CANADA: Ontario Deaths York Region & Toronto

YORK REGION & City of Toronto

The current map above shows Durham Count to the east, whose records are  found on this site with Northumberland and Ontario Counties. Peel & Halton Counties are also separated to the west

Margaret Gillespie ANDERSON Born, August 24, 1927 in Sutton, Ontario and residing in Blue Mountains, Ontario, Margaret passed away peacefully at Belmoral Place Retirement Home, Collingwood on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at the age of 92 years. She was predeceased by her parents Alexander and Winnifred Anderson and her sister Pat Stanojevic. Fondly remembered by her many friends, family and former associates from around the world. Margaret was the past president of the OBEA(Ontario Business Educators’ Association) and an author of high school business textbooks. She taught at Mitchell District High School, Collingwood Collegiate Institute and Langstaff Secondary School, Richmond Hill. Margaret loved to travel especially to Australia and New Zealand. Funeral Service will be held at the St. James Anglican Church, 31 River Street, Sutton on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with visitation in the church from 12:00 noon. Interment in St. James Anglican Church Cemetery.


Abigail Hughes Gillespie b Oct 8, 1876. d Sept 30, 1957. Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough

Acheson M Gillespie died Toronto Feb 28, 1887. ID 019863

Acton Boyd Gillespie died Toronto Nov 16, 1915. (date changed) ID 006295

Ada Richards Gillespie died York Twp Sept 30, 1907  ID 034640

Agnes Ann Atkin Gillespie b April 8, 1865. d April 15, 1909 North Toronto. Burial  Saint John’s Anglican Cemetery, York Mills, York County, Ontario  MIcrofilm ID 033411

Agnes Eleanor Gillespie,  St John’s Anglican Cemetery, York Mills, York North, Ontario

Aileen V Gillespie, born 1911. Died 1979. Toronto Necropolis Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Albert Gillespie, footstone, St Michael’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

Albert Courtenay Gillespie b Nov 10, 1877. d May 1943. Saint James Cemetery, Toronto

Albert Edward Gillespie, birth April 3, 189 Wolfe Island. Death Aug 10, 1922. Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario. Other Lillian Gillespie; Percy Gillespe.  ID 004921

Albert Edward Gillespie born Sept 19, 1924. Died July 21, 2004. Bethesda Lutheran Cemetery, Markham, York Region.

Albina Gillespie, died Feb 2014 after many  years of illness. Survived by her dear brother-in-law John Dzili. Predeceased by her husband Jim, parents Lydia & Bohden Lukasewyca and dored sister, Irene Dziki (Lukasewycz).  Private internment (Published The Toronto Star on Feb 12, 2014)

Alexander Gillespie died Toronto March 7, 1912  ID 002178; 002788

Alexander Gillespie death Toronto May 25, 1919   ID 003883

Alexander Gillespie b Nov 14, 1877. d Dec 29, 1947. Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

Alex Gillespie, born March 18, 1993, Died Aug 20, 2010. Buried St John’s Norway Cemetery, The Beaches, Toronto, Ontario

Alexander C Gillespie born May 17, 1913. Died March 22, 1974. Riverside Cemetery and Crematorium, Etobicoke, Ontario

Alexander Hamilton Gillespie b June 5, 1898 d Jan 23, 1941  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Alexander Simpson “Jack” Gillespie b 1899. d 1987  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Alice Gillespie death Toronto July 23, 1936. ID 005119

Alice Gillespie, footstone, St Michael’s Roman Catholic Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

Alice Colley Gillespie b 1878  d 1957  Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

Alice Margrett Gillespie death Toronto March 28, 1883  ID 019949

Alice Muriel Milne Gillespie b July 10, 1895. d Aug 7, 1945 Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

The Honourable E ALASTAIR WILLIAM GILLESPIE, P.C., O.C., DLitt  May 1, 1922 – August 19, 2018

After an outstanding innings of 96 and having “captained the side very well”, Dad quietly left the field of play in Toronto for the last time.  Devoted husband of Diana Christie Clark for 63 years, and loving father of Cynthia Webb (Ian) and Ian (Lynn).  Extremely proud and adored grandfather of Vanessa (Chip), Katie (Nick) and David Webb, Meredith (Pat) and Ian Gillespie.  Beloved great-grandfather (GG) of Maddie and Finn Greene, Sarah, Michael, Emma and William Gambarotta, and Georgia and William Glinski.  Fondly remembered by Shirley and Gavin Clark, Ian and Nancy Clark, Sheila Clark and many nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by his cherished brothers, Ian (WWII) and Andrew and dear sister, Catriona.

Born in Victoria, British Columbia, son of Erroll and Catharine (Oliver) Gillespie, Dad attended St. Michael’s School and graduated from Brentwood College in 1941.  He briefly attended University of BC before entering Royal Roads Naval College for Officer Training in 1941 (RCNVR).  Attaining the rank of Term Lieutenant in 1942, he served on naval convoys across the North Atlantic.  Following the death, in action, of his brother Ian, an RCAF Beaufighter pilot on December 22, 1943, he joined the Fleet Air Arm as a fighter pilot flying Corsairs.

After the war, he attended McGill University (BCOM) and during his final year met the love of his life, the beautiful Diana Clark on a blind date. “She is one in a million”, he wrote to his parents and they were married in 1947.  Having been selected as a Rhodes Scholar from B.C., they left for Oxford,  England, where he read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Queen’s College.

Returning to Toronto with an Oxford M.A., Dad began his business career at W. J. Gage & Company, a leading educational publisher in Canada.  He moved up the ladder rapidly becoming a Vice-President and Director.  In his spare time, he and some friends formed Coffee-Mat Services, an automatic coffee vending enterprise.  Terrific value at 10 cents a cup with real cream, Dad would hasten to add.  If not busy enough, he also taught Marketing courses at the University of Toronto Business School and later earned his Masters of Commerce degree.  His business career moved to the conglomerate Canadian Corporate Management as a Vice-President and he served as President of several operating subsidiaries.

He described his parents as being “quite exceptional, stimulating and far-sighted” and having instilled in him the importance of public service and volunteerism, he ran as a Liberal candidate for the Federal riding of Etobicoke in 1968 and was elected to the House of Commons in Prime Minister Pierre E. Trudeau’s government.  In 1971, he was appointed the first Minister of State for Science and Technology.  He was re-elected in 1972 and 1974 and served as Minister of Industry, Trade and Commerce (1972-1975) and Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources (1975-1979).

After leaving politics, following defeat in the 1979 election, he returned to business as Chairman of the brewer, Carling O’Keefe Limited, Chairman of the National Westminster Bank of Canada, and Chairman of the Scotia Coal Synfuels consortium,  as well as serving on the board of other private corporations.  In the early 1980’s, Dad established Scotia Synfuels to acquire and rehabilitate the former Gulf Oil Refinery at Point Tupper, Nova Scotia.  Disappointed that his vision could not be fully realized for the benefit of Cape Breton and the Atlantic provinces, he and the Board of Directors made the decision to sell the properties in 1992.  He returned to the beer business in 1995 and with W.P. Wilder, acquired an interest in Creemore Springs Brewery,  which they subsequently sold ten years later after having received assurances the highly successful microbrewery would not move from its wonderful location in Creemore, Ontario.

His involvement in community service was extensive.  He served on many boards including: the National Ballet School, the Canadian Paraplegic Association, Lyndhurst Hospital, The Champlain Society, the Scottish Studies Foundation, The Gage Research Institute, and was President of the Canadian Opera Company.

In 1998, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for his “maverick entrepreneurial spirit”, amongst other accolades.

Other significant recognition included receiving the ‘Scot of the Year Award’ in 2003 from the Scottish Studies Society and the degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, from Guelph University in 2008.

A highly accomplished rugby and cricket player from his Brentwood College and Royal Roads days, Dad continued with squash, tennis, skiing, fishing, golf and bridge which he enjoyed immensely with his family and many friends.

Other than British Columbia, his favourite retreat was his country property ‘Highwood’.  It became the gathering place for five generations of family and their friends.  He relaxed on weekends by undertaking various projects to continuously improve the property.  He was passionate about preserving the rural environment and supported local initiatives such as the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust and Green Durham Association.

In his eighties and underscoring the importance he attached to family history, he wrote: ‘Made in Canada – a Businessman’s Adventures in Politics’ as a reference for his descendants.  It turned into a somewhat larger project than he first envisioned and was published in 2009.

He will always be remembered for his warmth, charm, generosity, sense of humour and distinguished good looks. The family is very grateful to Elmo, Dad’s caregiver and companion of nine years, and Emy for their compassionate care.  We also wish to thank the capable and considerate staff at Christie Gardens where Dad resided for a short period of time.

The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14th.  A celebration of life will be held at Christ Church Deer Park in Toronto on Saturday, September 15th at 2:00 p.m.

Alma Georgina May Irwin Gillespie, born March 12, 1906. Died  Dec 7, 1933. Prospect Cemetery, Toronto

Amelia Gillespie birth 1856 ENGLAND, died Toronto May 27, 1901. Other Wm F Day.  ID 002518

Angelina Gillespie January 20, 1988 – July 11, 2020 Pickering Funeral Home.

It is with great sadness in our hearts to announce the passing of Angelina Gillespie. On July 11th at the age of 32 she went peacefully in her sleep. She was a wonderful and caring daughter, step daughter, sister and aunt. She will be truly missed and forever in our hearts. As per Angelina’s wishes in lieu of flowers she has requested to have donations made out to Toronto Cat Rescue.

Ann Gillespie died Toronto March 21, 1887.  ID 017120

Anna Eliza  Gillespie (Gaston),  b Sept 14 1881  d  Nov 29, 1950  Saint John’s Anglican Cemetery, York Mills, Ontario

Anna Helen Gillespie died Toronto April 1, 1909.  ID002296

Anne Gillespie birth 1820 IRELAND. Death Jan 19, 1870 Toronto. Other Wm Gillespie

Annie Gillespie died Toronto May 11, 1889.  ID 016154

Annie Gillespie death E York Twp May 20, 1934.  ID 037908

Annie Gillespie b Jan 25, 1989  d Aug 21, 1963. Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

Annie Brant Gillespie b 1870. d 1934. Saint John’s Norway Cemetery, The Beaches, Toronto

Annie Maud Gillespie death Toronto Jan 4, 1894  ID 010677

Annie N Ireland Gillespie b 1887  d 1974  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Archibald Gillespie birth 1851 Canada. Death Sept 12, 1898 Toronto Home For Incurables. Burial Sept 13th Toronto. Other Robert H Hill.

Arthur Gillespie b 1900 d 1955 Prospect Cemetery, Toronto

Arthur George Gillespie Sept 7, 1939 – November 1, 2010. Died peacefully after a brief illness in his 71st year at Southlake Hospital, Newmarket. Arthur leaves his loving wife, Gloria, 4 sons: Steve, Howard, Carl, Arthur Jr (Togian), and 9 grandchildren. Sadly missed by his close friend Jay Foster and five brothers: Maltimore, Ferdinand, Roy, Steadman, and Joseph Taylor. Funeral mass on Tuesday, Nov 9th. Jerrett Funeral Home, Yonge Street, Toronto. Burial Memorial Gardens Cemetery, North York. Kane-Jerret Funeral Home

Aston Boyd Gilespie, birth 1915 Toronto, d Nov 16, 1915 Toronto. Burial Nov 17th. Other Chas G Gillespie; W Percy Gillespie.

Aubrey Gillespie, birth 1919 Mactier, Ontario. Death Dec 10, 1919 Toronto. Other C Gillespie; Caroline Gillespie.  ID 006746


Barbara Jane Gillespie 1944 – 2012. Passed suddenly on Jan 18th, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario. Survived by her brother, David Gillespie and sister in law, Connie Gillespie, Reno, NV; Aunt of James Gillespie and Gina Munoz, Reno, NV. and John Gillespie, Folsom, CA. Remembered by her friends Gloria Crotin, Beatrix Wilson, and many others from the Ladies’  Golf Club of Toronto. She was the former Director of Pharmacy at York Central Hospital and the Hospital of Sick Children, and Pres of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. Preceaded in death by her brother, Robert Gillespie, and parents Mabel and Emerson Gillespie. Service in Toronto. (Published in Reno Gazette-Journal Jan 31, 2012 &

Barbara Jean STIRLING (nee Gillespie) passed peacefully at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto on April 6, 2008. Loved and missed by husband, Dale, daughters Kathryn and Kimberley; siblings Don and LIz, and by a host of friends and relatives. Visitation at Pine Hills Cemetery with memorial service on Friday April 11th  (Published on Your Life Moments & The Peterborough Examiner).

Barbara Joan Gillespie. Born in Windsor Nov 17, 1951, she passed away peacefully after a valiant struggle with cancer June 14, 2008 at the Palliative Care Wing of the Salvation Army, Toronto Grace Heath Centre. Joan was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Kay (Holdsworth) Gillespie. Sadly missed by her brothers Ron and Paul (Sherry), family members, many friends and colleagues. She graduated from Guelph University in Food Science and was very successful in her career with Robin Hood, UFL and Newlywed Foods.  The food industry recognized Joan’s efforts as Woman of the Year in 2004. Visitation at Clark & Sons Funeral Home, Hamilton. Funeral service at St Stephen’s on the Mount Anglican Church, Hamilton, Ontario. (Published at

Basil F Gillespie died Toronto March 22, 1910  ID 00238

Beatrice Hull Gillespie death Toronto April 5, 1921  ID 002959

Bertha Gillespie death Toronto June 6, 1924   ID 003902

Bessie Louise Collisson Gillespie b May 9, 1904. d Oct 19, 1992. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Brenda Gillespie, b 1929; d Peacefully at her home, on June 30th, 2015 in her 86th year. Brenda is survived by her daughters Sharon (Bob) Maynard, Gail (Wally) Schickedanz, son Paul (Andrea) Gillespie, sister Edith (Chuck) Storey, Alice (Eric) Wright , brother Doug (Karen) Akers. She will be lovingly missed by her 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral Service Saturday, July 11th, 2015 11:00am Officiating Karl Burden Location Dixon-Garland Funeral Home Address 166 Main Street North Markham, ON L3P 1Y3

Brenda Elizabeth Lillian Akers Gillespie, born Oct 5, 1929. Died June 3

Brian Collisson Gillespie 1934-2022 

In loving memory of a kind and devoted husband, generous and loving Father and adored Grandfather, we announce the passing of Brian Collisson Gillespie, born August 13, 1934, died October 4, 2022 in hospital after a series of sudden strokes.

Survived by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Heather Gillespie, his sons Mark, Brian (wife Rachael), Brent (spouse Jennifer) and Paul Gillespie, grandsons Matthew, Peter, Alexander and Brian (BJ) Gillespie and granddaughter Holly Gillespie. Memorial and sharing service  held at McEachnie Funeral Home (28 Old Kingston Rd., Ajax ON, L1T 2Z7) on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.


Carl Edward Gillespie, birth Dec 13, 1916. Death July 20, 1946. Burial Toronto Municipality, Ontario

Carrie Barbara Wunder Gillespie b May 29, 1872. d July 24, 1939. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Caroline Gillespie death Toronto Nov 17, 1879  ID 018245

Catherine Gillespie died Toronto July 30, 1898.  ID 026110

Catherine Gillespie b unknown d June 10, 1930 Saint John Norway Cemetery, The Beaches, Toronto

Catherine Gillespie, Worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia in Richmond Hill for 38 years, then operated Island Grove Marina in Keswick, before retiring from Crates Marine. Peacefully at Cedarvale Lodge in Keswick on Friday, December 22nd, 2017 at the age of 80 years. Rena, beloved wife of the late David Gillespie (1983). Loving mother of David Gillespie, Allan Gillespie (Elizabeth) of Keswick and Grant Gillespie of Newmarket. Catherine will be missed by relatives and friends in both Canada and Scotland, where many of her family still reside. A Private Family visitation took place at M.W. Becker Funeral Home 490 The Queensway South, Keswick, Ontario on Wednesday December 27th, 2017. A Graveside Service at the Keswick Cemetery, 570 Varney Road, Keswick

Catherine B Gillespie death East York Twp June 10, 1936. ID 040140

Charles Gillespie death Toronto Dec 20, 1931. ID 008010

Charles Gillespie b Dec 26, 1853. d Nov 16, 1947. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Charles Edward Gillespie death Nov 2, 1928  ID 001083

Charles Edward Gillespie, b 1869. d 1938. Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto (2nd record gives death 1928)

Charles Lloyd Gillespie b 1898 d 1956  Prospect Cemetery, Toronto

Charles Thomas Gillespie died Toronto May 20, 1915  ID 003651

Cheryl Lynne Hollinger Gillespie, born April 13, 1945. Died August 15, 2005. Buried Prospect Cemetery, Toronto.

Christena Gillespie b 1897. d 1952  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Christina Gillespie died W Toronto June 17, 1908.  ID 033309

Clifford S Gillespie death Toronto March 2, 1913  ID 002295

Constance Marion Gillespie b 1867. d 1942.  Saint James Cemetery, Toronto

Constance & Walter Gillespie, St George’s Anglican Church, (church placques), Georgina Twp, York County, Ontario


David Gillespie passed away in 2004 at home in Stouffville, Ontario after a two-year siege with ALS.  Missed by his closest friend of 30 years, Nancy Harbert, and three sons, Andrew (Cathy Jordan), Chris (Kathy Harger) and  Brian (Jodi Pettitt), and his beloved grandson Colby Jordan Gillespie. David leaves behind his sister, Barbara and her husband  George Thomas of Florida, and his brother Peter and his wife, Mary Dubeau of Beaureparire, Quebec. Predeceased by his father Ewart Gillespie and his mother Betty Davidson. Dixon Garland Funeral Home, Markham with service Saturday August 7 at 2:00 pm. Published and the Gazette on Aug 5, 2004. Montreal Gazette.

David Baird Gillespie b 1892 d 1949  Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

David C Gillespie born 1962. Died 1982. Buried Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. Dear son of Charles & Edna.

Debra Gillespie born 1960. Died 1986. Buried Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto. Daughter of  Charles & Edna

Dennis Wayne Gillespie, born Jan 17, 1943, Died July 19, 2012. Burial Prospect Cemetery, Toronto

Diana Christie Clark Gillespie, born May 4, 1924. Died Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010 in her 87th year. Daughter of Christie T and Gwyneth G  Clark (nee Shannon). Beloved wife of the Honourable Alastair W Gillespie for 63 years. Loving mother of Cynthia Webb (Ian) of Toronto; and Ian Gillespie (Lynn Laflamme) of Ottawa. Proud Gran of Vanessa (Chip Greene); Katie (Nick Gambarotta); and David Webb; Meredith (Patrick Glinski); and Ian Gillespie Great Gran to Sarah and Michael Gambarotta. Her brothers Gavin (Shirley) of Thornbury; and Ian (Nancy) of Ottawa; and her sister Sheila of Toronto. Diana was a wonderfully supportive and effective political wife. Special thanks to staff at Belmount House in Toronto, especially Rose and Gaby, her personal caregivers. Private family funeral. Cremation.  Internment Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

Donald Gillespie, Mt Pleasant Cemetery (Potter’s Field), Toronto, Ontario

Donald A Gillespie b June 15, 1875. d Dec 2, 1952. Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough, Ontario

Donald J Gillespie, born 1926. Died 1985. Burial York Cemetery, Toronto

Donald Ross Gillespie Feb 02, 1954 – Mar 21, 2019 Elgin Mills – Mt Pleasant Group – Obit closed unless paying for it.

Donald Roy Gillespie birth 1926 Toronto. Death Dec 16, 1926 Toronto. Burial Dec 17th. Other Ross Gillespie.  ID 007348

Don Wm “Pa” Gillespie, born June 8, 1911. Died March 23, 1997. York Cemetery, Toronto

Donna Gillespie death Sept 19, 2015 Vaughan, Ontario

Doris Violet Gillespie died Toronto 2006, Sept 13, Ontario

Died peacefully and with dignity on Wednesday, September 13, 2006 at Scarborough Grace Hospital in her 92nd year. Loving wife of the late Thomas Gillespie and mother of Joan Brownlow (Art), Tom Gillespie (Mary), Eleanore Lewis (Gary) and Robert Gillespie (Barbara). Doris will be sadly missed by her many grandchildren: Karen Watson (Randy), Scott Gillespie (Laurel), Doug Gillespie (Tara), Diane Mason (Glenn), Lynda Henry (Peter), Laura Lewis (Len Giblin), Gordon Lewis (Melinda), Robyn Gijbels (Marcel), Neil Gillespie (Debbie) and by her 19 great-grandchildren to whom she was affectionately called “G.G.. She is survived by her brothers, Bill Scott and Clarence Scott, and many nieces and nephews, all in Midland Ontario. Doris was an accomplished golfer and curler. She golfed and curled at Scarboro Golf and Country Club. She had many successful bonspiels, most notably, she skipped a team to the Ontario Championships. Although golf and curling were her passions, she will be fondly remembered by family and friends for her love of Christmas. Doris was affectionately nicknamed “Mother Christmas and started her shopping and decorating as soon as Halloween finished. The family would like to thank her “Home Instead caregivers, Kathryn and Shirley and the wonderful staff on 3D at the Scarborough Grace Hospital for their compassionate care. The funeral service was held at the Humphrey Funeral Home, A. W. Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), on Saturday, September 16th at 11 o clock.

Dorothy M Wilson Gillespie b 1902 d 1994 Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto


Edith Gillespie died Toronto Oct 8, 1908   ID 004663

Edith A Evans Gillespie b unknown d Nov 4, 1958 Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

Edward Gillespie died Toronto March 24, 1914. [2nd record In loving memory of Edward Gillespie born July 2, 1880]. Died March 24, 1914. Agnes Eleanor Gillespie Oct 7, 1899 to April 14, 1985,  ID daughter of Agnes and James. Side 2 In loving memory of Agnes Ann Atkin, beloved wife of James Gillespie, born at South Lincolnshire, ENGLAND April 9, 1865, died April 15, 1909. Gone but not forgotten. Edward Gillespie born July 2, 1880 died March 24, 1914. James Gillespie March 26, 1869 to May 25, 1946. Side 3 Anna Eliza Gaston Sept 14, 1881 to Nov 29, 1950, beloved wife of the late James Gillespie. Revelation 22:21. St John’s Anglican Church Cemetery, York Mills, formerly York Twp. Ontario  ID 1914 002365

Edward Gillespie b unknown d Jan 5, 1922  York Twp.  Saint John Norway Cemetery, The Beaches, Toronto   ID 037433

Edward Gillespie, birth 1924 Toronto. Death Feb 15, 1924 Toronto. Burial Feb 18th. Other Wm Gillespie  ID 001790

Edward Gillespie, birth 1927 Toronto. Death Feb 21, 1927 Toronto. Burial Feb 23rd. Other Albert Gillespie   ID 001918

Edward Gillespie, St John’s Anglican Cemetery, York Mills, Ontario

Edward Bruce Gillespie b unknown d Oct 26, 1943 Saint John Norway Cemetery, The Beaches, Toronto

Edward Hugh Gillespie, born 1945. Died 1982. Buried St James Cemetery, Toronto

Edward Martin Gillespie b 1904. d 1968. Saint James Cemetery, Toronto

Edythe Gillespie  b 1883.  d Oct 8, 1908.  Saint James Cemetery, Toronto

Elan Gillespie 1964-2009. Sudden passing of Elan on Sunday, Sept 6, 2009. Survived by her husband, Rob, father Lloyd, mother Doreen, sister A. J and nieces and nephews  Anna, Jessie, Hannah, Emma, Cameron and Benjamin.  Funeral on Friday 1:00 pm Sept 11th at the Trull Funeral Home in Toronto. (Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Sept 8 to 9, 2009;

Elijah Gillespie burial Aug 4, 1856 Toronto, Ontario

Eliza Gillespie, b Toronto, d Toronto bd Aug 16, 1847. 77 yrsBowel  complaint or old age. The Strangers Burial Ground, Toronto

Eliza Gillespie died Toronto July 13, 1892  ID 022713

Eliza Gillespie death Toronto Jan 21, 1921   ID 001438

Eliza Gillespie, Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Potters Field, Toronto, Ontario

Elizabeth Gillespie, birth 1836 IRELAND, died Toronto March 3, 1893 at Toronto General Hospital. Other Jonathan Gillespie  ID 021370; 021737

Elizabeth Gillespie died Toronto March 15, 1911  ID 003396

Elizabeth Gillespie death Toronto June 25, 1914. ID 004244

Elizabeth Gillespie died Toronto June 26, 1914.

Elizabeth Gillespie , wife of F A Denne, L. S. L, 1864-1935. Frederick A Denne 1864-1945. Newmarket Cemetery, York Region, Ontario. West side:  Maria Isabella, wife of Vincent Denne, born April 22, 1854, died Jan 23, 1898. Vincent Denne born June 12, 1825. Died Aug 8, 1899.

Elizabeth Gillespie b 1856. d 1955. Prospect Cemetery, Toronto

Elizabeth Gillespie  b Sept 9, 1881  d June 25, 1957  York Cemetery, Toronto

Mrs Elizabeth Gillespie (nee Chantler), passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, March 29, 2012 in her 91st year. Loving wife of Robert Gillespie. Dear mother of Nancy and Morry (Rosenburg); and Stephen and Shelley (Gillespie). Her grandchildren Ryan (Amy); Matthew (Loran); Ian (Kathryn) Gregory and Bruce. Sher is survived by her brother David Chantler of Parry Sound. Elizabeth was a proud WWII veteran (WREN) and longtime member of Toronto Guild of Stitchery and Leaside United Church. Delmanour Nursing Home, Wynford provided excellent care. Private service. (Toronto Star March 21, 2012)

Elizabeth Halliday Gillespie died on March 17, 2003, Dear sister of Mrs M Louise Proctor, Miss Gillespie was a graduate Registered Nurse from the Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto and received her B.Sc.N from Columbia University, New York. She was a nursing educator with The World Health Organization in many countries. No visitation or service. Cremation. Arrangement by Morrish Sutton Funeral Home. (Published

Elizabeth Ann Gillespie birth 1922 Brampton, Ontario. Death Jan 20, 1922 Toronto. Burial Feb 18th. Other Wm Gillespie  ID 001377

Elizabeth G Gillespie b March 21, 1876. d Sept 7, 1934. Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

Elizabeth J Gillespie birth 1920. Death 1969. Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario

Elizabeth J Gillespie, born Dec 28, 1921. Died March 29, 2012. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Elizabeth McConnell Gillespie b unknown d Dec 2, 1938 Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

Elizabeth Moore Gillespie b Nov 20, 1833. d March 5, 1893. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Elizabeth Perry Martin Gillespie  b 1883  d 1962.  Saint James Cemetery, Toronto

Eliz Jane Gillespie birth 1855 Scarborough Twp. Death July 17, 1926 Erie, Pennsylvania, United States. Burial July 19th. Other C J Leslie; Charles J Leslie.

Ella Gillespie died Toronto July 23, 1896.  ID 024606

Ella Gillespie, born May 30, 1941. Died June 8, 2004. Buried Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

Ellen Gillspie death Parkdale Nov 20, 1882  ID 021058

Ethel Laura Maud Murdoff Gillespie, b Oct 24, 1883   d 1961.  Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

Ethel Linda Chidley Gillespie b Feb 20, 1881  d June 10, 1954   Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

Ernest Gillespie died Toronto April 12, 1916.  ID 003150

Evelyn Gillespie death March 13, 2016 Toronto, Ontario

Evelyn Hotrum Gillespie, born 1906. Died 1937 Prospect Cemetery, Toronto

E Winifred Gillespie March 24, 1894-Dec 3, 1982. Her husband Alexander Bourchier Dec 23, 1884-June 27, 1971. St John’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Sutton, Georgina Twp, Ontario.

Evaline S Gillespie, died Toronto May 18, 1909  ID 002775

Evelyn Hotrum Gillespie born 1906. Died 1937. Prospect Cemetery, Toronto


Flora Gillespie death Georgina Twp April 5, 1890  ID 019486

Florence Gillespie b 1884 Toronto. Died Toronto Feb 4, 1894, Toronto, Ontario. Other John Gillespie  ID 021136

Florence G Gillespie b unknown d Feb 4, 1894 Toronto Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

Florence Jean Hyland Gillespie, born 1915. Died 1969. Saint James Cemetery, Toronto

Frances J Gillespie (male) b 1885 Toronto. Died Toronto Sept 27, 1885. Other M Wilson .  ID 021545

Frances M Gillespie, birth 1908. Died 1988. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Fred Gillespie York Twp Nov 13, 1915  ID 03732


Gary Gillespie, Toronto
Gary Gillespie, Toronto

Gary Ernest Gillespie, “Gus”  March 28, 1940 – June 22, 2023 Our wonderful Gus passed away surrounded by family, at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Barbara (Backus); and his devoted sons and daughters-in law, Daniel and Rachel, and Adam and Gillian. He was the proud and much-loved Grandpa of James, Leah and Claire, who will all miss his cuddles and stories. He also leaves behind his sister, Mary Zadow (predeceased by Larry); sister-in-law, Gail Clark (predeceased by Bob Backus); Dave and Thom Pardoe, and a wide circle of extended family and friends.

A special thanks to his oncologist, Dr. Lisa Hicks, for her compassionate care. Gus was born to Stanley Gillespie and Helen (VanBridger) in Winchester, Ontario. At age six, his family moved to Morrisburg, where he spent an idyllic childhood. Upon leaving high school, Gus enrolled at Royal Military College and spent his first two years at Royal Roads in Victoria, BC, then his second part at Royal Military College in Kingston, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree. In the summers, he attended pilot training at Cold Lake, Alberta. He spent four years with 425 Squadron at CFB Bagotville, Quebec, as a front-line fighter pilot with the RCAF, protecting Canadian airspace as part of the RCAF’s NORAD mission, then four years as an instructor at the Aerospace Systems School in Winnipeg. Upon leaving the Air Force, he enrolled in the MBA program at McMaster University where he was President of his graduating class.

He had a long and fulfilling career in management consulting, first with Woods Gordon & Co., then with Ernst & Young, and finally his own successful consulting business. During his career, he earned his P.Eng., FCMC, sat on several boards of directors and served a term as President of the Ontario Institute of Management Consultants. He maintained close friendships with many colleagues over the years. Gus was an avid sailor and racer who enjoyed almost fifty years as a member of Ashbridge’s Bay Yacht Club. He rarely missed his weekly golf foursome with friends. and preferred to walk the course, rarely using a cart. He skied with the “Love to Ski” club for many years, travelling all over North America and Europe on ski trips. Gus loved flying his Cessna 177RG for business and fun. He and Barb travelled all over the world for many years, making new friends along the way. In the end, Gus expressed contentment that he had led a great life full of love, fun, laughter and adventures. Isn’t that what we all want? Service was held at 10:30 a.m. on July 8, 2023, at Pine Hills Cemetery and Funeral Centre, 625 Birchmount Road, Toronto. Gus’s remains were interred at the Toronto Necropolis Cemetery in a private ceremony.

George  Gillespie from Edinburgh,  SCOTLAND, d, died 15th instant, at Toronto. (Toronto paper The Globe, dated March 20, 1847) (2nd record say he was born in England and died of consumption, age 56 yrs).

George Gillespie, a native of Scotland, and known here as the ingenious inventor of a moveable perpetual calendar. Published  March 29, 1847. (Toronto Herald)

Infant son of George Gillespie, born Yorkville, Died Oct 25, 1848. bd Dec 4. Still born. Potters Field Cemetery.

George Gillespie birth 1886 Toronto. Death May 29, 1886 Toronto.

George Gillespie died Toronto March 21, 1897  ID 001738

George Gillespie died Toronto July 10, 1909 ID 003709

George Gillespie b 1849. d 1925. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

George Gillespie, birth 1925 Toronto. Death March 7, 1925 Toronto. Burial March 10th. Other Sarah Gillespie; Geo Gillespie  ID 002098

George Gillespie b April 28, 1881  d Nov 19, 1947.  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

George Gillespie, b June 2, 1904. d Aug 22, 1947. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

George E Gillespie b May 1834. d April 1891. Saint James Cemetery, Toronto

George Edward Gillespie b unknown d Oct 17, 1953 Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, Toronto

George W Gillespie, b ENGLAND 1791, died March 15, 1847 Toronto. Consumption. The Strangers Burying Ground, Bloor/Yonge, Toronto Cemetery. Mt Pleasant Cemetery.

Georgina Gillespie, birth 1906 Saskatchewan. Death Dec 7, 1933 Hamilton Sanitarium. Burial Dec 11th Toronto. Other Robert Irwin; Robert A Irwin.

Georgina Brown Gillespie birth March 5, 1899. Death March 9, 1973. Burial Mount Peasant Cemetery, Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, CANADA.

Georgina Speers Gillespie b 1892. d 1962 Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

Gillespie, birth 1848 Yorkville. Death Oct 25, 1848 Yorkville, Ontario

Gillespie birth 1870 Toronto. Death July 24, 1870 Toronto

Gillespie (male) death Toronto 1875  ID 021745

Gillespie (female) death Toronto Jan 4, 1888   ID 021067

Gillespie (male) death Toronto Dec 5, 1893  ID 023847

Gillespie (male) death Toronto April 21, 1894  ID 021736

Gillespie (female) death Toronto July 14, 1902  ID 002780

Gillespie (male) death Toronto  May 18, 1904  ID 002657

Gillespie (male) death Toronto April 4, 1906 ID 001954

Gillespie (female) death Toroto April 26, 1906   ID 002674

Gillespie death Toronto April 9, 1907  ID 002324

Gillespie death Toronto Sept 30, 1907  ID 034711

Gillespie, (male) birth 1912 Toronto  Death Oct 22, 1912 Toronto. Other George Gillespie  ID 006101

Gillespie (male) death Toronto March 24, 1913  ID 002642

Gillespie, birth 1913 Toronto. death April 5, 1913. Toronto. Other Chas Gillespie; John Gillespie.

Gillespie (male) death Toronto May 5, 1913  ID 003503

Gillespie (male) death Toronto Sept 14, 1916  ID 005927

Gillespie  (male) death Toronto Oct 24, 1916  ID 006385

Gillespie (female) death Toronto Nov 11, 1916  ID 006740

Gillespie, birth 1918. d April 22, 1918. Other Robert GillespIe.

Gillespie (female) death Toronto April 22, 1918.  ID 003248

Gillespie (male) death Toronto March 17, 1920    ID 002206

Gillespie (male) death Toronto June 22, 1923   ID 004849

Gillespie death Toronto Nov 24, 1925   ID 006495

Gillespie (male) death Toronto July 26, 1927.  ID 005072

Gillespie (female)  death Toronto Dec 7, 1930  ID 001225

Gladys Gillespie b Sept 11, 1896. d April 20, 1965. Saint Johns Norway Cemetery, The Beaches, Toronto

Grace Gillespie died Toronto May 29, 1886.  ID 022592

Obituary of Grace Mae GillespieGrace May Gillespie: November 11, 1927 to October 13, 2017 

Passed away peacefully, with family by her side, at Peterborough Regional Health Centre on October 13th, 2017 in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Bruce Williams (1987), and the late Percy Gillespie (2009). Loving mother of Carolyn Sellers (Tom Chamberlain) and Victoria Thompson. Proud grandmother of Mark Sellers (Brandie), Kim Booth (Chris), Jim Thompson(Michelle), Sean Thompson, the late Tamara Thompson, and Shannon Thompson. Great grandmother to Evalina and Daxton Booth. Her family would also like to thank Gord Bronte for his friendship and help to Grace over the years. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all of her extended family and friends. Visitation on Friday, October 20th at the Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King St. W., Oshawa (365-799-7355) from 10:00 am until the time of service in the funeral home chapel at 11:00 am.

Gwendoline Francis Gillespie, born 1951. Died 2003. Buried Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario


Hannah Gillespie birth 1795 IRELAND. Death April 25, 1865 Toronto. Other Wm Gillespie.

Harold A Gillespie died Toronto Sept 12, 1905.  ID 003795

Harriett C Gillespie death Toronto March 18, 1921   ID 002671

Hazel Gillespie b June 15, 1905. Died Dec 15, 1954. Saint Johns Norway Cemetery, Toronto

Helen Gillespie, born 1920. Died 2010. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Helen D Gillespie, born Feb 1913, died Feb 1978. Riverside Cemetery & Crematorium, Etobicoke

Helen M Gillespie, born Jan 5, 1908 Died Jan 28, 1985. Toronto Necropolis Cemetery , Toronto

Helena Gillespie b 1888 d 1915  St John’s Norway Cemetery, The Beaches, Toronto

Henry Gillespie birth 1884 Newfoundland. Death Nov 20, 1932 Toronto. Burial Nov 22nd Toronto. Other N e Grow; Newman Le Grow.  ID 007138

Henry Gillespie b 1885  d 1932   Prospect Cemetery, Toronto

Herbert Gillespie death Toronto Dec 14, 1882  ID 022772

Herbert M Gillespie, born 1918. Died 1995. Sanctuary park Cemetery, Etobicoke.

H Graham Gillespie 1927 – 2018 Died Woodbridge, Ontario. Funeral care in Brampton.

Howard E Gillespie b unknown d Oct 25, 1975 Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

Hugh Alexander Gillespie -born March 18, 1993, the precious son of Bill Gillespie and Kathryn Wright, cherished brother of Kate, Jennifer, Mark (Emma Phillips) and Ian. Killed tragically and suddenly on Aug 20, 2010, age 17. Treasured by his Aunt Brenda and Uncle John Burt; his cousins Sam and Josh Burt.  His Grampa Hugh Wright (deceased) and Gramma Mina Wright, and his Aunt Isabel and cousins Janice, Robbie and Paul. Also by Marsha Gillespie and Peggy Bell, and his cousins Franny and Karen; Aunt Patti and Uncle Don Noble and cousins Erin and Laura Noble, cousins Stefanie, Adrian and Nathan Todd; and Aunt Colleen and Uncle Cameron Todd; Aunt Susan and Uncle Ray Tremblay and cousins Derek, Gary and Brent.  Uncle John Gillespie and by his grandparents Ray and Dorothy Gillespie. (Published The Toronto Star Aug 20, 2010,

Hugh Douglas Gillespie of Toronto, died in Summerside July 8, 2015 – see Prince Edward Island Deaths for his full obit


Ian GillespieIan Gillespie   March 20, 1971 – June 13, 2020.   Ian passed away at his residence, in his 50th year. He was a loving and caring father to his two sons Connor and Quinten, brother to Joan, brother-in-law to Howie and Julie and uncle to Kyle, Katie, Amanda, Tyler and Ryan. Ian had the kindest smile and a warm, welcoming personality to match. He was a wondrously insightful human being, who is missed immensely by so many. Cremation has taken place.  Armstrong Funeral Home, Oshawa.

Ida Irene Gillespie born March 4, 1910 Died March 21, 1986. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Irma Mary Gillespie. On Saturday December 15th, 2018 the world lost an extraordinary woman. She passed away peacefully with family by her side. She truly was an amazing woman, strong, independent, and seasoned world traveler, she did more and saw more in her 98 years then most of us can even imagine. She will be missed. Loving wife of the late Orval Gillespie, mother of son Rob and his wife Deb and daughter Joanne. Nona of Samantha, Matthew, Nathan (Aleksandra Poderbeski) and Jonathan (Kathleen Saurette) and great grandmother to Edmund, Samson, and Talia.

Isabella Gillespie death Toronto Sept 29, 1935.  ID 006617

Isabella Gillespie b 1885  d 1959  York Cemetery, Toronto

Isabella Gillespie, Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Potter’s Field, Toronto, Ontario

Isabella C Gillespie Wilson, birth July 15, 1921. Death March 30, 2011. Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario


James Gillespie died Toronto Oct 8, 1899.  ID 003665

James Gillespie died Woodbridge, Nov 19, 1900.  ID 030486

James Gillespie death Toronto May 25, 1929   ID 004615

James Gillespie b March 26, 1869. d May 25, 1946  Saint John’s Anglican Church Cemetery, Toronto

James Gillespie b Sept 10, 1895 d July 11, 1959 Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Ontario

James Gillespie b 1881 d 1959  York Cemetery, Toronto

James Gillespie b 1892 d 1965  Prospect Cemetery, Toronto

James Gillespie (Jimmy) died peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at the age of 87. Beloved husband of wife June, and devoted father of: Sandy Lindsay and Jamie. Service at Ward Funeral Home, Weston on Thursday, Marfh 24th at 11 am. Cremation. (Published in The Toronto Star March 23, 2011;

James Atkin Gillespie died Toronto Oct 9, 1914.  ID 006108

James Baird Gillespie, born 1927. Died 1994. Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

James Greenwood Bennett Gillespie passed away peacefully in Oshawa on Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 after a brief and sudden battle with cancer. Born April 22, 1958, Ben leaves his daughter Ellen “Ellie” Jane Janvary Gillespie and son Evan Alexander Gray Gillespie of Niagara Falls, his wife Karen (nee Snow) and her children: Stacey Snow (Matt) and Brandon Snow (Mandy); his mother Anne, his brother Duke (Diana), his brothers-in-law Randy and Kevin (Loretta) and his inlaws Shirley and Roby Sow Predeceased by his father, the Rev Frank Gillespie (2001). Cremation. Friends received at McEachnie Funeral Home, Ajax for memorial service on Sat, Nov 21st 1:00 pm. A memorial service also at Niagara Falls Nov 22nd, (Published

James Lyall Gillespie death Toronto Feb 28, 1918 ID 001914

James S Gillespie b unknown d June 30, 1922  Toronto Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

James Thomas Gillespie 9 July, 1938 – 13 May, 2020  Private Funeral was held on May 16, 2020 at 1:00 pm. Griffen Mack and Truell Funeral Home, Danforth Avenue. Toronto


Jane Gillespie b 1861 Toronto. Death Feb 8, 1861 Toronto. Other Wm Gillespie

Jane Gillespie died aged 69 years, Feb 11, 1898 Berkley, Buried Feb 13, 1898 at Mt Pleasant, plot 106. Etobicoke, Ontario (Index of Funerals by Rev Robert  Bynon)

Jane Gillespie died Toronto, Sept 18, 1899.  ID 003473

Jane Gillespie passed away suddenly on Jan 18, 2012 at her home in Toronto at the age of 68. Dear sister of David (Connie) of Reno, Nevada. Predeceased by her brother John. Cherished aunt of John and Jim. She was the Director of Pharmacy at York General Hospital and Hospital of Sick Children, and former president of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacies. Memorial service at Christ Church Ceer Park Jan 20th at 2pm. (Published and The Toronto Star from Jan 19 to 20, 2012)

Jane (Jean) McDonald Gillespie Passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 in Toronto at the age of 86. Beloved wife of Kenneth. Loving mother of Douglas (Dawn), Brian (Mildred) and Joanne. Cherished grandmother of Shannon (Sonny), Michael, Jeffrey and Adam and great-grandmother of Ava and Emmalee. Jean will be fondly remembered by her many family and friends. Visitation  held on Thursday, August 28, 2008 from 6-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge Street, at Goulding, south of Steeles). A private funeral will take place.

Jay Gillespie (John Douglas Howland Gillespie) June 11, 1955 – Feb 6, 2016. Passed away after a two and a half year battle with (pancreatic?) cancer at home with his family by his side. Born in Toronto, son of John B Gillespie, Q.C. and the late Harriet Morton Gillespie. Devoted husband of Lili Hofstader Gillespie of 33  years. Proud father of Sean and Jackie, brother of Joan, Jill and Susan, son-in-law of Emeric and Sophie Hofstader, and brother-in-law of Arlene Hofstader. He attended Upper Canada College, Trinity College (U of T) and its faculty of Education. He found his calling as an Elementary School Teacher. His passion was playing squash. Celebration of life Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 at 3pm at the Toronto Cricket Club.  (Published and The Toronto Star Feb 8 to 10, 2016)

Jean Gillespie death Toronto Nov 25, 1936.  ID 007470

Jean (McAlister) Gillespie passed away on Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 in Toronto at the age of 86. Beloved wife of Kenneth. Loving mother of: Douglas (Dawn), Brian (Mildred), and Joanne. Cherished grandmother of Shannon (Sonny), Michael, Jeffrey and Adam, and great-grandmother of Ava and Emmalee. Private funeral at Kane Funeral Home at Goulding, south of Steeles. (Published The Toronto Star Aug 27 to Sept 26, 2008 and

Jemima Gillespie died Toronto Jan 5, 1888.  ID 021066

Jennet Gillespie died Toronto June 20, 1906  ID 002797

Jessie Gillespie, born 1927. Died 1997. Burial Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

Jessie L Kerr Gillespie b March 7, 1899 d Nov 2, 1966 Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Jessie M Gillespie, Toronto Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

JObituary of Mrs. Johanna Hermina Gillespieohanna Hermina Gillespie (nee Evertman). April 14, 1942 to December 8, 2016.

Johanna died peacefully on December 8th, 2016 at the Chartwell Wynfield Long Term Care Residence in Oshawa, at the age of 74. Survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Frederick Gillespie, she will also be greatly missed by her sons Gregory (Marci) and Peter (Marcy), and grandsons Finnian and Aidan. Johanna was predeceased by her father, Johannes Evertman, and mother, Maria Evertman (nee Noordkamp), as well as her brothers Gerry and John. She is survived by her siblings Inie, Mary, and Herman. She will also be fondly remembered by many of her brothers- and sisters in-law, nieces, and nephews in the extended Gillespie and Evertman families in Canada, the United States, and Holland. Johanna was born in Losser, the Netherlands, and immigrated to Canada with her family at the age of 11. She grew up in Toronto, and after marrying Fred they settled in Oshawa to raise their family. Johanna worked as a medical secretary and later as a health records technician at the Oshawa General Hospital. She loved nature and camped nearly every summer of her life. She also enjoyed travelling and cooking. However, her greatest joy was being a mother, and she often remarked that her favourite time was her years at home when her boys were young. In her retirement she became a prolific amateur watercolour artist and her paintings brighten the homes of many family and friends. The family wishes to express its thanks to Dr. Reed and the staff in the McLaughlin Bay at Wynfield for the compassionate care they provided. A funeral Mass was celebrated by Father Eric Mah at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Oshawa on December 12th, 2016. A private committal occurred later.

Joan Gillespie, Toronto Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

Jonathan Gillespie died Toronto March 20, 1908

John Gillespie b unknown d 1819 Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto (extremely early record for any Gillespie in the Province, probably 2nd or 3rd oldest person found)

John Gillespie b 1823 SCOTLAND s/o Donald & Isabella, d Feb 22, 1845,  age 22 years of inflammation.  The Strangers Burying Ground, Bloor/Yonge, Toronto Cemetery.

John Gillespie b 1859 Scotland. Death Aug 30, 1859 Toronto, Ontario. Other Wm Gillespie.

John Gillespie birth 1796 SCOTLAND. Death Jan 31, 1865. Other St Andrews Society. Toronto

John Gillespie died Toronto May 19, 1894.  ID 021014

John Gillespie died Toronto July 30, 1898, Ontario

John Gillespie, birth 1850 IRELAND. Death March 3, 1899 Toronto, Ontario  ID 001658

John Gillespie b 1888 d 1900 Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

John Gillespie b abt 1888 Toronto. Died Toronto Nov 26, 1900, Ontario (2nd record with this date gives birth as 1900. Other Jonathan Gillespie)  ID death 004274

John Gillespie died Toronto March 22, 1902  ID 001799

John Gillespie died Toronto July 23, 1904   ID 003285

John Gillespie death Toronto Dec 6, 1909  ID 005800

John Gillispie birth Whitchurch Jan 8, 1913   ID 040288

John Gillespie died 1913 (Aurora Banner notice for Jan 10, 1913.)

John Gillespie died Toronto June 12, 1913.  ID 004183

John Gillespie, born abt 1888 in Petrolia (Lampton Co) . Died York Twp  Aug 8, 1920 York.  ID 043936

John Gillespie death Toronto June 30, 1922  ID 004297

John Gillespie death Toronto Oct 6, 1922    ID 005778

John Gillespie b April 30, 1882 Orangeville, Ontario (Dufferin Co) .  Dec 3, 1925 Toronto. Burial  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. Other Violet Gillespie; Fredk John Marshall.

John Gillespie, b Jan 12, 1870. d Oct 5, 1940. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

John Gillespie b 1871. d 1954.  Prospect Cemetery, Toronto

John Gillespie b 1896. d 1964. Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

John “Jack” Gillespie passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 7, 2013 in his 98th year. Beloved husband of Margaret Gillespie for 55 years. Father to Ann (Edd), Mary (Carol) Schnurr, Ruth (Doug) Morritt. Papa to Tom, Meghan, Kyle, Emma and Kurt.  Predeceased by  his father Francis Gillespie (1915), mother Mary Ann Gillespie (1960) and his three sisters: Sarah (1899), Elizabeth (1914) and Frances (1991). Part of the IBM family for his working years. Ognden Funeral Home Chapel for funeral on  Tuesday 1 pm. (Published Toronto Star June 8, 2013 and

John Arthur Gillespie, born 1916. Died 1997. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

John B Gillespie died Toronto Sept 16, 1902  ID 003312

John Ballam Gillespie death Toronto Oct 29, 1934. ID 006270

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John David Gillespie, (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 were  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.  Interment 6th Line Cemetery, Innisfill.

John F Gillespie, birth 1851 IRELAND , died Toronto April 2, 1897 Toronto General Hospital, Toronto. Other Jno F Gillespie  ID 001875

John Forbes Gillespie died Toronto June 3, 1892. [2nd record birth 1891 Toronto,  died June 4, 1892 Toronto ID 022397. Other John F Gillespie]

John Forbes Gillespie b 1897 Toronto. Died Toronto April 10, 1911. Other Lizzie Gillespie

John Forbes Gillespie death Toronto April 10, 1911  ID 002692

John Gordon Gillespie death Toronto May 11, 1933. ID 003782

John Howland Gillespie, born 1914. Died 1985. Saint James Cemetery, Toronto

John Milton Gillespie death Toronto Dec 13, 1936  ID 008034

John S Gillespie, Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

John Spurgeon Gillespie, birth 1855 Brantford. Death June 30 1922 St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. Burial July 1st, Toronto. Other Wm Gillespie/John Gillespie

Jonathan Gillespie birth 1852 IRELAND. Death March 20, 1908 Toronto, Ontario. Other Jonathan Gillespie  ID 002127

Joseph Gillespie death Toronto Jan 29, 1927  ID 001336

Joyce Gillespie 14-Oct-1935 – 03-Feb-2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dear Joyce Gillespie at her residence on February 3, 2022 at the age of 86. Loving wife to Stewart Albert Gillespie (predeceased).
Devoted mother to Brad Gillespie (Debbie Gillespie), Donna Rowland, Brian Gillespie (Jill Gillespie). Caring Grandmother to Jenny Lynn O’Neill Baker (Matthew Baker), Heather Eleanor Gillespie (predeceased), Kimberly Joyce Roberts, Kathryn Joyce Gillespie and great grandmother to David Stewart Baker. HIghland Funeral Home, Scarborough

June Yvonne Gillespie, born May 16, 1926. Died Oct 2, 1969. Burial Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toront


Kathleen Gillespie death Toronto Oct 6, 1920  ID 007411

Kathleen Gillespie HISLOP 1872-1959. Beloved wife of Charles Hislop,  Aurora Cemetery, York Region, Ontario

Kathleen Gillespie 1909-1983. Beloved wife of Fred C Holmes 1911-1977. Thornhill Community Cemetery, York Region.

Kenneth Gillespie died Toronto Sept 17, 1914.  ID 0005754

Obituary of Kenneth GillespieKenneth Gillespie Passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at North York General Hospital at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Jean McAlister (2008). Loving father of Douglas (Dawn), Brian (Mildred) and Joanne. Ken and Jean were married for 63 years and enjoyed life in Willowdale and at their cottage on Oxtongue Lake. Ken was a kind and gentle man who dearly loved his family. He will be missed by his grandchildren Shannon Pirrotta (Sonny), Michael Gillespie, Jeffrey Hortogianni (Julia Still) and Adam Hortogianni. He holds a special place in the hearts of his great-grandaughters Ava and Emmalee Pirrotta and his many nieces and nephews.

Kenneth George Gillespie – passed away on Saturday, Dec 4, 2010 at North York General Hospital at the age of 91. Beloved husband of the late Jean McAlister (2008, for 63 years), and loving father of Douglas (Dawn), Brian (Mildred) ,and Joanne. Enjoyed life in Willowdale and at their cottage on Oxtongue Lake. Grandchildren Shannon, Michael Gillespie, Jeffrey Hortoglanni (Julia) and Adam Hortogianni. R S. Kane Funeral Home for family service Wed, Dec 8th at 1 pm. Internment at York Cemetery. (Published The Toronto Star Dec 6, to 7, 2010;

Kieran Bonnell, Dec 8-15, 2014, 8 days, infant son of Patrick Bonnell & Rebecca McLean-Bonnell, Grandson of Norma Gillespie. Buried Kettleby Cemetery, York Region, Ontario


Laura Romer Gillespie death Toronto July 11, 1900   ID 002877

Lawrence Gillespie died Toronto March 20, 1893.

Lenore Gillespie (nee Vine) February 1, 1927 – October 31, 2017

Lenore died peacefully in her sleep on October 31, 2017 at Belmont House, Toronto.  Predeceased by her beloved husband Hadden, wonderful son Hugh and dear brother Fred, Lenore will be missed by her loving daughters Nora and Mary Ellen, daughter-in-law JoAnne, son-in-law Jim Easto, sister Grace and her husband John Everett, and sister-in-law Helen Vine.  Lenore will also be greatly missed by her grandchildren Campbell, Lauren, Emily, Ryan, and Andrew, as well as her many nieces and nephews.

Lenore lived a full, rich life, travelling to all corners of the world.  She grew up on a farm in Perth County during the Depression and Second World War, attending Stratford Normal School and the University of Western Ontario.  Lenore’s first post was teaching the primary grades in one half of a two room school in Hickson, Ontario.  The other room was taught by one of her normal school classmates who to Lenore’s lifelong chagrin was given the role of school principal despite their identical qualifications.  Lenore got over that sufficiently to marry him and launch what would become an inspiring 50 year partnership with Hadden.  While Hadden continued his career in education, Lenore took over everything else.    The skills learned farming during the Depression were put to good use as she took over the finances, did all household repairs, sewed the clothing, refinished and reupholstered furniture, grew vegetables and hung out her laundry on the clothesline despite the mores of freshly minted suburbs.  She inspired her three children to challenge themselves and develop their individual dreams.  She loved playing bridge, antiques, curling and the rustic cottage life on Black Lake every summer.  Lenore and Hadden retired to their dream country house in Haliburton, enjoying community work, running a bed and breakfast, wood lot management, grandchildren, maple syrup, gardening, and bridge.  A talented painter who left no landscape unpainted and an adept pianist, Lenore loved the arts in all their forms.  After Hadden’s death Lenore continued to enjoy her life in Haliburton eventually meeting her companion the late Jim Potter.

The family received friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 5th.  A service was held on Monday, November 6th at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church,  230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, at 2:00 p.m.

Les Gillespie died Toronto 2011 – see Northumberland Co.

Lilla Gillespie died Toronto June 27, 1891.(2nd record gives: Lilla b March 1855.  Saint James Cemetery, Toronto) ID 020685; 020748

Lillie Amelia Tinkham Gillespie b Feb 25, 1871. d July 6, 1946. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Lillian Gillespie birth 1887. Death March 25, 1919 Toronto St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto. Other William Gillespie; Orphie Jackson.

Lillian Gillespie birth 1898 ENGLAND. d Dec 23, 1928 Toronto. Burial Dec 26th Toronto. Other George Gillespie.

Obituary of Lillianne GillespieMrs Lillian Gillespie (nee Salvas)

Passed away peacefully on March 30, 2018 with her family by her side after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. Loving wife of Ernest Gillespie for 57 years. Mother of Lisa Fasken (Warren), Anne Read (Steve), and Paul Gillespie (Danielle). Proud Nana of Emily, Mark, Leanne, William, Christopher, and Julia. Loving sister of Roland Salvas. Prior to being a wonderful Mom, Lillianne was a teacher with the Roman Catholic Board, and many years later became a teacher with the adult ESL program. The family would like to thank the staff at Hillsdale Estates for their compassionate and loving care, as well as, her PSW and friend Nuala Beattie.  appreciated. Visitation held at Oshawa Funeral Home, 847 King Street West, (365-799-7355) on Tuesday April 3rd, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service held in the Chapel on Wednesday April 4th, 2018 at 11:00

Lillian Maud Gillespie b 1884 London, Ontario. d Nov 13, 1912 Toronto. Burial Nov 15th. Other W P Gillespie; Wm P Gillespie.  ID 006489

Lillian Maud Walshe Gillespie b April 21, 1888  died Toronto Nov 13, 1912. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Lillie Gilespie death Toronto March 25, 1919  ID 002626

Lilly Gillespie death Toronto Dec 23, 1928  ID 007979

Lizzie Gillespie, wife of Wallace W Wood, died April 24, 1896. Burial Union Cemetery, Oshawa, Ontario

Lucy Ellen Gillespie b Dec 16, 1898  d Feb 19, 1985  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Luke Gillespie death Toronto Feb 1, 1923  ID 001669


Mabel Gillespie death Toronto July 24, 1912  ID 004677

Mabel Gillespie died Toronto Aug 26, 1912.

Mabel E Gillespie Spooner, birth Sept 25, 1892. Death Feb 1, 1955. Burial Scarborough, Toronto Municipality, Ontario

Madeline Vashti Hollinger Gillespie b Aug 15, 1899. d Dec 27, 1956  Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

Malcolm Gillespie March 14, 1879. d July 1947. Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

Margaret Gillespie, birth 1876 Toronto. Death June 18, 1925 Toronto. Burial June 20th. Other Wm Gillespie; James F Montgomery.  ID 004034

Margaret Gillespie death York Twp Sept 17, 1934.  ID 038457

Margaret Gillespie, b 1846 d/o Robert, died July 29, 1854, Toronto, 8 years. The Strangers Burial Ground, Toronto

Margaret (nee Gillespie) STANTON  1901-1981. Wife of Richard Stanton 1895-1964. St John’s Anglican Church Cemetery, York Mills, formerly York Twp, Ontario

Obit Margaret Gillespie, Toronto
Obit Margaret Gillespie, Toronto

Obit thanks to Chris Kaput.

Margaret Gillespie born Dec 7, 1924. Died June 19, 2013. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

Margaret A Gillespie born 1927. Died 2001. Burial York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

Margaret F Langley Gillespie b Feb 7, 1899 d June 5, 1984  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, ON

Margaret I Gillespie death Toronto March 26, 1936  ID 002441

Margaret Irene Gillespie McCormack, birth Nov 8, 1888. Death Aug 8, 1975. Burial Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario

Margaret Jean Gillespie (nee Ball) 1919-2012 Jean went home to be with the Lord she loved on Saturday, Sept 22, 2012. She had been a resident of Bethany Lodge in Unionville for the past 4 years. Predeceased by her husband, Howard Gillespie, her brothers Ronald, Keith, Cecil and Lloyd Ball, and her sister Grace Day. Jean is survived by her sister Reta Day and her brothers Orley and Robert Ball. Three daughters and their husbands: Elaine (George Sleigh) of Cleveland, Ohio; Marily (Grant Holditch) of Sebright, Ontario; and Elizabeth (David Young) of Whitby, Ontario. Jean also leaves behind six grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Nicholls Funeral Home service in Midland on Thursday, Sept 27 at 11 am. Jean will be laid to rest beside her husband in Waubaushene Protestant Cemetery. (Published The Toronto Star Sept 25, 2012;

Margaret Orr Gillespie died Whitchurch Twp June 1, 1911.  ID 037435

Margaret Pauline Gillespie – died Thursday, June 19, 2013 in her 89th year. She was the daughter of the late William and Georgina Gillespie. Margaret was an employee of Imperial Oil from which she retired in 1982 after 40 years of service. She was a long time member of Toronto Free Presbyterian Church. Margaret was residing in Shepherd Terrace at the time of her death. Memorial service at Humphrey Funeral Home, Miles Chapel Friday, June 21 at 1:00 pm. “Absent from the body, present with the Lord.“(Published in The Toronto Sun,

Margorie Gillespie died Toronto July 2, 1894  ID 022448

Marjorie Gillespie b 1893 d 1895 Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Marjorie May Gillespie, birth 1893 Toronto. Death July 28, 1894 Toronto. Other Jonathan Gillespie.

Martha Gillespie died 1992. Her husband Sydney Barron 1986. Newmarket Cemetery, Ontario

Martha M Robinson Gillespie b 1894. d 1962. Prospect Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

Mary Gillespie death Toronto March 20, 1883   ID 019746

Mary Gillespie b Aug 20, 1867. d Feb 20, 1889.  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto (2nd record with this death gives birth 1868 at Toronto. Death at Toronto. Other Saml J Gillespie).

Mary Gillespie, birth 1861 ENGLAND. Death Aug 29, 1889 Toronto. Other Wm Gillespie

Mary Gillespie, footstone, St Michael’s Catholic Cemetery, Toronto

Mary Gillespie died Toronto Oct  21, 1904   ID 004186

Mary Gillespie died Toronto Jan 22, 1915.  ID 001395

Mary Gilispie death Toronto Jan 29, 1923   ID 001895

Mary Adele Gillespie, February 8, 1920 – December 6, 2022 Adele lived an independent, full life, with good humour, grounded in faith. She had high expectations of herself, and compassion for those around her. Adele was born in Toronto, graduated from the Loretto College School and the University of Toronto, and worked at the North American Life Assurance Company until her retirement. Adele was an avid golfer, and a life member of the Scarborough Golf Club. She spent many happy winter vacations with friends playing golf on Sanibel Island, Florida. Adele was generous with her time and care for her friends and many cousins. She had a quick wit and loved to laugh. Adele enjoyed music and mystery novels and had a keen interest in current affairs. She started her day with the Globe and Mail opinion pages and crossword puzzle until after her 100th birthday. When she turned 90, Adele retired her golf clubs and moved to the Russell Hill Retirement Residence, where she found a group of good friends who shared a dinner table, bridge games, movies, outings to concerts, and, eventually, 100th birthday parties. Adele was predeceased by her parents, Edith and George Gillespie of Toronto; her brothers, George and Howard Gillespie; her nephew, George Gillespie; and her cousins, Joan and Claire Snetsinger, and Tony Wells. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the staff and personal support workers at the Russell Hill Retirement Residence for their respectful, loving care for Adele. A Funeral Mass was held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at Holy Rosary Parish 354, St. Clair Avenue, W., followed by burial at Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery.

Mary Barr Walsh Gillespie  b Sept 22, 1883. d Feb 6, 1976  Prospect Cemetery, Toronto

Mary Hope Merritt Gillespie b Nov 19, 1876. d June 17, 1960  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Mary Kathleen Gillespie (nee White)  Feb 26, 1913 – Jan 30, 2011. Mary passed away at Bloomington Cove Specialty Care Centre, Stouffville in her 98th year.  Beloved wife of George Grant Gillespie (predeceased for 40 years. Much loved mother of daughters Barbara (predeceased, (Dale Stirling), and Elizabeth (Lee Walker), and son Don (Kathleen Ault). Grandmother to Kathryn Stretch (nee Stirling), Kimberly Stirling, Andrew and Erin Walker, Alexander and Caroline Gillespie,. Beloved sister of Dorothy Isobel “Betty”.  Predeceased by brothers Donald and Robert and sister Barbaa “Peggy” . Mary spent 40 years actively involved in St Andrew’s United Church, especially singing in the choir. Funeral service at Comstock Funeral Home on Saturday, Feb 5, 2011 at 10:30 am. Internment at Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough. (Published The Peterborough Examiner,

Mary Meudell I Gillespie b Jan 1845. d March 30, 1883. Saint James Cemetery, Toronto

Mary Meudell H Gillespie  b March 1883. d March 1892. Saint James Cemetery, Toronto

Maud Gillespie died Toronto July 18, 1883.  ID 020474

May Gillespie died Toronto Aug 29, 1889 ID 017027; 017042

May Gillespie death Toronto Feb 20, 1889  ID 015626; 015530

May Gillespie, birth 1889 Toronto. Died Nov 7, 1889 Toronto

M Etheleen Gillespie death Toronto Feb 28, 1929   ID 002657

M Isabella Gillespie died Whitchurch Feb 22, 1911

Michael Gillespie, b 1861 Toronto. Died Sept 22, 1877 Toronto, Ontario

Michael Joseph Gillespie died  2012, Oct 29,  Peacefully in his 81st year at Riverbend Place after a difficult struggle with dementia Beloved husband of Martha, Cambridge, Ontario.  Funeral November 1st at Newediuk Funeral Home, Kipling Chapel Chapel at 1:00 pm.

Millies Gillespie, birth 1812 IRELAND. Death July 14, 1869 Toronto, Ontario

M Isabella Gillespie death Whitchurch Feb 22, 1911  ID 036009

M Isabella Gillespie death Toronto Jan 6, 1919.  ID 001147

Minnie E Gillespie death Toronto April 3, 1933  ID 003148

Muriel Lila McCullough Gillespie b 1905. d 1959. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Myles Gillespie, St Michaels Roman Catholic burial record 1855-1870, Toronto, Ontario

Myles Alison Gillespie, death December 10, 2017 Toronto, Ontario


Nathan Gillespie birth 1873 Toronto. Death July 30, 1873 Toronto, Ontario

Nellie May Gillespie death N Toronto May 30, 1906   ID 0333435

Norman Gillespie, born 1916. Died 2000. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto


Patrick Gillespie death  June 23, 2015 Toronto, Ontario

Paul Vincent Gillespie 1942 – 2003 died in Toronto age 61 on Sunday, Sept 28, 2003 after a lengthy illness.. Formerly of Moncton, New Brunswick was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was the son of late Edward L and Helena (Carbonneau) Gillespie. Private committal service held in New Brunswick at Shediac Road Roman Catholic Cemetery. Tuttle Bros Funeral Home. (Published

Pearl L’ LaChapelle Gillespie, born April 3, 1906. Died April 13, 1954. Pa rk Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

Pearl Mary “Muma Pearl” Gillespie, born Dec 11, 1917. Died Aug 31, 1998. York Cemetery, Toronto

Peter Gillespie, b April 17, 1873 Grafton, Ontario. d May 26, 1929 in Toronto. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. Other M H Gillespie; Mary H Gillespie  ID 004650

Peter John Gillespie death October 9, 2017 Toronto, Ontario

Peter Merritt Gillespie (Pete). P. Eng. Passed away at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto  June 30, 2002. Born Sept 14, 1922 in Toronto. Retired Partner of The Machell Partnership (TMP). Beloved husband of the late Betty Gillespie. Pete recently returned to Toronto from his second homes in Vancouver and Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. His children: Peter (Marg); Ted (Patty); Nancy and her long time friend John. Grandfather of Alex (Mary); Melissa (Mark); Edward.  Memorial service Sunday, July 5th at Vaughan Estate of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto. (Published The Globe and Mail).


R Gillespie, buried Kettleby Cemetery, King Twp, York Region, Ontario (see also Robert)

Gillespie, Rauni Irene b 1928, passed away peacefully and gracefully, surrounded by family at her side on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at the age of 88. She was the loving wife of Eric (deceased) and partner of Reg (deceased). Mother to Andrew (Tabitha) and Susan (Don), Nana Rauni to Sabrina (Apostolos), Jacqueline (Roberto) and Michael (Emily), and Great Nana to Leonardo, Athena and Atticus. Rauni was a free spirit who lived life to the absolute fullest. She loved to travel, having seen all four corners of the globe. Closer to home, she loved going to the movies (it was not unusual for her to go to four a day during TIFF), the Ballet, the Opera, and if there was a new theatre production, regardless if it was in New York, London or locally, there was a good chance she would have a ticket. She was a sports enthusiast, including being a golfer at Lambton Golf and Country Club. She loved to travel to Wimbledon to cheer for her favourite Roger Federer and she immensely enjoyed her afternoons of bridge with her many long time friends. She was an artist, enjoyed her champagne, never had a day go by without chocolate, was a woman who spoke her mind and she had a fabulous sense of humour and style. She also had tremendous generosity for various causes and charities. As per Rauni’s wishes, “no fuss, no muss, no unnecessary sadness.”

Obituary of Rhoda GillespieRhoda Gillespie  passed away on February 14, 2018 at her home in her 96th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband Wallace and son Mark. Loving mother of Tara (Charles) Nassar. Devoted grandmother of Nada (Robert) and Aftim and great-grandmother of Anna-Sophie and Abigail. Dear sister of Sally Campbell and aunt of Fiona, Gay, John, Fred, David, Patty, and Peter. Rhoda will be fondly remembered by Richard. Curious about the world and always looking forward, she was devoted to her family and friends and gave so much joy, support, and wisdom. Visitation held on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home (6150 Yonge St., at Goulding, south of Steeles). A Funeral Service held on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 11a.m. at St. George on Yonge (5350 Yonge St.).

Richard L Gillespie died Toronto Oct 16, 1904.  ID 004152

Robert Gillespie b 1802 IRELAND Died July 29, 1854. Toronto, age 52 yrs. Cholera. The Strangers Burial Ground Bloor/Yonge, Toronto

Robert Gillespie died Toronto June 8, 1908 ID 003179

Robert Gillespie death Toronto Feb 21, 1919   ID 002043

Robert Gillespie b unknown d Jan 4, 1921 Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, Toronto

Robert Gillespie death Toronto March 7, 1927   ID 002254

Robert Gillespie birth 1933 Toronto. Death Jan 8, 1933. Burial Jan 9th. Other Robt Gillespie   ID 001254

Robert Gillespie b Aug 15, 1871. d Oct 1, 1950. York Cemetery, Toronto

Robert A Gillespie died Toronto Nov 22,  (Year lost). ID 005123

Robert Gillespie
Robert Gillespie

Born in Colborne, Ontario: November 10, 1931
Passed away: January 16, 2018.Sid is survived by Marion, his devoted wife and partner of 62 years, his daughters Susan (Alec Zimmerman) and Cynthia (Stephen Shea), grandchildren Jason Prendergast (Amanda Griffis), Blake Prendergast, Lily MacLeod and Calder MacLeod, step-grandchildren Megan Shea and Caragh Shea, and sister-in-law Dr. Margaret MacMurdo McMillan (widow of Alan); and was predeceased by his brothers Bill and Don.

Born to William S. Gillespie and Ruby (née Grant), Sid was raised on the family farm on Shelter Valley Road near Grafton, Ontario, which he continued to maintain and enjoy with Marion and the family until his death.  A student of the local one-room schoolhouse, Sid’s character was shaped early on: hard-working, self-reliant, humbly self-confident, patient, generous, principled, a man of faith oriented toward his community and his family.  Sid was understanding of others, but demanding of himself.  A gentleman through and through.

Naturally adept at maths and sciences, Sid attended the Royal Military College, earning his wings as a navigator and graduating with a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering.  It was while spending his summers posted to Navigation School in Summerside, PEI that he met Marion MacMurdo at a golf course.  They were married on the first weekend following Sid’s graduation from RMC in 1955.  Thus began their lifetime together, often spent on the golf courses of PEI and with their friends at Thornhill Golf and Country Club, where he served as President in 1976.

Sid obtained his engineering degree, and later his MBA, from the University of Toronto, and while there was recommended by a professor to Jim MacLaren of James F. MacLaren Ltd., then one of Canada’s largest environmental consulting companies.  Sid remained at MacLaren for 27 years, becoming President in 1978.  He founded MacViro Consultants Inc. in 1989, serving as its President until he retired in 2006.  Owing to Sid’s unquestioned integrity, he was retained by Cole Engineering in 2009 to provide advice and guidance to its senior management team, serving for 7 years until finally retiring at age 85.

Sid was recognized by the Association of Consulting Engineers of Canada with the Beaubien Award for his outstanding contributions to that Association and the advancement of consulting engineering in Canada.  He also served on several committees established by the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario.  Sid was ahead of his time in his focus on environmental concerns and many of the modern comforts of city life, including sanitary water supply, sewage treatment plants and municipal heating systems, were built under his supervision at home and abroad.

Sid will be remembered by the staff and community of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, the home to his faith, to which he offered decades of service as Clerk of Session, Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees and a member of the Council. The family would like to thank Dr. Ken Gamble and Dr. Srikala Sridhar for the care and comfort that they offered Sid.

A visitation was held at the Humphrey Funeral Home, A. W. Miles, Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23rd. Funeral service in TIMOTHY EATON MEMORIAL CHURCH, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 24th, with reception that followed in the Flora McCrea Eaton Auditorium.

Robert Charles Gillespie death March 15, 2015 Toronto, Ontario

Robert Craig Gillespie b 1889 d 1973  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Robert Craig Gillespie passed away July 25, 2001 at the O’Neill entre in Toronto. Loving husband of Agnes (nee Cahill), and father of Catherine and Andrew. Lovingly remembered by daughter-in-law Patricia. Grandchildren Graham and Katherine. Memorial service St Giles Kinsway on Monday, July 30th at 2:30 pm. (Published The Globe and Mail)

Robert Henry Gillespie died Toronto Jan 28, 1910.  ID 001436

Robert J Gillespie died Newmarket Dec 10, 1967. Interned Dec 12th, Lot 136. Kettleby Cemetery, York Region.

Robert Osborne Gillespie died Toronto Oct 31, 1907  ID 004838

Robert Stanley Gillespie b Feb 21, 1896. d March 10, 1969  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Ronald Gillespie (Former City Clerk of the City of Etobicoke) At the Trillium Health Centre – Mississauga Site on Tuesday, June 21, 2006 in his 75th year. Beloved husband of the late Laura Gillespie (nee Contini). Loved father of Andrea and Eugene. Survived by 3 sisters and predeceased by 1 brother. Also survived by many family and friends in Canada.  Cardinal Funeral Home, 92 Annette Street (near Keele) for visitation on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass in the Funeral Home on Friday at 12 noon. Entombment to follow at the Paradise Mausoleum (Park Lawn Cemetery).

Rose R Gillespie b 1896. d 1979  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Ruth (Gillespie) Raymer died after a valiant struggle with cancer on Nov 2, 2008 in her 92nd year at Toronto Grace Hospital. Beloved wife of the late Rev Ted Raymer. Cherished mother of Kate Peterson and John (Laura) Raymer. Loving nana of Sara and Chris Peterson. Dear sister of Catharine and Dorothy. Service at North Runnymede United Church on Saturday, Nov 8 at 2 p m. (Published The Toronto Star Nov 5 to 7, 2008; )

Ruth Thornton Gillespie, born April 4, 1917. Died June 20, 1955. Prospect Cemetery, Toronto


S Gillespie, Nobleton Community Cemetery, King Twp, York Region, Ontario

Sadie May Gillespie death Toronto Feb 4, 1917.  ID 001705

Samuel Gillespie birth 1798 IRELAND. Death Sept 4, 1874 Toronto, Ontario. Other S Gillespie

Samuel Gillespie b Nov 24, 1838. Died Dec 30, 1910, age 72 years. Toronto General Hospital, Salem. Son of William Gillespie of Ireland and Mary Mooney of Ireland. Address: 445 Church Street.  ID 006575 Microfilmed record.  See next record.  Died of pneumonia of five weeks.

Samuel Gillespie died Toronto Dec 30, 1910.  (2nd record gives birth as Dec 21, 1837) Burial Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto) Elizabeth Moore Gillespie 1833-1893,  Children William 1861-1901; Mary 1867-    ID 006575

Samuel Gillespie death Toronto May 13, 1922   ID 003621

Samuel Gillespie death Toronto Sept 25, 1933. ID 005969

Sam Gillespie
Copyright Norma Gillespie, 2024

Samuel Gillespie,  died April 14, 1954 Scarborough Twp, age 78. Born July 10, 1875  .(My father) Married 5 x. Son of John Gillespie & Betsy Ann Mulligan of Gloucester Township, Carleton Co.. Salesman. Inventor. Manufacturer.     My Notes: from Billings Bridge, Ottawa Valley.  Buried Park Lawn Cemetery, Etobicoke. No tombstone. He is the reason behind this website, as I searched for records for our family history, wondering who the woman was buried beside him. She was not my mother, and it took me many years of research to discover she was third wife, Minnie Gillespie (her maiden name) from Morewood, Dundas County, Ontario d/o William & Lucy (Beach) Gillespie, with Scottish Gillespie grandparents, James and Margaret Gillespie from Aberdeen, Scotland, buried Chesterville.

Photo below about 1913.   Sam & future wife, Minnie Gillespie together on R.  Visiting family in Morewood, Dundas County. Dad loved his vehicles.

Visiting Morewoo
Copyright Norma Gillespie, 2024


Sarah Gillispie died Toronto Gore Twp June 28, 1876.   ID 0103847

Sarah Gillespie, birth 1813 IRELAND. Death Feb 22, 1889 Toronto. Other Chas McKay.  ID 015546

Sarah Gillespie, birth 1832 Canada. Died Aug 26, 1912 Toronto. Buried Aug 29th Toronto. other Geo Alexander  ID 005279

Sarah Gillespie death Toronto Dec 29, 1928   ID 008183

Sarah Gillespie birth 1829 Vaughan Township, Ontario. d Dec 27, 1929 Toronto. Burial Dec 30th. Other George Gillespie; George Gillespie.  ID 008861

Sarah Gillespie death N York Twp May 4, 1934. ID 03791

Sarah Gillespie b Feb 3, 1871. d Feb 19, 1953. Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

Sarah E Gillespie b June 20, 1900. Died Jan 22, 1957 . Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

Sarah Jane Gillespie death Toronto Dec 27, 1930   ID 008223

Sarah Nina Gillespie birth 1866 Ontario. Death Oct 8, 1929 in York Twp. Burial Oct 10th Toronto. Other John Gillespie.   ID 041560

Sarah Moore Gillespie b 1857. d 1929. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Sarah M Dick Gillespie b Oct 4, 1885  d Jan 14, 1971  Saint Johns Norway Cemetery, The Beaches, Toronto

Sharon Gillespie, born 1945. Died 1977. Buried York Cemetery, Toronto. Daughter of William & Clarice.

Slvia May Gillespie died Toronto July 13, 1901. (Note: spelling of first name as recorded, Sylvia implied)

Stanley E Gillespie, 1909-1995. Buried Nobleton Community Cemetery, King Twp, York Region.

Susanna M Gillespie, birth 1850 Thornhill. Death Sept 6, 1903 Toronto. Other Jonathan Gillespie

Sylva May Gillespie death Toronto July 13, 1901 ID 002947

Sylvia Mary Gillespie-Tilley Suddenly at Toronto East General Hospital on Wednesday, January 4, 2006 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of Lloyd. Cherished mother of Linda and husband Glen Ogletree, Patrick and wife Pam Higgins, Tim and wife Mary Higgins. Proud grandmother of Kim, Kyle, Kelly, Ryan, Christopher and Steven. Step-mother of Judy and husband Bill Harrison, Kathy Boyce and partner Rick Barker. Step-grandmother of Mark, Neil, Debbie, Janet and Kevin. Sylvia will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. The family  received friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton) on Friday, January 6th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. and Saturday 10-11 a.m., followed by a service in the chapel at 11 a.m.


Teresa Gillespie 24 April, 1966 – 8 July, 2022

Teresa passed peacefully with family by her side, after a long illness on July 8, 2022 at North York General Hospital. She is survived by her husband John and her son Nolan. She is also survived by her parents Steve and Carol Dutsas, her sister Laura Dutsas-Carrick and her nephew Steven. Teresa will be remembered as a caring person who loved family and was fond of the time she spent with them. Teresa adored animals. Teresa was a proud Canadian and Torontonian. She was born and lived her life in Toronto.

Visitation was held Saturday, July 23, 2022 between 12 – 1pm at Kane-Jerrett Funeral home, 6191 Yonge Street Toronto. Funeral services Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 1pm at Kane-Jerrett Funeral home, 6191 Yonge Street Toronto.

Thomas Gillespie death Toronto July 24, 1878   ID 018148

Tom Charles Gillespie Jan 11, 1935 – Oct 13, 2020 – obituary closed with paying for it.  Elgin Mills – Mount Pleasant Group

Thomas E Gillespie b 1887  d 1962  Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

Thomas Irving Gillespie death Parkdale Sept 11, 1884  ID 021281

Thos Gillespie birth 1862 Toronto. Death Aug 27, 1862 Toronto. Other Wm Gillespie

Tilley Sylvia Mary Gillespie, died Toronto 2006, Jan 4, Ontario

Tobias Gillespie died Toronto Nov 21, 1915.  ID 006425

Travis Robert Gillespie
July 16, 1984 – September 14, 2022It is with profound sadness, we announce the tragic passing of Travis Gillespie, age 38, following a collision on his way to work on September 14, 2022, in the City of Markham. Travis was born on July 16, 1984, and raised in Shiloh, in Cramahe Township of Ontario.Travis will be dearly missed by his wife Katrina Gillespie (Gates), and his best friend and life partner Melinda LaPorte. Loving son to Robert and Lori Gillespie (Spencer). Cherished brother of Daniel Gillespie and fiancé Tanya Bolduc, and brother Scott and wife Sharlyn Gillespie (Denstedt). Proud grandson to Patricia Spencer (Taylor). Beloved uncle to Julia, Evelyn, Savannah, Spencer, Lilah, and Sawyer, who adored spending time with him, always looked up to him as a role model, and will miss him so much.Travis was a respected member of York Regional Police, where he first began his career in December 2019 and was assigned as a Police Constable to 2 District, C Platoon. Prior to joining York Regional Police, Travis worked as a Metrolinx/Go Transit Sergeant for 11 years and volunteered his time to Community Living and the Primal Mixed Martial Arts Academy. Travis’ proudest accomplishments were becoming a Police Constable and passing the ERU Selection Week to progress towards becoming a member of York Regional Police’s Emergency Response Unit. He was well liked by his colleagues, peers and supervisors and demonstrated a true commitment to serving and protecting his community.Travis was passionate about martial arts, and enjoyed training, skateboarding and snowboarding. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, and celebrating the special moments with those that he loved. He was known for his boundless energy, his strength, courage and determination, and above all his amazing smile, positive and caring nature. Travis was greatly loved by his family and so many others he encountered. He had a natural ability to gravitate to friends and even strangers who needed guidance and support through various life struggles. Often these friends quickly became part of the Gillespie extended family. Although his time with us was much too short, we are so proud of the person he was and how he touched so many people.The family wishes to thank everyone for their overwhelming support in their time of great loss.A memorial service was held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home on Thursday, September 22, 2022. Flowers  to Chapel Ridge Funeral Home. In memory of Travis, the family has established the Travis Robert Gillespie Martial Arts Scholarship Fund, which will award a scholarship to a child each year in his memory.



Valda Gillespie birth 1880 California. Death Jan 30, 1933 Toronto. Burial Feb 1. Other Irving Smith; Margaret S Smith. ID 0011940

Verroll Albert Gillespie birth 1919 Toronto. Death March 29, 1930 Toronto Sick Children’s Hospital. Burial March 31st Toronto. Other Robert Gillespie  ID 003320

Violet Smith Gillespie b May 11, 1891  d Aug 5, 1954  Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto


W Gillespie, Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Potter’s Field, Toronto, Ontario

Walter Gillespie death Toronto Aug 22, 1896  ID 024901

Walter Gillespie b 1866 d 1945. Saint James Cemetery, Toronto

Memorial plate in St George’s Anglican Churchyard Cemetery at Sibbald Point, “To the glory of God and in loving memory of Walter & Constance Gillespie who worshiped in this church for 44 summers 1895-1942.”

Wellington Gillespie b Feb 27, 1898. Died Aug 30, 1969 Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto

W Gordon Gillespie, b 1911. Died 1990. Toronto Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto

William Gillespie s/o W. b Toronto d March 30, 1854 Toronto. 9 w. Inflammation. The Strangers Burial Ground, Toronto

William Gillespie died Toronto April 29, 1888.  ID 022400

William Gillespie died Toronto April 24, 1901.(2nd record gives birth as Nov 20, 1861. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto) 3rd record with this death gives birth 1865 Toronto, and other S Gillespie.  ID 002204

William Gillespie b 1861.  d Feb 6, 1913. Saint James Cemetery, Toronto  ID 001671

William Gillespie died Toronto March 13, 1913.  ID  002644

William Gillespie died Toronto March 1, 1916   ID 002371

William Gillespie b Jan 30, 1867. d March 18, 1939. Saint Johns Norway Cemetery, The Beaches, Toronto

William Gillespie born 1906. Died 1958. York Cemetery, Toronto

William A M E Gillespie death York Twp March 23, 1924  ID 036705

William B Gillespie birth 1857 Toronto. Death Sept 23, 1857 Toronto. Other Wm Gillespie.

William C Gillespie death Toronto Dec 22, 1926  ID 007669

William C Gillespie b 1902 d 1973  Saint Johns Norway Cemetery, The Beaches, Toronto

William C Gillespie, b 1926 Toronto. Death Dec 22, 1926 Toronto. Burial Dec 23rd. Other Robert Gillespie

William Francis Gillespie, birth 1899 Toronto; d Sept 16, 1929 Toronto. Burial Sept 18th. Other Mabel Gillespie; James F Or Mabel Montgomery or Gillespie  ID 006866

William J Gillespie b Aug 26, 1884  d Nov 28, 1950  Prospect Cemetery, Toronto

William J Gillespie born Dec 14, 1929. Died Aug 1, 1949. Burial Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario

William Percy Gillespie b Feb 8, 1880  d Dec 17, 1922. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Mrs S. E. Kennedy received news of the sudden death of her brother, W. P. Gillespie, Toronto (Napanee Express, Tuesday, Jan 9, 1923 Tamworth).

William Percy Gillespie, birth 1880 Wolfe Island. Death Dec 18, 1922 Toronto. Other Annie Gillespie, Wm Percy Gillespie.

William Vern Gillespie, York Region
William Vern Gillespie, York Region

William Vernon Gillespie, “Vern”  Passed away peacefully on June 1, 2021, with family at his side, at Toronto Western Hospital at the age of 82. He leaves behind to grieve his children Joanne (Jo) Hunter (Leroy), Glenn (Robyn), and Bernie (Kathy). Grandchildren Jodi (James) and Lindsay (Craig), Great Grandchildren Tyler, Connor, Brady, Mady and Emma. Great-Great Grandchildren Myah and Owen. Dear brother of Wilma, Fred, Alan (Vera), Ray (Marjorie), Don (Debbie), Bill, and sister-in-law Deb.  And many nieces and nephews. Vern was predeceased by his wife Barbara, his parents William and Marion, and his siblings Joyce, Phyllis, John, Brian and Paul.   Special thank you to his Special Angels Mackezise, Alisha, and LeeAnne, the Trauma Team, and the Surge ICU at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie, and the ICU unit at Toronto Western Hospital for the excellent, kind and gentle care Vern received.  Vern led a very full life and made many friends along the way, including his best buddy Bernie Hunt, he will be remembered by all for his mischievous smile, and the twinkle in his eye. Due to Covid-19 a Celebration of Vern’s life will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, the family  would appreciate donations be made to the RVH Trauma, or Surge ICU units, or Toronto Western ICU unit. Arrangements entrusted to Marshall W. Driver Cremation & Burial Service

Wilmot Gillespie birth 1900 Toronto, died Toronto Dec 28, 1900. Other William J Hooper.  ID 004589

Wm Gillespie birth 1864 Toronto. Death July 30, 1862 Toronto. Other W Gillespie.

Donna Gillespie GITT  May 12, 1933 to July 25, 2017. Elgin Mills. Mt Pleasant Group – obituary closed unless paying for it.

Lorie Marie SYMTH, nee Gillespie  Jan 2, 1962-Feb 4, 2021  Passed away Thursday with her loving family with her, after a long battle with cancer. Husband John, stepdaughter Jolene and others .Further obit no longer available without fee. Turner & Porter Funeral Home

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Total Records This Page:   446

Source of Records:  Funeral Homes. Note: Almost all older Ontario cemetery records are in print and indexed at Collingwood Public Library, and/or available for sale from Ontario Genealogical Society. All Gillespie records from these volumes are in this Library and  added to this website. See also the Ontario Cemetery Finding Aide, or Find A Grave, Le Necrologue; Funeral Homes websites.

The following is a list of cemeteries with Gillespie burials used on this page.

York Region 

  • Aurora Cemetery
  • Bethesada Luthern Cemetery, Markham
  • Kettleby Cemetery, King Twp
  • Newmarket Cemetery, City of Newmarket
  • Nobleton Cemetery, King Twp
  • Thornhill Cemetety
  • St George Anglican Cemetery, Sibbald Point, Georgina Twp

City of Toronto

  • Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, Toronto
  • Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto
  • Necropolis Cemetery, Toronto
    Park Lawn Cemetery, Toronto
  • Potters Field Cemetery
  • Pine Hills Cemetery, Scarborough
  • Riverside Cemetery, Etobicoke
  • St James Cemetery, Toronto
  • Saint John’s Anglican Cemetery, York Mills
  • St John’s Norway Cemetery, The Beaches
  • Toronto Trust Cemeteries
  • The Stranger’s Burial Place, Toronto
  • York Cemetery, Toronto