Ray Gillespie

Obituary of Ray Gillespie


June 20, 1936 – April 3, 2017

It is with great sadness that the family of Ray Gillespie announces his passing, peacefully surrounded by loved ones at the P.R.H.C. on Monday April 3, 2017. Loved by his wife Janet (nee Barcroft) and children Annette (Bob) Edwards, Gwen (Brian) Connell and Brian (Anji). Also loved by grandchildren Robyn (Nick), Derek, Jenna (Justin), Nicole (Steve), Ryleigh, Brittany, Elijah, Sydneigh, Carter, Jerseigh and great-grandchildren Brea, Grace, Avelyne and Hudson. Ray is survived by his siblings Tom (Stella), Ross (Nancy), sisters Jean Ellement (Ross), Marie Cornish (Ed) and sister-in-law Donna (d. Roger). Predeceased by siblings Ione Childs (d. Fred), Keith (d. Etta), Dora Rivers (d. Bill), and parents Adlaide and Melville Gillespie. As per Ray’s wishes, there will only be a private family gathering. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the P.R.H.C. Foundation or J.D.R.F. (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) as expressions of sympathy and may be made by contacting THE HENDREN FUNERAL HOMES, LAKEFIELD CHAPEL, 66 Queen Street, Lakefield at www.hendrenfuneralhome.com or by calling 705-652-3355.