gillespie, death, age 3,  August 4, 1946, Victoria, BC

Maggie Craig Gillespie death March 25, 1983 New Westminster, BC, age 80

Malcolm Gillespie death May 17, 1918 Oak Bay, British Columbia

Malcolm Bain J Gillespie death March 29, 1979 Burnaby, BC, age 85.

Malcolm Gerrard Gillespie death April 3, 1972 Victoria, BC, age 2

Malcolm Jackson Gillespie death March 23, 1996 Vancouver, BC age 69

Malcolm Richard Gillespie death Feb 25, 1977 Vancouver, BC, age 78.

Margaret Gillespie death Feb 25, 1981 Kelowna, BC, age 88. (2nd record gives location as Penticton, BC). Both locations are fairly close in the Okanagan Valley.)

Margaret C Gillespie death Nov 20, 1935 Vancouver, BC, age 59

Margaret Craig Findlay Gillespie death Feb 19,1995 Delta, BC, age 90.

Margaret M Gillespie b 1891 d 1986 Maple Ridge Cemetery, Maple Ridge, Greater Vancouver Regional District, BC (see next record)

Margaret Marshall Gillespie death March 1, 1986 Terrace BC, age 94

Margaret Nesbet Gillespie death Oct 3, 1959 Duncan, BC, age 68

Marguerite L. Gillespie, death July 20, 1953 Victoria, BC, age 62.

Marguerite Emily Gillespie b 1941 d 2003  Chilliwack Cemetery, Chiliwack, BC

Marguerite Louise “Madge” Holden Gillespie b Nov 30, 1890 d July 20, 1953  Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC

Marjorie Gillespie death March 28, 1992 Sechelt, BC, age 72.

Marjorie Annie Gillespie death Dec 17, 1991 Victoria, BC, age 88

Marjorie Helen Gillespie death May 27 1993 Gibbons, BC, age 84

Marjorie Raymer Gillespie, March 28, 1919 – January 20, 2006. (nee Grieve). Born on March 28th, 1919 in Calgary. Passed away at Saanich Peninsula Hospital, Victoria on January 20, 2006 after a brief illness. Predeceased by husband Charlie in 1984 and sister Nora Naylor in 2003. Survived by daughter Kathleen, granddaughter Tracy and great-grandsons Joshua and Shaun. She moved to Vancouver with her mother in 1931. She met Charlie up Hollyburn Mountain in 1937 and married in 1942. Their jewellry business, Buscombe & Gillespie was successful until Marjorie retired in 1999. A service of remembrance was held on Saturday January 28th, at 2:00 p.m. at Ocean View Funeral Home, 4000 Imperial St., Burnaby. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children’s Hospital Foundation in Marjorie’s name.

Marjorie Thorne Gillespie death July 12, 1958 Victoria, BC, age 69.

Mark Gillespie death Feb 7, 1996 Vancouver, BC, age 42.

Martha Gillespie death April 1, 1914 Victoria, British Columbia, age 58

Mary Gillespie death May 29, 1912, age 53 Victoria, British Columbia

Mary Gillespie death Dec 27, 1975 New Westminster, BC, age 76.

Mary Gillespie death Oct 24, 1984 Langford, BC, age 95.

Mary Gillespie death Nov 30, 1987 Vancouver, BC, age 82

Mary A Gillespie b May 21, 1904 d Sept 14, 1904  Saint Luke’s Anglican Cemetery, Victoria, BC

Mary A Gillespie b unknown d Sept 30, 1909 Saint Luke’s Anglican Cemetery, Victoria, BC (2nd record adds age 50). 

Mary Agnes Watson Gillespie b March 19, 1877 d March 1, 1969 Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, BC age 96.

Mary Alice Maloney Gillespie death Nov 11, 1994 Vancouver, BC, age 108 (wow – probably the oldest Gillespie on this website).

Mary Ann Gillespie died Sept 30, 1909 Victoria, British Columbia, age 50.

Mary Ann Gillespie death May 3, 1914, North Vancouver, age 48.

Mary Ann T Gillespie, death April 29, 1942 Vancouver, BC, age 60

Mary Anne Isabella Todd Gillespie b Sept 21, 1880  d Jan 17, 1950  Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria BC, age 69

Mary Cecilia Marguerite Gillespie death Feb 12, 1992 Burnaby, BC, age 69

Mary Edith Gillespie death Aug 3, 1964 Vancouver BC, age 86

Mary Elizabeth Gillespie death Aug 30, 1995 Victoria, BC, age 85

Mary Leona Cool Gillespie b Feb 13, 1897 d Oct 31, 1976 Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Cedar, Nanaimo Regional District, BC,  age 79.

Mary Louisa Gillespie death July 8, 1970 Vancouver, BC, age 94.

Mary Margaret Gillespie death Feb 18, 1968 Essendale, BC, age 46.

Mary McMillan Gillespie, death Feb 26, 1953 North Vancouver, BC, age 82

Mary Winnifred Gillespie death Oct 23, 1992 Richmond, BC, age 66.

May Gillespie, death Nov 28, 1959 Vancouver, BC, age 72.

May Ann Gillespie death Nov 9, 1950 Nanaimo, BC. age 87

Melvin Gillespie death June 5, 2017 Kelowna, British Columbia

Mia Gillespie August 31, 1967 – December 7, 2003. Mia was born August 31, 1967 in Frederickton, NB. She and her family moved to Vancouver in 1970. She will be remembered for her fire, her compassion, her keen insightful wit and a real beauty few possess inside and out. After a brave battle with multiple health problems she passed away peacefully on December 7, 2003. She leaves behind a loving mother Ingrid; her brother Sean; her Aunt Mary; and soulmate Roland; and many friends.   A memorial service was held at Glenhaven Memorial Chapel, 1835 East Hastings Street, Vancouver on December 16, 2003 at 3 pm. Celebration of her life afterwards.

Minnie Gillespie b unknown d Aug 28, 1923 Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, BC, age 41.

Minnie A Gillespie, death May 8, 1939 Vancouver, BC, age 76

Minnie Louise Gillespie, death Feb 13, 1970 Vancouver, BC, age 70.

Mrs Gillespie b unknown d unknown  Bridesville Cemetery, Bridesville, Kootenay Boundary Regional District, BC

Mungo Gillespie death June 14, 1942 Vancouver, BC, age 64

Muriel Agnes Gillespie death Sept 12, 1986 Comox, BC, age 87

Myrna Lois Gillespie, (nee Cousins), peacefully at Langley, B.C. on Thursday, June 27, 2002, aged 59 years. Predeceased by her father Gordon Cousins in 1979, Myrna is survived by her daughter, Carmen and her husband Harland Culford; her grandchildren, Tristan, Anna and Karen; her mother, Faye Cousins; her brother, Vern Cousins and his wife Mona; her sisters, Judi Oldham and Leigh Ann Cousins and her partner Mandy Randhawa. She also leaves her nephews, Sean Cousins and his fiancee, Pam Cleaver, Michael Oldham; her nieces, Erin and Adrienne Oldham and her many dear friends, both here in B.C. and Saskatchewan. She will be fondly remembered by her associates with whom she worked for many years at The Royal Bank. A memorial service was held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 3 at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo, in White Rock, with Rev. Merv Lutes officiating. For those desiring, donations made in Myrna’s memory to the B.C. Cancer Foundation would be most appreciated.

Murray Stanley Gillespie death March 15, 1984 North Vancouver, BC, age 58


Nancy Eleanor Muir Gillespie b Nov 6, 1896 d April 28, 1975  Clinton Pioneer Cemetery, Clinton, BC. Died Naniamo, BC, age 78

Nathan Wade Gillespie death Sept 7, 1990 Victoria, BC, age 13.

Nellie Gillespie death June 3, 1971 Victoria, BC, age 70

Norman H Gillespie death Dec 25, 1927 Rossland, BC, age 60

Norman Walden Gillespie, died Dec 26, 1916 age 2, North Vancouver, British Columbia.

Norman William Gillespie death Aug 5, 1933 North Vancouver, BC, age 52.


Patricia Gillespie death Oct 13, 1974 Vancouver, BC, age 34.

Patricia Lois Gillespie, May 2,1932 – Jan.7, 2022.  With great sadness we announce the passing of Pat Gillespie. She was predeceased by her loving husband Kenneth. Patricia is survived by her son Michael (Bev) and daughter Lorraine (Pete). She will be missed by her grandchildren, great grandchildren,extended family and friends. Mom was born in Birmingham,England in 1932,immigrated to Canada in 1953, and called Coquitlam home for 60 years. No service by request.

Patricia M R Gillespie death August 2, 1961 Coquitlam, BC, age 30.

Patricia Victoria Gillespie, death April 14, 1994 Delta, BC, age 53

Pauline Berthe Gillespie death March 1, 1984 New Westminster, BC, age 42

Pauline Elizabeth Webb Gillespie b Feb 15, 1898 d Dec 1, 1979 Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, Thompson-Nicola Regional District, BC. age 81

Pearl Elizabeth Gillespie b 1890 d March 12, 1945, age 54 burial Chilliwack Cemetery, Chilliwack, BC

Peter Gillespie, death Nov 12, 1947 Vancouver, BC, age 74

Peter Gillespie death April 4, 1969 Victoria, BC, age  84.

Peter William Gillespie death July 25, 1994 Vancouver, BC, age 34

Phoebe Eleanor Gillespie death Feb 17, 1968 Chilliwack, BC, age 57

Phylis Lois Gillespie April 11, 1939 – Jan 9, 2020 It is with great sadness that we are announcing the passing of Phylis Lois Gillespie. Phylis passed away peacefully after a quick battle with lung cancer on January 09, 2020 at the Laurel Place Hospice. Phylis is survived by her husband William, son Scott (his wife Janette and son Federico), daughter Kimberly (her husband Jarrod and daughter Jordyn) and sister Margaret. Phylis will be dearly missed by her extended family and many friends. A celebration of life will held in the springtime. Many thanks to the all the nurses and staff at Newton home care and the staff at Laurel Place Hospice.

Phyllis Gillespie death Jan 28, 1985 Burnaby,  BC, age 64

Phyllis Gillespie passed away suddenly on Friday, July 26, 2002 at the age of 69 while visiting her grandchildren in Ontario, Phyllis will be missed by her husband, Ken, her daughter Sharlene (Bruce) and three grandchildren. A memorial service was held in New Westminister, British Columbia on Saturday, Aug 10th. (Published in Vancouver Sun , Aug 7, 2002)


Raymond L Gillespie b 1927 d 2011  Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, Kelowna, BC

Richard Gillespie, January 2, 1935 – January 11, 2017    Beloved father of Deirdre, Mary, Kathleen and their families. Grand-dad of Stuart, Fiona, William, Joe, Patty, Luke and Zach. Papa to Paula, Erin, Lucy, Clare, Ann, Sam and James.


Richard Leonard Gillespie death Sept 15, 1941 Newton, BC, age 67

Richard Leslie Gillespie, death May 30, 1976 Nanaimo, BC, age 64.

Richard William Gillespie b Sept 4, 1869 d Oct 21, 1948 Nelson Memorial Park, Nelson, Central Kootenay Regional District, BC, age 78 (2nd record gives death location as Taghum).

Robert Gillespie death June 24, 1932 Victoria, BC, age 81.

Robert Gillespie b 1865 d Sept 20, 1936 Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, North Okanagan Regional District, BC, age 70.

Robert Gillespie b 1930 d 1996  Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, Kelowna, BC

Robert Gillespie b Feb 23, 1925 d May 16, 2007  of Kamloops, BC, passed away at 82 years of age. Robert is survived by his best friend of 55 years, Elizabeth Gillespie and his three children: Wayne (Leona) of Edmonton; Nancy Towle and Don Tronson of Kamloops and Glenn (Angee) of Kamloops. Grandchildren Kimberly, Christie, Loyde, Sonja, Twyla, Tonya, Amanda, Evan, Jolee, Tamara, Lindsay and Jaqualine. Great Grandchildren: Liam, Caitlin and Marketa. Robert was also survived by his brothers: Tom (Aria) of Edmonton; and Charlie (Pat) of Edmonton; sisters Dorothy Clompton of Arizona; and Margaret (George) Pody of Edmonton. Robert was predeceased by his parents Peter and Mary (nee Thomson); his brother William; and sisters Eliza Kirillo and Edith Jaumann.  Robert was a lifetime member of the Edmonton Association of the Deaf, and he worked for McGavin’s Bakery for 44 years until his retirement. Memorial service held 1:00 pm on Sat, Mary 26, 2007 in the Kamloops Funeral Home, and another in the Cross of Christ Church, Edmonton. Internment Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, BC

Robert A Gillespie death Sept 22, 1972 Surrey, BC, age 71.

Robert Bruce Gillespie death Nov 27, 1997 Surrey, BC, age 34.

Robert C Gillespie b 1929 d 1993  Port Coquitlam Municipal Cemetery, Port Coquitlam, BC (see next record).

Robert Clayton Gillespie death April 19, 1993 New Westminster, BC, age 64

Robert George Gillespie death July 7, 1987 Nanaimo, BC, age 72.

Robert Hugh Gillespie death April 1, 1986 North Vancouver, BC, age 56

Robert James Gillespie death June 23, 1991 Vernon, BC, age 51

Robert John Gillespie death March 4, 1990 Saanichton, BC, age 84

Robert Llewellyn Gillespie b 1926 d 1928  Chilliwack Cemetery, Chilliwack, BC

Robert M Gillespie b 1904 d 1977  Port Coquitlam Municipal Cemetery, Port Coquitlam, BC

Robert Malcolm Gillespie death March 21, 1996 Richmond, BC, age 88

Robert Melvin Gillespie death July 27, 1977 New Westminster, BC, age 73.

Robert Murdock Gillespie death June 14, 1952, Whonnock, age 68.

Robert Patrick Gilldspie b Jan 19, 1952 d May 31, 1973 Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, BC, age 16.

Robert Patrick Gillespie  death May 4, 1996 Kelowna, BC, age 66

Robert Richard Gillespie b Oct 19, 1896 d May 20, 1911  age 15 Saint Luke’s Anglican Cemetery, Victoria, BC

Roberta Dolores Gillespie (nee Houston), passed away at Anjou House, Vernon, BC on October 5, 2004 age 89. She was born in Somerville, Texas on March 2, 1915, Dolores was the second youngest of seven children. After graduation from school in 1933, she travelled to China to visit family, and it was during this visit that she met and later married Sholto Gillespie from Victoria, B.C. Following the outbreak of WWII, the family, that by then included two children, relocated to the Okanagan where Dolores had resided ever since. The Gillespies moved to Vernon in 1949 where Dolores became a supportive member of Trinity United Church and remained so for more than fifty years. She was also an active volunteer in the community and only recently had to curtail her commitments due to declining health. Dolores was predeceased by her beloved husband, Sholto (“G”), in 1966 and her only son, Robert (Mort) in 1991, as well as her parents, three brothers, and two sisters in Texas. Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters and sons-in-law, Loretta and Murray Thom, Lake Country; Mary and Dale Winskowski, Vernon; and her brother William Houston, Brenham, Texas. She will be missed by daughters-in-law Diane Gillespie and Angie Gillespie. “Nunnie” will also be fondly remembered by grandchildren Hamish (Maureen), Stuart, and Ian (Jennifer) Thom, Sheilagh (Matt) Wubs, Tanya (Jess) Parsonage, Robyn (Mike) Winskowski, and Christine Gillespie. Also surviving are great grandchildren Kaija, Georgia, Mexx, Euan, Morgan, and Zoë Thom, and Connor and Emma Wubs. A Service of Remembrance was  held at Trinity United Church on Tuesday, October 12th at 2:00 pm. Vernon Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Roger Jerome Gillespie, May 28, 1938 – October 20, 2006. Lovingly remembered. Survived by his loving wife Carol Anne and family. He had a wonderful sense of humour and a very kind way with everyone he met. He spent many years working for Long & McQuade and was truly loved by all his friends. Roger’s musical talents which include singing, composing and playing inspired everyone he touched. He was also a longtime member of West Van Legion. We would like to thank Dr. Rasool and all the staff in Peace Arch palliative care for their wonderful support and care. No service by request.

Ronald Albert Gillespie, death April 2, 1974 location unknown, age 38. (BC record)

Ronald David Gillespie death Nov 16, 1997 New Westminster, age 64

Ronald Irvine Gillespie, Nov 2, 1948 – Sept 3, 2021. It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Ronald Irvine Gillespie, aged 73. He passed peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital, surrounded by family. Born in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, to Jack and Lillian Gillespie. He was one of four siblings; Lois, Betty-Anne, and Kevin. He graduated in 1964 from Portage Collegiate and quickly began years of pursuing a hockey career, playing for, among many teams, the Brandon Wheat Kings. Working through a number of professions in his life, he found his calling as a salesman in the forestry industry. Ron moved to Vancouver and eventually started his own business, Gillespie Sales.  Ron traveled the world forging a name for himself, building strong relationships, and providing a livelihood for his family. Later in life he also realized a dream of being a restaurant owner with Ronnie G’s, servicing White Rock at 5 Corners for years. In Vancouver, he met his eventual wife Lila at the Cambridge Club. With Lila, he began a family; being married in 1987 and having 3 children; Codie, Jazmin, and Brandon. Raising them in Panorama Ridge, Surrey. As well as his 3 children, Ron had 2 grandchildren, Meela and Shania.

In Vancouver, he met his eventual wife Lila at the Cambridge Club. With Lila, he began a family; being married in 1987 and having 3 children; Codie, Jazmin, and Brandon. Raising them in Panorama Ridge, Surrey. As well as his 3 children, Ron had 2 grandchildren, Meela and Shania. Throughout his life, Ron made an impact as a kind hearted and humorous man.

Ronald Wayne Gillespie (Ron) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ronald Wayne Gillespie, born May 2, 1942 in Vancouver. Ron passed away peacefully on March 24, 2022 in Chilliwack, after a long battle with leukemia. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 34 years and 7 children: Shannon (Don) Hunt, Doug Raines, Darren (Dina) Smaill, Bill (Lisa) Gillespie, Trevor Smaill, Danny (Dominique) Gillespie, and Robyn Smaill. He also loved his 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren very much. Ron grew up in Vancouver, graduating from King Edward High School. He later moved his family to Coquitlam and then North Vancouver before retiring to Chilliwack. Ron worked on the railroad for over 37 years, finishing as a yard master and he loved everything about trains. Ron also loved travelling; watching sports, especially football; and spending time with his family. Ron was a very involved dad and coached football and baseball.

Rose Gillespie death June 3, 1956 Vancouver, BC, age 83.

Rosallie Bell Gillespie death Nov 11, 1994 Quesnell, BC, age 87

Rose Ellen Todd Gillespie b Nov 25, 1885  d July 14, 1980 Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC age 94

Ross Leslie Gillespie, b June 25, 1937  d May 9, 1991  Nanaimo Municipal Cemetery, Nanaimo, BC (2nd record gives date as May 8th, age 53)

Roy Alden Gillespie death Feb 21, 1992 Burnaby, BC, age 70.

Roy Carmen Gillespie b 1890 d 1917 Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, British Columbia

Roy Meredith Gillespie b May 30, 1889  d June 4, 1923 Aberdeen Cemetery, Aberdeen, Fraser Valley Regional District, BC (2nd record gives death location as Keremeos, age 34).

Roy Thompson Gillespie death Jan 14, 1981 New Westminster, BC, age 69

Robert Murdoch Gillespie b June 5, 1884 d June 14, 1952 Maple Ridge Cemetery, Maple Ridge, Greater Vancouver Regional District, BC

Robert Richard Gillespie, death May 20, 1911, age 15 Victoria, British Columbia

Roger Jerome Gillespie, May 28, 1938 – October 20, 2006.  Survived by his loving wife Carol Anne and family. He had a wonderful sense of humour and a very kind way with everyone he met. He spent many years working for Long & McQuade and was truly loved by all his friends. Roger’s musical talents which include singing, composing and playing inspired everyone he touched. He was also a longtime member of West Van Legion. We would like to thank Dr. Rasool and all the staff in Peace Arch palliative care for their wonderful support and care. No service by request. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. May you fly high with the eagles my love.

Ronald Gillespie b Oct 31, 1933 d Feb 10, 2013  Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Cedar, Nanaimo Regional District, BC

Ruth Amelia Gillespie, passed away August 15th, 2004. Dear Mom, we couldn’t have asked for a better Mom! Our thoughts and feelings were always important to you. You laughed when we laughed and cried when we cried and were always there for us in a non-judgmental way. We are so lucky to have learned from such a loving, kind and genuinely happy person; a person who put everyone before herself. Your positive optimistic personality is why you lived for 86 years with your glass half full. Your positive qualities are endless. We will miss you deeply and will hold you in our hearts forever. Love forever, your children Craig (Erin) and Elaine (Bernie); grandchildren Breena, Connor, Jacob and Jaime. Memorial service to be held Friday, August 20th, 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby.

Ruth Marian Gillespie death Sept 26, 1970 Vancouver, BC, age 84.


Samuel Gillespie death July 12, 1985 Vancouver, BC, age 96

Samuel B Gillespie died June 1, 1893, age 32 in Portland, Oregon. (Listed under BC Vital Statistics)

Samuel James Gillespie death Nov 27, 1951 Vancouver, BC, age 73

Samuel James Gillespie b 1885 d 1982  Mountain View Cemetery, Trail, Kootenay Boundary Regional District, B (see next record)

Samuel James Gillespie death Feb 7, 1982 Trail, BC, age 96

Sandra Lynn Gillespie death Jan 3, 1992 Kamloops, BC, age 35

Sholto Monteith Gillespie, death Aug 14, 1966 Vernon, BC, age 74

Sonya Gillespie, February 17, 1923 – March 7, 2016. After a long and rewarding life journey, Sonia Gillespie passed away peacefully on March 7, 2016, at her home in Vancouver. Born near Kyiv, UKRAINE, February 17, 1923, to Olga and Xenofont Dzubin, the oldest of four children, Sonia emigrated to Canada with her mother in 1928. She is predeceased by her parents, Olga and Xenofont, half-brother, William, brother, Peter, sister, Emma, and husbands, Percy (in 1954) and Michael (in 2001. She is survived by her sons, Robert (Charlotte) of Kamloops, Zubin (Kim) of Belleville, Ontario, and John (Angela) of Laguna Beach, California, plus grandchildren, Melissa, Chad, Erin, Dylan, Theo, and Astrid. She also leaves to mourn her brother, Alex of Saskatoon of Saskatoon.

A creative, goal-oriented person, who enjoyed family, career, and the outdoors, Sonia graduated from U.B.C. in 1976 with a B.Sc in Nursing and thrived in her career as a Community Health Nurse. After reluctantly retiring in 1986, Sonia filled her days with golf, bridge, lectures, and friends. With her ever upbeat attitude and boundless energy, she was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. At her home in Vancouver, Sonia raised snow drops as a token reminder of her birthplace and grandmother. At her request, Sonia’s remains have been donated to the U.B.C. Department of Anatomy.

A Celebration of Life was held at McCleery Golf Course Clubhouse (7188 MacDonald St., Vancouver) on Friday, April 29, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Stella Gillespie death July 19, 1959 Vancouver, BC, age 78

Stephen Wren Gillespie, born Nov 30, 1962 in Victoria, British Columbia, passed away peacefully on August 17, 2004 in Victoria, BC. Predeceased by his mother, Joan in 1994. Lovely remembered by his father, Robert, brother and sister, and nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held at Sequoia Gardens Memorials of Victoria, British Columbia (Published in Calgary Herald on Aug 21, 2004 with more details


Teresa Gillespie, death June 12, 1989 Victoria, BC, age 77

Terrance Lawrence Gillespie death Feb 18, 1995 Vancouver, BC, age 54.

Thomas Gillespie death Dec 28, 1918, Revelstoke, age 58.

Thomas Gillespie (Pvt) b Jan 10, 1880 d Feb 27, 1927 Mountain VIew Cemetery, Vancouver, BC, age 46.

Thomas Gillespie death March 22, 1958 Victoria, BC, age 78

Thomas Gillespie death Dec 31, 1966 Vancouver, BC, age 90

Thomas Alfred Gillespie death May 11, 1997 Abbotsford, BC, age 71

Thomas F Gillespie, death May 2, 1964 Vancouver, BC, age 72.


Valerie Gillespie death Feb 6, 1994 Victoria, BC, age 47.

Velma Mary Gillespie death Feb 7, 1991 Nanaimo, BC, age 77

Miss Verna Gillespie, passed away at Royal Columbian Hospital on Sunday, July 6, 2003 at the age of 91 years with her sister Clara at her side. Verna will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Michelle; sister Clara; granddaughters, Sylvia and Cheryl; niece Barbara and the rest of her extended family whose lives she has enriched over the years. During her final years, Verna Grace Gillespie was lovingly cared for with gentleness and patience by Iluminada “Lulu” de Castro, Jeff de Castro and Consuelo Felipe. “Miss Gillespie”, as she was known by her students and fellow teachers, has also touched the lives of many from Capitol Hill School. A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at 11:00 am from the Salvation Army, Metrotown Citadel, 6125 Nelson Avenue, Burnaby. Majors Don and Elizabeth Grad  officiated. If friends so desire, donations in Miss Gillespie’s memory may be made to the Salvation Army Corps. at Metrotown Citadel.

Vina May Gillespie death Oct 26, 1991 Victoria, BC, age 99

Violet Pearl Gillespie death Feb 13, 1995 Victoria, BC, age 93


W. L. Gillespie, October 2, 1914 – June 7, 2004. ‘Gil’ passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 89 on June 7, 2004 at the home of his eldest son. Beloved husband of the late Anne Gillespie, Gil will be missed by his family: his sons Brian, David and Michael; his daughters-in-law Beverley and Marilyn: his grandchildren Joanne, Patrick, Rebecca and Casey Anne; the in-law spouses George, Paula and Allan; his great-grandchildren Courtney, Jayke, Kristin and Jenna; his brother Bob and sister-in-law Betty and niece and nephews in Ontario. Gil was not only a father, a mentor and best friend to his sons. He also contributed greatly to the lives of many others both personally and professionally. Gil was born in Toronto on October 2, 1914. He had a distinguished RCAF career spanning 25 years in Europe and Canada before retiring in 1964 with the rank of Group Captain. He remained active in the Air Force Officers’ Association. From 1968 to 1980 he was the secretary manager of the Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club. During his tenure he was the President of the B.C. Dogwood Chapter of the Club Managers’ Association of America (CMAA) and was the Vice President of the International C.M.A.A. Gil was an avid photographer, MAC computer enthusiast and golfer. He contributed many volunteer hours to numerous service organizations. The family thanks the Vancouver Hospital Renal and Palliative Care teams and the Fraser Health Authority Home Care Nursing Program for their care and support. A celebration of Gil’s life washeld at #406 – 5411 Vine Street, Vancouver, from 2 – 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 13 for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Canadian Kidney Foundation is requested, #320 – 1600 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1R3. Gil will be in our hearts forever.

Wallace Mervin Gillespie b March 31, 1947 d March 8, 1984  Hillside Cemetery, Kamloops, BC (2nd record gives date as March 13, age 36)

Walter Gillespie, death April 14, 1939 Vancouver, BC, age 62

Walter Malcolm Gillespie birth Nov 12, 1876 – June 14, 1939. Burial Ocean View Burial Park, Burnaby, BC

Wilbert Howard Gillespie b unknown d June 7, 1944 Armstrong Cemetery, Armstrong, North Okanagan Regional District, BC

Wilfred C Gillespie death Nov 14, 1961 location unknown, age 48. (BC record)

Wilhelmina Anna Gillespie death May 14,1997 New Westminster, BC, age 42.

William Gillespie b unknown d Feb 25, 1923 Saint Luke’s Anglican Cemetery, Victoria, BC, age 74.

William Gillespie b April 3, 1880  d May 31, 1940  Fraser Cemetery, New Westminister, BC age 60

William Gillespie, death November 14, 1953 Prince Rupert, BC, age 70

William Gillespie death Sept 14, 1968 Penticton,  BC, age 86

William Gillespie death July 28, 1971 Vancouver, BC, age 86.

William Gillespie, death Sept 11, 1978 Comox, BC, age 83.

William Gillespie, “Billy” December 21, 1955, to August 23, 2004. Passed away suddenly at age 48. Billy is survived by his father Bill (Connie) Gillespie; sister Carol (James); nephews Jessie (Melissa) Lee and many family and dear friends at Vancouver Taxi. Predeceased by his loving mother Betty. Billy will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Memorial Service and Luncheon was held at 4134 Maywood Street, Burnaby, B.C. on Tuesday September 14, 2004 at 2:00 P.M.A special thanks to Jimmy and Mike for being the kind of friends every person should have.

William Andrew Gillespie, death Dec 4, 1998 Burnaby, BC, age 88

William Arthur Gillespie death Oct 15, 1979 New Westminster, age 72.

William Edwin L Gillespie death June 5, 1978 Vancouver, BC, age 68.

William Francis Gillespie b 1896 d 1962 Seaview Cemetery, Gibsons, Sunshine Coast Regional District, BC

William James Gillespie b 1885 d March 29, 1969  Chilliwack Cemeteries, Chilliwack, Fraser Valley Regional District, BC, age 83.

William James Gillespie death Oct 23, 1995 Grand Forks, age 81. (BC record)

William Jardine Gillespie death April 14, 1920 Ganges, age 76.

William John Gillespie death June 2, 1964 Burnaby, BC, age 87

William Martin Gillespie death Sept 11, 1986 Merritt, BC, age 84

William Murray Gillespie, death Feb 4, 1979 unknown location, age 77 (BC record)

William Rattray Gillespie, death March 25, 1962 Vancouver, BC, age 90

William Roger Gillespie death March 15, 1974 Ootsa Lake BC, age 57

William V Gillespie b 1922 d 2001  Chilliwack Cemetery, Chilliwack, BC

William Woodland Gillespie b Feb 5, 1882  d Sept 14, 1968  Lakeview Cemetery, Penticton, Okanagan-Similameen Regional District, BC

Wilma Donalda Brown Gillespie b Dec 9, 1924  d March 10, 2010  Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, BC

Winfred Gillespie death Jan 7, 1965 Vancouver, BC, age 82

Winslow W Gillespie death August 8, 1969 Vancouver, BC, age 80.


Yvonne Ethel Gillespie death March 13, 1971 Nanaimo, BC, age 28

Barry Lucas, BC
Barry Lucas, BC

Dr. Barry Gillespie LUCAS, Professor Emeritus, passed away on December 10, 2013 at 81 years. He was predeceased by his father William “Bill” and his mother Dorothy “Dolly” Lucas. Barry is lovingly remembered  by his wife Lorna; three daughters Colleen Lucas (Ken Read), Noreen Foreman (Kent), Noelle Lucas; and  thirteen grandchildren. He was born in Victoria, BC on September 6, 1932. Barry graduated from Vancouver’s Lord Byng High School in 1950. He attended Normal School in 1955 and taught in Victoria’s public school system for ten years. Barry married Lorna (Tweedhope) on September 1,1959.  Always  modest, Barry was a brilliant intellectual and a passionate educator.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1963 at the University of British Columbia; his Master’s degree at Western Washington University in 1967 and  Doctorate in Educational Administration at the University of Michigan in 1971. Barry taught at St John’s University, New York from 1971-1973; McGill University in Montreal, 1973-1977; and at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, 1978-1990. Retiring to Victoria, Barry and Lorna traveled extensively tracing family genealogy, writing memoirs, and riding BMW motorcycles. Private celebration of life occurred later.

Jeanie Gillespie SANKEY. A memorial service will be held Saturday May 23, 1998 at 11:00 a.m. at Highland United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver.   Arrangements by First Memorial Funeral Services. “We love you, Grandma.” SANKEY- Jeanie Gillespie, in her 92nd year. Passed away in Lions Gate Hospital on May 18, 1998 after a lengthy illness. Predeceased by her first husband and father of her children, Frederick William Sankey, and her second husband Harvey Thomas Robinson Sankey. Survived by her three children Fred (Lorna); Jannine Barnes; and Joe (Sandy); and one step-son Rollie (Elsie);  and grandchildren Yvonne Dickson (Todd); Marilyn Gale (Brian); Sylvia Cavassini (Reno); Cameron and Avril Barnes; Jenell and Melissa Sankey; and two step-grandchildren, Wayne Sankey (Judy) and Dale Gould (Glen); and great-grandchildren, Alannah and Bryan Dickson; Joseph and Jillian Gale; Leanne, Marco and Sabrina Cavassini; Jennifer and Steven Sankey; Jasmine and Brittany Gould, also numerous friends, former senior bowlers, members of the IODE and special neighbours. Jeanie will be remembered for her dedication as secretary to her two senior ten-pin bowling leagues, her never-ending knitting for the IODE and her selfless devotion to her family.

A service in celebration of her life was held at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church at 23rd Street and St. Georges Avenue, North Vancouver, Friday May 22 1998, at 1:00 p.m. Pastors Floyd Grunau and Shirley Love officiating. Burial followed at Capilano View Cemetery, West Vancouver, and a reception back at the Alliance Church. Our thanks to the caring nurses and workers in the extended care ward (5 West) at Lions Gate Hospital. Hollyburn Funeral Home 922-1221

Mryna Edith WOROBECK, 1942-2014.  Myrna passed away with her children by her side at the Marjorie Willoughby Snowden Memorial Hospice Home in Kamloops, BC on April 5, 2014 at the age of 71 years and 4 months, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Myrna was born on November 29, 1942 on the family farm, (in the Whitebeech School District, near Arran, SK). Myrna was the eldest child, of Melville and Isabel (Irving) Gillespie. Myrna received her, education at the Whitebeech School District and Arran School.
Myrna married Mike Worobec on September 13, 1959. In the spring of 1963 Mike and Myrna moved to their homestead in the Polar Bluff District, where they lived for 30 years and raised their family of five children; Linda, Darleen, Gail, Alden and Tracy.

Myrna worked very hard to provide for her family by cooking, gardening, canning and milking cows. Myrna worked side by side, with Mike in every aspect of their lives together on the farm. Myrna kept a very clean house and liked everything in a very particular way. Myrna expressed her love, with many nutritious meals and delicious baking. Myrna enjoyed socializing with friends, family and neighbors. Myrna enjoyed gardening, crocheting and reading, as well as many trips to Madge Lake, Townsend Lake and the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. Myrna had numerous jobs, from cooking to cleaning in the surrounding areas. Myrna’s greatest accomplishment was earning her Home Care Aid Certificate and working with her clients, for over 20 years. In the spring of 1992 Myrna and Mike moved to Yorkton, SK to retire. Mike passed away on April 21, 2010. Myrna moved to Kamloops, in September of 2011 and shortly thereafter was diagnosed with cancer.

Myrna was predeceased by her loving husband Mike Worobec of 50 years. Her brother Blaine Gillespie, her parents Isabel and Melville Gillespie, father and mother in law Bill and Dora Worobec, sister and brother in law Alvina and Arseny Suchoplas, sister in law Nettie(Nellie) Carter. Left to celebrate the memories of Mryna’s life are her loving children: Linda (Rick) Yaskiw of Portage la Prairie, MB; Darleen (Don) Rudachyk of Norquay, SK; Gail (Wesley) Derkatch of Swan River, MB; Alden(Sonia) Worobec of Beaumont, AB; Tracy(Ken) Kolochuk of Dauphin, MB: Grandchildren: Nicole(Terry), Tyler (Shaylee); Christine(Jason), Jennifer (Clayton), Jarret; Jamie (Richelle), Corbin; Kaylin, Grace, Michelle; Megan and Austin: Great Grandchildren: Blayse, Maiyah, Conner, Donovan, Talon; Rylen, Sarah, Shaelynn, Ayssen and Ashlyn: Brother Barrie (Lavina) Gillespie; sister in law Georgena Gillespie; Aunt Jessie Yungkurt, sister and brother in law Stella and Jack Kuchma as well as many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

The memorial service was held on May 15, 2014 at 2pm from the Benito United Church, Benito, MB. Reverend Erin McIntyre Garrick  officiating. Interment of cremation followed in the Benito Village Cemetery. Urn bearer will be Alden Worobec. Honorary pall bears are Myrna’s dear friends Vi Lambie, Clara Krakalovich, Mary Kseniuk, Ilene Yanchuk, Ann Halushka, and Margaret Hampton.
Cremation was entrusted to Kamloops Funeral Home, Kamloops, BC. Memorial arrangements are made by Paull Funeral Home & Crematorium, Swan River, MB

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Source of Records: BC Archives; Mormon website,  Find A Grave, Royal BC Museum; Newspapers; Le Necrologue; Kelowna News. Funeral home obituaries; Vancouver Sun obits; Index to Death Noticed, Obituaries & Estate Notices published in The Chronicle Journal July 1972 – 1989.  Vancouver Sun.

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