CANADA: Ontario Deaths: Halton/Peel to Essex Co.


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As tombstone photos are added to this page, click on the thumbnail photo or the name beside it to open a larger picture.  All photos are copyright Norma Gillespie, unless ‘used with permission’ by another named photographer.  ID number refers to record on microfilm reel from Archives of Ontario for the official death.  


West of Toronto. Includes the townships of: Chiguacousy, Toronto Gore, Albion, Caledon, Trafalgar, Nelson, Esquesing, Nattageweya Twp, Milton.

Andrew Gillespie passed away n Saturday, Dec 3, 2005 at the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital at the age of 75. Predeceased by his loving wife Helen. Cherished father of Anne and Janet and her husband. Survived by his sisters May and Pearl, and loving sister-in-in-law Joy. Predeceased by his brother Arthur. An avid lover of golf. (Published in The Gazette Dec 6, 2005 and

Ann Gillespie d May 21, 1903 aged 89 yrs 9  m. Her spouse, Donald McNevan,  d June 16, 1878  aged 70 yrs. Archibald McNevan d Dec 28, 1887 aged 31 yrs 2 months. Mary McNevan  d Sept 27, 1847 aged 4 yrs. Catherine McNevan d July 26, 1856, aged 3 yrs. John Weeks  d Jan 18, 1926 in his 66 th year. Christena McNevan d Dec 6, 1923 in her 65th year, wife of John Weeks.   Boston Mills Cemetery, Chinacousy Twp, Peel Co, Ontario

Anna Gillespie d April 21, 1904, Milton

Anna Helena Gillespie, died Oct 24, 1918, Milton

Anne Gaw Gillespie death Oakville June 6, 1924  ID 015153

Anne Mary Uguccioni Gillespie, born May 16, 1921. Died Sept 5, 2010. Bayview Cemetery Crematorium, Burlington, Halton Co.

Annie Gillespie  b Feb 12, 1868. d Oct 8, 1903. Her spouse William Stubbs  b July 11, 1844. d Nov 26, 1926 Caledon Wesleyan Methodist & Presbyterian Cemetery,  Caledon Twp., Peel Co, Ontario

Arthur M Gillespie (Art) beloved husband of Joy S Gillespie. Loving father of the late June Gillespie. Dear son of Margaret of Scotland. Brother of Andrew of Oakville, May of Scotland and Pearl of Australia. Died quietly at home on July 11, 2001 after a brief illness. No funeral. Memorial service on Sunday, July 15, 2001 at 1 pm at Oakview Funeral Home. (Published The Gobe and Mail)

David William Gillespie of Mississauga – see Simcoe Co.

Dorothy Ruth Donnell Gillespie, b 1911. Died 1974. Dixon’s Union Cemetery, Brampton, Ontario

Dorothy Gillespie, Dec 1, 1912-?   Robert W Nicol  Oct 28, 1908-Aug 10, 1978, Brampton Cemetery, Chinguacousy Twp, Peel Co, Ontario

Douglas L Gillespie, born June 26, 1932. Died May 30, 1991. Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown, Halton Co, Ontario

Douglas Leslie Gillespie d June 5, 1991. Published Georgetown Herald Newspaper.

Draven Liam Gillespie b unknown d May 11, 2009 in Milton,  Evergreen Cemeter6, Milton, Halton Regional Municipality

Eileen A Gillespie, born 1918. Died 1991. Springcree Cemetery, Mississauga, Peel Municipality

Eliza B Gillespie b March 22, 1896. d Sept 14, 1974.  Wife of Gordon C Ward b Sept 28, 1899  d March 10, 1976.  Streetsville Cemetery, Mississauga, Peel Co, (Toronto Twp).

Eliza Rutherford Gillespie b 1818. d 1892. Mansewood United Presbyterian Cemetery, Milton, Halton Co (see also Rev John Gillespie)

Elizabeth Rusto, d 3 weeks, April 22nd, 1841  daughter of Unity Gelespy & Jarvis Rusto (Rustin), Loganville.     Margaret Rusto d 3 weeks 1845 Sydenham Mills.

Flora Gillespie  d June 8, 1873 aged 73 yrs. Native of Islay, Argyleshire, Scotland. Her spouse Donald McEachern, died April 4, 1878 aged 94 yrs. Native of Islay, Scotland. Melville Presbyterian Cemetery, Caledon Twp, Peel Co.  Many other McEacherns buried nearby.

Gene Gillespie died peacefully at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital on Saturday, Aug 4, 2007 at age of 85. Beloved wife of the late Roy Gillespie. Loving mother of Kent and his wife Jose, James,  and Karen & her husband Steven Hartley. Grandmother of Craig, Thomas, Jonathan and Heather. Memorial service at Trinity Anglican Church, Port Credit, on Sat, Sept 8 at 11:00 am. (Published Globe and Mail)

George Heden Gillespie passed away July 10, 2010 leaving his loving wife, Margaret (nee Work) of 63 years. Three children: Ken (Robyn) of Peachland, BC; Susan Wilson (Douglas) of Mississauga; and Caryl Campana (Ambrose) of Oakville. Seven wonderful grandchildren Charleen Gillespie (Brian Hillburn), and Carolyn Gillespie (Ryan MGlothlin), Jeffrey and Jennifer Wilson, and Lauren, Samantha and Rebecca Campana, and four great-grandchildren Sadie & Max McGlothlin, Jack and Dylan Hillburn.   George was born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1918 and grew up on Vancouver Island. He was a Veteran of WWII having serviced as a pilot in both the RCAF and the Royal ? retired 1980 after 32 years as an Auditor with the Department of ?Branch. Cremation. No funeral. Reception at Glen Oaks Memorial Chapel, Oakville on Tuesday, July 13th. (Published The Toronto Star July 12, 2010;

Harry G Gillespie, born 1924. Died 2008. Bayview Cemetery Crematorium, Burlington, Halton Co.

Harry Gillespie, no information, His wife  Clara E Colley died Sept 20, 1938, aged 63 yrs.   Jeanette Oliver, wife of Colley Gillespie Feb 11, 1907-April 13, 1984, son of Harry Gillespie & Clara Colley. Children of Thomas & Sarah Colley:  John d Dec 19, 1894, aged 24 yrs 3 months, 19 days;  Eliza A died Dec 26, 1891 aged 9 yrs 5 months;  Annie M d April 14, 1889 aged 3 yrs 3 days.  John Colley d March 15,  1880 aged 72 years. His wife Susanna d March 27, 1883 in her 83rd  year. Thomas Colley d March 21, 1892 in his 51st year. Sarah Colley d April 17, 1906 in her 61st year. Thomas died Sept 21, 1840 age 2 ys 10 months, s/o John & Susanna Colley. Susie Colley d May 27, 1897 aged 28 yrs 6 month, 27 days, wife of William  Potter. (few more details not recorded here) Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bion Twp. Ontario

Helen Margaret Gillespie died peacefully following a brief illness on Saturday, Dec 25, 2010 at the Milton  District Hosptial in her 93rd ear. A longtime resident of Mississauga, she was the loving mother of: Susan Walker (Ken); Terry (Jenny) and Donald. Grandchildren Richard (Michelle), Rebecca, Timothy, Christopher (Robin), Shawn and Mark. Great Grandchildren Kaitlyn, Justin, Jake and Samantha. Predeceased by two sisters and 1 brother. Visitation McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, MIlton with funeral at 11am on Wed, Dec 29th. Internment at St John’s Dixie Cemetery in Mississauga.  (Published The Toronto Star Dec 28,2010;

James Barnes Gillespie death Marh 17, 2015 Oakville, Ontario

Janet Gillespie “Jenny” passed away in her 84th year on Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at Peel Manor Long Term Care Centre, Brampton. Beloved husband Richard (2008), Daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth McCallum. Mother of Robert, Cathy and Barry, John and Glen, Ruth and Mike, Barbara and Lee, and Martha and John. Adored grandmother of Richard, Cherie, Cindy, Jimmy, Janice (Chris), Ronald (Tammy), Matthew (Casandra), Phillip (Teresa), Andrew, Steven, Jessica, Daniel, Jennifer (Scott), and Russell. Great grandmother of Jaime, Jacob, Cameron, Ethan, Luke and Sara. Sisters-in-laws Barbara, Nan, Isabel, Margaret, May, Eleanor and Noreen. She is predeceased by her brother James and sister Martha. Funeral service Friday, July 17 at 11:00 am. Cremation. (Published The Toronto Star on July 15, 2009;

Jean Gillespie nee McHolm died on Friday, Aug 12, 2011 at CRedit Valley Hospital at the age of 89. Beloved wife of the late Herbert Gillespie. Loving mother to John and his wife Jane; Bruce and his wife Beth Woolnough; and Heather English. Cherished Grandma to Shawn and his wife Amy; Erin; Kate and her husband Colin; Matthew, Stuart and his wife Jaime; Ian, Jeny; Emily; and Jeff. Dear Great-Grandma to Libby,  Blake, Nolan,  Christopher, Nathan and Avery. Loving aunt to Brenda Jansen and cousin to Ruth Henderson.  Private service. Memorial donation request to Holland Christian Home, Brampton. (Toronto Star Aug 17, 2011).

Joan E Doyle Gillespie, born Aug 25, 1936. Died Feb 13, 2000. Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown, Halton Co, Ontario

John Gillespie death Tosorotio Twp Jan 3, 1884   ID 017170

John Gillespie, birth 1823. Death 1902. Burial Mansewood United Presbyterian Cemetery, Milton, Halton Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada

John O’Neil Green Gillespie, born Sept 22, 1919. Died June 27, 2004. Bayview Cemetery, Crematorium, Burlington, Halton Co

Rev John Gillespie (Eliza)  died July 14, 1892, Milton

Rev John Gillespie b 1823. d 1902. Minister of the United Presbyterian Church from 1850 to 1883. Mansewood United Presbyterian Cemetery, Milton, Halton Co

Joyce Freda Gillespie (nee Randall) of Mississauga, died on July 2, 2012 at the age of 89. Predeceased by her husband of 67 years W. C .C. Gillespie. Survived by her three children: William (Marilyn) of Toronto; Barry (Marcia Solomon) of Boulder, CO, and Gaye Bougie (Robert) of Brampton. Loved by her six grandchileren: Tana, Dale, Danielle, Matthew, Regan and Nicholas. Survived by her two sisters, Peggy Laidlaw and Jean Woods, and a brother Harry Randall, all of Winnipeg. Born in Ramsgate, Kent, England, she moved with her family to Winnipeg when she was 2 years old. She married in 1942, just before her husband left for England. He flew with the RAF during WWII. . After the war they lived in many parts of Canada and in northern France. She moved to theToronto area in 1968 briefly before moving to Bramalea where she spent many happy years. For the last 7.6 years of her life, she lived at Sunrise Assisted Living on Burnhamthope Road where she and her husband were taken care of by loving staff.  Private memorial service.  (Published The Toronto Star July 5 to 6, 2012;

Lorie Marie Smythe Gillespie death Feb 4, 2021 Mississauga, Ontario

Marilyn Gillespie (nee Dowkes)  1946 – 2020

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Marilyn Christine Gillespie (nee Dowkes). Marilyn was born on August 21, 1946. Our beautiful mom passed away peacefully on September 18th, 2020 in the company of her loving husband Don. She fought a courageous 10-year battle with dementia. She was predeceased by her parents Jack and Isabelle. Marilyn is survived by her husband Don, her son David (Michelle), daughter Kelly (Steve), her grandchildren Brayden, Avery, Liam and Matthew, her siblings Jeanette, John and Robert, and her cousin Bill. Her time as a teacher and caregiver will forever be her legacy. Marilyn touched the lives of everyone she met with her warmth, kindness and generosity. She lived for her family and took great joy in helping others. She found beauty in life’s small pleasures and saw the good in everyone and everything. She was our rock; our heart and soul. Special thanks to the staff at Wyndham Manor Long Term Care facility for their years of care and kindness as well as the Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital palliative care staff.  Funeral Smith’s Funeral Home, Burlington.


Margaret Gillespie 1903-1977. Her spouse Charles A Knight 1900-1965. Brampton Cemetery, Chinguacousy Twp Peel Co

Marie Gillespie death Feb 13, 2017  Mississauga, Ontario

 Mary Miller, wife of Malcolm Gillespie d Feb 15, 1847. Buried Moore’s Cemetery, Malton   Daughter Catherine d July 18, 1844 at 10 months.

Myrtle Gillespie March 18, 1916-July 13, 2000. Her husband R Harold Crisp July 9, 1914-Feb 1, 1977. Also on tombstone: In memory of our daughter Gertrude Ann Crisp Nov 22, 1946-Oct 21, 1961. Sister of John Crisp. Alton Village Cemetery, Peel County.

Nina Glasby d April 26, 1888 Milton

Orville William H Gillespie born 1909. Died 1964. Husband of Dorothy Ruth Donnell. Dixon’s United Cemetery, Chinguacousy Twp, Brampton, Peel Co

Patrick Gillespie death Tosorontio Twp Dec 11, 1885  ID 01577

Raymond John Gillespie passed away at Credit Valley Hospital on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the age of 79. Loving brother of Shirley (late Ray) Wilson; Joan (Arthur) Roos, and Betty (Grant) Mills. Seven nieces and nephews and their families. Service of Remembrance on Wed, April 28 at 3:00 pm at Turrin Mills Chapel, MIssissauga. (Published The Barrie Examiner,;

Richard “Dick” Gillespie,  WW II Veteran 1st Battalion Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada 1941-1946. Member of Argyll Veteran’s Association from its inception. 3 time Pipe Major of that Association’s band. Did peacefully Sat, Feb 2, 2008 at Extendicare , Brampton with his wife and daughters by his side: Richard, loving husband of Jennie for over 61 yrs; Dear father of Robert, Cathy, Joan, Ruth, Barbara & Martha and their partners. Richard is survived by sisters: Barbara, Nan, Isabel, Margaret & May. Predeceased by brother Andy. Scott Funeral Home. Cremation. Obit Toronto Star, Sunday, Feb 3, 2008

Mrs Robert J Gillespie d Aug 5, 1965. Published in Georgetown Herald Newspaper.

Sarah Gillispie died Toronto Gore Twp June 28, 1876.

Stewart G Gillespie 1911-1975 Springcreek Cemetery, Clarkson, Mississauga Toronto Twp, Ontario

Stuart Gillespie (The Reverend) – WWII veteran. Passed away on Thursday, Aug 13, 2009. Beloved husband to Lillian. Loving father to Lorraine (Bryan); Phyllis (Frank); Carolyn (Don). Cherished grandfather to Timothy, Jody, Jonathan, Michael, James, Alison and many great-grandchildren. Missed by his brother Frank (Monique). A gentle and loving man who life was devoted to serving God and others. Service in chapel of Ward Funeral Home, Brampton Chapel on Monday, 1:00pm. Cremation. (Published in The Toronto Star Aug 15, 2009;

William Chell Chattan (Gillie) Gillespie passed  in MIssissauga after a long illness in his 89th year 2010 (date not given). Beloved husband of Joyce (nee Randall) for 68 years. Survived by his three children: William (Marilyn) of Toronto; Barry (Marcia Solomon) of Boulder, Colorado; and Gaye Bougie (Robert) of Brampton. Sadly missed by six granchildren. Bill grew up in Vancouver and Winnipeg. In World Worl II he served in the Army, and then as a Tail Gunner on a Lancaster with the 103rd Squadron Bomber Command. Shot down on his 23rd mission, he remained a prisoner of war for two years. Afrter the war he was with the Winnipeg Police Force until rejoining the RCAF from which he retired in 1969. He taught as a Special Education Teacher for 17 years at W. J Fenton in Brampton. He was a Scout Master for many years and received an award. He conducted tours of the Peel Heritage Museum. Funeral service at Andrew Community Funeral Centre on Tuesday Feb 9, 2010. Internment at Meadowvale Cemetery. (Published The Toronto Star Feb 8 to 9, 2010;

William F Gillespie Sept 29, 1900-Feb 23, 1970. Beloved husband of Florence E Kerns, Aug 31, 1908. Caledonia Cemetery.

Mrs W.R. Gillespie (Eliza Jane) d April 2, 1903, Milton



Includes the townships of West Gwillimbury, Tecumseth, Adjala, Innisfil, Essa, Tosorontio, Barrie, Oro, Vespra,  Medonte, Matchedash, Tay, Tiny, Sunnidale. Includes Alliston.

The Town of Collingwood is in Simcoe County and sits right on the shorelines of Georgian Bay. But just west of it is the  old Township of Collingwood, which is in Grey County and is now called The Town of Blue Mountains.  Very confusing at first to any researcher, including myself in the beginning. 

Agnes J Cook Gillespie b 1896 d 1991   Barrie Union Cemetery, Barrie,  Simcoe Co, Ontario

Mrs Alex Gillespie (Sarah MacDonald) b 1858. died April 2, 1936. Simcoe Co

Alex M Gillespie 1895-1980; Mary Gillespie 1881-1978; Ann Gillespie 1883-1979. Creemore Union Cemetery, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Alex McMillan Gillespie b 1895. d 1980 Creemore Union Cemetery, Simcoe Co

Alexander Gillespie death Collingwood Feb 8, 1883   ID 015213

Alexander Gillespie, born Islay, Scotland 1843, immigrated to Canada with his parents, Donald & Mary, at age 7, and settled on the 11th Concession of Nottawasaga. He married Miss Euphemia McNeill of Fullarton Twp. One son Harman, one daughter Mary. Died Wed, July 5, 1916 . Buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood. (date changed)  ID 030366

Alexander Gillespie 1842-1916 (born SCOTLAND),

The death of of Mr Alexander Gillespie, which occurred on Wednesday, July 5th, 1916 came as a great shock to his many friends in Nottawa and surrounding country. Though it was known that he was ill for a short time before, it was not thought by his family that the end was so near; yet in spite of medical aide or loving hands, he passed away. The deceased was born in Islay, Scotland. In 1841 he came to Canada with his parents the late Donald and Mary Gillespie, when he was seven years old.  With them he settled on Lot 30, on the 11th Concession of Nottawasaga, part of which he owned at the time of his death. Some years later, he purchased land on the Manitoulin Island where he resided for four years; after which he returned to Nottawasaga and purchased the home near Nottawa, where he remained until his death. Mr Gillespie married Miss Euphemia McNei, daughter of the late Malcolm McNeil of Fullarton Twp. The couple had one son, Harman and one daughter Miss Mary, who survive him.  In politics the deceased was a Liberal and in religion a Baptist. The funeral which took lace on Friday from the family residence, to the Presbyterian Cemetery in Collingwood was well attended.”

Euphemia McNeill 18451924. Mary E Gillespie died Jan 14, 1929, aged 50 years. Hamond 1878-1917, died Sept 18, 1917 aged 39 years, single. First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Collingwood.  2nd record for Alexander d July 5, 1916.

Alexander Gillespie 18441898. His wife Sarah MacDonald 1858-1936. Children Angus 1878-1967.  Margaret S 1885-1965. Creemore Union Cemetery, Simcoe Co, Ontario.  (2nd record adds d March 9, 1898. Postmaster  ID 019147)

Alexander D Gillespie, birth 1888. Death 1953. Burial Presbyterian Cemetery, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe Co

Angus Gillespie Sr 1787-1860. His wife Ann McMillan 1799-1883. Dougald 1836-1854. Archibald 1819-1861. Mary 1831-1911. John Johnson 1837-1899. His wife Flora Gillespie 1842-1922. Dougald, son of Duncan  & Elizabeth Gillespie 1867-1869. Creemore Union Cemetery, Nottawasaga Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario. Grave Photo 2020

(2nd record gives) Angus Gillespie, died Nottawasaga Aug 6, 1860,  age 75 years born Isle of Islay. In Canada 29 years) 2020 T Angus Gillespie married Carrie Armstrong. Died Nov 29, 1934.

Ann Gillespie died Nottawasaga Twp Aug 30, 1883.  ID 015495

Ann Gillespie, daughter of Archie & Mary, died Oct 7, 1981, Simcoe Co

Annie Gillespie, wife of John E Marlatt died Sept 8, 1917, aged 70. John E Marlatt died Sept 28, 1851-Dec 16, 1939. Mary E Marlatt died Sept 19, 1899 aged 16 years.

Annie Gillespie at Creemore Aug 30, 1883, relict of the late Angus Gillespie, in her 85th year of her age, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Annie Gillespie Nov 29, 1883-April 5, 1967. Her husband Edward D Stanton, July 11, 1893-June 9, 1941. St Andrews, St James, City of Orillia, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Annie Gillespie 1883-1979. Mary Gillespie 1881-1978 Staynor Cemetery, Simcoe Co.


Annie J Gillespie July 27, 1893-Jan 11, 1971, beloved wife of William Handy, July 25, 1893-  Dalston United Church of Canada Cemetery. Simcoe Co

Archibald Gillespie d Feb 8, 1857 aged 67 years. His wife Janet McDermid died age 60 years Aug 2, 1853.   Duncan Gillespie, son of Archibald and Janet, died May 24, 1875 age 41 years, Daughter Margaret died June 7, 1888 aged 58 years. Malcolm Gillespie died March 11, 1908 aged 83  years. His wife Sarah Currie died Feb 12, 1909 aged 76 years. Their son Archibald Gillespie died March 15, 1882 in his 25th year. Knox Presbyterian Church Cemetery, North Simcoe. See next record.

Archibald Gillespie of Nottawasaga, a yeoman, died June 9, 1862.

Archibald Gillespie death Stayner Aug 5, 1878  ID 013105

Archibald Gillespie b 1857. d March 15 1882. Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe Co

Archibald Gillespie died March 26, 1910 Collingwood, aged 66 years. Malcolm Gillespie 1858-1926, (Mrs) Margaret Gillespie born 1850 died Dec 5, 1932. Sarah Gillespie 1848-1941, First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Collingwood, Simcoe Co, Ontario. Photo August 2020. (date changed)  ID 027345

Archie Victor Gillespie, birth 1889. Death 1972. Burial Knox Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Ardell Gillespie At age 83, he resided in the township of Oro-Medonte Ontario and  passed away at his home Saturday January 22, 2022. Ardell and his loving wife Bonnie (predeceased 1/20/21), are survived by their daughter Melanie, and her fiancé Owen Sponagle, and granddaughters Shanelle, Kirsten, (Mikayla) and (Bailey). Ardell was born to Kenneth Lloyd Gillespie and Marie Hannah Gillespie (Dyrland) at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital 1938. Ardell’s siblings Ivadell Ila Scott, Leslie Malcolm Gillespie (Gillespie Tree Farm) and Stuart Lloyd Gillespie are predeceased. Ardell and Bonnie shared a special love and grace that lighted up a room when they entered. Throughout their years together, their kindness and generosity were seen throughout the neighborhood and community. Dearly love and miss you both. The cremation has already taken place and internment done.  Arrangements entrusted to Carson Funeral Homes – L. Doolittle Chapel, 54 Coldwater St. E Orillia

Arthur Wilbert Gillispie died Shelburne, Ontario Jan 12, 1919

Audrey Mae Gillespie BOOTH, birth Sept 13, 1925. Death May 23, 2012. Burial Saint James Cemetery, Innisfil, Simcoe Co Ontario

Barbara Gillespie death Stayner April 29, 1879  ID 013421

Gillespie, Barbara Alice (Summerfeldt) -May 24, 1934 – September 26, 2012.  Passed away at home Wednesday, September 26, 2012, in her 79th year. Barbara (nee Thurston), beloved wife of Vernon and the late Donald Victor Summerfeldt. Loving mother of Kathi Jones of Ottawa, Jennifer Summerfeldt of Barrie, Laura Rickard of Missouri and Step-mother of Kim O’Toole, Joanne Hunter, Glenn Gillespie and Bernie Gillespie. Cherished grandmother of Nicholas, Todd, Ashley, Zachiary, Viktoria, Kristyn, Cael, Grace and Clara. Visitation was at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home 201 Minet’s Point Rd. On Saturday September 29, 2012 from 1 pm until time of the funeral service in the chapel at 3 o’clock, followed by cremation.

Benjamin Gillespie, residence Everett, a labourer, died Sept 10, 1929, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Ben Gillespie death Alliston Sept 10 1929  ID 032072

Betty Gillespie born 1932. Died 1933. Burial Alliston Union Cemetery, Alliston, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Bonnie Gwendolyn Gillespie  age 78, formally of Coldwater Ontario passed away at her home Wednesday January 20, 2021. Bonnie is survived by her loving husband, Ardell, and daughter Melanie, and her family (Owen) and, granddaughters Shanelle, Kirsten, (Mikayla) and (Bailey). Bonnie was born to Kenneth Crook and Doris Augusta Parnham at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital 1942. Bonnie’s sibling, “older and only” sister Catherine MacDonald is predeceased. Ardell and Bonnie started their farm Bondell Highland Acres in 1963. Cattle were always a constant on the farm. For a short period of time, they farmed pigs and sheep. Approximately ten years later Bonnie came home with her first Nubian goat, transported in the back seat of a yellow Volkswagen Beetle. This was the beginning of a new adventure. With hard work and many learning curves their goat herd grew to eighty does. Bonnie and Ardell shared their passion and knowledge for goat farming with many new comers to the industry. Bonnie was the President of the Ontario Dairy Goat Association, and she was a judge at the local goat shows.

Bonnie loved tending to her perennial flower and vegetable gardens. Canning, preserving and preparing home cooked meals. Many family and friends will remember the smell of freshly baked bread upon entering the kitchen. It was a treat to be offered a buttered slice with a cup of tea or coffee, and, if lucky, be sent home with a loaf. Bonnie was very close to her daughter Melanie, and loved being “Nana”. She was a very large part of Shanelle and Kirsten’s developing years, and will be missed dearly. The cremation has already taken place and internment with close family and friends.  Arrangements entrusted to the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Homes, 54 Coldwater St. E., Orillia,

Catherine Gillespie death Collingwood May 16, 1896  ID 018046

Catherine A Gillespie died May 28, 1896, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Catherine McArthur (Mrs) died April 28, 1910, wife of Peter, in her 84th years. Born Isle of Islay, Scotland. Nee Gillespie.

Catherine Gillespie (Mrs) died May 28, 1942, wife of John Gillespie, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Catherine Gillespie, d/o John & Catherine Gillespie, died Feb 23, 1983. Simcoe Co, Ontario

Catherine Brown Gillespie b Jan 1852. d May 16, 1942. First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario

Charles M Gillespie,  husband of the late Lillian Grace Gillespie, and son of the late Maynard and Ethel Gillespie, passed away peacefully the evening of May 18, 2011. He leaves behind his two loving daughters, Lisa and Lori, and much loved granddaughter Kristina. Survived by his sister, Dorothy, his sisters-in-laws Sylvia and Betty. Funeral service held May 26th at Lynn-Stone Funeral Home in Elmvale, Ontario. (Published; The Toronto Star on Mayu 22, 2011).

Christina Gillespie born at Sunnidale, died  April 12, 1905 aged 69 years. Her husband, George Smith, born at Cheddar, Somersershire, England, died Jan 12, 1872.  All Saints Anglican Cemetery, Collingwood, Nottawasaga Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario. (2nd record: Died  April 13, 1905 Mrs Christina Smith of Port Arthur, born 1835 to Alexander Gillespie at Sunnidale Corners.) See next entry

Mrs Christina SMITH, nee Gillespie,  died at Port Arthur April 12,  1905 age 69 years, born 1835 to Alexander Gillespie at Sunnidale Corners. Her husband, George Smith, born at Cheddar, Somersetshire, ENGLAND, died Jan 27, 1872 age 39 years. Buried All Saints Anglican Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario

David Gillespie 1931-1976. Victoria Harbour Union Cemetery, Tay Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario

David William Gillespie in his 55th year, long term resident of Missauga, passed away on the streets of Toronto Oct 1,  2009. His deline was precipitated by lung disease, his last year marked by oxygen deficient dementia. Funeral service at St Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, Barrie at 11:00 am on Saturday, Oct 10th. Internment Barrie Union Cemetery. Arrangements by Adas Funeral Home (Published The Globe and Mail)

Donald Gillespie  b 1810  d May 23, 1883. First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood. See next record

Donald Gillespie died Nottawasaga Twp May 23, 1883.  2nd record: native of Islay, Argyllshire Scotland died aged 73 yrs. Informant Dr L McAlister of Duntroon. His wife Mary McNeil died Oct 2, 1892 aged 78 years. Margaret 1883-March 8, 1895. Donald John  1877- Dec 10, 1956. Mary 1875-Jan 17, 1959. Peter 1879-Aug 2, 1951. John, 1835-June 26, 1922 his wife Catherine Brown 1851-May 16, 1942. Buried First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario. (3rd record adds death of Donald May 23, 1883  at his own residence, 11th Con Nottawasaga, age 73). My Note: See Arizona death records for son H H’ Gillespie’s burial there – he born Michigan 1861, a new find!   ID 015478

Mrs Donald Gillespie died Oct 2, 1892, native of Islay, Scotland. born 1814. 13 children. Collingwood First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Simcoe Co, Ontario.

Donald Gillespie b Feb 17, 1877. d Dec 10, 1958  First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood

Donald Gillespie (Dan), s/o John & Catherine Gillespie, died Jan 10, 1957. Simcoe Co, Ontario

Donald Gillespie’s wife, Della Hardenbrook, died Dec 15, 1919 at Puffer, Alberta, aged 42 years. Published in The Collingwood Bulletin Vol 3,  1913-1920

Donald B Gillespie 1943-1967, J Herman Gillespie 1914-1995. Etta V Gillespie 1917-1995. Creemore Union Cemetery, Simcoe Co, Ontario. Photo August 2020


Dorothy Gillespie, born June 21, 1927. Died Dec 22, 2002. Burial Innisfil Cemetery, Innisfil, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Dougald Gillespie, birth 1836. Death 1854. Burial Creemore Union Cemetery, Creemore, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Dougald Gillespie, birth 1867. Death 1869. Burial Creemore Union Cemetery, Creemore, Simcoe Co

Dougald Gillespie, Mrs. (Della Hardenbrook) died Jan 9, 1919. (2nd record Jan 9, 1919 Died Dec 15 at Puffer, Alberta. Della Hardenbrooke, wife of Donald Gillespie, aged 42 years).

Dugald, son of Duncan & Elizabeth Gillespie, 1867-1868. Included on tombstone of Angus Gillespie, Creemore Cemetery.

Duncan Gillespie died at his father’s residence, Stayner, age 18, 5 months 17 days, Simcoe Co, Ontario  Dec 2, 1883  ID 015280

Duncan Gillespie died Staynor Feb 9, 1902, Simcoe Co, Ontario. See next record from his tombstone: (A merchant).  ID 024202

Duncan Gillespie, Staynor Cemetery

Duncan Gillespie 1833-1902His wife Elizabeth Johnston 1837-1910. Jean M Gillespie 1874-1928. John A Gillespie 1870-1939. Back of stone: Duncan 1865-1883. Barbara 1878-1879; Archie 1878-1879. Nottawasaga Twp, Staynor Union Cemetery. Simcoe County. Photo August 2020.

Elizabeth Gillespie died Stayner Dec 19, 1910.  ID 028015

Elizabeth Gillespie of Adjala Twp, married, died Jan 26, 1926. ID 029890

Elizabeth Gillespie. Her husband Albert M Cook 1898-1958. West Oro Baptist Cemetery, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Elizabeth Johnston Turner, b March 6, 1878. d March 23, 1968. Saint Andrews Presbyterian Cemetery, Hillsdale, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Elizabeth Martin Gillespie b Jan 4, 1856. d Jan 26, 1926. Alliston Union Cemetery, Alliston, Simcoe Co

Ellen Camilla Gillespie death Adjala Twp Jan 14, 1878  ID 013032

Elmer J Gillespie b Feb 27, 1887  d July 19, 1952  Alliston Union Cemetery, Alliston, Ontario

Esther Gillespie, death 1880. Burial Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Adjala Twp, Simcoe Co.

Euphemia Gillespie died Nottawasaga Twp Jan 4, 1924, a widow.  (2nd record gives Euphemia McNeill Gillespie b 1845. First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood, Simcoe Co, Ontario) ID 028636

Francis Gillespie died Jan 20, 1903, aged 86  yrs. His wife Rachel died April 27, 1900 aged 80 years. Mary A Gillespie died June 1, 1895, aged 36 years. Rosemount Pioneer Cemetery, Tosorontio Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario. (only Gillespie tombstone in cemetery, and unreadable now).

Died Feb 12, 1903 – Mr Francis Gillespie of Rosemount, father to Mrs Henry Patterson, 81 years,2 weeks, 2 days. Mrs Margaret Patterson of Sault Ste Marie, daughter of Francis & Margaret Gillespie, age 72 died May 6, 1922. In 1884 she married Henry Patterson. Henry Patterson died on Friday last, published January 4, 1906, husband of Margaret Gillespie. (Collingwood Saturday News 1911-1930.)

Died Sept 24, 1903Mrs W. J Honeyford, aged 63 yrs, 2 months. Buried Stayner. Sister of Mrs Gillespie.

Frederick D Gillespie death Collingwood Jan 4, 1891  ID 016072

Frederick Robert Gillespie  1942 ~ 2022 (age 80)  It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of Fred Gillespie. He passed away at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Monday, August 29th, 2022, at the age of 80. Loving father of Carl (Rose), Cindy Pettie (John), Brad (Thach), and Linda Rumble (Rob). Cherished grandfather of Jonathan (Krystle), Samantha (Matthew), Christopher (Jenn), Ashley (Randy), Adam (Ushna), Mark (Tiffany), Jack, Aaron, Clinton, Tyler (Alessandra) and Travis. Great grandfather to Krisily Starr, Keanan, Tatum, Logan, Moyra and Brianna. Dear brother of Wilma Hoeppner (late Jake), Alan (Vera), Raymond (Marge), Donald (Deb) and William. Predeceased by his parents William G. and Marion, and siblings Joyce Alder (James), Vernon (Gail), Phyllis Longhurst (John), John (Debbie), Paul, and Brian. Fred will be loved and missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends here and south of the border.

Fred lived a beautiful full life. A pillar of strength. He was a tall and proud man with a kind heart and gentle touch. He had a powerful voice that could always be heard, with a subtle whistle through his teeth that made you smile. He was a very hard working man. He enjoyed his time working at CN, as well notably as an Auxiliary Officer in Innisfil. He spent a lot of his time in Florida as he thoroughly enjoyed the warm sunshine and to be surrounded by family and friends down south. Now it is his time to rest. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Family and friends honoured Fred at the Legacy Funeral Home, 55 Cedar Pointe Drive, Barrie, ON. Visitation was held on Tuesday August 30th from 7-9pm., and Wednesday August 31st from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service  held in the Chapel on Thursday, September 1st, 2022, at 11am. Interment at the Thornton Union Cemetery.

Freddie Gillespie, died Jan 4, 1892 aged 5 years, 8 months.

Gene Mildred Gillespie Passed away suddenly on Sunday November 23, 2014 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 86th year. Gene of Wasaga Beach, beloved wife of the late Ralph (2008). Loving mother of David and his wife Carolyn, Mike and his wife Gail and Jill and her husband Duncan Pletch. Dear grandmother of Lisa, Martin, Andrew, Matthew, Elizabeth and Kaitlin. There will be no public service at Gene’s request. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home – Wasaga Beach Chapel

George Gillespie died Dec 4 1919 aged 72 years. Priscilla Fountain, his wife Feb 5, 1856-March 2, 1943. City of Orillia, St James & St Andrews, Ontario

George Gillespie died Orillia Twp Dec 4, 1919  ID 029400

George Gillespie 1886-1968, s/o George & Priscilla Gillespie, City of Orillia, St Andrews, St James, Simcoe Co.

Mrs Gene Mildred Gillespie of Wasaga Beach passed away suddenly on Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 86th year. Beloved wife of the late Ralph (2008). Loving mother of David and his wife, Carolyn; Mike and his wife Gail; and Jill and her husband Duncan Pletch. Private funeral. Arrangements Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, Wasaga Beach Chapel.

Gillespie, plot 9, United Church Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario

Gillespie (male) died  Penetanguishene  July 9, 1891  ID 014674

Gillespie, death May 17, 1896. Burial First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario

Gillespie (female) death Orillia Aug 16, 1922   ID 029453

Gillespie, mother. Rose V Martin 1929-2000. Son R Murray 1954-1973, Daughter baby girl Dec 13, 1962. Barrie Union Cemetery, Plot 5, Section K

Gordon Gillespie passed away at his residence in Victoria Harbour on Sunday, Dec 22, 2002 in his 84th year Beloved husband of the late Eileen M Reid. Dear father of Sharon and her husband Allan Wilson of Tay Twp; Ron Gillespie of Toronto; Sandra and her husband Ted Nichols of Victoria Harbour. Grandfather of Wendy & her husband Jeff Bumstead; Karen Wilson and her partner David Greene; Ashley; Brittni; Brieanne Nichols. Great Grandfather of Madison & Brayden Bumstead. Brother of the late John and Horace Gillespie and Grace Webb. Visitation at Nicholls Funeral Home then service at St Pauls’s Presbyterian Church, Victoria Harbour Sat, Dec 28th at 2:30 pm (Published Packet  Times, yourlifemoments)

Gordon Gillespie death Oct 20, 2016 Elmvale, Ontario

Grace G Gillespie 1917-1984, beloved wife of Fred D Webb. Victoria Harbour Union Cemetery, Township Tay, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Hannah Marie Byrland Gillespie born 1910, Died 2001. Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe Co

Harry Gillespie death Flos Twp Feb 21, 1934.  ID 029487

Harvey Gillespie (Mrs) nee Vera Irene, died Aug 18, 1992. Simcoe Co

Hazel Gillespie died Jan 1, 1996.

Henry G Gillespie,  b 1859.  d 1894. Jane E Hopkins 1858-1937 a son Henry Gillespie 1893-1934; John G Gillespie  1948-1960 Elmvale Union Presbyterian Cemetery, Elmvale, Ontario

Henry Gillespie b 1892 d 1934  Elmvale Union Presbyterian Cemetery,  Elmvale, Simcoe Co Ontario

Henry G  Gillespie 1859-1894. His wife Jane E Hopkins 1858-1937. a son Henry Gillespie 1892-1934, John G 1948-1960. Buried Elmdale Union Presbyterian Cemetery, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Horace Gillespie death Victoria Harbour Oct 16, 1914. ID 028836

Horace A Gillespie born 1906. Died 1914. Saint Andrew Presbyterian Cemetery, Hillsdale, Simcoe Co

Hugh Gillespie death Innisfil Twp March 7, 1888  ID 016640

Ila Mary Gillespie born Jan 24, 1909. Died Dec 7, 1929. Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe Co, Ontario ID 032404

Irene Gillespie passed away at her residence, Wasaga Beach on Friday, Dec 10, 2010 in her 74th year. Beloved wife of Charles M Gillespie. Dear mother of Lisa Gillespie of Toronto and Lori Gillespie of Whitby. Loving grandmother of Kristina. Sister of the late Herb Taylor and his wife Sylvia, and aunt of Bill Taylor, Kim Daries and the late Debbie Post. Cremation. Memorial service Lynn-Stone Funeral Home, Elmvale Tuesday, Dec 14th 2:00 pm. (Published The Toronto Star, Dec 11, 2010,

Ivadell Ila Eleanor Gillespie b March 18, 1932. Died May 21, 2015 Orillia. Husband Jack Everett Scott b Nov 5, 1928. Died May 16, 2011 Orillia.  Burials Esson Presbyterian Cemetery, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe Co. (used with permission).

James Gillespie b unknown d 1864  Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Adjala, Simcoe Co

James Gillespie born Dec 15, 1854. Died Feb 5, 1930. Elizabeth Martin, beloved wife of James Gillespie, born Jan 4, 1858. Died Jan 26, 1926. Laura J born Aug 19, 1884. Died Feb 11, 1931. South side of stone: Betty, daughter of W & R 1932-1933. East side of stone: Elmer J Gillespie Feb 27, 1887-July 19, 1952. William J Gillespie June 10, 1889-May 12, 1960. Beloved husband of Ruth Davidson Jan 9, 1907-Mar 7, 1989. Alliston Union Cemetery, Simcoe Co, Ontario   ID 032036

Jane Gillespie died Feb 11, 1898, aged 69 years, Berkley. Simcoe Co, Ontario

Jane Gillespie, wife of Henry McRae, died Jan 22, 1948, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Jane Orr Gillespie death Oro Twp Sept 9, 1935.  ID 030999

Jean Marion Gillespie of Stayner, died Dec 27, 1928 in Collingwood, Simcoe Co, Ontario, spinster.   ID 031748

Jessie R Gillespie 1864-1932  Her spouse David Bell 1863-1909, their son Thomas 1893-1960. Their son Joseph 1903-1972. Their daughter Helen 1900-1994. Barrie Union Cemetery.

John Gillespie’s wife, Mary Currie, died May 23, 1872 aged 98 years.  Native of Islay, Scotland. Simcoe Co, Ontario.

John Gillespie died Tosorontio Twp,  Simcoe Co, Ontario Jan 3, 1884.

John Gillespie, farmer, died Nottawasaga Twp June 26, 1922.

John Gillespie b Aug 23, 1836 d June 26, 1922  First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood, Simcoe Co

John Gillespie b 1890. d 1922. Creemore Union Cemetery, Simcoe Co  ID for June 26, 1922 Nottawasaga Twp   029378

John Gillespie death Tiny Dec3, 1925  ID 02546

John Gillespie death Orillia April 10, 1936.  ID 031346

John Gillespie 1873-1945 & wife Elizabeth Turner 1877-1968. A son Horace A Gillespie, 1906-1914. Burial Hillsdale Presbyterian Cemetery, Medonte Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario

John Gillespie 1887-Aug 27, 1974. Ann Gillespie 1905-Oct 7, 1987 (cremated); Catherine Gillespie 1888-Feb 18, 1983. Hazel Gillespie, 1901-Jan 1, 1996. 1st Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario

John Gillespie 1887- Sept 4, 1974, s/o John & Catherine Gillespie. First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Collingwood, Simcoe Co, Ontario

John Gillespie death Nov 9, 2016 Barrie, Ontario

John A Gillespie 1873-1945. His wife Elizabeth Turner 1877-1969. A son Horace A Gillespie 1906-1914. Hillsdale Presbyterian Cemetery, Simcoe Co, Ontario

John Alexander Gillespie b Nov 1872. d Nov 29, 1945. Saint Andrews Presbyterian Cemetery, Hillsdale, Simcoe Co, Ontario

(Uncle Buck)

Passed away peacefully on November 9, 2016 with his wife by his side, at the Southlake Regional Health Centre, Newmarket at the age of 64 years. John was married to the love of his life and soulmate Debra. Loving father of Christine, Micheal, and Will. Poppa of Ashlyn and Matthew. Predeceased by his parents William and Marion and is survived by his mother-in-law Muriel Peters and sister-in-law Janice (Marsh). Dear brother of Vern, Wilma (Jake), Fred, Alan (Vera), Ray (Marge), Don (Debbie), Bill, and predeceased by Joyce, Phyllis, Paul, and Brian. John will be missed by many, including his best friends Ken and Teresa, also by his fur babies Gunner, Bebe, Molly, Callie, and Maverick. Friends  received at the STECKLEY-GOODERHAM FUNERAL HOME, 201 Minet’s Point Road, Barrie on Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life was held at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 374 Salem Rd., Barrie, on Monday, November 14 at 11:00 a.m. with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Casual Dress Preferred. Interment 6th Line Cemetery, Innisfil.

John G Gillespie, born 1948. Died 1960. Buried Elmvale Union Presbyterian Cemetery, Simcoe Co, Son of John & Elva.

John H Gillespie b 1887 d 1970  Barrie Union Cemetery, Barrie, Ontario. Beloved husband of Agnes J Cook 1896-1991

John James Gillispie death Dec 18, 1880. ID 015056

John M Gillespie Jan 1, 1897-Dec 13, 1936. His wife Marjorie W Bell Aug 23, 1898-Feb 5, 1980. St Paul’s Anglican Cemetery, Coulson’s Mills,   Simcoe Co, Ontario (2nd record gives his name as John Milton Gillespie and cemetery as Coulson’s Mill’s Cemetery or  ?St Paul’s Anglican, Highway 11 north of Bradford).

John McDonald Gillespie died Creemore March 27, 1922. ID 029113

John Stanley Gillespie went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Jan 24, 2005 at the Coleman Care Centre, Barrie. “Stan” Gillespie formerly of P.E.I. and  Toronto in his 92nd year. Beloved husband of Phyllis (nee Pardon) of Barrie. Dear father of Carol Bettini and her husband Paul; Lois LeBrun and her husband Dr Michel; Diane Nelson and her husband Dan; Debbie Nushis and her husband George; and Jennie Logan and her husband Steve. Loving grandfather of Elisabeth Gary, Anne, Shane, Lance, Daniel, Michael Erica, Jennifer Patrick, Ben, Elisa, Heather and Matthew. Great grandchildren Loren, Shannon, Blair, Alexandra, Ruby June. Predeceased by his brothers William Howard, Ray and Ralph, and sisters Vera and Margaret.  Visitation at Jennett Chapel of McClelland & Slessor Funeral Home, Barrie. Service at Northside Bible Chapel, Barrie, on Thursday, Jan 27th at 1;00 pm. Internment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. (Published The Barrie Examiner; yourlifemoments).

John Verle Gilllespie took his last breath at Hospice Simcoe, Barrie on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of Marilyn and devoted father of Susan (Geoff), Paul (Susan) and Jill (Don(. Cherished grandfather of Marlo (Poppi), Dylan and Mitchell (Gump) and Fletcher (Gampy). Flt Sgt John flew 30 missions in the RAF as tail gunner on the Lancaster plane in World War II. He was a long time member of Westminister Presbyterian Church and a member of the Kinsmen Club of Barrie. Cremation. Arrangement by Marshall W Driver Burial Service. (Published The Barrie Examiner, yourlifemoments)

Joyce L Gillespie 1937-1980, beloved wife of James W Alder. West Gwillimbury Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

GILLESPIE, Kathleen Simpson (nee Heron) of Collingwood, Ontario, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the Collingwood General & Marine Hospital. She was 76 years of age. Kaye, as she was known, was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Robert Gillespie and the much-loved mother of Jennifer Cook (Glenn) and Ian Gillespie (Martha). Kaye was a wonderful Nana to Kyle, Cameron, Kate and Darcy Gillespie, and James and Lindsay Cook. Born on May 7th, 1936 in Dundee, Scotland, Kaye attended the Dundee High School and taught elementary school prior to the family’s emigration to Canada in 1968. Toronto was home until 1984, when Kaye and Bob moved to Buffalo, New York. Shortly after Bob’s passing in April, 2001, Kaye settled in Collingwood. Survived by her loving sister Ann Watson of Sechelt, British Columbia; predeceased by parents Thomas G. and Janet Heron of Broughty Ferry, Scotland. Kaye was an avid golfer, tennis player and friend to many around the world. A Celebration of Life service was held at Fawcett Funeral Home, 82 Pine Street, Collingwood, Ontario at 12:30 pm on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012. Reception  follow ed at Blue Mountain Golf Club, 706 10th Line, Collingwood. Private cremation.

Kenneth Lloyd Gillespie 1907-1971, beloved husband of Hannah Marie Dyrsland. Jason Blair June 8, 1966, infant son of Les Gillespie & Doreen, Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Dr Kenneth Gillespie’s wife, Olive Maydee Jardine (Livingstone) died Sept 6, 1999. Buried West Church Cemetery, Barrie. Children: Isabell Dallas Nixon. Grandchildren Zoe, Matthew, Alexander. Obituary Toronto Star March 18, 1999.

Laura A Gillespie died Barrie June 24, 1904. ID 028438

Laura Edythe Gillespie, wife of Ross Graham, died Dec 10, 1997.

Laura Jane Gillespie b Aug 19, 1884. Death Alliston Feb 11, 1931  ID 030108 Alliston Union Cemetery.

Laurence Gillespie (Laurie) avid antique collector and woodworker. Former Land Surveyor with the Ministry of Transportation & Communication. After a courageous battle with cancer, Laurie passed away Thursday, July 13, 2006 at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital. Beloved husband of Judy (nee Merkley). Loving father of Shaun (Paulina) and Catherine (Brian) Lopes, all of Durahm. Cherished grandchildren Roland, Carme-Mae and Alexandra. Dear brother of Lois McGrattan and family, dear son-in-law to Norma and Marg Sebire, brother-in -law of Barry, Jim, Greg, Peggy and their families. Resting at Mundell Funeral Home, Orillia. Funeral at the chapel on Monday July 17 at 3 pm. Cremation. (Publication Packet Times; yourlifemoments).

Leslie Malcolm Gillespie (Les) died suddenly in St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto on Tuesday, Jan 3, 2006 in his 72nd year. Born June 21, 1934. Les lived on Line 12N, Oro-Medonte, with beloved companion  Lenore Bowman. Cherished Daddy and Grampa of Tiffany & Aliya Gillespie of Barrie. Les was the son of Kenneth & Marie Gillespie (both predeceased) of Oro and dear brother of Ivadell & Jack Scott of Rugby; Ardell & Bonnie Gillespie of Line 12N, Oro-Medonte; Stuart (predeceased), and loving dad and grampa to Doug, Sally, Karen, Cameron, Bronwyn, Liam & Graeme MacDonald. Les sang professionally especially in the 1960’s. He was a stock broker in Toronto for many years, then retired to his Christmas Tree farm. A celebration of his life was held in the Doolittle Chapel of Carson Funeral Home, Orillia, on Monday, Jan 9, 2006 at 1:00 pm. Cremation. Internment at Knox Cemetery, Oro.

Lulu Gillespie Jan 28, 1892-Jan 20, 1971. Her husband Sydney W Knight Aug 21, 1897-May 20, 1966. Alliston Union Cemetery, Simcoe Co, Ontario

M Gillespie, daughter of John & Catherine Gillespie, died Feb 19, 1959, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Malcolm Gillespie residence Oro, farmer, died March 11, 1908. His wife, Sarah Currie died Feb 12, 1909. Their son Archibald died March 15, 1882 in his 25th year.  (2nd  record for Malcolm gives his birth as Sept 18, 1823) Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe Co

Malcolm Gillespie, residence Collingwood, died Jan 7, 1926. (2nd record born 1858. d Jan 1, 1926.) First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario

Malcolm Gillespie farmer of Oro Twp, d March 11, 1900.

Malcolm Gillespie death Oro Twp March 11, 1908  ID 027043

Malcolm Gillespie Oct 20, 1874-Oct 3, 1966. Husband of Mary Ada Squires May 19, 1869-Sept 29, 1957, and their daughter Ila Mary Gillespie, Jan 24, 1909-Dec 7, 1929. Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Malcolm Hammond Gillespie died Nottawasaga Twp Sept 18, 1917 age 39 years, cause anaemia any months. s/o Alexander Gillespie and Euphimia McNeil. Information H Trott of Collingwood, Creemore.   (2ndm record Malcolm Hamond Gillespie b 1878 d Sept 18, 1917). First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario  ID 037895; 028431

Malcolm Gillespie of Collingwood, a gentleman, d Jan 7, 1926  ID 030104

Margaret , d/o Jarvis Rusto and Unite Galespy of Syndenham Mills, died aged 3 weeks 1845

Margaret Gillespie death June 7, 1888 age 58 years. Island of Islay, Scotland . Cause liver complaint six months. . Burial Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Oro-Medonte Twp, Ontario  ID 021951

Margaret Gillespie died Nottawasaga Twp March 7, 1895, 12 years Cause diabetis 2 weeks. Information Henry Trott, Nottawasaga Twp.  ID 016190

Margaret Gillespie residence Coldwater, spinster, died June 7, 1888, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Margaret Gillespie b Feb 22, 1883  d March 7, 1895.  First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario  ID

Margaret Gillespie, d/o John & Catherine, died March 1895. Published March 21st, 1895.

Margaret Gillespie death Tecumseth Twp Jan 1, 1906   ID 027391

Henry Patterson, husband of Margaret Gillespie, died on Friday last, Jan 3, 1906 published in Collingwood Bulletin.

Margaret Gillespie death Tecumseth Twp June 6, 1909  ID 027266

Mrs Margaret Gillespie b 1850. d Dec 5, 1932 Collingwood. First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario  ID 031150

Margaret Gillespie passed away peacefully at Royal Victoria Hospital, Barrie, on Monday, May 17, 2010 in her 85th year. Beloved wife of the late GorMdon Gillespie. Loved mother of George, Barb Guitard, Bob (Mary), John (Debbie), Mary (Julius), Kairys and Doug (Rachel) ad the late David Gillespie. Survived by her brothers William (Donna) Mailer; and Andrew (Helen) Mailer. Predeceased by her sister Christine (Vince) Lupa and brother James Mailer. Arrangements Adams Funeral Home, Barrie with funeral service at St Margaret’s Anglican Church, Barrie on Tues, May 25, 2010 1:00 pm.  Internment Barrie Union Cemetery. (Publication The Barrie Examiner, yourlifemoments)

Margaret Jean Gillespie died Shelburne Dec 18, 1911.

Margaret Rebecca Gillespie died Jan 30, 1993.

Margaret S Gillespie, birth 1885. Death 1965. Burial Creemore Union Cemetery, Creemore, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Marjorie Winnifred Bell Gillespie b Aug 23, 1898  d Feb 5, 1980. Coulson’s Hill Cemetery, Coulson’s Hill, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Mary Gillespie died Nottawasaga Twp d May 23, 1872. Simcoe Co, Ontario  ID 028770

Mary Gillispie died Nottawasaga Twp Oct 2, 1892, 78 years, Scotland, cause necrencephalus, Informant John Gillespie, Nottawasaga Twp. .  ID 016610

Mary Gillespie b unknown d April 3, 1894 Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Adjala, Simcoe Co

Mary Gillespie died in Penetanquishene May 2, 1908   ID 027098

Mary Gillespie, wife of Alexander Mitchell, died Aug 5, 1911. Collingwood Bulletin. (2nd record: Died Aug 10, 1911 Mrs Alexander Mitchell of Clarksburg on the 29th ult nee Mary Gillespie. Born Sterling, Scotland. 84 years.)

Mary Gillespie’s husband, Mr John Coucher Steele, born Normandy, FRANCE Sept 27, 1817, died 1909 (published Sept 23, 1909 The Collingwood Bulletin, Vol 2, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Mary Gillespie death Creemore Oct 23, 1911   ID 027864

Mary Gillespie 11835-1922. Her spouse John Jardine 1829-1917. David, son of John and Mary, died Feb 23, 1881 aged 12 years 3 months. John Jardine died March 30, 1894. Born Jan 8,1829 Islay, Scotland, eldest son of Andrew.  Married 1857. First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood.

Mary Gillespie March 11, 1865-May 25, 1936. Her spouse Charles E Hastings June 22, 1870-Oct 6, 1949. May 1936. Kenny, Annie R Aug 1, 1907-July 17, 1965, beloved wife of Hastings, Melville R. Guthrie Presbyterian Cemetery, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Mary Ada Squires Gillespie b May 19, 1869. d Sept 29, 1957. Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe Co

Mary Ann Gillespie, b 1875. d Jan 17, 1959. First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood.

Gillespie, Mary Kathryn March 15, 1923 – November 30, 2013    Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, Barrie on Saturday, November 30th 2013, in her 91st year. Mary was the beloved wife of the late James William Gillespie and loving mother of Jane Foster (Allan), Anne Allgood (Richard), Marilyn Lynch (Joseph) and the late Ross Gillespie (surviving spouse Lynn). She cherished and enjoyed her 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Aunt Mary will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews. Mary was a long time member of the Maycourt Club in Barrie and St. James’ United Church, Stroud. Family  received friends at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet’s Point Rd., Barrie, on Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm. Memorial Service was held in the chapel on Wednesday, December 4th 2013, at 11am.

Mary Currie Gillespie b unknown d May 25, 1872 West Nottawasaga, Simcoe Co

Mary E Gillespie b 1878. d Jan 14, 1929 age 50 years.   Alexander Gillespie 1842-July 5, 1916 born in Scotland. His wife Euphemia McNeill 1845-Jan 4, 1924. Malcolm Hamond Gillespie 1878-Sept 18, 1917 aged 39 years, single. Burials First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood  ID 031336

Mary Elizabeth Gillespie b Sept 23, 1883-d Dec 31, 1975. Her husband Charles A Campbell 1880-1963. Their son Wilbur George 1909-1972. First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Collingwood.

Mary Euphemia Gillespie, spinster, Nottawasaga d Jan 14, 1929.  Simcoe Co.

Mary Helen Enright Gillespie b 1895 d 1965  Creemore Union Cemetery, Creemore, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Mary Kathryn Gillespie passed peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Heath Centre in Barrie on Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late James William Gillespie. Loving mother of Jane Foster (Allan), Anne Allgood (Richard), Marilyn Lynch (Joseph) and the late Ross Gillespie (Lynn). 10 grandchildren and 8 great- grandchildren. Memorial serice at Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home on Wed, Dec 4th at 11am. (Published The Barrie Examiner; yourlifemoments).

Mary L Gillespie HARMSTON, birth Sept 8, 1923. Death Feb 11, 2008. Burial Saint Paul’s Cemetery, Innisfil, Simcoe Co

Mrs Mary McNeil Gillespie b 1816. d Oct 2, 1892. First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario

Gillespie, Marion Rachel  March 19, 1914- March 15, 2011   Peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, Marion is gone to be with her Saviour and her husband Bill. Loving mother of Vernon (Barb), Wilma (Jake), Fred, Phyllis, Alan (Vera), Ray (Marg), John (Debra), Don (Debbie), and Bill. Loving Nan of many grand, great, and great great grandchildren. Survived by her sister Jean Vargo and her brother Everett Clow. Predeceased by her children Joyce, Brian, and Paul. Friends called at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 201 Minet’s Point Road, Barrie on Thursday, March 17 from 12-3 and 6-9 p.m. Funeral service was at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 374 Salem Road @ Essa Road, Barrie on Friday, March 18 at 11:00 a.m. Private family interment on Saturday.

M Florence Gillespie death Penetanguishene Dec 11, 1892  ID 016268

May Euphemia Gillespie, residence Nottawasaga, spinster, died Jan 14, 1929, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Michael Gillespie b unknown d Aug 16, 1876 Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Adjala, Simcoe Co

Michael Ralph Gillespie, “Mike” passed away suddenly at his residence in Wasaga Beach on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in his 69th year. Beloved husband of Gail (nee Hooey) for over 41 years. Loving father of Andrew and Matthew (Belinda) Gillespie. Cherished grandfather of Ava. Caring brother of David (Carolyn) and Jill (Duncan). Mike is predeceased by his parents, the late Ralph and Gene Gillespie. Cremation. Posted Collingwood Today July 21, 2020

Nellie Gillespie 1897-1983. Her husband Arthur William Gammon 1892-1981. City of Orillia, St Andrews, St James.

Neta Gilespie died Feb 24, 1998. Burial First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario

Owen Gillespie b unknown d unknown, Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Adjala, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Owen Gillespie died Tosorontio Nov 10, 1876, aged 63 yrs. Mary, his wife died April 3, 1894 ae 86 yrs, Natives of Co Leitrim, IRELAND. Erected by their son. Frank Michael Gillespie, died Aug 6, 1876, age 24 yrs; James Gillespie died 1884, ae 36 yrs. Buried at Orillia, sons of O & M Gillespie. Owen Gillespie died young in Ireland. Patricia Gillespie died in infancy 1844, buried at Mono, sons of O & M Gillespie. Church of The Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Adjala Twp, Simcoe Co, Ontario. Mary McFarlane died 1870 aged 30 years. Next grave: John Gillespie died Jan 5, 1884 age 40 years; Ellen Cullen died 1886 buried at Brentwood, daughters of O & M Gillespie

Patrick Gillespie died Tosorontio Twp Dec 11, 1885. Simcoe Co, Ontario   Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Adjala, Simcoe Co

Peter Gillespie 1860-1942. His wife Jessie Orr Smith 1858-1935. Peter Lorne Gillespie 1893-1910. William John Gillespie 1892-1921. Alexander D Gillespie 1888-1953. Archie Victor Gillespie 1889-1972. Knox Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Collingwood, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Peter Gillespie, son of John & Catherine, died Aug 16, 1951, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Peter Gillespie b Feb 8, 1879. d 1951. First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario

Rachael Gillespie death Adjala Twp Feb 27, 1900   ID 024325

Rachel Gillespie 1843-1929. Peter McEachern 1839-1927 spouse. Daughter Robina Margaret 1878-1933.  Their son James Archibald McEachern 1885-1920. Staynor Union Cemetery, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Ralph Gordon Gillespie (Squirt) died Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at the General & Marine Hospital in Collingwood at the age of 84. Ralph of Wasaga Beach, formerly of Orangeville, beloved husband of Gene. Loving father of David and his wife Carolyn, Mike and his wife Gail; and Jill and her husband Duncan Pletch. Dear grandfather of Lisa, Martin, Andrew, Matthew, Elizabeth and Kaitlin. Brother of the late Bill, the late Beatrice, the late Douglas, Grant and Walter. Memorial service at Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, Wasaga Beach on Friday, April 4th. (Published Enterprise-Bulletin and

Raymond C Gillespie, born Sept 21, 1928. Died Aug 28, 1985. Burial Coulson’s Hill, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Raymond J Gillespie, born May 28, 1930. Died April 24, 2010. Burial Coulson’s Hill, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Robert Gillespie of Woodford, drowned on the “Jane Miller” Dec 16, 1881.

Robert Gillespie RANKIN, death Aug 9, 2015 Midland, Ontario

Robert J Gillespie June 30, 1883-Oct 29, 1943. His wife Sarah Brown March 27, 1881-Aug 2, 1965.

Ruth Gillespie death Penetanguishene Feb 16, 1894  ID 016531

Ruth Gillespie death Alliston March 20, 1933  ID 029879

Ruth Davidson Gillespie, born Jan 9, 1907. Death March 7, 1978. Alliston Union Cemetery, Alliston, Simcoe Co

Ruth Marion Prophet Gillespie, born April 29, 1942. Died May 13, 2008. Buried Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe Co

Samuel Gillespie died Sunnidale Twp March 10, 1883. Simcoe Co, Ontario  ID 015562

Sarah Gillespie death Sunnidale March 18, 1879  ID 013255

Sarah Gillespie b 1858. d 1936. Creemore Union Cemetery, Creemore, Ontario – see Sarah MacDonald Gillespie.

Sarah Gillespie, daughter of Donald, died Dec 19, 1941, Simcoe Co, Ontario   (2nd record gives Sarah b 1849. d Dec 11, 1941.) First Presbyterian Cemetery, Collingwood, Simcoe Co

Sarah Gillespie March 24, 1889-Nov 21, 1957. Beloved husband Percival H Taylor July 19, 1874-May 16, 1951. St Andrews, St James, City of Orillia, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Sarah Currie Gillespie b 1833. d Feb 12, 1909. Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe Co  ID 026939

Sarah MacDonald Gillespie birth 1858. Death March 28, 1936. Burial Creemore Union Cemetery, Creemore, Ontario  ID 031239

Selina Gillespie 1885-1925, Herbert T French 1883-1954. Elmvale Union Presbyterian Cemetery, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Gillespie, Sharron Uldine (Lee)  September 7, 1943 – June 23, 2012   Peacefully with her family by her side on June 23, 2012. Sharron, loving mother of Carl (Rose) and their children Jonathan, Samantha and great grand daughter Krisily. Cynthia Pettie and her children Christopher, Ashley and great grand daughter Moyra. Bradley (Thach Dinh) and their children Adam, Aaron, step children Mark, Jack and Clinton. Linda (Robert Rumble) and their children Tyler and Travis. Predeceased by her parents Wilford and Uldine Lee. Will also be missed by Fredrick Gillespie and Uncle Mike McConnell. Sadly missed by her brothers Fred (Doreen) Lee and Timothy (Tanya) Lee and the late Murray Lee, Johnny Lee and Margaret McConnell.
Friends  received at the Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home 30 Worsley St. (705-721-9921) from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 7:00 – 9:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday. Funeral service  held in the chapel on Thursday June 28, 2012 at 11:00 am. Interment to follow at Thornton Union Cemetery.

Stuart Lloyd Gillespie, born 1940. Died 1980. Buried Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Oro-Medonte, Simcoe Co

Susan Dorothy Gillespie LACKIE, birth Nov 1872. Death Nov 29, 1945. Burial Barrie Union Cemetery, Maiden name Gillespie, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Vernon (Vern) Gillespie William death June 1, 2021 Barrie, Ontario

Walter Robert Gillespie, residence Penetanguishene, Physician, died Aug 1895, Simcoe Co, Ontario (either 3rd or 23rd). From Cannington.

Wayne Gillespie death April 15, 2021 Orr Lake, Ontario

Wayne Lloyd Gillespie, born 1939, husband of Donna Elyea, died Oct 23, 1992, West Ottawasaga Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Nottawasaga, Simcoe Co

William Gillespie, Jr. a farmer, died Mulmur Dec 27, 1869.

William Gillespie died Barrie Jan 20, 1894.  ID 016359

William Gillespie, died April 26, 1970. Burial Trinity United Church Cemetery, Collingwood, Ontario

William Gillespie (Mrs) died June 4, 1970. Simcoe Co

William Gillespie death June 7, 2015 Collingwood, Ontario

William H Gillespie, husband of Jessie Simpson, died July 26, 1945, Simcoe Co, Ontario

William J Gillespie, residence Mulmur, farmer, died Dec 27, 1869. Simcoe Co, Ontario

William J Gillespie b June 10, 1889. d May 12, 1960 Alliston Union Cemetery, Alliston, Simcoe Co

William Marcus Gillespie died April 30, 1970, Simcoe Co, Ontario

William T Gillespie 1911-1958. D Evelyn Warren 1913-1948 Boyds United Cemetery, Innisville, Simcoe Co, Ontario

William Thomas Gillespie death Orillia Sept 26, 1921  ID 029946

LAYCOCK, Deborah   February 7, 1955 – October 11, 2019
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Debbie Laycock (nee Gillespie) on Friday October 11, 2019, surrounded by her loved ones including her sister Joanne Wallace (Bill) and brother David Gillespie (Joanne). She was 64. Married to Murray Laycock for the past 39 years, they spent much of their time with their grandchildren and going for drives experiencing new areas. Born in Oro, Debbie spent much of her adult life in Oro, Angus and Orillia. She had a passion for following her beliefs. Youngest daughter of the late Dorothy (LaVerdiere) and Leonard Gillespie.
Debbie leaves behind the loves of her life, her sons Ty (Chantal) and Greg (Sandy) Pollock and her grandchildren, Genevieve, Breanna, Tristyn, Brodie and Lacey. Nieces and nephews including Eric Eacott (Christina), Crystal Wallace (Dan) and Kim Wallace (Gordon and Cooper Lavery), Nick, Jeff, Michelle and Lisa Gillespie and Chad and Shay Robinson will miss her dearly.  A Celebration of Life was on Sunday November 3 at the Oro Arena Banquet Hall (71 Line 4 North, Oro-Medonte) at 1:30pm.
MARTIN, Keith,  death July 24, 2018.  Age 63, of Oro Medonte Keith was born on February 18th, 1955 to the late Jack and Carmie (Gillespie) Martin. Keith was a generous and devoted father to Chad (Natasha), Matthew (Corina), Brittney (Shawn) and proud Papa to Ayden, Dylan, Austin, Ava, Cohen, Cadence and Delilah. He was predeceased in 2009 by his wife of 28 years, Sandra (Guthrie) Martin. The youngest of all his siblings, he was predeceased by Doris, Leonard and Tom and will be survived and sadly missed by Cliff, Doug and Glen.

Our father Keith was a fun-loving and spirited man, who adored his grandchildren and dogs and was never far from one of his children. He enjoyed hitting the open road on his bike with his tunes and never missed a chance to watch his grandkids at the rink. He will be remembered and missed for his great big smile, contagious laugh, wicked sense of humor and the feeling whenever he left from a visit that it would never be long until we would see him again.

Friends and family gathered at an informal gathering to remember and celebrate our father Keith at 16 Campbell Ave. Oro Medonte, from 2-4 on Saturday August 4th.

SNOW, Janet  died  August 20, 2017

Suddenly yet peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Beloved wife and best friend of Bill for 70 years. Dear mother of Tom Snow (Patsy), and Sally Marina Gillespie (Donald). Proud and loving grandma of John Snow (Chris), Major Robert Snow (Laura), McEwen Gillespie, William Gillespie (Susan) and great grandma of Madeleine, Vivian, and Byron. Predeceased by grandson Duncan Gillespie. Loving sister of Fraser Earle (Theresa), Bruce Earle (Barbara), and Doreen Mountford (Doug). Predeceased by brothers Gerald and Reuben Earle and sister Sally Moore. Sadly missed and always loved by many other dear family members and friends. Janet was a proud and dedicated member of St. Giles Altar Guild for many years. Guests received at Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Home, 30 Worsley St. in Barrie on Thursday August 24, 2017  the following day, Friday August 24, at St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer St. West in Barrie starting at 1 pm. Visitation from 12 pm. Burial will follow at Barrie Union Cemetery. Following the burial a reception will take place at St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church.


Grey County Cemetery Transcriptions to between 2008-2010 – for all names,  Gillespie records summarized by cemetery, then listed as individuals below. Check with cemetery office for burials since these dates. Mt Forest burials in Wellington County..

  • Artemesia Twp – Gillespies in Flesherton Cem; Markdale Cemetery
  • Bentinck Twp – none
  • Collingwood Twp – Heathcote Presbyterian
  • Derby Twp – see Owen Sound Greenwood Cemetery
  • Egremont Twp:  Holstein Cem;
  • Euphrasia Twp: none (except Heathcote)
  • Glenelg Twp:  no Gillespie
  • Holland Twp: Chatsworth United & Presbyterian Cem; Cooke Presbyterian Ce, Berkley Village; Mt Pleasant Cem near Berkley; St Mark’s Anglican Cem; St Matthias Anglican Cem;
  • Keppek Sarawak & Brooke Twp:  none
  • Normanby Twp: Maplewood Cem;
  • Osprey Twp:  none (a surprise as Gillespies lived there)
  • Owen Sound Town: Greenwood Cemetery
  • Proton Twp: None (a real surprise, as Gillespies lived here)
  • St Vincent Twp:  Lakeview Cem;
  • Sullivan Twp: Desboro Cem
  • Sydenham Twp: see Owen Sound

Agnes Longmire Hutchinson Gillesby death Sydenham March 3, 1896  ID 00929. Wife of Bernard Gillesby.

Albert Gillesby Nov 16, 1862-August 10, 1952 at Meaford. Wife E Jane Atkinson 1874-1946. Infant son Bernard E 1901. Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Southern Section, Owen Sound, Grey Co, Ontario  Plot G-S7-1-W Gr4

Alexander Gillespie death Proton Twp April 13, 1913  ID 015351

Alfred H Gillespie b 1865. d Aug 29, 1865  Chatsworth United Church Cemetery, Chatsworth, Grey Co

Andrew Gillespie b 1859. d 1950.  His wife Elizabeth 1863-1952; Their son, William, 1894-1907. Burial Saint Matthias Anglican Cemetery, Holland Twp

Angus Gillespie, s/o Duncan & Elizabeth (Johnson) Gillespie. Born Nottawasaga Twp on Jan 27, 1863. Married Carolyn Armstrong of Thornbury Oct 6, 1886. Died Nov 29, 1934. Grey Co, Ontario

Ann Gillespie death Sullivan Twp June 15, 1886  ID 005690

A Oscar Gillespie 1891-1977. His wife Charlotte E Pate 1891-1969. Burial Markdale Cemetery, Grey Co, Ontario

Ann Grace Rusk Gillesby March 27, 1897 – Dec 17, 1989. Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound

Archibald Gillespie death Proton Twp May 13, 1878  ID 004046

Archibald Gillespie death Proton Twp June 22, 1883   ID 005457

Archibald Gillespie died Sullivan Twp  May 12, 1908, Grey Co, Ontario  ID 012393

Arthur Gillespie 1925 -blank   Mary McMullen 1924 – blank. Buried Markdale Cemetery

Bernard Gillesby b May 1, 1818 Cumberland, ENGLAND.  Death Owen Sound May 5, 1905, age 88, natural decline of old age, farmer. Informant Albert Gillesby, Sydeham.   ID 011317 Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Ontario.    Family History by Kenneth McMillan

Catherine Gillespie, Samuel Coulter, Buried St George’s Anglican Cemetery, Owen Sound, Grey Co, Ontario

Catherine Gillespie death Proton Twp Nov 30, 1889  ID 006109

Catherine J Brown Gillespie b 1912. Died 2000. Maplewood Cemetery, Grey Co

Charles Grant Gillespie  peacefully on Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 at Summit Place Lodge, Owen Sound in his 95th year. Loving husband of Betty (nee Graydon). Loving father of Ann and her husband Tom Kane; the late Bill and his wife Jane; Tom and his wife Katie, and Peg and her husband Joe Melanson. Proud Grampa of Brandon (Kim), Leslie (Krishman), Lindsay (Jayson), Graydon, Mitchell (Kathryn), Megan (Dean). Great grandpa of Jaylin and Savannah. Survived by his brother Walter. Grant was a Captain in the Canadian Air Force, and flew in the Lancaster bomber in WW II.  After the war Grant owed and operated Crest Hardware in Owen Sound for 40 years. Arrangements by Tannahill Funeral Home, Owen Sound. Private internment.

David J Gillespie b 1901. d 1986 His wife Catherine J 191-blank. Daughter Margaret Machan 1942-1991  Maplewood Cemetery, Normanby Twp,  Grey Co, Ontario

Donald Gillespie death Sullivan Twp July 27, 1907   ID 012436

Duncan Gillespie death Proton Twp Feb 23, 1895  ID 006069

Duncan Gillespie’s wife Mary, 18231910. Their children: Ronald 1853-1875; Malcolm 1859-1875; Jane 1860-1889; Peter 1851-1892. Mary, wife of Donald Sinclair 1864-1907; Donald 1854-1907; Archibald 18491908; John Gillespie 18431942. Greenwood Cemetery, Southern Section, Owen Sound, Grey Co, Ontario. Donald A Sinclair died Sept 14, 1912. Born Chinguaousy Twp, 1844. Married a daughter of Donald Gillespie..

Earl Gillespie’s wife Helen Grace Taylor 1921-2001.  Tayor Graveplot with many members listed in link. Lakeview Cemetery, Section A, Row 5. St Vincent Twp, Grey Co.

Eila M Gillesby 1896-1943. Husband Samuel Brancati. Buried Western Extension, Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Grey Co, Ontario

Elizabeth Gillesby death Owen Sound May 1, 1918. ID 018085

Elizabeth Gillespie b 1863. d 1952. Saint Matthias’ Cemetery,  Berkeley, Grey Co

Elizabeth A Donovan Gillespie, b 1879  d 1953  Desboro Cemetery, Sullivan Twp, Grey Co (mother).

Elizabeth Turner Gillesby 1858  – May 1, 1918  Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound

Ellen Gillespie d May 5, 1880, age 65 years, Perthshire SCOTLAND. William Reid d April 20, 1884 age 71, Dumfries, Scotland. Burial Holstein (Reid) Cemetery, Egremont Twp, Grey Co, Ontario

George H Gillesby 1847-1929, s/o Bernard

Mrs Gene Mildred Gillespie of Wasaga Beach passed away on Sunday, Nov 23, 2014 at the General & Marine Hospital, Collingwood in her 86th year. Wife of the late Ralph (2008). Loving mother of David and his wife, Carolyn, Mike and his wife Gail; and Jim and her husband Duncan Pletch. Dear grandmother of Lisa, Martin, Andrew, Matthew, Elizabeth and Kaitlin. No public service. Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Home, Wasaga Beach Chapel.

Gillespie: Sept 1862 “Missing: On Wednesday evening last, a person named Gillespie, who worked for Mr George Webb Cooper, left this town in a small boat to go to Mr Welss on the Indian side of the bay, since which nothing has been seen of him. The boat was discovered some distance down the bay with her said set. It is probable that the unfortunate man must have fallen overboard and been drowned.”

Gillesby death Sydenham June 11, 1897  ID 010103

Gillespie (male) death Proton Twp Feb 6, 1921   ID 014747

Gillespie (male) death Markdale Dec 10, 1928  ID 016485

Gladys Gillespy & Troy A Broadley, Meaford, Grey Co, Ontario

Harold Gillespie 1901-1977. His wife Reta Foster 1918-2002 Buried Markdale Cemetery, Grey Co, Ontario

Harriet A Gillespie b 1840. d Oct 20, 1865 age 25 years. Wife of Thomas Gillespie. Alfred s/o Thomas & Harriet died Aug 29, 1865 8 months. Chatsworth United Church Cemetery, Grey Co   (no tombstone found)

Died: Jan 1948. Mrs Henry Farquhar McRae, d/o John Gillespie & Elizabeth McCallum. Born in Ireland and came in 1882 alone.

Howard Bruce Gillespie died St Vincent Twp July 15, 1926  ID 015948

Isabella Gillespie, wife of James Gillespie, d April 10, 1889 aged 33 years, 7 mon, 3 days. James Gillespie born June 8, 1846, died Sept 6, 1918. Cooke’s Presbyterian Cemetery, Holland Twp, Berkley, Grey Co, Ontario

Isabella Gillespie death Holland Twp April 10, 1889  ID 006031

Isabella Gillespie 1878 – 1936, wife of Charles Armstrong 1876 – 1948. Others listed in plot. Markdale Cemetery, Artemesia Twp.

Isabella J Gillespie 1878-1936, wife of Charles Armstrong 1876-1948. William Armstrong 1826-1913; His wife Margaret 18301903; Their daughter Sarah 1862-1883; Sophia 1865-1936; Mark 1853-1933; His wife Marion Rorke 1867-1933. Burial Markdale Cemetery, Artemesia Twp, Grey Co, Ontario

James Gillespie death Holland Twp  Sept 6, 1918.  ID 017857

James Gillespie 1843-Oct 10, 1928 Thornbury. His wife Emma McCan 1857- . Their daughter Maud 1903-1912. Burial Thornbury/Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Grey Co, Ontario   ID 016344

James Andrew Gillesby, April 27, 1896-No  11, 1943. Grace A Rusk 1897-blank. Daughter Joyce Elaine 1932-1982, Samuel Branscati 1927-1974. Wife Ella M Gillesby.  Buried Western Extension,  Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Grey Co, Ontario

James Lotham Mitchell, died July 12, 1945, 95 years old. Son of Alexander & Mary (Gillespie) Mitchell. Born at Picton, Ontario. Husband of Jane Tait. Clarksburgh, Ontario

Jane Gillespie birth 1860. Death April 19, 1889 Sullivan Twp, Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Grey Co, Ontario ID 006031

Jane Gillespie, d Feb 11, 1898 Holland Twp. Burial  Feb 13, 1898 Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Berkley, age 69 years. Grey Co, Ontario  ID 006410

Jane Gillespie 1864-1948. Wife of Henry F McRae 1840-1933. Thornbury/Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Grey Co, Ontario

Jane Gillespie 1865-1917. Wife of David Jackson 1863-1934. Markdale Cemetery, Artemesia Twp, Grey Co, Ontario

Janet Watters Gillespie birth 1879. Death June 20, 1906. Burial McKechnie Cemetery, Grey Co, Ontario

Janet Gillespie, born 1921. Died 2000. Desboro Cemetery, Desboro, Grey Co

Jean Isabel Gillespie, born 1916. Died May 15, 1985.Cremated. South Line Union Cemetery, Badjeros, Grey Co, Ontario

Jessie Gillespie death Proton Twp Oct 13, 1885  ID 005548

John Gillespie died Feb 23, 1882, aged 56 years. Jane, his wife, Feb 11, 1898 aged 69 years. Buried Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Holland Twp, Grey Co, Ontario (see also William)

John Gillespie death Proton Twp April 4, 1887  ID 0057038

John Gillesby b Dec 6, 1895. Died April 22, 1921, age 22. s/o William & Elizabeth Gillespie, buried Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Grey Co, Ontario  ID 014620

John Gillespie 1881 – 1934. His wife Ethel Bertha Scott 1882 – 1968. Howard Bruce Gillespie 1919 – 1926.  Mabel Eleanor Gillespie 1907 – 1984. Thornbury/Clarksburg Union Cemetery

John Gillespie died March 1, 1934 Owen Sound. Grey Co, Ontario  ID 015928

John Gillespie death Sullivan Twp Oct 17, 1934  ID 016492

John Gillespie 1881-1934. His wife Ethel Bertha Scott 1882-1969; Howard Bruce Gillespie 1919-1926; Mabel Eleanor Gillespie 1907-1984. Buried Thornbury/Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Thornbury, Grey Co, Ontario

Mrs Henry Farquhar McRae died Jan 15, 1948, daughter of John Gillespie & Elizabeth McCullum. Born in Ireland and came to Canada 1882 alone.

Joyce Gillespie Jan 3, 1935 – Dec 10, 2016  In memory by loving husband for over 60 years, Ron, daughters Cheryl Johnston, Ottawa; Janine Crowe, Ottawa; Charlene McConnell, Owen Sound, and son Ron Gillespie, Listowel.

Joyce Elaine Gillesby 1932-1982. d/o James A Gillesby & A Grace. Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Grey Co, Ontario

Lavinna E Gillespie 1911 –1988 . Wife of Boyd A Burke 1897 – 1965. Buried Markdale Cemetery.  Their daughter Billie Lavinna 1940-

Leticia Gillespie 1864-1932; Wife of Andrew Ritchie 1861-1935. Lillian 1895 – 1909  Lottie 1901 age 7 months.  Burial Markdale Cemetery, Grey Co, Ontario.

Malcolm Gillaspie, at home in Sullivan Twp, died on the 11th Feb 1875, aged 16; and on the 12th of Feb Ronald Gillaspie, age 22. ID 002256; 002257

Male Gillespie died Sydenham Twp June 11, 1897, Grey Co, Ontario

Margaret Gillespie  1812-1901. Her husband Archibald Brown 18111896. Natives of Isle of Islay, Scotland. Flora  Brown 18441876; Mary Brown 18401921; Annie Brown 18481943; Donald Brown 18451866. Burial Northern Extension, Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Grey Co, Ontario

Margaret Gillespie, died April 24, 1918 aged 81 years.  Her husband, William Wright died Dec 21, 1901 aged 64 years. J. F Wright, son of Wm & Margaret Wright died at Rossland June 18, 1897 aged 29 yrs 3 months. Burial Flesherton Cemetery, Artemesia Twp, Grey Co, Ontario

Margaret R Gillespie, birth 1936. Death 1999 Burial Boyd’s Cemetery, Shallow Lake, Grey Co, Ontario

Marion S Gillespie 1938-1989  James W Summers 1938 – blank.  Markdale Cemetery,

Mary Gillespie, birth 1823. Death Jan 17, 1910 Sullivan Twp. Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Grey Co, Ontario  ID 034425; 013214

Mary Gillespie, wife of Henry McRae 1856-1882. Elizabeth 1876-1882; Edward 1879-1882; Norman 1880-1882. Heathcote and Area Pioneers, Collingwood Twp, Grey Co, Ontario, Burials Heathcote-Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 22 Church St, South West Corner, North half, Lot 23, Con 12

Mary Gillespie died July 29, 1911, aged 83 years. Her husband Alex B Mitchell died March 21, 1904 aged 87 years.  John B Mitchell 18481938. His wife Mary A McCarroll June 16, 1849-April 28, 1905; Walter G Mitchell died Feb 24, 1899 aged 28 years. His wife Mary Jane died Dec 28, 1897 aged 31 years. John Alexander Mitchell 1873-1918; Ray T Farnham 1879-1952; his wife Elizabeth W Smith 1884-1961; Herbert Thornton, son of John & Mary Mitchell died May 20, 1882 aged 10 years 7 mth & 13 d. Reginald Taylor died Sept 16, 1890 age 5 mn. Burial Thornbury/Clarksburg Union Cemetery.

Mary Gillespie, died 1925, aged 75 years, 10 mos. Andrew Walker d 1908 aged 69 years, native of Donegall, Ireland. Buried Markdale Cemetery, Artemesia Twp, Grey Co, Ontario

Mary Elizabeth Gillespie    Peacefully on Friday, October 13th, 2017 at Summit Place Lodge, Owen Sound, in her 90th  year.  Betty, loving wife of the late Grant Gillespie. Loving Mother of Ann and her husband Tom Kane, the late Bill and his wife Jane, Tom and his wife Katie, and Peg and her husband Joe Melanson.  Proud Grandma of Brandon (Kim), Leslie (Krishman), Lindsay (Jason), Graydon, Mitchell (Kathryn), and Megan (Dean).  Great Grandma of Jaylin and Savannah. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery on October 25th, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

Mary M Gillespie death Proton Twp April 8, 1900   ID 010799

Matthew Gillespie death Artemesia Twp Dec 3, 1904  ID 010646

Maud Gillespie death Collingwood Twp July 25, 1912.  ID 013738

M MacKenzie Gillespie death Proton Twp March 16, 1885  ID 005530

Pearl May Gillespie death Osprey Twp Sept 29, 1901  ID 010761

Peter Gillespie, died Sullivan Twp Feb 9, 1892, Grey Co, Ontario  ID ID 005798

Robert Gillesby of Woodford, drowned off The Jane Miller. Dec 16, 1881 (history of ship)

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Robert A Gillespie 1881-1954. Ida Mabel 1880-1956. Buried Markdale Cemetery, Grey Co, Ontario

Robert E Gillesby 1899-1974, husband of Helen W Bradley 1909 – 1981. Lakeview Cemetery, St Vincent Twp, Grey Co, Ontario, Section F

Ronald Gillespie – see Malcolm

Ronald Gillespie of Holland Centre passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 16, 2020 in his 65th year. Loving father of Tracy Nietvelt-Prentice (Ryan) of Berkeley, and Jennifer McQuaid (the late Andrew) of Markdale. Loving stepfather of Robyn and Aaron. Grandfather of Daniel & Andrew Nietvelt-Prentice, Ashley & Logan Hunking, and Kaitlyn McQuaid. Dear brother of Ken Gillespie (Anne) of Elora. Predecased by sisters Marion Summers and Anna Haines, his brother Sidney Lepard, and parents Fred & Reta Lepard (Foster) Gillespie. Private gravesite service in Markdale Cemetery. Arrangements through May Funeral Home, Markdale. (Published The Sun Times). 

Russell Gillespie, body recovered March 1918 (the record source does not make it clear if this was in Simcoe or Grey County. Published in Collingwood Saturday News, Meaford Express.

Ruth E V Gillespie death Owen Sound June 23, 1932. ID 016280

Sarah King Gillesby, wife of Wm J Campbell 1866-1926. William J Campbell 1863-1947; John Wilfred Campbell 1903-1952; William B Campbell 1898-1964; his wife Orral S Wade 1903-1989; Orral S Wade 1903-1978; E Russell 1905-1967; his daughter Dorothy Jane 1947-1978 Owen Sound Greenwood Cemetery, Northern Extension 1, Grey County, Ontario

Stanley, son of Jim & Clara Gillespie, 1911 – 1917. With Price burial plot St Mark’s Anglican Cemetery, Chatsworth Twp.

William Gillespie died May 6, 1862 aged 4 yrs 2 months 26 d, s/o John & Jane. Buried Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Holland Twp, Grey Co, Ontario

William Gillespie b 1894 d 1907 Saint Matthias Anglican Cemetery, Berkley, Grey Co  Buried with his parents Andrew & Elizabeth Gillespie.

William Gillesby 1860-1932. Elizabeth Turner. Their son John died April 22, 1921 in his 26th year. Grave under name Evans for William C Evans April 17, 1911 – Nov 20, 1938 Buried Western Extension Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Grey Co, Ontario

William Gillespie, missing World War II, July 27, 1944. s/o Mrs W. L Gillespie. He was a member of the RCAF bombing squadron. His father was killed in action in 1916. Thornbury, Ontario – (Note: His name is inscribed on a memorial plaque beside Highway 26 at the main intersection in town).   

William Bernard Gillesby 1860 – 1932. Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Ontario

William James Gillesby 1935- 1986. Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound

William L Gillespie buried in France with son, His wife E Maude Dunn 1880-1970. Thornbury/Clarksburg Union Cemetery, Grey Co, Ontario. Also in plot Margaret M 1908 -.


Includes the townships of St Edmunds, Lindsay, Eastnor, Albermarle, Arnabel, Arran, Saugean, Bruce, Elderslie, Brant, Greenock, Kincardine, Huron, Kinloss, Culross & Carrick.

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Christena Gillespie, birth June 15, 1845. Death Oct 4, 1885. Burial Kincardine Cemetery, Kincardine, Bruce Co, Ontario  ID 002001

Mrs Christena Birrell Gillespie, relick of the late William Gillespie born at Berwick, Shetland Nov 3, 1809 d Oct 11, 1885, age 75, nee Birrell. dau Christena b at Chatham Twp, Quebec June 15, 1845 d Oct 5, 1885. Kincardine Cemetery, Bruce Co, Ontario. Helen, Kincardine, interred April 11, 1896, 58 years, no stone. William, Kincardine, inter March 26, 1899, 72 years. No stone.  ID for Christina B 002002

Elizabeth Gillespie, beloved wife of John Heslip, Elderslie, departed this life 2 Jan 1884, aged 32 years, 11 months. Chesley Cemetery, Elderslie Twp, Bruce Co, Ontario (2nd record gives her husband as John Peslip)

Ellen Gillespie death Kincardine April 9, 1896 ID 002357

Isabella Murray Gillespie June 6, 1827 – Nov 25, 1863 born in Glasgow, Scotland, died in Culross. John Gillespie 1797-Feb 6, 1867 born in Fort George, Scotland died in Culross. Agnes Isabella, dau of Wm & Flora Dec 27, 1862-July 30, 1884. George Gillespie Mar 6, 1837-Oct 27, 1914 born Glasgow, Scotland, died Denver, Colorado. Burial Teeswater Culross Cemetery, Bruce Co, Ontario


JOHN GILLESPIE, born at Fort George, SCOTLAND 1797. Died in Culross Feb 6, 1867. Agnes Gibson, his wife, died in Glasgow, Scotland Feb 19, 1835. George Gillespie born in Glasgow, Scotland March 16, 1832, died in Denver, Colorado Oct 27, 1914. Isabella Murray Gillespie born in Glasgow, Scotland June 5, 1827 died in Culross Nov 23, 1863. Beloved daughter of William & Flora Gillespie, born in Culross Dec 27, 1862. Died in Culross July 30, 1884. Teeswater Cemetery, Bruce Co, Ontario

John Glasphy, died Sept 12, 1893 aged 62 years. Native of Co Connaught, Ireland. Buried Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, Culross, Bruce Co, Ontario

John Gillespie of Turnberry, died June 2, 1899 aged 64 years, Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, Culross, Bruce Co, Ontario

Mabel Catharine “Mambel” Hodgins Gillespie, b Aug 25, 1905. D Dec 19, 1941. Greenhill Cemetery, Lucknow, Bruce Co, Ontario

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Mary Gillespie d April 24, 1887 aged 69 years. Her husband David Porter d Aug 29, 1875, aged 74 years. Hannah Mary, dau of David & Mary Porter d Mar 20, 1870 aged 21 yrs. William Porter b Feb 19, 1841 d Nov 17, 1915. Matilda Rowley, his wife b Aug 1840 d Jan 9, 1906 Burial Paisley Cemetery, Elderslie Twp, Bruce Co, Ontario

Robert Gillespie died in Arran Twp, March 8, 1970. Bruce Co, Ontario   ID 010635

William Gillespie death Kincardine March 23, 1899   ID 005548


Includes townships of Mono, Amaranth, East Luther, Melancthon, Mulmur. Cities of Orangeville, Shelburne

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Ann, wife of James Gillespie, died Nov 13, 1866 aged 62 years. St John’s Cemetery, Mono Twp, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Ann Jane Gillespie death Orangeville Oct 30, 1904  ID 008506

Annie Gillespie died Sept 8, 1917, aged 70 yrs. Wife of John E Marlatt  Sept 28, 1851-Dec 16, 1939. Mary E J Marlatt died Sept 19, 1899, aged 15 years. Trinity. Shelburne Cemetery, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Arthur Wilbert Gillispie death Shelburne Jan 12, 1919  ID 011599

Beatrice C Gillespie died Aug 14, 1894 in Amaranth Twp, aged 2 years, 4 months. Harry Gillespie died Aug 19, 1938, aged 55 years. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario.   2nd record gives Beatrice Caroline’s  birth as April 8, 1892.  ID 003844

Bea Gillespie McIntrye Oct 24, 1914-  Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario

Bertha E Kannawin Gillespie b Sept 28, 1892 d June 5, 1924. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario

Catherine Gillespie death Melancthon  Aug 9, 1902  ID 007745

Catherine Parks Gillespie b unknown d Aug 9, ?  Shelburne Cemetery, Dufferin Co

Charles Gillespie 1808-Nov 14, 1881 Amaranth Twp.  Native of Strabane, Co Tyrone, IRELAND. Amaranth pioneers. Wife Mary Jane Rennick (nee Boyd) 18081882, widow of John Rennick who d 1833 Enniskillen, Ireland. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario  ID 003285

Charles Gillespie born June 22, 1911-  Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville

Charles B Gillespie’s wife Bertha E Kannawin born Sept 28, 1892, died June 5, 1924.   Charles B Gillespie, born Sept 1887  died Nov 4, 1949. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Charles Buchanan Gillespie b Sept 28, 1887 d Nov 3, 1949  Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville Ontario

Clara M Gillespie born 1983. Died Dec 8, 1998. Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co

Dalton Verral Gillespie b May 18, 1896, d April 3, 1974. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario. His beloved wife Mabel Jackson Nov 14, 1888- July 24, 1972.   Margaret D Gillespie July 4, 1928 -Jan 27, 1976.  Beloved wife of Charles O  Royden. Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Dora Gillespie death Shelburne June 16, 1916  ID 011961

Effie Lois McLaren Gillespie, born May 23, 1914. Died Jan 24, 1961. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co

Elena Gillespie’s husband John H Edgerton Feb 15, 1895-Aug 20, 1967. St James, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario

Eliza Gillespie (Mrs Cook) died June 23, 1898.

Eliza Bertha Gillespie died Orangeville April 23, 1894. (date changed)  ID 003895

Eliza Campbell Gillespie b 1813. d April 3, 1891. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville

Elizabeth Gillespie1878-1934. Mary 1874-1888. Lewis 1882-1898 Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin County, Ontario


Eva I Gillespie March 24, 1910-.  Her husband W Allen Corbett Nov 8, 1907-  Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario

E. Verral Gillespie, born Feb 8, 1925. Died June 29, 2013. Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario. OBIT: BA, ARCT – Retired Principal Caledon East Public School, retired teacher Orangeville District Secondary School; former organist at Caledon East United Church and Tweedsmuir Presbyterian Church, Orangeville. Died in his 89th year  peacefully at Southlake Regional Hospital, Newmarket after a short battle with cancer. Beloved husband of Mildred Madill in their 60th year of marriage. Loving father of Janine and her husband Charles Nagy; Glenn and his wife Melanie. Cherished grandfather of Brennan, Joel, Lauryn, Arden, Alissa and Taylor. Dear brother of Margaret and Charles Broyden (both deceased); Mary and Kenneth (deceased) Holmes. Funeral held in Egan Funeral Home Baxter and Giles Chapel, Friday, July 5th at 2 o’clock. Internment Greenwood Cemetery. Posted The Toronto Star July 2, 2013,

Frank H J Gillespie May 13-July 21, 1937. Buried with Wilcox family. Zion, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville.

Frederick Gordon Gillespie, born Oct 15, 1914. Died Feb 3, 1985. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co.


Frederick C Gillespie 1919-1985. His wife Effie Lois McLaren, Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario


George Gillespie, son of James & Ann Gillespie, who died June 24, 1844 aged 7 years 3 months. St Johns Cemetery, Mono Twp. (2nd record gives date as June 21st)

George Gillespie death Orangeville 1890, ID 003527

George Charles Gillespie  born June 22, 1911. Died July 11, 1994. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario

Georgina Gillespie died Melancthon Twp Nov 1875. Dufferin Co, Ontario  ID 003615

Georgena Gillespie death Orangeville Dec 12, 1879  ID 015931

Gillespie death (male) Shelburne March 28, 1881  ID 003306

Gillespie (female) death Orangeville 1885  ID 003531

Gordon Gillespie, Mary (no dates) St Lawrence, Shelburne Cemetery, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Helen Catherine Brown “Nell” Grant Gillespie  b Jan 1, 1881  d Nov 10, 1931 Mono Twp.   Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co ID 012963

Henry Gillespie died Aug 7, 1868 aged 42 years. Minnie Gillespie died Feb 10, 1904 aged 38 years. Harry Gillespie died Jan 28, 1910 aged 47 years. Ann Jane, wife of Henry Gillespie, died Oct 13,1904 aged 71 years. St Davids, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Henry Edmund “Harry” Gillespie  b Oct 11, 1883  d Aug 19, 1938. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville

Irene V McClelland Gillespie, born 1919. Died 1994. Grand Valley Union Cemetery, Grand Valley, Dufferin Co, Ontario

J Gillespie 1906-1976, His beloved wife Irene V McClelland, Parents of Jim & Ron. Grand Valley Union Cemetery, Dufferin Co, Ontario

James Gillaspie, formerly of Co Tyrone, IRELAND  died Dec 5, 1852 aged 46 years. St John’s Cemetery, Mono Twp, Dufferin Co, Ontario

James Gillespie died Orangeville Aug 28, 1894, Dufferin Co, Ontario

James Gillespie’s wife Emma M Graham 1884-1968. Rev Robert Graham died Oct 7, 1904 aged 34 years; Anne May Hartley 1889-1962, wife of A Wesley Graham 1882-1972; George Graham died Mar 16, 1904, aged 66 years; Sarah Ann Morrison, his wife died Nov 21, 1913 in her 73rd  year; Wm J Graham died Aug 3, 1896 aged 32 years; Francis Graham died Oct 31, 1882, aged 3 years, 4 months. ‘Our sons are blest they are at rest with Christ forever more.’

James A Gillespie b 1861. d Aug 29, 1894. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario  ID 003906

Jennie Gillespie born Dec 17, 1866. Died June 13, 1937. Her husband Rev Crawford Tate born Jan 15, 1868-Dec 17, 1944. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville.  (2nd record under Mary Jane Gillespie TATE give birth as 1867.)

Jessie Adelia Simpson Gillespie b Jan 6, 1875. d May 11, 1935 Amaranth Twp.  Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville  ID 012650.

John Gillespie 1764-1814. Charles Gillespie 1852-1931. His wife Catherine Whyte 1865-1943. Mary E 1884-1898. Pearl M 1898-1901. St Mark’s, Shelburne Cemetery, Dufferin Co, Ontario (One of the oldest burial  records in the Province. Did he actually live here or was he just remembered on the stone by the family? This area wasn’t being settled in the period up to 1814.)

John Gillespie died Nov 25, 1851 aged 38 years. His wife Eliza Campbell, who died April 3, 1891, aged 78  years. Mary Gillespie 1874-1886. Eliza Bertha 1876-1894. Lewis Gillespie 1882-1898. John E Gillespie 1851-1886. His wife Lessena A Davis 1856-1928. William 18401875. Sarah Jane 18431862. Margaret, wife of John Collis 18421864. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario

John Gillespie died Sept 24, 1874. Dufferin Co.

Rev John Gillespie, died April 3, 1902, (Acton Free Press notice)

John Gillespie b 1828. d Aug 18, 1908 Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario (date changed)  ID 0099579

John Gillespie’s wife Nettie Cruikshank died Feb 28, 1914. St Pauls, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario

John Alex Gillespie death Amaranth Sept 16, 1907  ID 009390

John E Gillespie 1851-1886. His wife Lessena A Davis 1856-1928. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario



John Reid Gillespie‘s beloved wife Millie McGill 1871-1949. John 1873-1951.  Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Joseph Gillespie died April 11, 1895. 2nd record gives April 9th in Orangeville; 3rd record gives April 9, 1895. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario ID for April 9 003901

John Gillespie, s/o Joseph died 1925, but which family line is unclear in record published December 10, 1925 in The Collingwood Bulletin 1924-1925.

Joseph Gillespie b Nov 9, 1855. d Oct 30, 1943. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville

Joseph Gillespie died Oct 30, 1943 aged 88 yrs.  His wife Sarah Ann Buchanan died Aug 8, 1904, aged 43 years 9 months.  Margaret Selena Speers, wife of Joseph Gillespie, died Oct 23, 1916 aged 41 yrs 6 months. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville.

Laura A McConnell Gillespie b June 12, 1889 d March 14, 1983. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville

Laura E Gillespie July 7, 1904-Dec 7, 1997. Her husband J Ross Graham Jan 8, 1901-March 17, 1879. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario

Lessena A Davis Gillespie, b 1856. d 1928. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Lewis C Gillespie died March 4, 1899, Dufferin Co. – see Elizabeth.   Date changed.  ID 007698

Lillian Gillespie 1890-1967, Her husband Lorenzo D Crewson 1885-1967. Grand Valley Union Cemetery, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Lily Gillespie surrounded by her family at Simcoe Manor, Beeton on Wednesday, Feb 2, 2005, Lily (McKineley)of Bradford and formerly of Woodstock, NEW BRUNSWICK, Long Branch, Ontario, and Detroit, United States, in her 98th year. Beloved wife of the late Pete Gillespie. Dear mother of Dr Edwin R (Anne) Black; Earl (Dorothy) Black; Carol Simone-Kay (Lorne Kay); and predeceased by Ralph (Mary) Black. Dear sister of the late Edwin McKinley; late Rita Scott; and the late Leona Grindley. Dear grandmother of Robert Black; Catharine Cook; Mary Louise McAllister; Melanie Black; Craig Blck; Ted Breland; John Breland; Anne Sitko; Angele Watson; Andy Simone; and Maria Brunelle. Also survived by many great grandchildren. Friends may call at Trinity Anglican Church, Bradford on Saturday, Feb 12, 2005 for visitation from 10am to time of memorial service at 11 am.

Mable Jackson Gillespie b Nov 14, 1896. d July 24, 1972. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co

Margaret Gillespie death Orangeville April 27, 1908  ID 009565

Margaret Gillespie married Charles Boyton. Orangeville, Dufferin Co

Margaret Gillespie, wife of Andrew Hughson, died April 18, 1909, aged 70 years, 7 months. Andrew Hughson died Oct 7, 1910 aged 73 yrs 12 days. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville,  Dufferin Co, Ontario

Margaret Gillespie, wife of John  Johnston born Nov 27, 1851 died Jan 5, 1929. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co.

Margaret Gillespie Feb 17, 1911-Feb 28, 1983. Thomas H Robbins March 24, 1905-April 22, 1982. Parents of Anne & Robert. St John’s Cemetery, Mono Twp, Dufferin Co, Ontario (Section D) 

Margaret Ann Gillespie died Melancthon Twp July 1, 1886, Dufferin Co, Ontario  ID 003734

Margaret Jean Gillespie death Shelburne Dec 18, 1911   ID 011058

Margaret Selena Speers Gillespie b April 28, 1875. d Oct 23, 1916. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville  ID 011788

Maria Gillespie March 16, 1848-Nov 2, 1918. Wife of John C Reid Dec 12, 1840-April 20, 1925. John Clifford Reid Jan 4, 1874-Dec 9, 1920; Helena C Reid Oct 22, 1976-Oct 6, 1954. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Mary Gillespie death Orangeville April 23, 1886  ID 003811

Mary Gillespie died May 5, 1898, Dufferin Co, Ontario – see Elizabeth

Mary Gillespie died Oct 10, 1927, aged 75 years. Native of Co Armagh, IRELAND. Her husband Captain John Curphey died Aug 10, 1903 aged 68 yrs, native of Isle of Mann. Lina Curphey died April 17, 1949. Nora Curphey died May 25, 1957. Thomas C Curphey died Sept 15, 1957. William R Curphey died Jan 22, 1906 aged 33 yrs. Buried at Carman, Manitoba. Wesley Curphey 1862-1938 buried at Swan River, Manitoba. George Curphey 1863-1947 Bethany, Shelburne Cemetery, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Mary A Gillespie, 1883-1975. Her husband Charles A Campbell 1880-1963. Their son Wilbur George 1909-1972. 1st Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Collingwood, Simcoe Co, Ontario

Mary Ann Gillespie, died June 6, 1895, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Mary E Gillespie death Shelburne April 29, 1898  ID 014170

Mary Jane Gillespie died Aug 10, 1920 in her 80th year. John E Markle died Dec 19th, 1905 in his 19th year; Daniel Markle died May 19, 1928 in his 73rd year. Husband of Mary Jane. Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Mary Jane Boyd Gillespie b 1808  d 1882. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario

Michael Ralph Gillespie (Mike) from Orangeville – see Simcoe County, Wasaga Beach death.

M Jane Gillespie death Mono Twp Dec 11, 1882  ID 003687

Mary Jane Gillespie TATE, birth Dec 17, 1867. Death June 13, 1937. Burial Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario. See also “Jennie”

Mildred Gillespie death Jan 4, 2015 Orangville, Ontario

Millie McGill Gillespie, b 1871. d 1949. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville

Minnie Gillespie death Orangeville Feb 11, 1904   ID 008475

Minnie J Gillespie born March 31, 1874. Died Aug 21, 1953. St Davids, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario

M Jane Gillespie death Shelburne August? 25, 1891  ID 003073

Muriel Lucille Madill Gillespie, born Jan 26, 1925. Died Jan 4, 2015. Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Nancy Gillespie death Orangeville Sept 11, 1891

Netta C Gillespie death Orangeville Feb 28, 1914.  ID 011393

Nettie Cruikshank Gillespie b Aug 11, 1886. d Dec 1, 1934  Forest Lawn Cemetery, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Peter Gillespie died Feb 13, 1873. Dufferin Co.

Ralph G Gillespie, born Jan 18, 1924. Died April 1, 2008. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Rebecca Amelia Gillespie, beloved wife of Thomas Wallace, died March 7, 1907, aged 53 yrs 7 months 5 days. Thomas Wallace died Dec 6, 1910 in his 67th year. St Matthews, Shelburne Cemetery, Dufferin Co.

Robt Gillespie’s wife, Catherine Parks, died Aug 9, 1902, in her 37th yeas. Robert died March 6, 1927 in his 76th year.

Robert Gillespie b unknown d March 6, ?  Shelburne Cemetery, Shelburne, Ontario

Robert Gillespie died Sept 26, 1895 aged 85 years 4 months. Native of Scotland.  His wife Elizabeth died June 19, 1900 aged 84 yrs 5 months. McKee Cemetery, East Garafraxa Twp, Dufferin Co.

Robert Gillespie died March 6, 1927 in his 76th year. His wife Catherine Parks, died Aug 9, 1902 in her 37th year. Burial Peters Section of Shelburne Cemetery, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Robert J Gillespie June 30, 1883-Oct 25, 1943. His wife Sarah Brown, March 27, 1881-Aug 2, 1965. Grand Valley Union Cemetery, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Robert M Gillespie Nov 20, 1881-Oct 14, 1951. His wife Helen C. B Grant Jan 1, 1881-Nov 10, 1931. St Davids, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario  *2nd record gives Robert’s middle name as McGregor, and his nickname as “Bob”

Ruth Gillespie, died March 20, 1933 age 4 months, 9 days from intra cranial tension (hydrocephelus). Burial Alliston Union Cemetery. d/o William Gillespie  Ruth Davidson. Informant Wm Gillespie of Rosemont, father, Essa Twp. (Ontario Vital Statistics Projete) .

Sarah Ann Gillespie wife of John J Kelly, 1858-1953. John Jacob Kelly 1851-1902. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario

Sarah Ann Buchanan Gillespie b Oct 21, 1860. d Aug 8, 1904. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville  ID 008318

Sarah Emily Huston Gillespie b March 14, 1865. d Dec 2, 1884. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville

Sarah Helena Gillispie death Shelburne Dec 22, 1881  ID 003545

Sarah Jane Gillespie death Shelburne Dec 1, 1896 ID 007028

Sarah Jane Corbett Gillespie b Sept 11, 1840. d July 2 1896. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Sarah K Gillespie (Mrs Jas A) who died Dec 4, 1884.

Thomas Gillespie 1854-1929 .His wife Susan White 1864-. Carmel, Shelburne Cemetery, Dufferin Co, Ontario

Thomas Gillespie  died Orangeville Aug 20, 1929  ID 013619

Yyonne Gillespie 1919-1985. Her husband Al Fisher. Parents of Darlene, Linda, Derrick Aug 21, 1960-Sept 10, 1987. Sister of Linda  Derrick. Beloved daughter of Al and Yvonne. St Andrew, Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville,  Ontario

Walter Bruce Gillespie 1924 – 2021 raised in Orangeville, Died in Beaverton, where he operated the Gillespie Hardware Store there for over 50 years. See fuller obit in Ontario County,

Wilbert A Gillespie born 1885. Died 1919. Elmo W.A. M, son of Mr & Mrs E Gillespie born Feb 14, 1914. Died March 23, 1924. St Marks, Shelburne, Dufferin Co, Ontario

William, son of Geo & Elizabeth Gillespie, died Jan 8, 1892, age 2 years, 10 months 13 days. St Andrews, Shelburne Cemetery, Dufferin Co.  ID 003639

William Gillespie 1840-1876. Sarah Jane 2843-1882. Margaret, wife of John Collis 1842-1864 Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Dufferin Co, Ontario


William Gillespie death Mono Twp Jan 11, 1899  ID 007609

William Henry (Hank) Gillespie passed away at his home in Fort William on Saturday, Feb 14th, 1942. He was the son of  Mr & Mrs John Emerson Gillespie, one time residents of Orangeville. .  A druggist. See fuller record in Northern Ontario.

Wm Gillespie died Jan 19, 1899, Dufferin Co

Wm Edward Gillespie born April 9, 1865. Died Sept 19, 1866. Mary Angeline born March 18, 1871. Died Nov 24, 1874. Their children Wm John Nov 3, 1859. Died Aug 11, 1860.


Copyright Norma Gillespie

William H Gillespie, beloved husband of Jessie A Simpson, born Dec 26, 1869. Died July 14, 1945. Jessie born Jan 6, 1875 died May 11, 1935. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville.



copyright Norma Gillespie

William J Gillespie. Beloved husband of Laura A McConnell. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario

William J Gillespie b Aug 22, 1886. d Nov 10, 1974. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario

Wright W Gillespie death Orangeville July 15, 1908  ID 009573

Zipha Ann May, wife of John Gillespie, died April 30, 1904 aged 71 years, John Gillespie died Aug 18, 1908 aged 80 years Clara M Gillespie Aug 19, 1903-Dec 8, 1998. Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville, Ontario   ID 008489 under Zylpha Ann


Includes the townships of Minto, Arthur, West Luther, West Garafraxa, Erin, Eramosa, Nichol, Pilkington, Guelph, Pusninch, Peel & Maryborough, Village of Erin.

Alexander Gillespie, 1851-1913. Wife Janet Young Scott 1863-1937. Burial Mt Forest Cemetery, Wellington Co, Ontario. His obit: At about 6;20 on Sunday morning, April 1913, there died at his home in Proton after a severe illness of two or three months, Alexander Gillespie, one of the oldest residents in these parts. He was a native of this district, having been born in Arthur Twp during a temporary stay of his parents there after their arrival from ISLAY, SCOTLAND. In short time they took up land in Proton where the subject of this sketch passed his childhood and youth. Obtaining a public school training, and being bright and studious, he attended the High Schools at Harrison and Fergus, obtaining teacher’s certificates. He taught for four years at No 11, Egremont, and eight and a half years at No 4, Proton after which he went on his farm, Lot 5, Con 8 Proton about 22 years ago. Some three or four years before this he had married Janet Scott of Hopeville, who survives with a family of eight: Mary, John A, Lillian teacher Floradale; Catherine, Teacher no 19 Proton; Janet, Georgina, Wm.

Her obit: Janet Young Scott, relict of the late Alexander Gillespie, whose death occured Sept 20, 1937, was the only daughter on the late Mr and Mrs George Scott of the Tenth of Proton. She was married 54 years to Alexander Gillespie who taught school for 22 years and farmed in Proton. In the summer of 1916 Mrs Gillespie with a son and four daughters moved into Mount Forest, where they have resided ever since. Mrs Gillespie was a member of the Presbyteria Church. This is a family of two sons and six daughters left to mourn. Burial at Mt Forest Cemetery.  In her 74th years.

Alexander Gillespie 1855-1913, Wife Janet Young Scott 1863 –  1937. Mt Forest Cemetery , Egremont Twp of Grey County

Alexander R Gillespie (notice from Park River, North Dakota Paper) April 2, 1936.  Death came Friday evening to relieve the suffering of Alexander R Gillespie, who had been ill at his home in this city for more than a year. Mr Gillespie was born at Cedarville, Ontario on June 8, 1866 and came to Walsh County with his parents as a youth. He has made his home in this community since 1881.  MIss Emmaline Morrison of Cedarville, Ontario became the bride of Alexander in 1897. In addition to his wife these children survive: Mrs J E Lloyd, Fessenden; Prs Paul Reinertson, Milwaukee; Miss Ruth Gillespie, Aurora, Illinois, Mrs Sadie Best, MIsses MIldred and Norma Gillespie, Duncan and Harold Gillespie, all of Park River, and two sisters, Mrs Duncan Bell, and Mrs Katie Gillespie both of Crystal, also survive. Funeral service was held at noon Tuesday at the Presbyterian Church in this city with Rev John . K Moffet of Milton officiating.  Internment was made in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr Alexander Gillespie died at St Joseph’s Hospital, Guelph on Thursday, Jan 20, 1972. Beloved husband of Margaret Palmer, in his 79th year.

Mrs Alexander Gillespie, the former Margaret Palmer, passed away Sunday Feb 1974  at the Louise Marshall Hospital, Mount Forest in her 76th year. Formerly of the  Conn-Cedarville area, she made her home in Mount Forest and is survived by her son, William and daughter Mrs John Shaw of Kitchener. She is survived by four brothers, two sisters and three grandchildren. The funeral service was held Tuesday from the Hendrick Funeral Home at 2 pm with Rev Lloyd Clifton officiating. Internment Mount Forest Cemetery.

Alice B Gillespie – her twin sister Ethel Burnett  1886 – 1948. Mt Forest Cemetery, Egremont Twp of Grey Co.   (see John Gillespie for Alice Burnett)

Andrew W Gillespie died Jan 23, 1906 East Garafraxa in his 60th year. Wife Eva Isdora Howes b Dec 16, 1863. Died Dec 17, 1957 aged 94 years. Mount Carmel Cemetery, Wellington Co, Ontario  ID008626

Ann Lavinia Gillespie death Erin July 17, 1928  ID 036887

Annie Gilispie death Eramosa Twp May 29, 1872  ID 029503

Archibald Gillespie died Minto Twp Oct 30, 1918, Wellington Co, Ontario  ID 042862

Burrett Gillespie – see previous article. Mr Burnett of Guelph, was born in Mount Forest and  only son of Mr & Mrs John Gillespie of Sligo Road, Mount Forest, accepted a position of news editor at Radio Station CHML Hamilton, He began his new work Sept 1st, 1952.  He later served as news editor of Niagara Falls Television CHC-TV. He became the manager of the city’s Chamber of Commerce and managed the Hamilton’s Visitor and Convention Bureau. . He was appointed to the Board of Governors of the Lake Erie International Vacationland Association in Cleveland, Ohio in 1961. Obit Grace Elizabeth (Kurzey) Gillespie on Saturday, Dec 12, 1981 at Henderson General Hospital, Hamilton, beloved wife of B. W. Gillespie, in her 53rd year. They had married July 2nd,1951  in St James Church, Guelph. Chosen son by adoption Cameron Douglas.

Catherine Gillespie death Minto Twp Jan 3, 1889  ID 019110

Charles Gillespie, birth 1863, died Dec 16, 1941, age 77 yrs. Dorothy Ann Gillespie (Nesbitt) birth 1865. d  Dec 28, 1937, age 77 years. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario

David J Gillespie at Mount Louise Marshall Hospital on Saturday, Feb 8, 1986, beloved husband of Catherine Brown of Orchardville, in his 85th year.

Donald GillespieDonald William Gillespie March 14th, 1939  November 7th, 2019   Passed away peacefully at the Wellington Terrace, surrounded by his loving family, on November 7, 2019 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Sheila (nee Walsh) for 59 years. Devoted father of Michael Gillespie, Kathy Burkart (Bob) and Sandy Inksater. Fondly remembered by his grandchildren David Gillespie (Bronwyn), Dan Gillespie, Taylor Inksater (Brandon), Michael Inksater and Trevor Ritchie. Survived by his sister Mary Warren (Jim). Celebration of Don’s Life was  held at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home and Chapel, 280 St. David Street South in Fergus, on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm.

Elizabeth Gillespie 1853-1928. Her husband James Laing 1850-1898. Their son Andrew 1879-1949. Also their son Captain Robert Laing 1881-1952. Belynde Cemetery, Fergus, Nichol Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario

Ellen McCort Gillespie b 1895. d 1968   Erin Cemetery, Erin,  Wellington Co, Ontario


Essie Armour Gillespie  June 3, 1908-1978. Lamont W Johnston 1907-1978. Footstones Monty, Essie.  Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario

Ethel (Burnett) 1886-1948 twin sister of Alice  B Gillespie. Buried Mt Forest Cemetery, Wellington Co, Ontario. (see also John Gillespie)

Euphemia Gillespie, died Feb 20, 1932, age 22 yrs. Born Scotland.  William Gillespie, died Nov 9, 1942 aged 47 years. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario.

Evelyn Reta Pollock Gillespie, born June 20, 1917. Died July 11, 2004. Rockwood Cemetery, Rockwood, Wellington Co.

Florence Gillespie at the Guelph General Hospital on Friday June 26th, 2015. Florence Elizabeth Bertha (Hahn) Gillespie of Mount Forest in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late William ‘Bill’ Gillespie. Loved mother of Alisanne Gillespie of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Kyle and Ryan. Dear sister of Lloyd Hahn & wife Christine of Sydney, Nova Scotia. Dear aunt of Kimberly Ann Hahn-Dancavitch & husband John of Washago and their family Jillian, Lindsay, Sage, Valor and Megan. Florence will be dearly missed by Barb, Brenda and Ben Hallman. Predeceased by brother Roy Hahn & wife Kathleen. Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Sunday from 7-9p.m. The funeral service was held at the Mount Forest United Church on Monday June 29th at 11:00a.m. Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery.

Georgina Gillespie 1899-1950, beloved wife of Bion Hicks 1902-1971. George Hicks 1864-1943; His wife Edna Annie 1866-1954;  Derryadd Cemetery, Marysborough, Wellington Co, Ontario

Imelda Gillespie d  2014 Hospiece Wellington, Guelph – see Middlesex County for obit.

Irene M Gillespie 1911-1989. John V T Green 1904-1975. Footstones: Father, Mother. Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario

James Henry Gillespie 1893-1960. His wife Ellen McCort 1895-1968.  Robert James 1932-1995, Loving husband of Marjorie Boles. James Gillespie 1891-1960; Ann Lavinia Reid, wife of Robert C Gillespie 18481928; Robert Craig Gillespie 1850-1929; Ellen L McCort, wife of James H Gillespie,  1895-1968. Burial Erin Cemetery, Erin, Ontario

James Robinson Gillespie died Minto Twp April 15, 1885. Wellington Co, Ontario  ID 018186

Jennie Gillespie 1867-1900. Her husband Peter Perry 1855-1931. Percy D 1891-1908; Rex T 1889-1916; Jean Munro 1867-1917. Also wife of Peter Perry Muriel Perry Thilges 1886-1972. Hebroek.  Edna Perry 1888-1972. Beloved wife of Ernest Heyboek.  Belysde Cemetery, Fergus, Nichol Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario

Joan L Gillespie died June 10, 2010 Guelph, Ontario = obit no longer available from funeral home.

John Gillespie b 1889 d 1970 His wife Alice Burnett 1886 – 1966. Mount Forest Cemetery, Southgate, Grey Co, Ontario

John Gillispie died Minto Two Dec 29, 1871. Wellington Co, Ontario  ID 029197

John Gillespie died Jan 5, 1872 aged 94 years. His wife Catherine, died Jan 5, 1889, aged 84 years. Bethel Pioneer Cemetery, Arthur Twp, Wellington Co.

John Gillespie 1889-1970. His wife Alice Burnett 1886-1966. Nearby Ruby Gillespie 1929-1945. Buried Mt Forest Cemetery, Wellington Co, Ontario. Obit John Gillespie died at Louise Marshall Hospital o Saturday, Nov 14, 1870.  Beloved husband of the late Alice Burnett, in his 83rd year.  Her obit:  At Louise Marshall Hospital on Monday, Oct 17 1966 Alice Burnett, beloved wife of John Gillespie, died in her 81st year.  See next record.

John Gillespie, a well known resident of Mount Forest for the past 45 years, passed away at Louise Marshall Hospital on Saturday, Nov 14, 1970. He was 82. Mr Gillespie was the son of the late Mr & Mrs William Gillespie, and was born at Cedarville. In 1925 he moved to Mount Forest and he was a well known bee keeper.  He was a member of St Andrews Presbyterian Church. Mr Gillespie was instrumntal in reorganizing the Pipe Band. In 1926 he was married to the former Alice Burnett, who predeceased him in 1966. He is survived by one son, Burnett, Hamilton and one brother, Alex of Mount Forest. The funeral was held at Hendrick Funeral Home on Monday Nov 16. Internment at Mount Forest Cemetery.

John GillespieJohn Gillespie    Passed away on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Caressant Care in Fergus at the age of 88. Beloved husband of the late Geneva (2017). Loving father of Stephen (Kim), Kevin (Jackie), John, Scott and Heather. Proud grandfather of Ashley (Josh) and Tyler (Melonie). Cherished great grandfather of Tristian, Parker, Charlie and Madison. A private family service was held.

John A Gillespie 1888 – 1969. His wife Marion E Knox 1898 – blank. Mt Forest Cemetery, Egremont Twp. See Next record.

John A Gillespie b 1888 d 1968 Mount Forest Cemetery, Southgate, Grey Co

John A Gillespie 1888-1969. Wife Marion E Knox 1896-. Mount Forest Cemetery, Wellington Co, Ontario Obit: John Archibald Gillespie, a well-known resident of Conn, passed away on Monday, April 21, at Louise Marshall Hospital following a heart attack. He was in his 81st year. Mr Gillespie, born in Egremont Twp, a son of the late Alexander Gillespie and his wife, the former Janet Scott, Mr Gillespie farmed all his life with the exception of 15 years when he was elevator manager for the Alberta Pool Co in the Canadian West. He was a member of St Alban’s Masonic Lodge for fifty years. He is survived by his wife, the former Marion Ethel Knox, to whom he was married in July 1926; three daughters, Catherine (Mrs E E Dixon, Elliot Lake); Betty, Mrs R. N. Zwicker, Kitchener; and Janet, Mrs Donald Cater, Toronto. Four sisters: Mary, Mrs A Russell, Cedarville; Lillan, Mrs Lorenzo Crewson, Hanover; Janet (Mrs Peter Conn__?Vancouver; and Mi__Ruth Gillespie, Aurora; one brother, W M Gillespie, Sarnia. He was predeceased by two sisters, Georgina (Mrs Bion HIcks, Palmerston); and Catherine, Mrs Robert MacPherson, Nanton, Alberta. The funeral was held from the Gardiner Funeral Home Wednesday, April 23rd. Internment Mount Forest Cemetery.

John Eldon Gillespie, RCAF 1942-1943. (1910-1986) Beloved husband of Connie (Russel) WAAF 1942-1945. Buried Farnham Cemetery, Puslinch Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario

Louisa Gillespie b Feb 1864. d May 1865. Saint John the Evangelist Cemetery, Elora, Wellington Co

Malcom, son of Angus and Sarah Gillespie, died Feb 18, 1863, aged 2 years 8 months.  Bethel Pioneer Cemetery, Arthur Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario

Margaret Gillespie died Dec 28, 1928 in her 81st year. Her husband Mathew Moore died Aug 11, 1904, aged 30 yrs. Reuben G and William J killed in action June 6, 1916. Mount Carmel Cemetery, West Garafraxa Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario

Margaret Gillespie d Dec 28, 1928 aged 81 years. Her husband Matthew Moore d Aug 11, 1904, aged 50 years. Reuben and William Gillespie killed in action June 6, 1916 (WW1)  Mount Carmel Cemetery, West Garafraxa Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario

Margaret C Gillespie 1867-1963. Her husband Clark G Washburn 1865-1939. Buried next to them: Howard C Washburn 1902-1980; Madeleine 1901-1994, In loving memory. Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Co, Ontario

Marion E Knox Gillespie, b 1898. D 1989  Southgate, Mount Forest Cemetery, Grey Co, Ontario

Marjorie Dean Boles Gillespie, born 1931. Died May 26, 2016. Burial Erin Cemetery, Erin, Wellington Co, Ontario.

Author’s Note: Mrs Marjorie McKee of Guelph met me in Erin years ago to walk the cemetery and drive around the area to see the farm of Robert Gillespie where the family was raised, and gave me the background history of this family line to which she was related. Deep sadness to see another Gillespie researcher laid to rest. Marjorie’s story was published in the Gillespie Family History Newsletter Summer 2002. A good reminder that all these names on this page represent lives that were lived and stories to be told.. See her photo with tombstone of Robert Gillespie, Erin

Martha Gillespie 1855-1946, Wife of W. J Haines 1870-1922. William Hanes 1848-1933. Flora Patterson 1847-1892 Wingham Cemetery, Huron Co, Ontario

Mary Gillespie, wife of Robert Stewart, died Feb’y 1848 aged 35 years. Crown Cemetery, Puslinch Twp, Wellington Co, Ontario

Mary Gillespie 1886 –1971. Wife of Alexander Russell 1886 – 1969. Burial Mr Forest Cemetery, Egremont Twp

Mary Gillespie STEWART, birth 1811. Death Feb 1848. Burial Crown Cemetery, Morriston, Wellington Co, Ontario, Maiden name Gillespie.

Mary Gillespie death Minto Twp  Oct 12, 1918   ID  042859

Mary Jane Gillespie 1919-1974. Wife of Edgar John Shaw.  Mt Forest Cemetery, Egremont Twp

Matilda Gillespie wife of Bert R MORRISON. Her birth 1895. Death 1967. Burial Mount Forest Cemetery, Southgate, Grey Co, Ontario. Maiden Name Gillespie. Other Morrisons  listed in plot.

May Gillespie 1893-1975. Wife of Thomas Warden 1894-1986. Frank Van Wyck 1921-1992; His wife Dorothy Warden 1915-2003. Daughter May B Warden 1919; Robert John Warden 1957-  loved son Robert W Warden 1920- His wife Patricia Arnold 1919-1997. Virginia “Ginny” 1959-1996 loved daughter. Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario

Paul Gillespie 1919-1995. His wife Minerva Maltby 1919-. Other Maltby family . Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Co, Ontario

Peter William Gillespie, born 1959 Ontario Died July 25, 1994 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Buried Rockwood Cemetery, Wellington Co. Son of William Gillespie & Evelyn Pollock

Raymond C Gillespie died Dec 22, 2001 Guelph – obit no longer available from funeral home.

Robert Gillespie died Sept 26, 1895 E Garafraxa Twp, aged 85 years 4 ms. Native of SCOTLAND. His wife Elizabeth died June 19, 1900 aged 84 yrs 5 mths. Buried McKee Cemetery, Wellington Co, Ontario.  ID 003965

Children of Robert & Elizabeth Gillespie: Mary J died May 20, 1871, aged 8 years & 2 m/ William A died Sept 4, 1872 aged 3 mos. Maryborough, Rothsay, Wellington Co, Ontario

Robert Craig Gillespie death Erin Oct 15, 1929  ID 037777

Robert James Gillespie 1932-1995. Loving husband of Marjorie Boles, Erin Cemetery, Erin, Ontario


Ross James Gillespie, MD (U of T ’72). Died at the Guelph General Hospital on Monday, May 17, 2004 in his 57th year. Beloved husband of 31 years Lynn (nee Fraser). Dearest Dad of Lieutenant Navy Steve and wife Alice Gillespie of London, England; Brie Gillespie of Toronto; and Tegan Gillespie of Toronto. Special Poppa to Connor. Loved son of Mary Gillespie of Barrie and the late James W Gillespie, M.D. Dear son-in-law of Thom and Chris Fraser of Guelph. Survived by sister Jane Baker of Barrie, Anne Rick Allgood of Scarborough; Marilyn Joe Lynch of North Bay. A private family service was held at Wall-Custance Funeral Home, Guelph on Friday May 21st. Internment of cremated remains at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph. (Published The Barrie Examiner; yourlifemoments).

Ruby Matilda Gillespie suddenly in Proton on Saturday, April 7, 1945 the youngest daughter of Mr & Mrs Alex Gillespie, in her 16th year.

Ruby Gillespie 1929 – 1945,  Her grave next to John & Alice Gillespie. Mt Forest Cemetery, Egremont Twp

Terry James Gillespie January 5, 1941 – December 2, 2018 
Passed away at the Guelph General Hospital. He was among the first group of PhDs to graduate from the newly founded University of Guelph. He became a professor at the same university where he taught Meteorology from 1968 – 2005, became a professor emeritus and continued to work there in some capacity until recently. Fondly remembered by many students and colleagues he met throughout his career. Beloved husband for 52 years of Lorraine Gillespie (née Wattier). Dad of Carmen Gillespie (Alexander Galant) and Adam Gillespie (Karène Paquin). Loving grandfather of Cynthia, Roman, William, Charlotte and Eleanor. Predeceased by his parents Gordon Gillespie and Margaret Gillespie (née Learmonth) of West Vancouver, BC.  Volunteer instructor of the Weather Course for the Canadian Power Squadron for many years, volunteered at the Guelph Youth Music Centre on their property committee and also on the board of the Guelph New Horizons Band where he learned to play the saxophone. At his request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place.

William Gillespie death E Zorra Twp  Oct 23, 1900  ID 020870

William Gillespie b Oct 19, 1833 d Sept 21, 1915  House of Industry & Refugee…Fergus, Wellington Co, Ontario

William Gillispie died Minto Twp June 2m7, 1914. Wellington Co, Ontario  ID 033601

William Gillespie died Nichol Twp Sept 21, 1915. Wellington Co, Ontario  ID 034369

After a long illness, the death took place at her home on Sligo Road on Tueday, Dec 16, 1947 of Mary Jane Gamble, wife of William Gillespie. Deceased was highly respected, and leaves besides her husband, two sons, Alexander on the eold home farm, near Cedarville, and John of Mount Forest, and a daughter, Tillie Gillespie at home. Also surviving are two brothers, Minno Gamble of Dryden and Stephen Gamble of Meaford, and one sister, Mrs Harry Wallace, Town. The funeral, private, took place from her late home on Thursday, the Rev O, G Locke of Holstein conducting the service. Internment was made in Mount Forest Cemetery. See next entry.

William Gillespie at Louise Marshall Hospital on Tuesday, June 9, 1959 beloved husband of the late Mary Jane Gamble, in his 91st year. Resting at Gardiner Funeral Chapel until Thursday when private funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm. Internment Mount Forest Cemetery.

In Shrewsbury Hospital, England, on Monday, May 22, 1972 Enid Moses, beloved wife of William Gillespie of Mount Forest, in her 38th year.

William A Gillespie born 1934. Died 1998. Burial Mt Forest Cemetery, Southgate, Grey Co, Ontario

William J Gillespie 1895-1947. His wife Euphemia Corstorphine 1910-1932. Agnes Gillespie 1927. Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Ontario

William John Brown Gillespie, born July 26, 1916. Died Nov 26, 1993. Rockwood Cemetery, Rockwood, Wellington Co.

William  M Gillespie of Mount Forest, and formerly of Sarnia, died in Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on July 31, 1874 in his 73rd year. Mr Gillespie, a pharmacist and was the husband of Beryl Bryson and is survived by two daughters, Mrs Dan Allan, Victoria, BC, and Mrs Lee Harper, North Vancouver, BC. Also surviving are two sisters Lillian, Mrs Lorenzo Crewson of Conn, and Janet, Mrs Conna__ Vancouver, BC. Funeral Service held at Henrick Funeral Home. Internment at Woodland Cemetery, London


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Agnes Gillespie death Seaforth Oct 8, 1921   ID 016632

Agnes Gillespie death Seaforth July 4, 1936.  ID 019166

Agnes Gillespie. spouse Garnet E Farrier 1910-1976. W Farrier, Wingham Cemetery, Huron Co, Ontario


Agnes Bailey Gillespie,  birth 1860. Death 1948. Burial Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron Co, Ontario

Ann Gillespie death Turnbury Twp April 29, 1900  ID 012881

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Catherine Gillespie 1857-1935. Her husband John McMillan 1853-1930. Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron Co.



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Catherine Gillespie 1886-1964. Her spouse Charles F Martin 1885-1968. James Martin died Dec 4, 1908 aged 70 years 7 mnths. His wife Charlotte Wight died Feb 12, 1929 aged 85 yrs. Wingham Cemetery. (More Martin burials in cemetery).


Charles Gillespie b unknown d  unknown Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron Co

Charles Gillespie death Wingham Nov 7, 1901  ID 013189

Chas Gillespie’s wife, Mambel, daughter of James & Meretta Armstrong  1905-1941. Catherine Hodgins d Aug 24, 1910 aged 40 years. Jas M Hodgins 1874-1965. His wife Meretta Armstrong 1881-1970. Greenville Cemetery, Ashfield Twp, Huron Co, Ontario

Don Gillespie or RR 1 Holyrood, died on June 16, 2012 at Wingham Hospital at the age of 84. The beloved husband of Marion Gillespie (Nicholson). Don was born in West Wawanosh Township on July 4, 1927 to the late Charles Gillespie and Mabel Hodgins. Dear father of Ron and Susan Gillespie, Cathy & Andrew Page, all of Route I, Holyrood. Grandchildren David & Kate Gillespie, Angie Gillespie & Dan Davey; Jamie Page and Tyler Page. Survived by sister Betty (Don) Bushell of RR2 Holyrood, and by his in-laws Jim and Isabel Hunter, Donnie Smith and Ken and Joyce Hunter. Predeceased by in-laws Margaret &n Lorne Ritchie, Bill Smith and niece Wanda Hunter. Memorial Service on Sat June 30th at Church of Ascension, KInlough at 2:30pm. Internment South Kinloss Cemetery. (Published, The Lucknow Sentinel).

Eliza J Gillespie 1869-1957. Her husband Wm J Sheffield 1869-1921. Susanna Sheffield 1828-1900; James D Sheffield killed at Paschendale Oct 26, 1917, aged 22 years. Wingham Cemetery, Huron Co, Ontario

Eunice Mary Peddle Gillespie  b April 9, 1882  d Feb 22, 1974   Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron Co

Frieda Bertha Wicke Gillespie, 1906-1987. Exeter Cemetery, Exeter, Huron Co.

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Grace H Gillespie 1921-1982. Her daughter Alena E Steels 1941-1961. Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth.



Helen E Gillespie b 1891  d 1916  Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron Co, Ontario

Helen Florence Gillespie death Seaforth Nov 25, 1916  ID 017090

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James Gillespie 1835-July 16, 1916. Maria Elliott 1841-1920. Their son John 1864-1905. Daughter Alice 1875- Blyth Union Cemetery, Huron Co.  ID 016698


James P Gillespie 1851-1932. His wife Mary L McMillan 1856-1933. Their children: R Arthur 1894-1895, Helen F 1891-1916, Mary A 1888-1968, William 1882-1934, His wife Violet J Carter 1887-1952. Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron Co

James Gillespie death Seaforth Feb 12, 1932.  ID 018083

Jean Gillespie death E Wawanosh Oct 11, 1928  ID 018480

Jean Gillespie JOHNSTON, birth 1866. Death 1954. Burial Maitland Cemetery, Goderich, Huron Co, Ontario. Maiden name Gillespie.

Jean Helen Clarke Gillespie death September 16, 2019 Hensall, Ontario

John Gillespie b July 4, 1823. d Oct 10, 1889  Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Turnberry Twp,  Huron Co  ID 007583

John Gillespie death Turnberry Twp Sept 30, 1893  ID 007833

John Gillespie death Turnberry Twp March 3, 1899, 63 years, Scotland, cause cirrhoisis of liver 2 years, farmer. Inf C A Toole, MD Turnberry Twp.   ID 012375

John Gillespie 1858-1913. Jennie Love, his wife. (listing of other Loves on monument, one from Co Donegal, Ireland) Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron Co.

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John Gillespie born Dec 4, 1848. Died Aug 13, 1936. His wife, Mary R Barn born May 29, 1848. Died Dec 9, 1918. A native of Fifeshire, Scotland.  Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron Co.


John Gillespie Feb 24, 1856-Aug 9, 1945. His wife Agnes Bailey 1860-1948. John Gillespie died Oct 10, 1889 aged 66  yrs 4 months. Native of Glasgow, Scotland. Jean Hamilton, wife of John Gillespie, died Oct 11, 1928 in her 100th year. Charles Gillespie died Nov 7, 1901 aged 44 yrs. His wife Margaret Paul March 26, 1936 aged 67 years. Paul E Gillespie buried in Arras, France Sept 7, 1918 aged 19 years. Wingham Cemetery, Huron Co.

John Andrew Gillespie death Exeter  Oct 17, 1921   ID 016376

John G Gillespie, March 31, 1882-June 19, 1959. His wife , Minnie Rintoul died Feb 22, 1911 aged 26 years 9 months. Also their infant daughter Minnie, died March 13, 1911 aged 20 days. John’s wife Eunice Peddle April 9, 1882-Feb 22, 1874. Wingham Cemetery, Huron Co. (2nd record John Gibson Gillespie b March 31, 1882 d 1959)

John James Gillespie death Tuckersmith Twp April 12, 1928  ID 018180

Lillian Elizabeth Ritchie Gillespie  b June 1, 1879  d Feb 7, 1949. Brussels Cemetery, Huron Co, Ontario

Lois Isabelle Reevie Gillespie, birth 1920. Death Aug 25, 2004. Burial Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Ontario

Margaret Gillespie, wife of Thomas McKenzie, died March 26 1880, aged 64 yrs. A native of Kirkintillock, SCOTLAND. Free Presbyterian Cemetery, Huron Co. Thomas McKenzie died July 28, 1876, aged 60 years, native of Rossshire, SCOTLAND.

Marion Gillespie of Holyrood passed away on Jan 8, 2013 at Wingham Hosptial at the age of 81. Beloved wife of the late Donald Gillespie for over 58 years until his death in 2012. Marion was born Aug 20,1931 in Ashfield Township to the late Alberta (Miller) and Daniel Nicholson. Dear mother of Ron (Susan) Gillespie and Cathy (Andrew) Page, all of R.R. 1 Holyrood. Grandchildren Dave (Kate) Gillespie, Angie (Dan) Davey, Jamie Page and Tyler Page, and by her great-grandson Lyndon Gillespie. Survived by sisters Isabel (Jim) Hunter of Lucknow and Donalda Smith of Mississauga, brother Ken (Joyce) Nicholson of Alliston and in-laws Betty and Don Bushell. Predeceased by sister Margaret Ritchie, brothers-in-law Lorne Ritchie and Bill Smith and niece Wanda Hunter. Memorial service at Anglican Church of Ascension, Kinlough on Jan 26, 2013. Internment South Kinloss Cemetery. (Published Lucknow Sentinel, yourlifemomemts)

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Marjorie Gillespie 1878-1935. Her husband James Fulton 1880-1980. Marjorie Fulton 1905-1944. Wife of James Fulton. Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron Co, Ontario



Martha Gillespie  1858-1946. Her husband W John Haines 1870-1922. Flora Patterson 1847-1892. William H Haines, Flora’s husband, 1848-1933. Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron Co, Ontario

Mary Gillespie death Seaforth March 11, 1933  ID 018249

Mary A Gillespie b 1888 d 1968  Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron Co, Ontario

Mary Ann Gillespie 1828-1923. Her husband Lawrence Lovell died May 16, 1907 aged 81 years. Native of Ireland. George Lovell 1853-1920. Catherine Lovell 1870-1920. Joseph Lovell March 4, 1864-July 24__  Wroxeter Cemetery, Howick Twp, Huron Co.

Mary Elizabeth Gillespie, burial Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron Co, Ontario

Mary Isabella “Minnie” Rintoul Gillespie, Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron Co.

Mary L McMillan Gillespie b 1856. d 1933. Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron Co

M Elliott GillIspie death Blyth April 22, 1920   ID 018861

M Isabella Gillespie death E Wawanosh Twp Feb 22, 1911.  ID 015875

Minnie Rintoul Gillespie, born Feb 20, 1911. Died March 13, 1911. Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron Co.  ID 015876; 036010

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Neil McK Gillespie 1865-1946. His wife Elizbeth Laing 1870-1950. Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron Co, Ontario



Rachel A Gillespie death Exeter Jan 7, 1898  ID 010734

R Arthur Gillespie b 1894 d July 27, 1895 Seaforth. Buried  Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron Co, Ontario   ID 007482

Robert A Gillespie, son of J & R Gillespie, died Aug 29, 1896, Exeter, aged 25 years 5 mths 12 days. Also an infant. Rachel A Barker wife of John Gillespie, died Jan 7, 1898 aged 50 years 3 ms 21 days. John Gillespie died Oct 17, 1921 aged 79 years 5 mths. Exeter Cemetery, Huron Co, Ontario  ID 005450

Robert Edward Garfield Gillespie, birth 1915. Death Jan 22, 2004. Burial Wingham Cemetery, Wingham, Huron Co, Ontario

Violet J Carter Gillespie b 1887  d 1952  Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron Co

William Gillespie death Seaforth Sept 7, 1907  ID 014440

William Gillespie 1852-1931. His wife Agnes Hill 1854-1936. Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron Co, Ontario.

William Gillespie death Seaforth July 4, 1931. ID 018890

William Gillespie 1877-1955. His wife Elizabeth Ritchie 1879-1949. Brussels Cemetery, Morris Twp, Huron Co.

William E Gillespie b 1882  d 1934   Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth, Huron Co

William Earl Gillespie death Seaforth May 6, 1934. ID 017961

William Henry M Gillespie b Sept 4, 1877. d. 1955.  Brussels Cemetery, Brussels, Huron Co

William James Gillespie 1901-1957. His wife Frieda Bertha Wicke 1906-   Exeter Cemetery, Exeter, Huron Co.

William T Gillespie 1873-1939. Agnes  his wife 1872-1945 Exeter Cemetery, Huron Co.


Includes the townships of Wellesley, Woolwich, Wilmot, North Dumfries & Cities of Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge. Note: Galt is today’s City of Cambridge

Adeline Gillespie death Kitchener Sept 22, 1931.  ID 34060

Alice Gillespie died Paris 2008, May 26, Ontario

Alice GillespieAlice Gillespie (nee Kendrew). Peacefully, after a brief illness, at Brantford General Hospital, on Monday May 26, 2008, a longtime resident of Ayr, in her 88th year. Beloved wife to the late John “Bussy” (1993); loved mum to Malcolm (Debbie) of Cambridge, David (Polly) of BC and Barry (Brenda) of Ayr; cherished grandma to 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Predeceased by brothers Joe and Walter Kemp.
Friends  received at the Ayr Chapel, Wm. Kipp Funeral Home, 183 Northumberland St. Ayr, on Friday 1-2 PM. Funeral Services held in the chapel on Friday at 2:00 PM. Interment Ayr Cemetery.

Charles H Gillespie death Kitchener May 29, 1931.  ID 033777

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David Gillespie born Oct 21, 1874. Died Nov 5, 1874 N Dumfries Twp. Mary, wife of Samuel Wallace, died Dec 29, 1885 aged 68 years. Ayr Cemetery. ID 010994

Earl William Gillespie It is with profound sadness that the family announces the death of Earl W. Gillespie, beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather on Saturday July 25, 2015 at Freeport Hospital, Kitchener. Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Georgette (nee Major). Loving father to Karen Slater (Ron), Billie Hilborn, Brian Gillespie (Lorie Easton), Andrea Gillespie (Tom Berry) and Adrienne Gillespie. Brother of Dorothy, Marjorie and John. Also survived by ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Earl Sr., and Evelyn Gillespie and his brother Bob. Earl made many friends in his career with Ontario Hydro, as Past Grand Master of the Lynden Masonic Lodge and as a member of the Shriner’s Club of Canada. A memorial service was held in the chapel of Corbett Funeral Home, 95 Dundas St., Cambridge, on Saturday August 1, 2015 at 1p.m. In lieu of flowers,  Burial Rushes Presbyterian Cemetery, Wellesley Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario

Edward Gillespie death Kitchener July 11, 1922   ID 032899

Edward Gillespie death Galt July 7, 1927  ID 033536

Euphemia Gillespie death Waterloo Twp Feb 18, 1932. ID 033580

Florence Gillespie, died at the Guelph General Hospital on Friday June 26th, 2015. Florence Elizabeth Bertha (Hahn) Gillespie of Mount Forest in her 82nd year. Beloved wife of the late William’Bill’ Gillespie. Loved mother of Alisanne Gillespie of Toronto. Loving grandmother of Kyle and Ryan. Dear sister of Lloyd Hahn & wife Christine of Sydney, Nova Scotia. Dear aunt of Kimberly Ann Hahn-Dancavitch & husband John of Washago and their family Jillian, Lindsay, Sage, Valor and Megan. Florence will be dearly missed by Barb, Brenda and Ben Hallman. Predeceased by brother Roy Hahn & wife Kathleen. Friends may call at the England Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Sunday from 7-9p.m. The funeral service  held at the Mount Forest United Church on Monday June 29th at 11:00a.m. Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. England Funeral Home.

Florence Ann Gillespie died in Galt Jan 31, 1868, aged 1 year and 8 months. Daughter of J. B Gillespie, merchant, North Dumfries, Waterloo Co, Ontario

Florence May Gillespie , Oct 15, 1924-Dec 25, 1967, beloved wife of Everett Scott Hussey, Dec 5, 1923- Burial Ayr Cemetery, Waterloo County, Ontario

George E Gillespie, born 1914. Died 1963. Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Co

George Murray Gillespie b 1878  d 1944   Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Co. His wife Mary Ethel Holdaway 1885-1950. George E Gillespie, H.I.L. of C/1914-1963 (Veteran’s cross)

George Thomas GillespieGeorge Thomas Gillespie died at Hamilton General Hospital as a result of an accident on Saturday May 10, 2008. A lifelong and respected resident of Ayr, in his 88th year. Beloved husband to the late Margaret Stoltz (2002). Loved father to Anne Douglas (Larry) of Oakville; John (Mary) of R R 3, Ayr; and Jane Stolt (Keith) of Listowel. Cherished grandfather to Lorna (Steve), Graeme, Amy (Marty), Aidan (Alice) Aaron (Laura), Andrew, Melissa, Cameron and Emily. Great Grandfather to Brock. Predeceased by his parents J Albert Gillespie and the former Mary Carrick, his brothers Robert and Hugh, and a sister Jennette. Wm Kipp Funeral Home for visitation. Funeral Knox United Church, Ayr on Wed, May 14 at 2:00 pm. Internment Ayr Cemetery. (Published The Expositor;

Georgina Gillespie Shearer 1905-1970, Grave 4.38 “Daughter. Buried between Grave 4.37 of Thomas Passmore, died Nov 19, 1892, aged 72 years (which doesn’t make sense date- wise) so Grave 4.39 gives Thomas W Hope 1858-1937. Note: There are no other Shearer burials in this cemetery). Ayr Cemetery, Waterloo Co.

Geneva Helena GillespieGeneva Helena Gillespie passed away peacefully at Caressant Care Nursing Home in Fergus, on February 27, 2017 in her 87th year. Lovingly remembered by her husband of 60 years John Gillespie. Fondly remembered by her children Stephen (Kim), Kevin, John, Scott and Heather (Jeff). Loving grandmother to Ashley and Tyler and 3 great grandchildren. Predeceased by her 1 brother and 3 sisters. Memorial Service for Geneva  held at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home & Chapel, 280 St. David St. South in Fergus, on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 at 5:00pm, with visitation from 3:00pm.

Harry J Gillespie, birth 1924. Death 1975. Burial Mount Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Co, Ontario

Heather Gillespie, mentioned in obit for her grandmother Freda Olive (Wagner) Shaeffer, who died Feb 10, 2000 in St Mary’s Hospital, Kitchener, age 83.  Freda’s children: Bernice (Ray) Self; Bruce (Paula) Schaefer. Buried Memory Gardnes Cemetery, Bredau. [Kitchener Waterloo Newspaper;  obit from].

Helen Gillespie b unknown d June ?  Pergola Pioneer Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario

In memory of Helen Wallace, late spouse of John Gillespie, who died on the 20th July 1841 aged 28 years. Also of Jane Adams, his wife, who died on the 28th April 1851, aged 28 years. Burial St Andrews Park Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo County, Ontario

Died at Rosebank, North Dumfries on Monday, 7th of April, 1884 at 4:15 o’clock. Isabella Gillespie in her 37th year of age. Funeral will take place from her brother’s residence on Thursday, April 10 at 1 o’clock pm. To Galt Cemetery. Service commences at a Quarter to One. Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited. Waterloo. April 11th, 1884.  ID 017184

Died at Ellerslie, North Dumfries on Friday, 9th October at 11:30 pm. Isabella Gillespie, relict of the late Hugh Wallace in her 77th year. Funeral on Monday afternoon, Oct 12th at the quarter past 3 from her late residence. To Galt Cemetery. Friends and Acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend, North Dumfries, Waterloo Co Oct 10, 1885.

Jack Gillespie died Oct 31, 1999 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. Birth 1919. Spouse Kathleen. Children: Chris Fallows *Bill); Bill Gillespie (Cathy). Grandchildren: Erin; Jeff; Caitlin; Jaclyn. Burial New Hope Cemetery (cremation).

James "Jim" GillespieJames Gillespie “Jim”
Passed away peacefully at St. Mary’s General Hospital on Friday, June 14, 2019 in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Lerine for 68 years. Loving father of David, Bruce and Stephen Gillespie and Lynn Brooks (John Biebesheimer). Proud Grandpa of Megan, Sarah, Rachel, Kyle and Amy. Dear brother of Jean and the late Earl, Ross, Bob, Marjorie and Fern. Survived by brother-in-law Alfred.

Jim’s family received relatives and friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 and from 10-10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral Service in the chapel on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Reception followed. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery.

James W Gillespie died May 3, 1868 in Galt, aged 21 years. Brother J. B Gillespie, merchant. Funeral April 8, 1868. Published April 8, 1868.

Jane Adams Gillespie b unknown. d April 25, 1851. Pergola Pioneer Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Co

Jannet Gillespie (female) died North Dumfries Twp June 1, 1887. Waterloo Co, Ontario  ID 01747

Jean Adams died the 28th instant, 1851, wife of John Gillespie, farmer, West Dumfries, Funeral tomorrow at 1 o’clock pm/Dumfries (announced April 29, 1851 in funeral notices)

Jean Gillespie death Galt Oct 15, 1923   ID 034214

Jean Isabel Gillespie died North Dumfries Twp Sept 17, 1921. Waterloo Co, Ontario  ID 032964

Jennie Gillespie death Galt Sept 3, 1922   ID 032684

Erected by Robert Gillespie in memory of his son, John, who died Aug 12th, 1843, aged 16 months Burial St Andrews Park Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Co, Ontario

In memory of Helen Wallace, late spouse to John Gillespie, who died on 20th July 1841, aged 28 years. Also of Jane Adams, his wife, who died on the 28th April 1851, aged 28 years. Burial St Andrews Park Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Co, Ontario

Died in Galt, on Monday, the 25th instant, John Gillespie Sr, aged 66 years and 9 months. Funeral will take place on Thursday next at 12 o’clock from his late residence, Rosebank Farm. To the Public Cemetery, Galt, November 26, 1872.

John Gillespie died North Dumfries Twp March 5, 1877. Waterloo Co, Ontario

John Gillespie b unknown d unknown  Pergola Pioneer Cemetery, Cambridge, Ontario

John Gillespie death Galt June 26, 1932. ID 033969. (Galt was renamed Cambridge).

John Gillespie death Ayr Nov 14, 1935.  ID 034535

John Gillespie death Kitchener Aug 13, 1936. ID 035272

John Gillespie 1898-1954. His beloved wife Georgina Huether 1899-1949; Harry J Gillespie 1924-1975 husband of Gwendolyne E Hanna. Mt Hope Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Co, Ontario

John Gillespie “Jack” passed away peacefully at Stirling Heights Long Term Care Centre, Cambridge on Wednesday, Sept 1, 2010 in his 81st year. Beloved husband of Audrey Knapp. Loving father of Brian and his wife Pam of Cambridge; Helen Martin and her husband Dennis of West Montrose; and Sandra Cressman and her husband Keith of Elora. Loving grandchildren Kyle, Katrina, Angela, Lauren, Emma, Shannon and Tracey.  Survived by his sister Mary Leeds of Elora, and predeceased b his parents William and Elizabeth Gillespie, his sister Eleanor Hillborn. Jack was born in Galt on March 16, 1930 and had lived in the area all his life. (Published

John Howard Gillespie, “Jack” March 15, 1930. Death Sept 1, 2010. Burial Mountview Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada

John Wilbert Gillespie, death published Jan 21, 1993Index to Death Notices 1993, Kitchener/Waterloo

Joseph Gillespie died Feb 22, 1908, aged 70 years, 6 mos & 30 dys. Marion Wallace, his wife, died Oct 31, 1919, aged 77 years. John W Gillespie 1877-1959. Burial Ayr Cemetery, Waterloo County, Ontario.   ID 029233

Joseph Gillespie, Nov 13, 1869-Oct 25, 1930. His wife Margaret E Nichol Dec 5, 1865-Jan 14, 1955. Her sister Anne Nichol Nov 10, 1880-Nov 26, 1969. Interred in Lot 10, Range 37, Grave B. At rest.ID 035767

Died in Galt, on Saturday Oct 25th, 1930, Joseph Gillespie, beloved husband of Margaret Gillespie, in his 61st year. The funeral from his late residence 90 Blair Road, on Monday afternoon, Oct 27th at 2:30 o’clock. To Ayr Cemetery, Waterloo Co.

J Wallace Gillespie b 1911. Died 1992 Husband of Olive G Sweet, 1914- . Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp, Waterloo Co

Keith Gillespie death Aug 18, 2015 Ayr, Waterloo Co, Ontario

Lillie May Gillespie death Wellesley Twp Nov 28, 1887  ID 017431

Lerine Florence Gillespie (nee Manser)
Passed away peacefully at peopleCare AR Goudie on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in her 94th year. Beloved wife of the late James “Jim” Gillespie (2019). Loving mother of David, Bruce and Stephen Gillespie and Lynn Brooks (John Biebesheimer). Proud Grandma of Megan (Max), Sarah (Roman), Rachel, Kyle and Amy. Great-Grandmother of Luke. Lerine was a member of LutheRanch for many years. Along with her husband Jim, Lerine was active in the square dance community. Special thanks to the staff at AR Goudie for their loving and compassionate care.

Lerine’s family received relatives and friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 and from 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Funeral Service in the chapel on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.. Reception to follow. Interment Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Margaret C Gillespie 1867-1963, her husband Clark G Washburn 1865-1939. Mother Washburn; Howard C 1902-1980; Madeline 1901-1994. Mt Hope Cemetery, Kitchener. (Section H- more Washburns nearby)

Margaret Helen Stoltz Gillespie b unknown d Nov 14, 2002  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Co, Ontario

Margaret Jane Gillespie (Mrs Houston) Will 1891, Died Waterloo Co, Ontario

Marie Gillespie 1917-1987, wife of Austin Walsh. John A Walsh 1886-1968. His wife Johanna Murphy 1880-1976. Daughter Terese Walsh 1955-1974. Olga M Boehm 1919-1964, wife of J W Walsh. Rt Rev Monsignor Vincent William Walsh 1901-1989. Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo, Ontario

Martha Gillespie died Cambridge  2011, Feb 24, Ontario

Died at Ayr on Tuesday, Dec 29, at 5 o’clock am, Mary Auld, relict of the late Samuel Wallace, aged 68 years. The Funeral will take place on Friday, January 1st at 1 o’clock pm from the residence of her son-in-law Mr Jos Gillespie, Northumberland Street. To the place of internment, New Cemetery, Ayr. Friends and acquaintances respectfully invited, Ayr,  Dec 29, 1885.

Marie Gillespie, 1917-1987, wife of Austin Walsh, Mount Hope Cemetery, Waterloo City.

Marion Gillespie death Ayr Oct 31, 1919.   ID 032647

Martha Gillespie (nee Higgin)  born March 10, 1915. Death Feb 24, 2011 Cambridge. Lounsbury Funeral Home, Cambridge. Martha Gillespie went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Wednesday February 23 2011, in her 96th year. Predeceased by her loving and adoring husband Robert (2007), loving mother of Joan, Liz and …obit closed.

In memory of Mary, wife of Samuel Wallace, who died Dec 29, 1885, aged 68 years. David Gillespie, born Oct 2, 1874. Died Nov 5, 1874. Burial Ayr Cemetery, Waterloo County, Ontario

Mary Gillespie death Galt Sept 23, 1907. ID 030484

Mary Gillespie, 1882-1952. Her husband George C Smye 1884-1966. Margaret B Gemmell, wife of George C Smye died Dec 11, 1918 in her 35th year. Burial Ayr Cemetery, North Dumfries Twp, Waterloo Co, Ontario

Mary Ethel Holdaway Gillespie b 1885  d 1950  Ayr Cemetery, Ary, Waterloo Co

Mary J (Harper) Gillespie birth 1847, died Wellesley Twp July 26, 1890, Waterloo Co, Ontario. Burial Rushes Cemetery. 2nd record: Farewell dear wife, Mary J Harper, beloved wife of Edward Gillespie who died July 26, 1890, aged 43 years, 1 month, 20 days. ID 017005

M Ellen Gillespie. birth Sept 10, 1892. Death March 15, 1980. Her husband Earnest C Daniels, Jan 3, 1886-Feb 8, 1960. Burial Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Municipality, Ontario

Michael Joseph Gillespie – peacefully in his 81st year at Riverbend Place, Cambridge on Oct 29, 2012 after a difficult struggle with dementia. Beloved husband of Martha Gillespie. Predeceased by his parents John and Mary, brother William, sisters Elizabeth and Mary (Kenny). Survived by daughter Lynda Phelan (Doug McLean) and son Kevin (Jennifer Lancaster), grandchildren Ashley and Michael Phelan and Lily and Annabel Gillespie. Mike was born in Grandemouth, Scotland (1931). He served his counrry in Egypt (Suez Canal) with Royal Air Force from 1952 – 1954. Mike and Martha were married in Canada with Lynda in 1963. Kevin born 1964. Enjoyed soccer with many kids in Mississauga. Resting at New Kipling Chapel (north of Rexdale Blvd)  with service in the chapel at 1:00 pm Thursday. Cremation. (Published The Toronto Star Oct 31, 2012;

Nancy Gillespie in obit of her mother: Alberta Maria Katherine (Stenke) Schaus, who did Nov 19, 1999 at Trinity Village Care Centre, Kitchener. Birth 1908. Spouse Garfield (1957). Her children Doug Schaus (Erina) & Nancy Gillespie (Bill). Burial St Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery, Kitchener.

Norman Wardlaw Gillespie, birth April 5, 1922. Death Dec 21, 1995. Burial Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Co, Ontario

Olive G Sweet Gillespie, born 1914. Died 2002. Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Co

Paul Gillespie 1919-1995, his wife Minerva Maltby 1919- . Mount Hope Section C, Kitchener, Waterloo Co, Ontario (Note: More Maltbys nearby).

Richard Leslie Gillespie,  died Wellesley  Twp Sept 22, 1890, Waterloo Co, Ontario  ID 017013

Obituary of Richard "Dan" GillespieRichard Gillespie “Dan” passed away  at Lisaard House on Monday, January 7, 2019 at the age of 76.  Dearly loved husband of Mary, he will be dearly missed by his children Denise Salt (Peter) and Dan Gillespie. Precious memories are left with his grandchildren Jennifer and Emily. Loving brother to Audrey Kaufman (the late Bernie), Cathy Bennett (Mervin) and step brother to Loretta Caisse (John Paul) and Frazer Johnson (Denise). The Gillespie Family will receive friends at the Westmount memorial Celebration Centre, 1001 Ottawa St. S. Kitchener, on Thursday January 10th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Dan used to say, “strangers are friends we have not yet met”. He made more friends along the way with a warm, infectious personality. Let us carry on this way in his honour. A Celebration of Dan’s Life took place in the Westmount Chapel, Kitchener on Friday, January 11th at 2:00 p.m. Interment  at Memory Gardens Cemetery, Breslau.

Robert Gillespie b unknown d unknown Pergola Pioneer Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Co, Ontario

Rosetta Delora Otto Gillespie b Aug 4, 1880 d Feb 15, 1929 Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario.  Beloved wife of William Gillespie 1880-1929. Talma Otto 1891-1981, daughter of John & Elizabeth Otto. ID 035473

Ruby Ernestine Gillespie (nee Roesner) died on Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 after a short illness. Predeceased by her husband Fred Gillespie, her parents Fred and Hattie Roesner, and her only brother Roy. Ruby and Fred raised four children: Gene (Brenda); Renita Wojcik (Eugene); Judith Gondosch (Michael) and Jess (jim). She was the proud grandmother of Leslie, Bryan, Melissa, Amy, Ryan, Megan, Emily, Gillian, Kara, Colin, and eight great-grandchildren. Ruby was born 93 years ago at Seebach’s Hill, outside Stratford. Fred and Ruby spent the first half of their lives in Stratford, where their children wer born, then moved to Waterloo in 1961. Celebration of life service at Grace Lutheran Church, Kitchener on Thursday, Dec 5, at 11:00 am. Ruby will join Fred and her parents in Avondale Cemetery, Stratford.

Sadie E Gillespie died Wellesley Twp Sept 7, 1889. Waterloo Co, Ontario   ID 018147

Samuel Wallace Gillespie died in Galt Hospital on Friday, Sept 25th, 1942, aged 72 years. The Funeral will take place from his late residence, Northumberland Street, Ayr, on Monday, Sept 28th at 2:30pm. To Ayr Cemetery. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.

Thomas Henry Gillespie death Kitchener Feb 24, 1919.  ID 032904

Thomas Stewart Gillespie died North Dumfries Twp Sept 11, 1906, Waterloo Co, Ontario  ID 029533

See Rosetta Otto for death of William Gillespie 1929, Waterloo County, Ontario

William Gillespie‘s wife, Margaret B Gemmell, died Dec 11, 1919 in her 35th year. Mary Gillespie, wife of George C Smye 1882-1952. George C Smye 1884-. Ayr Cemetery.

Dr William Gillespie  Oct 20, 1881   d Oct 14, 1951  Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener, Waterloo Co. (2nd date gives 1959 as death)

William GillespieWilliam John Gillespie  “Bill”     Passed away peacefully at home on Saturday August 21st, 2021 with his loving family by his side in his 84th year. Beloved sweetheart and husband of Nancy Gillespie for 58 years. Loving dad of Wendy Hastings (Chris) and Ian Gillespie (Eva). Proud grandpa to Scott Burrows, Ryan Burrows (Erica), Meghan Marcoux (Jonathan), Julie Burrows (Scott Wick), Kohl Gillespie, and Emily Hastings. Cherished great-grandpa of David, Brayden, Connor, Emma-Marie, Faith-Anne Burrows, Lucas, Lily, Nicholas, Titus Marcoux, Jaxon, Claira, and Jacob Wick (peanut).
Predeceased by his parents Dr. William and Ruth Gillespie, his sister Ann Jennings, his grandson William, as well as many aunts and uncles.

Bill was a quiet, hardworking man who spent his life devoted to his family. For many years he worked in his passion of construction for Howald Construction, George Milla Construction, and Reidco Homes. Bill was proud to pass along his love of woodworking with his family. He enjoyed spending many summers in Grand Bend which he would share with those around him. Bill cherished his hours spent researching his family genealogy. He loved reading the record every morning with his bowl of cheerios followed by a coffee at Tim Hortons. Bill will be missed forever and always. Bill’s family received relatives and friends from 10 – 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, August 24th, 2021 at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. Private committal service at Williamsburg Cemetery.


 Agnes McKellar Gillespie b unknown d 1921 Cromarty Presbyterian Cemetery, Perth Co, Ontario

Bert Gillespie b 1905. d Dec 1952. Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth Co

Colette Florence Erard Gillespie, born 1924. Died 2008. Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth Co, Ontario

Duncan Gillespie died Hibbert Twp Feb 12, 1885. Perth Co, Ontario (date changed)  ID 013640

Edward Gillespie death Stratford Dec 27,1886  ID 014249

Eliza Gillespie, wife of John Attridge, 1850-1924. At rest. Knox Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Mornington  Twp, Perth Co, Ontario

Elizabeth Gillespie died 1876, age 104 years, a native of Co Down, IRELAND, of Mornington. Perth Co.

Elizabeth Ann Gillespie death Stratford Sept 28, 1893  ID 01378

Elizabeth J Gillespie, wife of Thomas Bigam, died Dec 23, 1904, aged 39 years. .Gone but not forgotten. (Other Bigham graves nearby of John & William Bigam, and Thomas Bigam died Dec 26, 1911, aged 85 years,4 months ), Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Millbank, Mornington Twp, Perth Co, Ontario

Elizabeth J Gillespie, wife of Thomas Bigham, died Dec 23, 1905 aged 39 years. Gone but not forgotten. Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Millbank,  Mornington, Perth Co.

Ellen Gillespie b 1857. d Sept 25, 1894. Knox Wellsley United Cemetery, Millbank, Perth Co, Ontario (2nd record adds age 37 years & 3 months, wife of Wm Gillespie. William died May 2, 1921 aged 71 years, 9 months, 16 days. Knox Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Millbank, Mornington Twp, Perth Co, Ontario  ID 0140120

Eric Gillespie 1928 – 2013. Died peacefully at Beach Grove Home on Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013, Eric of Stratford, age 85 years. Beloved husband of Theresa (nee Bowlan). Son of the late Edgar and Florence Gillespie. Survived by sister Jean (Eddie) Mills and brother Hugh (Kay) Gillespie. Predeceased by sisters Mary Roper, Betty MacMillan, June Gillespie and brother Ralph (Hazel) Gillespie. Brother-in-law of Barb Bowlan and Bernice Bowlan. Predeceased by brothers-in-law Walter, Victor, Harold, Earl, John, Lewis and sisters-in-law Rita and Marie. Resting at MacLean Funeral Home where funeral was held Friday at 11:00 am. Internment at Geddie Memorial Cemetery, Spring Brook. (Published by funeral home).

George Gillespie  b 1900  d Oct 1962  Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth Co

Harriet Gillespie death Stratford Aug 9. 1929  ID 028940

Pvt Herbert Gillespie b unknown d Oct 6, 1918 Avondale Cemetery, Strafford, Perth Co, Ontario

Isabella Gillespie death Mitchell  Feb 18, 1897  ID 020469

James Gillespie 18191851, Duncan 1860-1885. Mary 1867-1895. Jessie 1868-1951. Agnes McKellar 1831-1921, wife of James Gillespie. Cromarty Presbyterian Cemetery, Hibbert Twp, Perth Co.

James Gillespie died Hibbert Twp July 13, 1895, age 76 years. Perth Co, Ontario – (2nd record gives birth as 1819). Cromarty Presbyterian Cemetery, Cromarty, Perth Co. Native of Glasgow, SCOTLAND. In memory of Agnes McKellar, wife of Jas Gillespie, died Oct 8, 1921 age 90 years, 8 months. Lovingly remembered.  ID 013982

Jane Gillespie death Millbank Feb 22, 1915  ID 025618

Jane Houston Gillespie b June 5, 1827. d Feb 26, 1915. Knox Wesley United Cemetery, Millbank, Perth Co, Ontario

Janet Elizabeth Gillespy died Hibbert Twp Jan 30, 1894, Perth Co, Ontario  ID 013970

Jessie Gillespie b 1870. d Feb 25, 1951. Cromarty Presbyterian Cemetery, Cromarty, Perth Co

John Gillespie’s wife Janet E Miller, died Jue 20, 1891 aged 37 years. In memory of Isabella, daughter of John & Janet Gillespie, died Feb 18, 1897 age 3 years, 8 months.

Josephine Gillespie death Stratford July 15, 1918   ID 031049

M Ann Gillespie death Stratford June 3, 1889  ID 013742W

Margaret J Gillespie born Nov 17, 1826. Died April 10, 1891. John Houston born Nov 26, 1826. Died Sept 11, 1879. Knox Wesley United Cemetery, Millbank, Perth Co, Ontario. Next grave, “Our mother, Agnes McCormick, beloved wife of Thomas Gillespie, died Oct 30, 1872, age 83 years. A native of Co Down, Ireland

Marlene G Carter Gillespie, born June 11, 1941. Died Jan 9, 2005. Burial Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth Co. Wife of R Ernest Gillespie.

Mary Gillespie died Hibbert Twp Aug 19, 1895. Perth Co, Ontario  ID 013987

Mary  Ann Pogson Gillespie b 1854. d June 1889. Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth Co, Ontario

Ruby Gillespie, wife of Fred – see Waterloo Co.

Sarah Agnes Gillespie, birth 1868. Death 1947. Burial Knox Wesley United Cemetery, Millbank, Perth Co, Ontario

Thomas Gillespie. Our mother, Agness McCormick, beloved wife of Thomas Gillespie, died Oct 30, 1872, aged 83 years. A native of Co Down, Ireland. Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Millbank, Mornington Twp, Perth Co, Ontario

Thomas Irvine Gillespie death Stratford Jn 22, 1936. ID 028446

W. Howard Gillespie, son of W H & M J Gillespie, died Oct 17, 1884 aged 1 year 20 days. Burial Zion Methodist Cairn, Wallace Twp, Perth Co.

William Gillespie died May 2, 1921 age 71 years, 9 mos, 16 days. In memory of Ellen, wife of Wm Gillespie, died Sept 25, 1894, aged 37 yrs, 3 months.Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Millbank, Mornington Twp, Perth Co.

William Gillespie  born & raised in London. Worked and died in New Brunswick 2014. Buried Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth Co. See NB Deaths for full obit.

William Gordon Gillespie, born 1923. Died 2014. Avondale Cemetery, Stratford, Perth Co, Ontario

William H Gillespie b 1844. d May 2, 1921 Knox Wesley United Cemetery, Millbank, Perth Co. 2nd record:   Ellen, wife of Wm Gillespie, died Sept 25, 1894, aged 37 yrs & 3 mos. William H Gillespie died May 2, 1921 aged 71 yrs, 9 m, 16 days. Knox Presbyterian United Cemetery, Mornington Twp, Perth Co.

William John Gillespie b March 10, 1823. d July 31, 1911 Millbank. His wife Jane Houston born June 5, 1827, died Feb 26, 1915. In loving memory of Sarah Agnes Gillespie, born March 25, 1863. Died April 25, 1947. Knox Wesley United Cemetery, Millbank, Perth Co  ID 024998

William McKibbin Gillespie, birth 1893.Death Jan 22, 1894. Burial Knox Wesley United Cemetery, Millbank, Perth Co, Ontario  ID 014099

William Robert Gillespie b Nov 4, 1884   d Dec 21, 1952  Millbrook Cemetery, Millbrook

W Howard, son of W. H. & M J Gillespie died Oct 17, 1884, aged 1 years, 20 days (listed at end of several BRAND entries on a tombstone) Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Mornington Twp, Perth Co, Ontario

Wm Gillespie, born March 10, 1823, died July 31, 1911. His wife Jane Houston, born June 5, 1827, died Feb 16, 1915. In loving memory of Sarah Agnes Gillespie, born March 25, 1863. Died April 25, 1947. Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Mornington Twp, Perth Co


Includes townships of: Burford, S Dumfries, Onondaga, Tuscarora, Oakland, and city of Brantford.

Anne Gillespie, wife of Thomas Francis Rowan. St Joseph’s Cemetery, Brantford.

Anne Gillespie, w/o James MacPherson b 1918. d 1981, m/o Brian b 1947. d. 1951 . St Joseph’s Cemetery, Brantford, Brant Co, Ontario

Annie Jane Gillespie death Brantford March 29, 1890  ID 001688

Bill Gillespie died at the Brantford General Hospital on Thursday, Feb 8, 2007. Bill Gillespie born Dec 19, 1921 was a loving husband for 62 years to Kathleen. Devoted father to Janie Atfield and her partner Ed English; Barbara and her partner Ross Richards of Hamilton, and Cameron Gillespie. Papa of Jennifer and her husband Chuck Hebert, Courtney Pearce, Kern Richards and John Richards of Hamilton. Great Grandfather of Colin and Kendra Hebert. Brother-in-law to Ellen and Gordon Riddel and uncle to Christopher and Blake Riddel of Caledonia. Bill was a veteran of WWII having served in the Royal Canadian Air Force a a navigator. He received the Caterpillar Pin from the Canadian Government for being held a prisoner of war in Germany. He retired a a Lieutenant Commander. He became an Office Manager, Chief Accountant and Assistant Treasurer, then Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian Order of Foresters for a total of 31 years of service. He served on the Board of Govenors of the St Joseph Hospital Foundation for a number of years. Funeral service at the Chapel of Dennis Toll Funeral Home in Brantford  on Saturday, Feb 10 at 3 pm. (Publication The Expositor and

Charles A Gillespie death Brantford Twp Aug 1, 1878  ID 001095

Charles Henry Gillespie died Brantford Nov 29, 1879.

Earnest William Gillespie death Brantford Aug 26, 1911   ID 007673

Elizabeth G Gillespie death Brantford May 31, 1908  ID 006323

Eugene Henry Gillespie 1900-1959. Mount Hope Cemetery, Brantford.

George Gillespie

Georgiana W Gillespie death Brantford June 14, 1885   ID 001389

Hilton Gillespie death Brantford March 30, 1897  ID 004479

Jack Gillespie died Oct 31, 1999 at Cambridge Memorial Hospital, spouse Kathleen. Children: Chris Fallows (Bill), Bill Gillespie (Cathy).

Jack Stephenson Gillespie. At his home on Sunday, Jan 13, 2002 in his 82nd years. Jack Gillespie, beloved husband of Nora Gillespie, Brantford. Proud father of Bryan Gillespie & Heather, Port Dover; Andrew & Wendy Gillespie, Pickering. Loving grandfather of Matthew, Mark, Kirstin and David. Dear brother of Marian Malliot and Velma Jean Gray, both of Woodstock. Jack was a member and treasurer of St Paul’s Anglican Church, member and former treasurer of the Grand River Kiwanis Club, was treasurer with the P.U.C. for 32 years until his retirement, treasurer of the Cancer Society for 28 years; treasurer chairman  of the Brantwood Residential Development Centre, member of the  Board of Governors of Brentwood; was a former member of the Masonic Lodge, Innerkip. He was paymaster of the 56th Field Regiment, was a captain and served overseas in the R.C.A.F. Friends received at the McLister Funeral Home, Brantford. Funeral service on Wednesday at 11:00 am. Internment at the Innerkip Cemetery at a later date.

James Gillesby death Brantford Nov 19, 1922   ID 007947

Jean Gillespie died in her 60th year 2019, predeceased by her parents, Graham & Ann Gillespie. She is survived by her sister Kathleen (Arthur)Zymerman and partner Mario Rojas. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews: Jeremey (Georgina); David (Emily); and Jessica (Jerrid) and her great-nieces and nephews: Connor, Wyatt, Logan, Rosyln, Benjamin and Lucas, as well as by her uncle Eugene Bowles.Funeral at Ward Funeral Home, Brampton Chapel on Wed, Nov 6, 2019. Cremation to follow.

John Gillispie died Brantford Twp Aug 25, 1873 (date change)  ID 001121; 030797

Joseph Gillispie death Brantford Aug 8, 1904   ID 005592

Kathleen Gillespie Feb 23, 1927 – April 1, 2013. Passed away at St Joseph’s Lifecare, Brantford. Predeceased by her husband of 62 years, William B Gillespie. She leaves behind daughter Janice (Ed) and son Cameron, as well as grandchildren Jennifer, Courtney (Pat), Kerrie, and John. Great grandchildren Colin, Kendra and Isla. No service. (Published The Hamilton Expositor and

 Keith Hugh Gillespie At Brantford General Hospital, on Tuesday August 18, 2015, formerly of R.R. # 3 Ayr, in his 66th year.
Beloved husband to Peggy (nee Cober); loved dad to Anna (Ed Cliff) and Mandy (Kelly Vollmer); cherished grandpa to Alex & Taylor Cliff, Calvin & Darci Majury and Dee and Morgan Vollmer and great grandpa to Seth, Astrid and Kaleb. Also survived by several cousins and their families. Predeceased by his parents Hugh and Jean.
Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Keith’s life took place at the Roseville Community Centre, on Saturday, September, 19th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.

Lavina Reid Gillespie 1885-1967. Priscilla Craig 1887-1969, Margaret May 1891-1973. Farringrton Church Cemetery, Brantford. (Note: Born Erin, Ontario)

Lillian Gillespie (nee Smith) passed away on April 20, 2011 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of the late Rev Stuart Gillespie. Dearest mother of Lorraine (Bryan) Leach; Phyllis (Frank) Ferrier, and Carolyn (Don) Moon.  Cherished grandmother to Timothy, Jody, Jonathan, MIchael, James and and Alison. Great-Grandmother to  16. Brother-in-law Frank and sister-in-law Monique. Predeceased by her sisters Florence and Kathleen. Celebration of her life in Chapel of Ward Funeral Home ,Brampton on Monday at 2:00 pm. Cremation. (Published The Toronto Star April 23, 2011;

Mabel Gertude Gillespie died Brantford Jan 4, 1877.

Margaret A Gillesby death Brantford Oct 24, 1918  ID 010298

Maria Gillespie death Brantford Jan 24, 1908. ID 006229

Marion Gillespie death Paris Oct 18, 1887  ID 001329

Mary Gillespie died Burford Twp Aug 6, 1872. Buried Greenwood Cemetery, Brantford, Ontario  ID 020460

Mary Gillispie death Brantford Twp Sept 16, 1915  ID 008078

Mary Gillespie died Brantford Oct 20, 1916   ID 008400

Rhea Gillespie WESTBROOKE, birth 1900. Death 1983. Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Brantford, Ontario

Rhoda Cotton Gillespie b 1898 d 1995. St James Anglican Church Cemetery, Paris, Brant Co

Robert Gillespie death Paris Feb 25, 1882  ID 0011157

Robert Gillespie death Brantford Twp May 12, 1908  ID 006565

Samuel Gillespie died Brantford Twp Aug 8, 1872.  ID 020546

Copyright Norma Gillespie

William Gillespie 1870-1957 Mt Hope Cemetery, Brantford, Brant Co, Ontario



William Gillespie 1875 – 1940. His wife Emelie E Frauel. Mt Hope Cemetery, Brantford, Brant Co, Ontario

William C Gillespie b 1900 d 1981 St James Anglican Cemetery, Paris, Brant Co

William Gillespie, death Feb 26, 1886, Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Brantford, Ontario

William G Gillespie 1900-1984. His wife Rhoda Cotton 1898-1995. Paris Cemetery.

William H Gillespie death Brantford May 2, 1921  ID 008187



Includes the townships of: E  Zorra, E Nissouri, E  W Oxford, and the City of Woodstock. 

1847 as a terrible year for families in the loss of so many children.

Adam Gillespie died E Zorra April  15, 1874.  ID 008383

Adam S Gillespie Jr, died April 16, 1874 ae 34 yrs, 7 mos & 17 days. Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

A Marie Gillespie 1918-.  Harold A Parkhill 1916-1975. Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

In memory of Andrew, 5th son of Joseph & Margaret Gillespie, who died Jan 15, 1847 aged 10 years. Also Henry, 4th son of Joseph & Margaret Gillespie, who died Dec 22, 1847, aged 16 years. Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario.

Andrew Gillespie, born 1847. Died Dec 5, 1917. His beloved wife, Ruth Matheson born 1846. Died 1925. Buried Imnerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario  ID 024393

Andrew Bell Gillespie died E Zorra July 11, 1879.

Barbara T Gillespie born 1853. Died 1940. Wife of William W Sutherland, born 1850. Died 1912. Stella Barbara Sutherland Oct 2, 1881. Died Dec 4, 1927; Ethel Pearson Sutherland born June 11, 1881. Died Dec 8, 1927; Olive Langton born 1885. Died 1899. Buried Innekip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

Bill Gillespie death March 11, 2016 Woodstock, Ontario

Catharine Gillespie death Woodstock Feb 1, 1920  ID 028720

Charlotte Gillespie 1825-1869. Her husband William Smith P.L.S. 1831-1885. Also their children John, died at Crinnell, Iowa; Margaret Hall; Joseph Gillespie. Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

Dorothy Velda Gillespie died Woodstock 2006, Dec 6, Ontario

Elizabeth Gillespie, wife of George Buchan, died May 23, 1893 aged 59 years, 6 months. George Buchan 1834-1912. Alice Buchan 1868-1960; In memory of Georgeina, infant daughter of George & Elizabeth Buchan died Sept 20, 1873, aged 4 days; also Ramsay M Gillespie, youngest of George & Elizabeth Buchan, died May 14 1887 aged 10 years 1 mo, 12 days; In memory of Andrew, second son of George & Elizabeth Buchan and beloved husband of Christiana Broughton, died April 19, 1887, aged 26  yrs, 11 ms. Ratho Presbyterian Cemetery, Blandford Twp, Oxford Co.

Elizabeth Gillespie death Blandford Twp Feb 19, 1908  ID 022019

Emily Elizabeth (Betty) Gillespie died Woodstock 2004, April 23, Ontario

George Gillesby 1812-1890. Elizabeth Corbett, wife of the above, 1817-1909. At rest. Plot 154A. Norwich Village Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

Georgina H Gillespie 1875-1948. Her husband John W Walton 1873-1963. Their daughter, Jean M Walton 1910-1976. Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co Ontario (next grave Isaac Walton 1839-1938; His wife Elizabeth McLeod 1846-1934; next grave Thompson S Walton 1867-1953.)

Gillespie (female) death Innerkip  Nov 7, 1910  ID 023799

Erected by James Gillespie to the memory of his much lamented brother, Henry, who died on the 22nd of December, 1847 aged 16 years.  Innerkip Cemetery.

James Gillespie died E Zorra May 21, 1891.  ID 012277

James Gillespie died April 28, 1891 aged 69 years, native of Sutherlandshire, SCOTLAND.  Sarah Cowling, wife of James Gillespie died June 10, 1904 aged 67 years 7 months, native of Scarbora, Ontario. Burial Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

James A Gillespie died Aug 29, 1967 aged 11 mos 20 ds; William died Aug 6, 1869 aged 10 mos; Sarah died March 14, 1873 aged 16 years 2 months, children of Jas & Sarah Gillespie, Buried Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

James M Gillespie  1875-1959. His wife Margaret E Sutherland 1880-1966. Ruth Marion, daughter of James & Margaret Gillespie died July 7, 1934 aged 18 years. Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

In memory of Jessie, eldest daughter of Joseph & Margaret Gillespie, who died on the 19th day of November, 1881 in the 63 year of her age. Buried Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford County, Ontario.

Jessie Gillespie death Blandford Twp Nov 22, 1881  ID 014470

John Gillespie died Nov 19, 1893 aged 66 years, son of Joseph & Margaret Gillespie. Buried Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario (date changed) ID 013457

John Murray Gillespie – see Murray

Jonathan McCuaig Gillespie died Feb’y 14, 1898, aged 31 years 3 mos & 5 days. Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario  ID 015327

Scared to the memory of Joseph Gillespie, a native of Northumberland, ENGLAND, who died Aug 18, 1867 aged 85 years. Also Margaret Hall, wife of the above, a native of Caithness, SCOTLAND, who died Dec 4, 1881, aged 85 years. Buried Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

In loving memory of Joseph H Gillespie, 1864-Nov 14, 1935, beloved husband of Jane Lee Stephenson 1865-1948. Edith Violet Sangwin 1896-1953, beloved wife of Roy S Gillespie 1887-1963. Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario  ID 034535

Julia M Gillespie death Ingersoll June 17, 1902   ID 019705

Lorna E Gillespie.  William A Ovington. Their children Joshua W died 1980 aged 2 days. Jessica M died 1981 aged 4 mos. Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

Lorne C Gillespie 1883-1958. His wife Belle F Edwards 1884-1965. son Neil A 1913-1913. Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario. Next grave Neil James, son of L.C & B. F Gillespie 1913-1913.

Margaret Gillespie death Blandford Twp Dec 4, 1881  ID 014473

Margaret Gillespie, beloved wife of William Sim died Sept 21, 1899, aged 51 years. Burial Embro Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

Mary Gillespie died Woodstock Nov 18, 1897  ID 019576

Mary C Gillespie wife of John Beattie, 1860-1954. Buried Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

Mary Nichol, wife of Jonathan McC/Gillespie/died Sept 23, 1907 in her 42nd year. Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

Murray Gillespie – John Murray Gillespie passed away at Sakura House, Woodstock on Saturday, May 31, 2014 in his 79th year.  Survived by his wife of 54 years Irene (Livingstone), daughter Heather Bebb of Barrie, son Ian (Deneen) of North Carolina, and two grandchildren, Andrew & Rachael Bebb. Also survived by his sister Laurene Davis (Bob) of Guelph, sister-in-law Anne Waghorn of Gloucester, England. Murray will be missed by friends in the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association, the Military History Club and Tillsonburg Historical Society. Cremation. Arrangments Ostrander’s Funeral Home, with celebration of life service June 28 2:00 pm at the HIckory Hills Clubhouse. (Published The Tillsonburg News;

Neil James Gillespie death East Zorra Twp May 5, 1913  ID 025594

Ruth Gillespie died E Zorra April 29, 1925.  ID 025226

Ruth Gillespie death E Zorra July 7, 1934.  ID 025967

Sarah Gillespie death E Zorra Twp June 10, 1904  ID 021809

William Gillespie death Blandford Twp Aug 6, 1869, 10 months, informant James Gillespie, farmer, Blandford Twp   ID 00790

William Gillespie death Tillsonburg July 5, 1889  ID 013139

William Gillespie died E Zorra Oct 23, 1900.

William Gillespie died Oct 23, 1900 aged 80 years, 10 mos, native of Sutherlandshire, SCOTAND. Elizabeth Thomson, wife of Wm Gillespie, died Feb 19, 1908, aged 88 yrs 9 days. Jessie, daughter of William & Elizabeth Gillespie died Feb 21, 1897 aged 40 years. Georgina daughter of William & Elizabeth Gillespie died Jan 15, 1867 aged 15 yrs 10 mos. Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

William A Gillespie, born Jan 6, 1871. Died April 11, 1937. William Murray born March 28, 1902. Died April 17, 1904. Infant son died Dec 4, 1907. Burial Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

William D Smith 1865-1943. Charlotte Gillespie Smith 1869-1951. Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

W. Stuart Gillespie 1908-1975. Marion R 1912-. Buried Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario

William Gillespie death Oxford Aug 6, 1869.  ID 002437

Wm T Gillespie 1872-1945. His wife C M Blackmore 1880-1945. Innerkip Cemetery, Oxford Co, Ontario


Includes townships of E & West Hamborough, Beverly, Ancaster, Barton, Glanford, Saltfleet, Binbrook, and  City of Hamilton.

Agnes Gillespie died Hamilton August 6, 1921.  ID 036893

Agnes G Gillespie died Hamilton April 8, 1887. Wentworth Co, Ontario ID 019040

Albert Gillespie, husband of Eleanor, born 1882. Died Feb 3, 1935. Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton  ID 036840

Alex Gillespie died Hamilton April 3, 1900.  ID 029065

Alexander Gillespie, born July 16, 1861. Died March 7, 1912. Blessed are the pure in heart. Hamilton Cemetery, Section Q. (Next grave Gertrude Glasco, beloved wife of Alexander Gillespie, Sept 19, 1873-Oct 21, 1924) Next grave: Mry R Glasco 1882-1967

Alexander H Gillespie died Hamilton June 5, 1898.

Alexander L Gillespie buried Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario

Left side: Alexander Ramsay Gillespie born at Edinburgh Jan 29, 1829, died at Toronto Dec 19, 1915 in his 87th year. Buried Hamilton Cemetery. Front side of stone: In memory of Alexr Ramsay, the dearly beloved son of A .G. Ramsay, who died Oct 8, 1889 aged 35 years. Right side: In moving memory of Margaret Scott Ramsay, wife of A. G Ramsay, who died March 3, 1896 (verse); Edith Spens Ramsay, born Sept 18, 1859-died Nov 14, 1926 (verse) Back side:  To the memory of  Alice Merritt Ramsay, second wife of A. G Ramsay, who died in New York April 9, 1909, and was cremated there and her ashes were interred May 4, 1910. Hamilton Cemetery

Alma G M Gillespie death Ancaster Twp Dec 7, 1933  ID 035481

Ann Gillesby, buried Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario

Anna Gillesby buried Hamilton Cemetery, ON

Annie Gillespie died Hamilton Sept 11, 1892, Wentworth Co, Ontario  ID 019848

Annie Gillespie death Hamilton Nov 24, 1896  ID 022190

Annie Gillespie died Hamilton Oct 19, 1898.  ID 023681

Annie Gillespie died Hamilton Nov 24, 1898.

Annie Gillespie death Hamilton August 29. 1929 ID 039191

Annie R Longmore Gillespie,  b 1873. d 1951. Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario

Arch’d Gillesby died April 16, 1866, aged 74 years. Fanny Gillesby died May 22, 1845 aged 52 years. Ann Gillesby died June 9, 1857 aged 25 years. Mary Gillesby their eldest daughter died June 23, 1908, aged 83 years. Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario

Augusta Gillespie (Gussie), buried Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario death Oct 16, 1878   ID 016309

Bernice Gillespie death Hamilton Oct 4, 1931. ID 037730

Bertha I Gillespie death Hamilton Sept 3, 1929  ID 039175

Carol Gillespie death July 22, 2019 Hamilton, Ontario  It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Carol on July 22, 2019. Loving mother to Alicia Ramberan-Barrow and grandchildren Brady and Sophia Barrow. Carol will be missed by her brother George Gillespie, and many nieces, nephews and friends. Carol is predeceased by her parents Edgar and Dorothy Gillespie and sisters Deanna Christensen and Pe… obituary no longer available without payment.  Bay Gardens Funeral Home.

Cecelia Gillespie died Hamilton Feb 25, 1902. ID 027780

Christina Gillespy died Hamilton April 2, 1911.  ID 033597

Christina Gillespy, Dec 25, 1860-April 2, 1919 died in Hamilton. Hamilton Cemetery (see also grave next to hers of Mary A Gillespie)   ID 035860

Earl Franklin Gillespie died Hamilton Feb 15, 1897. ID 027117

Eleanor Gillispie, wife of S Gillispie, born Feb 6, 1827, departed this life Oct 24, 1883 in her 57 year. Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario  ID 019250 as Gillespie

Elenor Gillespie, died Hamilton Nov 19, 1879. Wentworth Co, Ontario

Eliza J Gillespie March 24, 1862-Dec 29, 1941. Thomas H Bennett June 7, 1860-May 11, 1931. East Flamborough Twp, Wentworth Co, Ontario

Elizabeth Acres, beloved wife of George H Gillespie, born in Lanarkshire, Scotland Oct 6th, 1827. Died in Hamilton Dec 5th, 1890. William Gillespie Ph. D. born in Hamilton Nov 3, 1870 died in Princeton, New Jersey Sept 13, 1947. Right side: Sacred to the memory of George Hamilton Gillespie, born at Biggar Park, Lanarkshire, Scotland Aug 10, 1817. Died in Hamilton April 24th, 1900. Elizabeth Jessie Gillespie born Nov 26, 1866 died Aug 29, 1915. Back of stone: In memory of William Mountjoy, son of William & Jean Creighton, aged 5 months,  and the infant son of Douglas and Helen Alexander. Left side: In memory of Jessie M Gillespie, daughter of Alexander Gillespie of Sunnyside, born in Lanarkshire, Scotland April 1831, died at sea Dec 1897. Grace Mary Gillespie born June 14, 1868. Died April 12, 1914. (See also George H Gillespie) Hamilton Cemetery.

Elizabeth Gillespie died Hamilton Dec 5, 1890, Wentworth Co, Ontario  ID 019279

Elizabeth Gillespie 1854-1922, wife of Charles W Packham 1853-1933. Daughter Jessie 1882-1968. Municipal Cemetery, Stoney Creek, Ontario

Elizabeth Gillespie, 1878-1959, wife of Alexander J Gillespie 1882-1961. Burial Church of the Ascension Cemetery (Anglican), Hamilton

Elizabeth Agnes Gillespie buried Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario

Elizabeth J Gillespie died Hamilton Aug 29, 1915.  ID 035136

Elizabeth Jessie Gillespie b Nov 26, 1886 d Aug 29, 1913  Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton Ontario

Back of stone: E.R. Gillespie wife of W Addison, born June 11, 1854. Died Oct 20, 1907. William Addison  born Feb 9, 1847, died Aug 20, 1912. Jean S Morrison 1874-1941. Front of stone: William Addison died Aug 2, 1906 aged 84. Ann Addison died Feb 17, 1906 aged 88. Ann Morrison, their daughter, died Aug 15th, 1879 aged 34. Hamilton Cemetery

Ernest James Gillespie died Hamilton May 28, 1893, Wentworth Co, Ontario (date changed) ID 019062

Essie Gillespie, death 1968. Burial Queens Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario

Esther Gillespie death Hamilton April 10, 1934.  ID036169

Etta Beatrice Gillespie b 1876. d 1958. Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton

Fanny Gillesby buried Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario

Fanny Maria Gillesby buried Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario

Florence Mary Gillespie death Dec 6, 2014 Hamilton, Ontario

George H Gillespie died Hamilton April 24, 1900.  ID 029132

George Hamilton Gillespie born at Biggar Park, Lanarkshire, Scotland Aug 10, 1827. Died at Hamilton April 24, 1900. Elizabeth Jessie Gillespie, born Nov 26, 1866. died Aug 29, 1915. In loving memory of Elizabeth Agnes, beloved wife of George H Gillespie, born Lanarkshire, Scotland, Oct 6, 1827. Died in Hamilton Dec 5, 1890. William Gillespie PhD, born in Hamilton Nov 3, 1870. Died in Princeton, New Jersey Sept 13, 1947.  In memory of Jessie M Gillespie, daughter of Alexander Gillespie of Sunnyside, born in Lanarkshire, Scotland April 1831. Died at sea Dec 1897. Grace Mary Gillespie born June 14, 1868. Died April 22, 1914. Hamilton Cemetery. (Note: click on his name for family history)

George J Gillespie, born 1917. Died 1996. Chapel Hill Memorial Gardnes, Stoney Creek, Hamilton Municipality

Gertrude Gillespie (Glassco) died Dec 1906 Hamilton, 41 years. Cause consumption Informant J Herold, Thorold Twp (Welland Co)  buried Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario

Gillespie – no information. Section T, part 2 of Hamilton Cemetery.

Gillespie (family stone) in Block Z, Hamilton Cemetery.

Gillespy – Hamilton Cemetery (next to grave of M A Gillespie)

Gordon Hillyer Gillespie died Hamilton Aug 23, 1898.

Grace Elizabeth Gillespie (Kursey) beloved wife of  W Gillespie died at Henderson General Hospital on Saturday, Dec 12, 1981 in her 53rd year, after a prolonged illness. She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Michelle. She is survived by her son Cameron, daughter Mary Elizabeth at home, and one sister Ruby Kirzey of Guelph. No visitation. Cremation followed by internment at Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton.

Grace Gertrude Gillespie death Ancaster Oct 21, 1924  ID 035497

Grace M Gillespie, footstone next to George H Gillespie graves: 1868-1914.  Hamilton Cemetery.

Grace Mary Gillespie b June 14, 1862. d April 22, 1914. Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton

Harold Wilmot Gillespie Dec 11, 1887 – June 25, 1970 His wife Norma L Evans Aug 11, 1892 – Nov 28, 1955. Buried Queen’s Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby, Wentworth Co, Ontario

Helen Hamilton Gillespie, Lady Alexander, born at Hamilton Dec 16, 1863. Died March 19, 1923, Hamilton Cemetery. (See also Grace H Alexander and Sr Douglas Alexander buried next to her) ie. Sir Douglas Gillespie Sr born at Lightcliffe, Yorkshire, June 4, 1864. Died March 22, 1949) Many Alexander graves around hers.

Front Side: In memory of Hugh Gillespie (of 156 Herkemar Street, Hamilton). Died May 17 1908 aged 82  years. His wife Martha McAllister died Jan 13, 1912 aged 74 years. Agnes Gibson died April 8, 1887 aged 23 years. Annie died Nov 24, 1898 aged 19 years. John W died Feb 4, 1889 aged 33 years. Isabel Murray died March 28, 1898 aged 34 years.  Back side: In memory of John Danby died Aug 31, 1898, aged 77 years. Martha Danby did Feb 3, 1893 aged 74 years; William J Danby died July 31st, 1887 aged 29 years. Annie M Danby, wife of William Douglas, died Sept 26, 1925, aged 64 years. Martha J Danby died March 31, 1941 aged 79 years. Hamilton Cemetery. See next entry    ID Hugh 031852

[Cemetery Plot 10 Internments  in this order on cemetery office sheet: Aggie Gillespie  buried April 8, 1887; Annie Gillespie Nov 24, 1896; Jno Gillespie  Feb 4, 1899; Willie Danby July 31, 1887; Martha Danby Feb 3, 1893; Jno Danby Aug 31, 1898; Isabella Gillespie March 31, 1908; Hugh Gillespie  May 20,1908; Martha Gillespie Jan 15, 1912; Annie Margaret Douglas Sept 29, 1925; Martha Jane Danby April 2, 1931; Margaret Jean Gillespie Sept 13, 1951]

Isabel Lile Gillespie death Hamilton May 11, 1881   ID 021347

Isabella Gillespie died Hamilton Feb 18, 1908. ID 031669

Isabella Gillespie death Hamilton June 14, 1928  ID 038008

Isabella Gillespie Sept 7, 1898 – Aug 30, 194?  Wife of Ralph TRACY, Queen’s Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby, Wentworth Co, Ontario


Isobel Murray Gillespie died Hamilton March 28, 1908.  ID 031753

James Gillespie death Hamilton May 7, 1890  ID 018901

James Henry Gillesby buried Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario

Jane Gillespie death Hamilton April 10, 1930  ID 038506

Jessie A. M Gillespie b April 1831. d Dec 1897. Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario (foot stone next to graves of George H Gillespie without full dates)

Jessie L Gillespie 1862-1945. (Next grave Colbourne/Gillespie; next grave  Frederick Colbourne did Aug 9, 1922, aged 65 years; next grave James P Colbourne 1892-1954)). Hamilton Cemetery. Section T

John Gillespie died Hamilton June 10, 1885. Wentworth Co, Ontario  ID 018576

John Gillespie died Hamilton Aug 4, 1893, Wentworth Co, Ontario  ID 019234

John Gillespie died Hamilton Sept 2, 1907.  ID 033128

John J GillespIe death Hamilton Aug 17, 1927  ID 036522

John W Gillespie died Hamilton Feb 4, 1899.  ID 027959

Joseph Gillespie died Hamilton Jan 30, 1891, Wentworth Co, Ontario ID 017563

Joy Ann GillespieJoy Ann Gillespie  June 23, 1956 – July 23, 2019  Hamilton. Cremation has taken place.



J Rowan Gillespie, wee sonnie, died Dec 26, 1919, aged 2 years 10 months 28 days. Hamilton Cemetery.

Julie Gillespie death Hamilton Sept 23, 1936   ID 038873

Margaret Gillesby death Hamilton June 17, 1882  ID 020072

Margaret Gillespie, wife of Thos, of Hamilton, died May 3, 1907. (linked to Kildoan Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba)

Margaret Gillesby, nee Armstrong, buried Hamilton  Cemetery, Ontario

Margaret Gillespie died Hamilton Dec 31, 1908.  ID 032542

Margaret A Gillespie, born 1926. Died 1984. Burial Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Stoney Creek, Ontario

Marion B Gillespie died Hamilton Oct 22, 1916.

Marion B Gillespie died Hamilton Oct 22, 1918.   ID 044882

Martha Gillespie death Hamilton Jan 13, 1912  ID 034018

Mary Gillesby death Hamilton June 23, 1908   ID 031977

Mary Gillesby buried Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario

Mary A Gillespy Oct 12, 1870-March 9, 1958. Hamilton Cemetery. See also Gillespy & Christena Gillespy graves next to Mary’s.

Maude L Gorman Gillespie b 1901 d 1952 Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton, Wentworth Co

M Duncan Gillespie death Barton Twp Nov 10, 1925  ID 036378

Melville Gillespie  October 8, 1929 – 25 Jan 25, 2020  Passed away peacefully on January 23, 2020 in his 91st year. Predeceased by his wife Florence and son Andy. Loving father of Cathy, and Jamie (Dorine). Grandfather to Spencer, Dea (Brandon), Devon, Avery, Jessie. Great grandfather to Elijah. Cremation has taken place. Funeral Hamilton.   Bayview Cemetery, Burlington.

M Florence Gillespie death Ancaster Feb 6, 1921  ID 035417

Minnie Gillespie died Hamilton April 5, 1924.  ID 034476

Norman Gillespie died July 21, 2014 at Joseph Brant Hospital in his 91st year. Dear father of Sue (Ron) Crowley, Bette Ann Gillespie and loving Papa to David (Carolyn), Melissa, Jody (Bill), Sara (Stephen), and Great-Papa to Matthew, Megan, Addison, Nolan and Benjamin. Norman was predeceased by Marjorie, Gladys and his son Rick. Norman proudly serviced Canada in WW II in the Ontario Tank Regiment, and also worked for Canada Post for over 35 years. Funeral service Firday in Hamilton. (Published

Rebecca Gillesby buried Blackheath Union Cemetery, Glenbrook Twp, Ontario

Rebecca Gillespie died Hamilton April 16, 1911. ID 033645

Robert Gillespie 1805-March 21, 1841, aged 34 years.  Killed in a hunting accident, Old Union Cemetery, Dundas, Wentworth Co (This was the first public cemetery in Hamilton, opened in 1831. It filled up in 20 years, and was closed in 1864.) 2nd record: 7 April 1841: On Tuesday, 25th ult, Robert Gillespie of Dundas was accidentally shot while on a hunting excursion. He was a native of Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland; for the last six years he worked in the shop of James Smith, tailer of Dundas. His mother and youngest sister reside at Newport Pratt, Co Mayo. (Published Hamilton Journal, April 2nd)

Robert Gillespie’s wife, Marion Braidwood Gillespie, 1883-1918. Mary Duncan, beloved wife of the late James Gillespie, 1862-1925. Hamilton Cemetery.

Ronald James Gillespie (Ron) passed away very peacefully, his wife Marcelle by his side, at Wentworth Lodge in Dundas,  February 21, 2021. He was born Aug 21, 1924. . He is  survived by his daughters Ann (Stewart Patch) and Lynn (Geoffrey Levin) from his previous marriage to Madge (d. 2008). He is predeceased by his brother Alan (London, UK) and sister Jean (Paris, France). Ron was born and spent his school years in London, England. Interested in science from an early age, he studied at University College London, where he obtained his PhD in Chemistry and was appointed as Assistant Lecturer in 1948.  In 1949, he met Madge Garner on a Rambler’s Club hiking trip to Switzerland. It must have been love at first sight, as they were married the following year (July 7, 1950) at the Northampton Town Hall (Madge’s hometown). In 1953, Ron was offered a 9-month Commonwealth Fund Fellowship to work at Brown University, Rhode Island. Provided with a car and travel funds, Ron and Madge spent the following summer car-camping across the US and eastern Canada, one of many international adventures they would share. In 1958 Ron accepted a faculty position in the Department of Chemistry at McMaster University, and moved his young family to Dundas, Ontario. Ron had a long and successful career in both research and teaching. His first-year university chemistry text book helped modernize the teaching of chemistry. His VSEPR model of molecular geometry is widely used and taught today. The many graduate students and post-doctoral fellows trained by him became professors or professional chemists at institutions throughout the world. Ron and his family enjoyed sabbatical and study leaves in England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, and India. After 30 years at McMaster, Ron retired from teaching in 1988, but continued to further his research, publishing numerous articles and several books. Ron’s distinguished career in inorganic chemistry garnered him many awards and honorary degrees. Most notably, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1965, Fellow of the Royal Society, London in 1977, and received the Order of Canada in 2007.  In retirement, he and Madge spent many happy summers sailing around Georgian Bay on their “floating cottage.” In June 2008, Ron sadly lost Madge. Later in 2008, he moved to the Amica Dundas retirement residence, where he was most fortunate to meet the second love of his life, Marcelle Roy. They shared many interests, including world travel, and enjoyed summers at her Georgian Bay cottage. They married in December 2010 and lived together at Amica until Ron’s declining physical health necessitated a move into Wentworth Lodge in Dundas.

Roy Gillespie died Hamilton Nov 23, 1914, Ontario ID 034919

Ruth Amy Gillespie’s husband, Walter S Talmage, Sept 1, 1882-Oct 8, 1960. Hamilton Cemetery. (Note: My father’s half sister, d/o John Gillespie & Mary Ann Davis of Carleton County). 

Sarah Gillespie died Hamilton Feb 21, 1890. Wentworth Co, Ontario  ID 018829

Sarah Jane Gillespie died Hamilton April 28, 1905.  ID 030661

Sarah Jane Gillespie 1856-1929. Her husband William Gatenby, died April 13, 1915 in his 71st year. Pte Arthur Gatenby fell in action Oct 1, 1918 aged 25 years, no 690399. Hamilton Cemetery.

Sarah Jane Gillespy 1863-1942, Hamilton Cemetery. (next grave: John T Stroud 1865-1932 footstone; other side of Sarah is family stone Stroud.)

Sarah M Gillespie death Hamilton July 29, 1881   ID 020835

Sybil L Gillespie, born 1921. Died 1999. Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario

T Gillesby buried Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario

Thomas Gillesby death Hamilton Oct 31, 1880  ID 018159

Thomas Gillesby buried Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Ontario

Thomas Murray Gillesby death Hamilton April 16, 1935  ID037114

Victor Gordon Gillespie death Hamilton May 28, 1927  ID 036174

Virginia Gillesby buried Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario

Virginia Maude Gillesby, died Hamilton June 8, 1888. Wentworth Co, Ontario

William Gillesby buried Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario

William Gillespy death Dundas  April 19, 1886  ID 020381

William Gillesby died Hamilton Dec 10, 1887, Wentworth Co, Ontario  ID 019475

William Gillespy death Barton Twp Feb 23, 1896  ID 021475

William Gillespie died Hamilton Feb 21, 1916.  ID 037564

William Gillespie b 1894 d 1948  Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton, Hamilton Municipality, Ontario

William C Gillespie death Hamilton Sept 14, 1886  ID 019876

William C Gillespie death Hamilton Feb 23, 1934  ID 035879

William E Gillispie death St Catharines Oct 10, 1882  ID 010023

William F Gillesby died Nov 4, 1943. His wife Virginia Gillesby Nov  14, 1943. Virginia M Gillespie 1888-1933. Hamilton Cemetery, Section Q

William G Gillespie died Hamilton Sept 14, 1886. Wentworth Co, Ontario

William J Gillesby buried Hamilton Cemetery, Ontario

William K Gillispie death Hamilton July 8, 1929  ID 038945

William Thomas Gillespie b 1877  d 1956   Woodland Cemetery, Hamilton


Includes the townships of: N & S Grimbsy, Clinton, Caiston, Gainsborough, Lough, Grantham, Niagara, Pelham, Thorold, Stamford, Crowland, City of Welland, Willborghby, Bertie, Humberstone & Waintfleet in Niagara County.

Bernice Helen Gillespie passed away at the Woolcott Wing, Welland Hospital on Monday, June 2, 2003. Cherished wife of William Alexander for 52 years and loving mother of Heather Richardson James of Fonthill, William of Woodbridge and Garth of Welland. Grandson Trent Richardson . Predeceased by her parents, Fred and Jean Murie and one brother, Leonard Scotty. She was an avid golfer. Welland Funeral Home for funeral service on Thursday, 11:00 am in Chapel. Internment at Fairview Cemetery, Grafton, Ontario. (Published The Standard, St Catharines &

Cory Gillespie – passed away April 15, 2000. Love Mom, Dad, big sister Ashley and little brother Justin (a Welland Memorial) Published and The Tribune).

Dorothy Gillespie death Nov 28, 2018 Fort Erie, Ontario

Edward Gillespie death Caistor Twp Feb 22, 1911.  ID 018977

Fay Marguerie (Ross) Gillespie born 1928. Died Aug 5, 1999, spouse of Kenneth. Children: Peter, Richard, David. Siblings Donna, Pat. Died St Catherine’s Hospital. Vineland Cemetery.

Florence May Gillespie death St Catharines Nov 1, 1884   ID 009670

Frederick Wm, died May 24, 1865, aged 2 years, 9 months. Robert Tweedy died Nov 20, 1877 aged 17 years 3 months. Children of James & Rebecca Gillespie. Queen’s Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby, Wentworth Co, Ontario

Gabriel Gillespie death St Catharines Feb 27, 1887  ID 019990

George, Son of J. B. L&L Elizabeth Gillespie, died July 27, 187_  Queen’s Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby, Wentworth Co, Ontario

George Thomas Gillespie husband of Margaret Helen Stolz, Victoria Lawn Cemetery.


George W Gillespie death St Catharines June 10, 1918   ID 024951

In memory of George W. A. Gillespie, son of J B & Elizabeth Gillespie, died July 27th 1872, aged 11 years. Victoria Lawn Cemetery, Old Section D, St Catharines.

Gordon Gillespie, death 1975. Burial Queen’s Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario

Ian Gillespie (Billy) passed on Wed, July 28, 2010 after a courageous three year battle with illness. Loving husband of Carole (nee Stevens) for 22 years). Proud father of Smantha (Dan) and Amanda. Son of John & Florence Gillespie of St Catharines.  Brother of Jane (Harry) Vanderkuyi of Rodney, ON.Cousin of Anne & Frank Howden of Scotland. Brother-inl-law of Carol (Lora) Stevens, James (Taybtha) Stevens. Dear son-in-law of Carol & Sandra Stevens. Nephew Alex, neices Brooke & Madison. Ian was an employee of Dana Canada for 23 years. Cremation. Funeral in chapel of Hammond Funeral Home, Thorold.  (Published The Standard, St Catharines,

James Gillespie died St Catharine Sept 6, 1890, aged 69 years. His wife Rebecca died April 16, 1911 aged 79 years. Florence H daughter of James & Ellen C Gillespie died Feb 11, 1896 age 8 weeks. Alice May Gillespie 1872-1949. Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St Catharines.

J Albert Gillespie April 28, 1882-March 17, 1954. Mary Carrick, his wife, Feb 19, 1885-May 24, 1952. Hugh C Gillespie Aug 22, 1924-Aug 25, 1973. Jean Irene Keith wife of Hugh, Dec 15, 1922-July 22, 1991. Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St Catharines

John Gillespie June 21, 1857-Oct 29, 1945. Mary E Wilmot, beloved wife of John, Dec 11, 1858-Oct a26, 1927. Isabell Gillespie, wife of Ralph Tracy Sept 7, 1889-Aug 30, 1945. Harold Wilmot Gillespie Dec 11, 1887-June 25, 1970. Norma L Evans, wife of Harold W Gillespie Aug 11, 1892-Nov 28, 1955. Buried Queens Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby.

Rev Deacon John Marshal Gillespie, death Sept 20, 2021 Thorold, Ontario

Joseph Gillespie death St Catharines Sept 23, 1880  ID 008812

Judith Anne Gillespie, death June 15, 2006. Burial Queens Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby, Niagara Regional Municipality, Ontario

Kenneth Robertson Gillespie passed away at Shaver Hospital in St Catharines on Sat, March 20, 2004.  Kenneth of Heritage Village in Vineland in his 78th year. Husband of the late Fay Marguerite 1999. Dear father of Peter, Richard and David and grandfather of Andrew, Mark, Susan, Andy and Sarah. Predeceased by brothers Robert and William. Memorial service at Vineland Chapel of Tallman Funeral Homes Sat, March 27ty at 11:00 am. Published The St Catharines

Mabel E Gillespie death Port Dalhousie Oct 14, 1905  ID 016865

Martha Gilliespie death Caistor Twp  May 23, 1920   ID 022747

Mary Galasby died Merritton Oct 8, 1893  ID 009741

Mary Elizabeth Wilmot Gillespie, birth December 11, 1858. Death October 26, 1927. Wife of John Gillespie, Dec 11, 1856 – Oct 26, 1927 Burial Queen’s Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby,  Ontario. See John

M Wilmot Gillespie death N Grimsby Twp Oct 26, 1927.  ID 021039

Norman Clarke Gillespie death St Catharines April 16, 1933  ID 021707gR

Ruby V Gillespie 1899-1959. Wife of Earl T Allen.  Sella A Jenkins 1894-1945, wife of A Allen 1879-1965. Lane Cemetery, West Lincoln Twp, Ontario

Thomas Lawrence Gillespie “Dizzy” on Friday, March 12, 2004, Tom passed away. Survived by his wife Patty Gillespie, his children: Jason, Christie, Ron and Shawn Gillespie, three granddaughters Elizabeth, Jenna and Christina, his parents Jack and Betty Gillespie, his brother Jack Karen Gillespie, and his nieces Meghan and Emily. Tom was employed with General Motors for 25 years, and was also an avid fisherman. Service on Tuesday afternoon 1:30 pm at Morse & Son Chapel of Morgan Funeral Home, Main Street on Monday. Niagara Falls.  (Published Niagara Falls Review,

William Harry Gillespie death Clinton Twp July 12, 1931. ID 022282

In loving memory of Wm Gillespie died 1892. His wife, Hannah, died 1921. Next grave: In memory of William, son of Wm  & Hannah Gillespie, died Nov 30 ,1860 aged 12 years. Victoria Lawn Cemetery, Old Section A, St Catharines.

William Alexander Gillespie passed away on Sunday, Sept 12, 2004 at the Welland Hospital in his 81st year, following living valiantly for six years with cancer. Bill was predeceased by Bernice, his  beloved wife of 53 years and his grandson, Trent, both in 2003. Dearly loved father of Heather James Richardson of Fonthill, William of Woodbridge, and Garth of Welland. He was a devoted brother to Donald Jean of Grafton, and Robert Marion of Toronto. Bill served with the Royal Canadian Artillery Regiment overseas for five years during World War II. He was the owner/operator of Gillespie Pontiac Buick Cadillac Ltd in Welland for the past 32 years. Funeral service on Wed at 11:00 am at Chapel of Welland Funeral Home. Internment at Fairview Cemetery, Grafton (Northumberland Co). (Published; The Globe & Mail)


Alexander Gillespie death Niagara Falls  May 9, 1887   ID 017120

Alexander D Gillespie, Aug 31, 1834-. Verna  July 12, 1928-Jan 26, 1992. Bethel Cemetery, Port Colburne, Ontario

Annie Gillespie death Niagara Falls Dec 6, 1935. ID 035401

Archibald Gillespie died Niagara Falls March 22, 1908.  ID 030076

Catherine Gillespie death Thorold Sept 22, 1902   ID 026653

Carol Ann Gillespie (nee Noxel) passed away at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Saturday, April 12, 2014 i her 75th year. Beloved wife of the late Robert Agnew (1979) and the late Alexander Gillespie (2001). Dearly oved mother of John (Tamara) Agnew Richard (Debbie) Agnew and Karen (Leo) Pagnotta. Cherished grandmother of Shannon (Matthew) Vandenberg; Calvin Pagnotta; Shelby Agnew; Robert Agnew: Vincent Pagnotta; and Kaitlin Pagnotta. Arrangements by Patterson Funeral Home with funeral service at the home on Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Internment in Fairview Cemetery.

Caroline H (Gillespie)  Sanderson Jan 7 1925 – March 15, 2012 Passed away at the Eventide Home after a lengthy illness on March 15, 2012, Caroline, beloved wife of the late Harold Arthur Sanderson. Dear mother of daughter Karen and son Derek (Nancy). Loving grandmother of Derek, Susan (Jesse), David (Kate) MIchael & Ryan. Great grandmother of Norah. Sister of Margaret (George) Wright; William (Beth) Gillespie; Ada (Andrew) Mathison; Alex (Bella) Gillespie all of Kircaldy, Scotland. Hetherington and Deans Funeral Chapel, Niagara Falls. (Published

Dale James Gillespie of Port Colborne passed away at the Port Colborne General Hospital Thursday, Jan 19, 2008. Loving husband of Nancy Boda for 37 years, dear father of Kevin Krystal Gillespie of North Carolina, and Colin Carrie Gillespie of Port Colborne. Dear son of Donna Gillespie, brother of Terry Heather Gillespie and Brad Lil Gillespie. Dear son-in-law of Mary Boda, all of Port Colborne. Loving uncle of Stacy and Wade Robillard of Niagara Falls, Andrew Gillespie and his fianc Becky Lannan, Ashley and Justin Gillespie. Great  uncle of Cameron and Ryan Robillard, step grandfather of Jordan and Tyler. Predeceased by his father, Alexander Gillespie 1983, his father-in-law Emery Jim Boda 2002. An electrician, Dale was employed for 12 years at INCO, and 28 years at Stelpipe. Funeral Port Colorne Chapel of the Davidson Funeral Homes on Tuesday, Jan 24th (Published yourlifemoments; The Tribute)

Donald Gillespie died Niagara Falls Oct 30, 1901. ID 028379

Mrs Donna Gillespie (nee Cook) passed away peacefully at Northlands Point on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at the age of 89 years. Beloved mother of Terry (Heather), Brad (Lilliana), and mother-in-law of Nancy. Donna was the wife of the late Alexander Gillespie (1983), and mother of the late Dale Gillespie (2006). Loving grandmother of Kevin (Krystal), Colin (Carrie), Stacy (Wade), Andrew (Becky), Ashley and Justin; great grandmother of Cameron and Ryan. Donna was redeceased by her parents William and Ada (Rawlins) Cook, brothers Bill and Gordon, and her sister Jeva Whiting.  Born in Port Colborne, she lived in this area her whole life. She was a member of the Central United Church, the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary, the mixed Dart League and the Port Colborne Hospital Ladies’ Auxiliary. Funeral service in the chapen of Davidson Funeral Home Sat, Nov 3, 2007 at 11:00 am. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Emily Rhoda Gillespie died Niagara Falls 2001, Sept 18, Ontario

Evelyn Gillespie 1899-1973. Loving wife of Samuel (T Todd), buried  in Belfast 1965. St John’s Anglican Cemetery, Fort Erie.

Flora Gillespie died Niagara Falls July 4, 1895  ID 018150

Florence Elizabeth (Betty) Gillespie died  2009, Nov 3, Ontario at the Greater Niagara General Hospital at the age of 88 years. Beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Gillespie (2008) for 62 years. Loving mother of Jack and his wife Karen, Welland and the late Tom Gillespie (2004). Dear grandmother of Meghan and Emily and Jason, Christie and Shawn. Great Grandmother of seven. Dear sister of William (Bill) Astle and his wife Betty of Thunder Ba;. Predeceased by her parents Lawrence and Peggy Astle, and a brother Donald Astle. Betty was born and lived in Niagara Falls all her life. She worked at Dominion Chain for six years and then at Stevensville Credit Union and eventually Niagara Credit Union for 16 years until she retired in 1985 as an admiistrative officer. She was an active member of St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, and a Brownie leader for eight years. Funeral service at The Luthern Church of the Good Shephered Friday. Internment at Fairview Cemetery. Arrangements wer with Morse & Son Funeral Home.

Francis Gillespie (male) died Niagara Falls Aug 3, 1915.  ID 039334

Georgia Ellis Gillespie b 1857. d 1924. Drummond Hill Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Gertrude Gillispie death Thorold Dec 1, 1906 ID 030404

Hector Gillespie death Niagara Falls Sept 6, 1919.  ID 033700

Herbert Gillespie, died Niagara Oct 6, 1918.  ID 024735

James Watret Beattie Gillespie (Jim) died on Friday, Nov 13, 2015 at the age of 86 at Millenium Trail Manor, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Loving husband of Shirley (nee Johnson) for 62 years. Beloved father of Ian, grandfather of Jonas, Graeme and Gabrielle. Father-in-law of Dahlia Reich.  His sister Annie Biggar, brother-in-law Bob Bibbar, and sister-in-law Edie Thompson. Fondly remembered by niece Lynn Thompson Dovi (Frank) and nephews Paul, Murray and Colin Biggar. Jim taught for 25 years, first briefly at Fort Erie Secondary School and then N.F.C.V. I for the remainder of his career. Graveside service Sat, Nov 21 at Fairview Cemetery at 2:00 pm with memorial gathering at 2:30 pm at   The Morse & Son Event Centre, Niagara Falls. (Published

Janet Gillespie 1909-1984. John (Black) 1901-1985. Overhold Cemetery, Port Colborne, Ontario

John Gillespie death Humberstone July 17, 1919.  ID 033826

John (Jack) Gillespie died on Friday, July 18, 2008 age 88. Beloved husband of Betty Gillespie for 62 years. Loving father of Jack and his wife Karen, Welland; and the late Tom. Dear grandfather of five. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mary Gillespie. Jack was born in Ireland and came to Vancouver and Kimberly, BC, then to Niagara Falls in 1941. He served overseas in WWII with the BC Regiment D.C. O. R and the 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment (1st Hussars) in England and North Western Europe. After his return in Dec 1945, he worked for Kimberly Clark for 13 years, and then for GM for 20 years, retiring as a Security Officer in 1984. Visitation Morse & Son Funeral Home Chapel. Stan was a member of St Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, where his funeral will be held on Monday at 11:00 am. Internment Fairview Cemetery. (Published yourlifemoments)

Lloyd Arthur Gillespie, beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Mark) passed away at home on July 12, 2011 in his 79th year. Loving father of Kenneth, Linda (Larry) Sherk and Jennifer (Dave) Collison. Proud grandfather of Mandy (Matt) Klassenv, MItchel Sherk, Brittany Sherk and Brianna Collison. Predeceased by sisters Bernice and Muriel, and his brother Harry. Private family service at Benner Funeral Services, Fort Erie, Ontario (Published The Times and yourlifemoments).

Margaret Jury Gillespie,  (nee New) died Niagara Falls 2011, June 13, Ontario in her 93rd year at Lundy Manor, Niagara Falls. Born to Chester and Mildred (Jury) on Dec 23, 1918 in Brandon, Manitoba. Predeceased by brother Gordon and sister Marion (Brown). In 1941 she earned her B A. (Library Sciences) from McMaster University, where her father was head of the History Department, and where she met her future husband. In 1950 she married Rev Thomas William Kenneth Gillespie, and shared in his work with the Baptist Convention of Ontario and Quebec, and later as Minister of First Baptist Church, Niagara Falls from 1972 until his passing in 1977. Beloved mother of Eric Kenneth of Toronto, Donna Margaret Sheffield, son-in-law Kevin and three grandchildren, Brad, Brittany and Brianne of Gainsville, Florida. Arrangements by Morse & Son Funeral Home, Niagara Falls. (Published N. F Review and yourlifemomentsc.a).

Mary Gillespie married Robert Brick, Welland Co, Ontario

Sarah Gillespie death Chippawa Dec 23, 1932. ID 035292

Shirley Gillespie death Jan 22, 2017 Niagara Falls, Ontario

Travers Gillespie died Niagara Falls Aug 3, 1915.  ID 019686

William Gillespie death NIagara Falls June 6, 1934.  ID 034045


Includes townships of Seneca, Oneida, Walpole, Rainham, N & S Cayuga, Camborough, Dunn, Moulton, Sherbrooke and City of Cayuga.

James Gillespie 1815-1906. Martha Gillespie 1828-1865. Samuel Gillespie 1850-1862. George Gillespie 1857-1906. Gore Cemetery, Oneida Twp, Haldimand Co, Ontario (Next grave: In memory of James Gillespie, died at Grant Park, Illinois Dec 27, 1882 aged 23 years, 15 days.)

Peter Gillespie died Haldimand Feb 6, 1873.

Samuel Gillespie, birth 1850. Death 1862. Burial  Gore Cemetery, Hagersville, Haldimand-Norfolk Regional Municipality, Ontario

William E Gillespie,  Sept 29, 1900-Feb 23, 1970. Beloved husband of Florence E Kerns, Aug 31, 1908-Caledonia Cemetery, Haldimand Co, Ontario


James Edgar Gillespie, died 1876, Port Dover, Norfolk Co

At Walsingham on 9th January, 1835, John Monroe, only child of William & Harriet Gillaspy in his 19th year. In his removal, affectionate and kind parents have lost an obedient son, and the Church militant robbed of one of its members….about four years ago he was brought from the bondage of sin…and shortly after united himself to the Church of Christ…from which he was called two years after the fist attack of the disease, which terminated his earthly existence, the consumption….(details of his religious faith here). Burial Monroe/Gillespie Cemetery. Report in the Christian Guardian for March 4, 1835.


Includes the townships of: Aldorough, Dunwich, Southwold, Yarmouth, S Dorchester, Malahide, Bayham and City of St Thomas.

Alex A Gillespie, birth 1882. Death Oct 1952. Burial Alymer Cemetery, Aylmer, Ontario

In memory of Anne, wife of R H Gillespie, died June 11, 1868 ae 38 yrs.  (verse).  Aylmer Cemetery, Elgin Co, Ontario

James Gillispie death St Thomas Oct 5, 1906   ID 009282

Robert B Gillespie died June 7, 1908 aged 92 years, 9 months. Remembrance of Adelia E Beemer, who died June 12, 1884 aged 26 years, 6 months, 26 days. In loving remembrance of Eliza Mahetable, wife of R B Gillespie, who died March 3, 1892, aged 61 years, 9 months, 8 days. Forever with the Lord. Burial Aylmer Cemetery, Malahide Twp, Elgin County, Ontario


Includes the City of London.

Ann Gillespie death London Feb 8, 1884  ID 010066

Barbara Jean Bailey Gillespie death Aug 7, 2020 London, Ontario

Bertha Gillespie death McGillivray July 22, 1926  ID 023270

Denise (Hajdu) GillespieDenise (Hajdu) Gillespie – passsed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the age of 51. Beloved daughter of Nancy and the late James Gillespie. Survived by her sisters Ronda, Jamie and Kim and her brother Cameron and their families. Missed by her dog Samantha. Friends will be received on Friday, March 10, 2017 from 9 to 11 am at the A. MILLARD GEORGE FUNERAL HOME , 60 Ridout Street South, London, for the funeral service will take place at 11 am. Cremation has taken place. Interment in Woodland Cemetery, London.

Dorothy Gillespie, wife of Duncan Carmichael, 1907-1979. James Carmichael 18481923; James B Carmichael 1889-1979; Duncan A Carmichael; Kathleen Robbins Carmichael 1902-1969; Antoinette Attwood Carmichael 1856-1931; Beatrice Vanloon Carmichael 1889-1964; Margaret McNaughton Carmichael 18251923; Milton Willard Carmichael 1879-1908.  Medway Cemetery, London Twp, Middlesex County, Ontario

Ellen Gillespie death London April 10, 1896   ID 012268

Elsie GillespieElsie Gillespie – Elsie was born in Kitley Township in Eastern Ontario and lived a long and healthy life. Elsie died peacefully Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Victoria Hospital in south London with her sons Ron and Roger by her side. She was 97 years, one month and nine days old. She was the last surviving family member of her generation. Beloved wife of the late Harold Gillespie (1987) whom she missed every day. She is fondly remembered by sons Ron (Deb), Roger and Rick (Diane). Daughter Ruth died of cancer in 2013. She will be missed by grandchildren: Shawna Lockie (Andrew), Krista Gillespie (Matt Gregory), Jennifer Gillespie (Jeff Buchanan), Anna Aldred (Luke), Nathan, Laura, Marcia and David Ball (Marianne) and great grandchildren Ben, Madeline, Sienna, Marlie, Alexander, Jonathan, Olivia and Cheyenne. Elsie loved her family including her cat Emma. She is predeceased by her parents Herb and Mary Bellamy, brother Edward and sister Doris. Friends may visit at the MCFARLANE & ROBERTS FUNERAL HOME , 2240 Wharncliffe Road, South, Lambeth 519-652-2020 on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 from 7-9 pm. Interment Brampton Memorial Gardens, 10061 Chinguacousy Rd, Brampton, ON L7A 0H6 on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

Evelyn (nee Phillips) GillespieEvelyn Gillespie (nee Phillips) – Peacefully at London Health Sciences Centre on Friday, October 23, 2015, born in Chatham, Ontario in 1937. Devoted wife and best friend of Stephen Gillespie for 57 years. Loved mother of Timothy E. Gillespie and Colleen M. Meiller of London, ON. Beloved grandmother of Jacob E. Meiller (Stephanie) and Joshua J. Meiller of London, ON. Sister of Helen (Joseph) Allegretti of Carson City, Nevada, Shirley (Cameron) Gilhula of Chatham, ON, Florence (Adrian) VandenEnden of Chatham, ON, Richard (Bernardine) Phillips of Tilbury, ON, and Joseph (deceased 1951). Daughter of the late James Phillips and Sarah Iler of Coatsworth, ON. Evelyn graduated from London Teacher’s College in 1957. She was a teacher at schools in Leamington, Riverside, Dorchester and London from 1954 to 1972. She was a member of St. Patrick’s C.W.L and St. Vincent de Paul Society. Visitation at the JOHN T. DONOHUE FUNERAL HOME , 362 Waterloo Street, London on Tuesday evening, October 27th, from 7-9 o’clock and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 o’clock. Funeral Mass held at St. Patrick’s Church, 377 Oakland Avenue, London on Thursday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

Francis M Gillespie death London Nov 14, 1891  ID 009595

Gerald Archibald Gillespie, internment June 23, 2006, Woodlawn Cemetery, London, Middlesex Co, Ontario. No tombstone found. Section H – 130.  (Note: I believe this man was a Gillespie researcher from Kent County with whom I corresponded many years ago. He was an descendant of Isle of Islay Scots who immigrated to Upper Canada in its pioneering years).

Geraldine Ann Gillespie, 1928-1970. St Peter’s RC Cemetery, London, Middlesex Co, Ontario

George Gillespie Interred April 19, 1993. Edith Ellen Gillespie interred May 1, 1982. Woodlawn Cemetery, City of London, Middlesex County.  No tombstone found, Section J-12

George Hamilton Gillespie Died April 3, 1932 London. Interned April 5, 1932. Kate Menzies interned June 26, 1986. William Hayward Gillespie interred May 3, 1947. Mary H Gillespie interned June 24, 1970. Helen Elizabeth Gillespie January 1, 1990 (Section P-149 NE); Walter Hamilton Gillespie interned March 1, 1972, Helen Elizabeth Gillespie interned Jan 25, 1990. Margaret Gillespie interned Sept 30, 1950. (Section P-149 NW); (No tombstone found. Woodlawn Cemetery, City of London, Middlesex County, Ontario Note similarity with burials in Hamilton Cemetery, Wentworth County).  ID 023288

George Hamilton Gillespie interned Sept 10, 1945. Kate Gillespie interned Jan 9, 1963. Edith M Gillespie interned Jan 24, 1969. Section P – 162 SE. Woodlawn Cemetery, City of London, Middlesex County. No tombstone found.

George Ralph Gillespie death London July 16, 1915.  ID 021028

Harvey Gillespie. His wife Bertha Agnes McPherson born Aug 5, 1879. Died July 22, 1926. Burial Parkhill Union Cemetery, McGillvery Twp, Middlesex Co, Ontario

Helen Gillespie death London June 16, 1908   ID 018420

Imelda Gillespie passed away in her 92nd year at Hospice Wellington, Guelph on Jan 5, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Donal Gillespie. Loving mother of Paul (Ruth), David (Eavan), Claran (Therese), Ken (Valerie) Ian (Rebecca) and Aileen (Ian). Dear grandmother of 13 grandchildren.. Predeceased by her parents Peter and Ann Devlin. Missed by her brother Doug and sister Phil, Frances and Martha. cremation. (Published

James Gillispie  death Dec 12, 1913.  interned Dec 15, 1913. Annie Gillespie interned March 28, 1949. Woodlawn Cemetery, City of London. Section P – 353. No tombstone found.  ID 022749

Jane GILLESPIEJane (McCann) Gillespie, of St. Joseph,  died at home at the age of 69 on Tuesday, September 4, 2019 . Beloved wife of John Gillespie for 49 years. Loved mother and mother-in-law of Shawn and Amy Gillespie of Lucan, Erin Gillespie of Waterloo and Kate and Colin Cooper of Guelph. Proud and caring Grandma of Libby, Blake, Nolan and Masen, Avery, Lauren and Clara. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Denis McCann (1967), Dan McCann (2012) and Marian Smibert, Marg and Gavin Wright, Jim and Deb McCann, Paul McCann and Jody Shaw, Brian and Jayne McCann, Bill and Leanne McCann, Bruce Gillespie and Beth Woolnough and Heather English.  Dear friend of Marg, Kirby, Lynne, Barb and Patti and Peter. Predeceased by her parents William “Bill” McCann (1996) and Mary (Doyle) McCann (1998), her father-in-law Herb Gillespie (1995) and mother-in-law Jean (McHolm) Gillespie (2011). Jane enjoyed a career in education with the Thames Valley District School Board and Avon Maitland District School Board for over 35 years. At Jane’s request, cremation has taken place. The Memorial Mass  celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church, Mount Carmel, Saturday, September 7, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.

John Gillespie died Lobo Twp July 2, 1873.   ID 005628; 036940

John GILLESPIEJohn Angus Gillespie passed away on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in 83rd year from cancer.  In memory of John, memorial donations may be made to the Mission Services of London. As per John’s request, no visitation or service will take place. Arrangements have been entrusted with Forest Lawn Funeral Home, London, Ontario

Front of stone: John Birrell Gillespie born June 1835. Died July 1879. His wife, Rebecca died April 8, 1909 aged 71 years.  Interned April 14, 1908. Francis Holmes son of the above born Jan 1869. Died Nov 1891. Helen Gillespie died June 16, 1909 aged 13 years. Interned June 18, 1908 Back of Stone: George Ralph Gillespie 1872-1915 age 42 interned July 19, 1915. Elizabeth Ann Gillespie, died 1949 Interned Jan 5, 1949 . Woodlawn Cemetery, London, Ontario Section R-141 SW Note: John Birrell Gillespie & his son Francis Holmes are not included in office listing for burials here,  as  only four internments in this site. Grave Photo August 2020.

Madeline L  NULL Gillespie, born Jan 13, 1913. Died Feb 9, 1996. Campbell Cemetery, Komoka, Middlesex Co, Ontario

Malcolm Gillespie interned June 29, 2002. Marion Morgan Gillespie interned June 1, 1979. Tombstone not found. Woodlawn Cemetery, City of London, Middlesex Co. Section UWO – 65

Mary Gillespie, widow of Patrick McNaughton, internment  April 20, 1857, aged 90. St Peter’s Cathedral Cemetery, London, MIddlesex Co, Ontario (one of the oldest Gillespies in the province!*birth estimated at 1767).

Max Nelson Gillespie, born May 28, 1934. Died April 6, 2005. Burial Woodland Cemetery, London, Middlesex Co, Ontario

M Evelyn L Phillips Gillespie, born Feb 11, 1937. Died Oct 23, 2015. Burial Saint Peters Cemetery, London, Middlesex Co.

MIchael Todd Gillespie, February 23, 1968 – November 17, 2005.  Forever loved and missed by Mom, Dad, Connie and your children Kathryn & Brenden. Published London Free Press Nov 2021.

Nelson Gillespie interned April 9, 2005 Woodlawn Cemetery, City of London, MIddlesex Co. Section W -431 SE  No tombstone found.

Peter Currie Gillespie passed away peacefully at home in London on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 after enduring cancer with great courage and grace in his 82nd year. Predeceased by his parents Hugh and Isabel (nee Campbell) Gillespie and his brother, Gerald. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Hawkins). Cherished father of Hugh (Catherine) of Bermuda; Susan of Eden Mills; Anne (Laurent) of London, England, and John (Laura) of St Thomas. Devoted to his grandchildren Erin, Meredith and Joseph. Sadly missed by his brother Neil (Marjorie). Peter was born on a farm near Thamesville. He studied law and practiced in London for 40 years. He also farmed and was a Director of the Lambeth Horticultural Society and as a Steward of Kilworth United Church. Visitation at Elliott-Madill Komoka Chapel with memorial service Sat, May 12 at his church 11:30am. Internment Woodhill Cemetery, London. (Published yourlifemomements. ca

Rebecca Gillispie death London April 12, 1908   ID 018328

R Jack Gillespie 1882 – 1948. E May Etherington 1889 – 1967 (“Her brother” given on footstone).  Unable to find it. Section Gardens, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, City of London, Middlesex Co, Ontario.

Robert James Gillespie, peacefully at home in London on Monday, Dec 2, 2013 in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Sharon Gillespie of London. Dear Father of Christopher Gillespie (Andrea) of PA, and Tamara Gillespie (Joshua Johnson) of London. Grandfather of Noah Robert. Son of Christina Gosleigh of Goderich. Brother of Linda Lumley of Goderich, John Gosleigh (Darlene) of Corunna; Mark Gosleigh (Barbara) of London; and Jeff Gosleigh (Ruth Ann) of London. Predeceased by his sister Sandra Tait. Cremation. Memorial service at St James Westminister, London on Saturday, Dec 21, at 10am. Internment Woodland Cemetery. (Published yourlifemoments).

Robert M Gillespie 1835-1908. His wife Sarah Ann Parker 1835-1894. Annie Maud, dau of C.A. & Jane Gillespie, 1881-1894. Mt Pleasant Cemetery, London. Grave Photo August 2020.

Robert Gillespie death London Dec 25, 1908 ID  018808

Sarah E Gillespie died in London Dec 20, 1932. ID 023993

Shirley Mae Gillespie (Johnson)Shirley Mae Gillespie (nee Johnson) – Peacefully, on Sunday, January 22, 2017, at the age of 87, at St. Joseph’s Hospice in London, Ontario. Loving wife of the late James Gillespie (2015). Beloved mother of Ian Gillespie (Dahlia), grandmother of Jonas, Graeme and Gabrielle. She will be sadly missed by her sister and lifelong companion Edie Thompson, and loving niece Lynn Thompson Dovi (Frank). Fondly remembered by sister-in-law Annie Biggar, brother-in-law Bob Biggar and nephews Paul (Terry), Murray (Pam) and Colin (Elaine) Biggar. A graveside service held Saturday, January 28 at Fairview Cemetery at 2 p.m., with a memorial gathering at 2:30 p.m. at the Morse & Son Event Centre, 5929 Main Street.

Stafford GillespieStafford Gillespie. Born in Liverpool, England on April 21, 1920, and passed away on January 11, 2021 at University Hospital in London after a brief illness. Beloved husband of and survived by Pamela (Sproule) Gillespie, and father to Michael and Ian. Father-in-law to Cathy Bryant and to Kimberley Downs-Gillespie and grandfather to Ian and Kim’s children Angus, Stafford, Rhoderic, Eloise and Meredith. Stafford and Pamela met and married in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and lived many adventures there before moving to Canada in 1965. The family lived in Canada until 1967, then the United States until 1973, when they returned to Canada. They remained in Canada for the rest of their time together, with frequent trips to Scotland to visit old and new friends. Cremation t the Woodland Cemetery.

Thomas L Gillespie b Jan 12, 1900. d May 20, 1989  Campbell Cemetery, Komoka, Middlesex Co, Ontario

Violet Gillespie death London Twp De 10, 1935.  ID 023174

William Gillispie death Ekfrid Twp Feb 26, 1886   ID 011051

William Gillespie 1923-2014 born in London and raised there, but worked and died in New Brunswick. Buried in Stratford’s Avondale Cemetery. See NB Deaths for full obit. 

William Birrell Gillespie died Sept 10, 1930.  Interred Sept 12, 1930.  Lily Jean Gillespie Interred March 28, 1956. Helen I Gillespie interred Sept 8, 1972. Woodlawn Cemetery, London, Ontario. Tombstone not found, but office records indicate family grouping. Visit Aug 2020. Section S-258 – Graves 1, 2, 3.  ID 024914

William M Gillespie interned Aug 6, 1974. Mabel Helena Beryl Gillespie interned Oct 17, 1966 Woodlawn Cemetery, City of London, Middlesex Co. Section CC -0754 OLD  Grave not located so uncertain as to tombstone. (No tombstone found).

Note: All Gillespie burials in both Woodlawn Cemetery and Mt Pleasant Cemetery in London visited August 2020. Both cemetery offices provided listing of all Gillespie graves with internment dates .l walked these huge cemeteries looking for tombstones by section,  as that was not indicated. 30 Gillespie grave sites at Woodlawn and only two at Mt Pleasant. Thank you to very helpful staff.  I met five deer grazing among the tombstones  and not sure who was more surprised.  Quite tame as I later met one  lying down who just watched me pass by.


Alexander Gillespie death Petrolia Nov 24, 1925  ID 018079

Allan Robert Gilespie death Sombra Twp  Oct 5, 1908  ID 015800

Ellen Louise Gillespie death Petrolia Nov 14, 1924  ID 017797

Ernest Charles Gillespie “Ernie:  Feb 14, 1959 – Sept 17, 2003. Beloved husband of Irene Reid Gillespie. Survived by his mother Eva Gillespie-Evans and step-father Marvin Evans. Also step daughter  Amanda Wayne McCarver and Tracy Tanner. Papa to Rebecca, Mya and Alexandria. Brother of Brenda Einarson, Bill Carolyn and Jim Fay. Son-in-law of Ed Reid of Cambridge. Predeceased by his father, John “Jack” (1994), brother Doug 1986, grandparents Art Lees 1986 and Mary Lees 1990, and mother-in-law  Blanche Reid 2003. Funeral at Chapel of Stewart Funeral Home, Sarnia. (Publication The Observer and

Henry Gillespie death Petrolia April 19, 1910   ID 016440

Isabella Gillespie death Petrolia June 19, 1906   ID 015086

James Gillespie suddenly at Bluewater Health, E.E.E. Site, Petrolia on Thursday, June  10, 2004, 65 years of Petrolia. Dear father of Tim and Karen Gillespie and their childrlen Aaron and Katie, and Tracy and Randy Taylor and their children Zachary and Eli, all of Petrolia. Jim was retired from the Ontario Provincial Police after 32 years of service. Funeral service on Monday, June 14 at Needham-Jay Funeral Home, Petrolia. Internment Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia. (Published The Observer; your lifemoments. ca)

Joseph Gillespie death Petrolia July 17, 1893  ID  008654

Kathleen Gillespie death Sept 25, 2017 Petrolia, Ontario

Laura May Ruddick Gillespie, born March 1910. Died May 31, 1996. Bear Creek Cemetery, Brigden, Lambton Co, Ontario CANADA

Michael Gillespie, at his residence, o Tuesday, June 1, 2004, age 25, of Sarnia, loving son of Katherine Poirier and the late Paul Poirier and Bill Gillespie, and step-mother Carolyn. Brother of Rob Gillespie and his friend Maria, and step-brother of Phil, Scott, David, Will, Shawn, Alex, Kathy and Karen. Grandson of  Barb and Omer Brazeau, ad the late Jack Gillespie and Evan Gillespie-Evans. Funeral service from the Chapel of D. J.Robb Funeral Home on Saturday, June 5th at 11:00 am. Cremation. (Published; The Observer)

Olive G Farrier Gillespie died at Bluewater Health, Sarnia on Monday, Nov 8, 2004, age 90, of Sarnia. Beloved wife of Jack C Gillespie, formerly of Edgewater Construction 1980. Dear mother of Donna West and her husband Rick of Sarnia and their three children; Stephanie Sockett and her husband Chris, Shaw West and his wife Lisa Tracy of B. C.; Shannan Mueller and her husband Sam of Kitchener; Barry Gillespie and his wife Debbie Thompson and their 2 daughters Alayna and Amanda of Corunna; Lorraine Walker and husband Scott and their 2 sons Justin and Nathan. Special great grandmother of Benjamin Mueller and James Sockett. Sister of Carmen and Cliff. Predeceased by brothers Garnet and Russell and sister Winnifred. Olive was a loyal and active member of Parker Street Church for 50 years. A celebration of her life held Wednesday Nov 10th at 1:30 pm from Smith Funeral Home, Sarnia. Internment Resurrection Cemetery. (Published The Observer and

Oliver Gillespie death Petrolia Aug 26, 1914  ID 017590.


Death notice in Thamesville Herald, Vol 2 for Feb 10, 1916: 29 Jas William Sherman Everitt, f/o W. S., Alva S and Mrs A Gillespie.

Agnes Gillespie , d/o M & C Gillespie,  b June 10, 1857 d Aug 24, 1868  aged 11 years, 2 ms,14 days. Oghletree Cemetery, Selton, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario

A. E.  Gillespie,  husband of Sarah E Bowden 1892-1972, Sherman Cemetery, Thamesville, Kent County. (see also Violet Gillespie buried nearby. Many Bowden burials nearby in this cemetery)

Angus Gillespie 1864-1937. His wife Edith A Newell 1872-1937. Evergeen Cemetery, Kent Co, Ontario

Archibald Gillespie  b Aug 10, 1850. d Nov 8, 1911 Howard Twp. Eliza Ann his wife d Jan 10, 1895 ae 36 yr 3 mo 8 days; Elizabeth M Gillespie 1868-1947; William Edward, son of A & E Gillespie 1886-1962; Their dau Matilda Mae 1883-1933.  Everitt Cemetery, Thamesville, Kent Co, Ontario (Death notice in Thamesville Herald, Vol 2 under Nov 9, 1911: Arch Gillespie of Howard died).   ID 016441

Death notice in Thamesville Herald for July 19, 1917:  12 July Alva Stephen Everitt, 56, s/o Wm & Matilda, f/o Mrs D N Fysh and Paul, b/o W.S. and Mrs Arch Gillespie

Archibald E Gillespie 1891-1968 Sherman Cemetery, Thamesville, Camden  Twp, Kent County, Ontario

Artie E Gillespie, wife Sadie Bowden, Kent Co.

S Side: Arthur Gillespie’s wife Violet Lavina Snary Dec 10, 1890-Mar 20, 1917. Ernest W Snary 1893-1925; Violet L Gillespie 1917-1933.  N side Jas H Snary (first name not clear) 1869-1938. His wife Mary Alice Weldon 1861-1939 Sherman Cemetery, Kent Co, Ontario. See next entry

Death notice in Thamesville Herald for March 22, 1917: 20 March Violet Snary, 26, wife of Arthur Gillespie, d/o J H Snary of Croton, s/o Vivian, Douglas, Ernest, Glen and Kenneth

Death Notice in Thamesville Herald for Aug 2, 1928: July 29 Annie M Minshall, 66, w/o James E Bowden of Howard, d/o Marcellus, m/o James, Mrs Artie Gillespie & Mrs Robt Wilson, s/o John, Charles & Mrs John Luke. Buried Sherman. Note: See also Violet Gillespie

Barbara Ann Butler Gillespie, birth Sept 23, 1935. Death December 14, 2003. Burial Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario

Barbara Joanne Sherk Gillespie, birth March 12, 1946. Death Aug 4, 2008. Burial Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario

Benson Gillaspie died Feb 21, 1914, aged 59 yrs 10 ms, 26 days. Dresden Cemetery, Camden Twp,  Kent County, Ontario  ID 016956

Caroline Gillaspie died Dresden Feb 13, 1894

Christina Currie Gillespie b 1822 d Sept 1, 1877  Ogletree Cemetery, Selton, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario

Death notice in Thamesville Herald for June 8, 1922: 5 June Donald Gillespie, s/o Malcolm, b/o Angus & Peter, at Express, Alberta

Donna Ann Gillespie. Ray Alva Depencier 1916-1979 (comment on record Smyth Memorial). Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville, Kent Co, Ontario .[Buried beside them is John D Depencier 1870-1937. His wife Mary E Riseborough 1876-1962].

Dorothy May Gillespie passed away peacefully in the The Village Nursing Home Ridgetown, on Wednesday November 26, 2008 at the age of 90 years. Dorothy was born in Virden, Manitoba and moved to Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1940 to marry Scott Gillespie. They were married for 56 years until his passing in 1996. Dorothy leaves behind daughters Marianne Leavy and husband Brian of Ridgetown and Barbara King and husband Derek of Thunder Bay; grandchildren: Jennifer, Darren, David, Andrew, Colin and Starla and great grandchildren: Aydia, Connor and Caden. Dorothy had been very active in her church, community choir, rug hooking club and volunteer work. She was retired after being employed for many years as a bookkeeper for the Provincial Government in the Department of Lands and Forests. Cremation has taken place and a Private Family Service  held.   Interment will be at Kirkland Lake Cemetery.

Elizabeth M Gillespie b 1869. d 1947. Everitt Cemetery, Kent Co, Ontario

Eliza Ann Everitt Gillespie b 1889. d Jan 10, 1895  Everitt Cemetery, Thamesville, Kent Co, Ontario   ID 008343

Death notice in Thamesville Herald for June 16, 1927: Mary Jane Huston, m/o Etta Gillespie & Mrs Wm D Huston.

Evelyn Z. Gillespie 1907-1938. Donald D Gillespie 1925-1938.  Donan Tombstone: Robt Dodman 1865-;  Evan K, his wife 1882-1911; Ina L his wife 1887-1938; Robert H died 1902; Norma C 1901-1919; Fred D 1903-1933; Gramma Dickman died 1911. Evergreen Cemetery, Ridgetown, Kent Co, Ontario

Gerald A Gillespie, of RR 1, Highgate, and formerly of London, passed away at Four Counties Head Services, Newbury on Friday, March 30, 2001 in his 64th year. Son of the late Ian Hugh and Isabell (Campbell) Gillespie, survived by three children: Debbie and Brian Chandler of Chatham; Currie and Cathy Gillespie of Winnipeg; and Blair Gillespie of London. Also survived by two brothers Peter and his wife Pat of London, and  Neil and his wife Marjorie of Thamesville. Fondly remembered by his cousins Margaret and Jack Eberle of RR 1 Highgate, with whom Gerald made his home for the past three years.  At Gerald’s request, there will not be a service and his body has been donated to medical research. Arrangements by Arn Funeral Homes, Glencoe. Published in the Thamesville Herald, Wed, April 11, 2001  [His burial Middlesex County, City of London]

Note: Mr Gillespie was very active with the Ontario Genealogy Society. We  had arranged to meet so he could take me around the county to show me the Gillespie  burials and history of the pioneers,  many of whom were Islay folk from Scotland, when the news reached me of his sudden death. A great loss to the genealogy community because of his knowledge of the history of that area and especially of the Islay pioneers to the region.

Gillespie (male) death Alvinston July 5, 1884  ID 008189

Gordon Gillespie, Able Seaman, R.C.N.V.R. July 13, 1973. Evergreen Cemetery, Kent Co, Ontario

Gordon Gillespie  born 1932. Died July 23, 1976. Burial Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim, Kent Co, Ontario (2nd record gives date as July 13).

James Russell Gillespie “Russ” age 91 of Chatham, formerly of Sarnia, passed away with family by his side at Chatham Public General Hospital on Tuesday, July 22, 2003. Beloved husband of the late Laura May Ruddick Gillespie 1996. Loving father of Bill/Gail Gillespie, Essex; Margaret/Alan Hill, Chatham. Dear grandfather of Jim/Sanjya Gillespie, Windsor; Dan/Debbie Gillespie, Petawawa; Elizabeth Hill, Calgary; Blake/Penny Hill, Kitchener; Paul Hill, Colleen Hill, both of Chatham. Loving great-grandfather of Dominique, Madison and Spencer Gillespie. Survived by brothers and sisters Helen late William Gamble; Ken/Jean Gillespie; Marion Willia Reese. Predeceased by his parents James and Carrie Parker Gillespie. Funeral on Friday, July 25 at 1:00 pm Steadman Brothers Funeral Home, Bridgen. Interment Bear Creek Cemetery. (Published

Jennet Gillaspie died Dresden Sept 24, 1905  ID 013971

Joanne Gillespie, a resident of RR 4, Thamesville, passed away at the Village Retirement Residence, Ridgetown on Monday, Aug 4, 2008 at the age of 62. Born in St Catharines, daughter of the late Blake and Beulah (Farnsworth) Sherk. Beloved wife of Foster Gillespie for 31 years. Dear mother of Scott Gillespie and his wife Lisa of Taber, Alberta; Dave Gillespie of R. R. 4 Thamesville; and Ryan Gillespie of Waterford. Sister of Nancy Sherk of Hamilton. Sister-in-law of John Gillespie of London. Aunt of John Gillespie of Ripley, and Beverley Gillespie of Ottawa. Funeral service from McKinlay Funeral Home, Ridgetown on Thursday, Aug 7, 2008. Internment Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown.

Jo-Anne (Gillespie) Beverly of Chatham died Jan 19, 2013 at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance after a lengthy battle with cancer. She is survived by her partner, George, sons Brett of Windsor, Mark, MIchael and Colin (Theresa Gorman), all of Newmarket. Loving grandchildren Blythe, Maddie, Anna and Isaac. She is also survived by her sister Sharon Willock of Sarnia and brother Hugh Gillespie (Sandra) of Calgary. She is predeceased by her sister Lorraine (2007), her mother Margaret McPhee (2007) and her father Lorne Gillespie (1986). Jo was a teacher and then became a social worker with the Children’s Aide Society and Children’s Services. Visitation at Alexander & Houle Funeral Home, Chatham with celebration of her life at Victoria Avenue United Church on Tues, Jan 22nd at 11:00 am. Cremation. Internment Maple Leaf Cemetery (Published

John Gillespie b 1819 d Jan 9, 1886 Howard Twp,  Ogletree Cemetery, Selton, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario  ID 008059

John Gillespie, s/o of Archibald & Mary Gillespie, died Jan 9, 1886, aged 67 years. OgleTree Cemetery,  Howard Twp, Kent County, Ontario

John Gillespie 1893-1979. Elizabeth 1891-1981. Evergreen Cemetery, Kent Co, Ontario

John W Gillaspie died Dresden April 6, 1902.  ID 012823

Maggie Maud Gillespie death Alvinston Feb 19, 1881  ID 008598

Malcolm Gillespie  b 1814. d Jan 2, 1888 Howard Twp.  His wife Christena Currie 1822-Sept 1, 1877, aged 55 yrs.  Oogletree Cemetery, Selton,  Kent Co, Ontario  ID 021951

Margaret Ann Gillespie death Howard Twp June 23, 1891  ID 007491

Marjorie Gillespie  1938 – 2020

Passed away peacefully at Riverview Gardens Long Term Care Home on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the age of 82. Born in Chatham Township, daughter of the late Edwin and Luella Morrison. Beloved wife to Neil Gillespie. Dear mother to Cindy & Ken Cryderman, Craig & Susan Gillespie, Heather & Mark Graham, Jennifer Gillespie & Brad Robertson. Forever missed by her grandchildren, Brian Cryderman (Cassandra), Lisa Maure (Chris), Andrea Dickinson (Kirk), Meghan Van Damme (Kyle), Allyson Gillespie (Jordan), Colin Gillespie, Matthew Graham, Jessica Graham, Tyler Robertson, Erica Robertson, and by her 5 great-grandchildren, Mason, Hudson, and Lennox Maure, Aria Dickinson, and Ethan Van Damme. Dear sister to Don & Sue Morrison, David & Shari Morrison, Doug & Rosanna Morrison, and sister-in-law to Pat Gillespie, and Loree. Predeceased by brother Earl Morrison, brother-in-laws Peter Gillespie, and Gerald Gillespie.

At Marjorie’s request, cremation has taken place. The Gillespie family  received friends and relatives at the John C. Badder Funeral Home, 72 Victoria St., Thamesville on Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 2:00-4:00 & 7:00-8:00 p.m. A Private Family Graveside Service  held at Mayhew Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Mary Gillespie death Ridgetown Nov 16, 1898  ID 011867

Matilda Mae Gillespie b 1883. d 1933  Everitt Cemetery, Thamesville, Kent Co

May Gillespi death Thamesville June 27, 1933 ID 019343 (note: spelling of last name had no “e” at the end).

Newell Currie, son of Angus & Edith Gillespie, died Dec 12, 1899 aged 2 yrs, 1 mo, 25 days. “Thatcher Ridgetown” Howard Twp, Kent Co, Ontario (Note:  next grave is for Nancy Jane Newell, wife of Foster Newell died July 5, 1900 aged 54 years 3 m 19 days. “Thatcher”  ID 012998

Peter Gillespie, burial Camden Cemetery, Camden, Chatham-Kent Municipality, Ontario

Peter Gillespie Aug 8, 1861-Nov 18, 1922 at Thamesville. His wife Mary Etta Huston Sept 2, 1870-Dec 6, 1951, son Hugh Currie Oct 23, 1906-July 3, 1966. Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville, Kent County, Ontario  ID 017096

Death notice in Thamesville Herald for Nov 23, 1922: 18 Nov Peter Gillespie, 61, f/o Arthur and Hugh, buried Mt Pleasant.

Peter Gillespie’s wife, Margaret Reavie, died June 23, 1891, aged 27 years, 6 mos, 27b ds. Ogletree Cemetery, Kent Co, Ontario

Thomas Gillaspey death Dresden May 3, 1884  ID 007799

Violet  L Gillespie 1901 – March 26, 1917 wife of James M Bowden 1899-19-; Mary J Bowden 1894-1939 wife of Robert M Wilson. Sherman Cemetery, Thamesville, Kent Co, Ontario (Note Death Record in Thamesville Herald: Mr James E Bowden, h/o Annie Minhall f/o Mrs Artie Gillespie, Mrs Robert Wilson & James M, buried Sherman). ID 016862

William Edward Gillespie b 1886  d 1962 Everitt Cemetery, Thamesville, Kent Co, Ontario

William Howard Gillaspie death Palmerston Oct 17, 1884  ID .019392

Death notice in Thamesville Herald, Vol 2 for April 27, 1915  Death April 13 of William Huston, 85, of Croton, f/o Fred, Harvey, William & Etta Gillespie).

Winfred J Gillespie death Wallaceburg Apr 27, 1896  ID 005937


Amelia Gillespie death Maidstone Dec 31, 1891  ID 004084

Augusta E Gillespie death Windsor July 31, 1920 ID 015697

Bruce Gillespie death Windsor March 18, 1933  ID 014582

George Gawn Gillespie death Mersea Twp March 6, 1883  ID 004495

Eugenie Gillespie death Sandwich East T Jan 1, 1936.  ID 014262

James William Gillespie death Essex April 10, 1936.  ID 01439

Margaret Gillespie “Lorraine” of Corunna (Lambton Co) peacefully at London Health Science Centre of June 9, 2007. Born Nov 6, 1936 in Windsor, ON. Daughter of Margaret (Peg) Gillespie and the late Lorne Gillespie (1986). Survived by brother Hugh Gillespie & wife Sandra of Calgary; sisters Jo-Anne Service & husband George of Chatham, and Sharron Willcock & her late husband Keith (2005) of Sarnia. Also survived by her nephews Jeff & Todd Gillespie, Brett, Mike, Mark and Colin Service, Rob Willcock and her only niece Lisa Willcock-Smith. Cherished great nieces Jordan Gillespie, Hunter Smith, Blythe Service,  & Maddie Service.  Great nephews Ryan Gillespie & Zachery Smith. Visitation at Walter D Kelly Funeral Home and Funeral Home, Windsor in the chapel at 1:30 pm Wed June 13th, 2007. Internment Victorial Memorial Gardens. (Published The Chatham Daily News, yourlifemoments).

Margaret Plaier Henderson (Nee McPhee) Gillespie “Peg” passed away Monday, Sept 17, 2007 at Afton Park Place Nursing Home in Sarnia at the age of 93. She was the eldest daughter of the late Hugh McPhee and Maggie Lorimer. Daughters Jo-Anne (George) Service of Chatham and Sharron Willock of Sarnia, and one son Hugh Sandra) of Calgary. A granddaughter, seven grandsons and six great-grandchildren. One brother, Rev George McPhee (Audrey) of Windsor also survives.  She was predeceased by her husband Lorne Gillespie (1986), daughter Lorraine (2007) son-in-law Keith Willock (2005), sister and brother-in-law Mary and Glen Easery.  Visitation at Walter D Kelly Funeral Home with service on Thursday, Sept 20, 2007 at 11:30 am. Internment Victoria Memorial Gardens. (Published The Chatham Daily News, yourlifemoments).

Marlene Gillespie (nee Carter) peacefully on Jan 9, 2005 at 63 years of age. Loving wife of Ernie Gillespie. Dear mother of Susan Gagnon, Steven and wife Madeleine Gillespie, Nancy Howard and sons-in-laws Ed Gagnon and Jim Howard. Loved daughter of Hazel and the late Harold Carter. Gramma of Jamie, Colin and Lucas. Sister of Don and his wife Grace Carter, Michael Carter and the late Robert Carter, and sister- in- law Carol Hall. Funeral at Families First Funeral Home, Windsor Wed 11:30am. Cremation. (Published The Windsor Star Jan 10-11 2005;

Marlene Grace Gillespie died Windsor 2005, Jan 9, Ontario

Myra Gillespie died Jan 6, 2000 at Windsor Hospital, age 75 years. Spouse Joseph (1984), Children: Myra Lynn Meyers, Mark Woolson. Grandchildren: Nichole Bonner (Cameron), Great Grandchildren: Tabitha & Cory Meyer, Kirsten, Lawton, Sta Lawton, Tai & Lisa Woolson. Cremation. (2nd record gives spouse as Carl  (1993). Published obit in Windsor Star

Nellie Juliette Jane (Gillespie) Slogan, died Oct 28 1999. Birth 1934. Spouse Walter (1986). Siblings: Jim Gillespie; Norman (predeceased). Her children: Veronica Toth (Bill); Sandra Slogan & Brian Darrow. Burial Heavenly Rest Cemetery, Windsor.

Sarah Gillespie death Kingsville Sept 2, 1906  ID 009676

Sarah Helfric Gillespie death Mersea Twp Feb 14, 1897 ID 008164

Shirley Gillespie (nee Tweedale) passed away on November 28, 2012 at the age of 66. Loving wife of the late Jim Gillespie. Loving Mom to Tim and wife Mandy. Adored grandmother to Holly (Ryan); Heidi (Matt); Sean (Megan) Ashley (Conrad) T. J. (Mandy) and eight great-grandchildren.  Daughter to the late James and Helen Tweedale. Sister to Joan (late Bob) and Ron (Gail). Shirley retired from Kapco Tool and Die after 26 years as an office manager. Funeral service Sat, Dec 1 at 11:00 am at Windsor Chapel Funeral Home. Internment at Victoria Memorial Gardens. (Published The Windsor Star, Nov 29, 2012;

William John Gillispie birth abt 1826. Death Sept 27, 1907 Gosfield S Twp, Essex Co, Ontario. Absess of Lung. Date changed. ID 010360

Record Count:  1,169

Source of Records:  Funeral Home records.  See cemetery list below. Also; Mormon website; Le Necropolis; Find A Grave; In Memorium. Funeral Home Obituaries.


For those living in Ontario, the Collingwood Public Library has a collection in print of almost all Ontario cemeteries, most of them indexed and prepared by members of the Ontario Genealogical Society. These volumes are also available for purchase from the Society. This Library has all Gillespie records from these volumes which are being added to this website. Current obits from about 1990s  to today can be found on several websites but those burials are not included in these volumes. See also The Ontario Cemetery Finding Aide, Find A Grave, Le Necropolis

Halton/Peel Counties

  • Bayview Cemetery, Burlington
  • Boston Mills Cemetery
  • Dixon United Church Cemetery
  • Laurel Hill Cemetery
  • Peel Archives: Perkins Bull Collection
  • Melville Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Moore’s Cemetery, Milton
  • Streetsville Cemetery, Mississauga, Toronto Twp
  • Sydenham Mills Cemetery
  • United Presbyterian Cemetery, Esquesing Twp Includes a Memorial to Rev John Gillespie

Simcoe County

  • Allison Union Cemetery
  • All Saint’s Anglican Cemetery, Nottawasaga Twp
  • Barrie Union Cemetery
  • Christian Messenger, Canadian Baptist Newspaper B/M/Deaths; Vol 19, Jan 1881-Dec 1883
  • Church of the Immaculate Conceptions, Adjala Twp
  • Collingwood Saturday News – several volumes
  • Coulson’s Hills Cemetery
  • Creemore Union Cemetery
  • Dalston United Church Cemetery
  • Elmvale Union Cemetery
  • First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Collingwood-
  • Guthrie Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Hillsdale Presbyterian Cemetery
  • Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Adjla Twp
  • Innisfil United Cemetery
  • Knox Presbyterian Cemetery, Oro Twp
  • Monument Transcriptions Vol 3: Records of 60 Burial Grounds in Central North Simcoe Co.
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery, West Gwillinbury Twp
  • Rosemount Pioneer Cemetery
  • Staynor Union Cemetery
  • St Andrews/St James Cemetery, Orillia
  • St James Cemetery, Innisfil
  • St Paul’s Cemetery, Innisfil
  • The Collingwood Bulletin – several volumes
  • Trinity United Church Cemetery (Wesleyan/Methodist), Collingwood
  • West Nottawasaga Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Nottawasaga, Simcoe Co
  • West Oro Baptist Cemetery – Oro Twp

(Thanks to the volunteers at Barrie Public Library who have a wonderful collection of records for Simcoe Co, and to the Simcoe Archives,  who hosted a reunion for those researching Isle of Islay, Scottish folk.)

Grey County

  • Boyd Cemetery, Shallow Lake
  • Canada Company Remittance Books, Vol 1: 1843-1847
  • Chatsworth United Church Cemetery
  • Christian Messenger: Canadian Baptist Newspaper B/M/Deaths
  • Cook’s Presbyterian Cemetery, Holland Twp
  • Dale Cemetery transcriptions
  • Desboro Public Cemetery, Sullivan Twp
  • Flesherton Cemetery
  • Greenwood Cemetery, Derby Twp
  • Grey County Museum & Archives
  • Holstein (Reid) Cemetery, Egremont Twp
  • Index of Deaths by Rev Robert Beynon (Methodist)
  • Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford
  • Maplewood Cemetety, Normandy Twp
  • Markdale Cemetery
  • McKechnie Cemetery
  • Meaford Lakeview Cemetery, St Vincent Twp
  • Meaford Monitor, Vol 1 1881 (newspaper)
  • Mt Forest Cemetery, Egremont Twp
  • Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Holland Twp,
  • South Line Union Cemetery, Badjeros
  • St George’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Owen Sound
  • St Mark’s Anglican Cemetery, Holland Twp
  • St Matthias Anglican Cemetery, Berkley,Holland Twp
  • The Owen Sound Comet: Births, Marriages, deaths 1858-1864
  • Thornbury/Clarksburg Union Cemetery
  • Thornbury Review Herald: Births, Marriages, Deaths Volume 1: Oct 24, 1918-Dec 30, 1937. Volume 3, Jan 1946-Dec 1952;

Bruce County

  • Chesley Cemetery, Elderslie Twp
  • Kincardine Cemetery transcriptions
  • Ontario Vital Statistics Deaths Bruce Co, 1861-1879
  • Paisley Cemetery transcriptions in print
  • Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery, Culross records
  • Teeswater Culross Cemetery trancription
  • Tiverton Cemetery, Brant Twp

Dufferin County

  • Forest Lawn Cemetery, Orangeville
  • Greenwood Cemetery, Orangeville
  • Grand Valley Union Cemetery
  • Honeywood Cemetery, Mulmur Twp
  • McKee Cemetery
  • Rockwood Cemetery
  • Shelburne Cemetery
  • St John’s Cemetery, Mono Mills  (2nd largest cemetery in Twp)
  • Monticello United, St Albans’ Anglican Cemetery, Grand Valley
  • Shelburne Cemetery (In 1901, the bodies and tombstones were moved to St Paul’s Anglican Churchyard).

Wellington County

  • Belynde Cemetery, Nichol Twp
  • Bethel Pioneer Cemetery, Arthur Twp  (Many Islay, Scottish folk buried here)
  • Crown Cemetery, Puslinch Twp
  • Derryadd Cemetery, Marborough
  • Erin Union Cemetery
  • Farnham Cemetery, Puslinch Twp
  • Greenfield Cemetery, Arthur Twp
  • McKee Cemetery
  • Mount Forest Cemetery
  • Mt Carmel Cemetery, West Garafraxa Twp,
  • Wellington Museum & Archives
  • Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph

Huron County

  • Blyth Union Cemetery
  • Brussels Cemetery
  • Exeter Cemetery, Hay Twp
  • Free Presbyterian Cemetery, Tuckersmith Twp
  • Greenhill Cemetery, Ashfield Twp
  • Maitlandbank Cemetery, Seaforth
  • Wingham Cemetery, Turnberry Twp
  • Wroxeter Cemetery

Waterloo County

  • Ayr Cemetery Records in print Waterloo
  • Dumfries Reformer Death Notices 1866-1870
  • Early Newspaper Transcription Series Vol 15 – The London Papers (The Western Globe, Sat, May 10, 1851
  • Funeral Notice Cards of Waterloo Co, 1851-1980, Vol 1
  • Galt Cemetery, North Dumfries Twp
  • Index to Death Registrations, Waterloo Co 1867-1880
  • Index to Death Notices 1993 Kitchener/Waterloo
  • Mt Hope Cemetery, Kitchener
  • Riverside Cemetery, Wilmot Twp
  • Rushes Presbyterian Cemetery
  • St Andrews Park Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo

Perth County

  • Avondale Cemetery, Stratford
  • Knox Presbyterian Cemetery,  Morning Twp. Millbank
  • Knox Wesley United Cemetety, Millbank
  • The Confederate, Mount Forest, Personal Name Index, Vol II, 1875-1878
  • Zion Methodist Cemetery, Wallace Twp

Brant County

  • Farringdon Burial Ground, Brantford
  • Greenwood Cemetery, Brantford
  • Mt Hope Cemetery, Brantford
  • Scotland Cemetery, Oakland Twp
  • St James Cemetery, Paris
  • St Joseph’s Cemetery, Brantford

Oxford County

  • Innerkip Cemetery- largest group of Gillespie burials in one location in Province
  • Norwich Village Cemetery
  • Ratho Cemetry, Blandford Twp

Wentworth County

  • The British Colonist, Toronto 1841-1848
  • Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
  • Church of the Ascension, Hamilton
  • City of Hamilton Cemetery
  • Municipal Cemetery, Stoney Creek, Ontario
  • Old Union Cemetery, Dundas
  • United Church Cemetery, Blenheim, Binbrook Twp
  • Woodland Cemetery, City of Hamilton
  • Hamilton Library Name Index

Lincoln County

  • Mt Osborne Cemetery, Beamsville
  • Lane Cemetery, Jordan
  • Queen’s Lawn Cemetery, Grimsby
  • St Andrew’s Cemetery, Grimsby
  • St Vincent de Paul Cemetery, Niagara On The Lake
  • Victoria Lawn Cemetery, St Catharines
  • Vineland Cemetery, St Catharines

Welland County

  • Bethel Cemetery, Port Colborne
  • Drummond Hills Cemetery, Niagara Falls
  • Lakeview Cemetery
  • Overholt Cemetery
  • St John’s Anglican Cemetery, Fort Erie

Haldimand County

  • Caledonia Municipal Cemetery, Oneida Twp
  • East Service United Church Cemetery, Oneida Twp
  • Gore Cemetery, Oneida Twp
  • Riverside Cemetery, Dunnville

Norfolk County

  • Delhi Cemetery
  • Kevin United Cemetery
  • Johnson Cemetery, Charlotteville Twp
  • Monroe/Gillespie Cemetery (no longer exists)
  • Salem United Cemetery, Houghton Twp
  • The Christian Guardian for 1835.
  • Wingham Cemetery
  • Vanessa Cemetery, Woodhouse Twp
  • Vittoria Cemetery, Charlotteville Twp

Elgin County

  • Aylmer Cemetery

Middlesex County

  • Campbell Cemetery, Komoka
  • Medway Cemetery, London Twp
  • Mt Pleasant Cemetery, City of London
  • Parkhill Union Cemetery, McGillvery Twp,
  • St Paul’s Cathedral RC Cemetery, City of London
  • St Peter’s RC Cemetery, London
  • Woodlawn Cemetery, City of London

Lampton County

  • Bear Creek Cemetery, Brigden,
  • Sarnia Cemetery

Kent County

  • Camden Cemetery, Camden
  • Dresden Cemetery, Camden Twp
  • Evergreen Cemetery, Blenheim, Harwich Twp
  • Evert Cemetery, Howard Twp
  • Greenwood Cemetery, Howard Twp
  • Maple Ridge Cemetery, City of Chatham
  • Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville
  • Oghetree Cemetery, Howard Twp
  • Riverton Cemetery, Wallaceburg, Chatham Gore
  • Sherman Cemetery, Thamesville
  • Thamesville Herald 1930; 2001.
  • The Ontario Register, page 216: Cemetery Inscriptions of Howard Twp, Kent Co

Essex County

  • Amherstsburgh Cemetery
  • Heavenly Rest Cemetery,
  • Rosehead Cemetery, Malden Twp
  • Windsor Star Obits