July 13, 1945 – December 30, 2009
It is with greatest sadness to say that Clare Stewart Gillespie passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, after a lengthy illness, with his wife Barbara by his side.
Clare was born on July 13, 1945 in Lethbridge and raised on his parents’ farm in Enchant. He attended school in Enchant and Lethbridge. Clare worked for farmers in the Enchant and Lomond areas. He also enjoyed playing baseball and hockey. Clare started driving trucks and soon that became his passion and the cab of his truck was his second home, logging over five million miles. When he wasn’t out on the highway, Clare enjoyed RVing (camping) and socializing with his family and friends. He loved country music, especially the oldies, and spent many hours listening to them while holding his four legged companion, Jackson.
Clare will be sadly missed by his wife of thirty-one years Barbara; daughter Cindy (Travis) Ramsfield and their children, Brianna, Jordan and Carter; his daughter Kim (Andy) Holdaway and their children, Courtney and Cody; and his son Robert and his children, Tyler, Chase, Kyla, and Brody. He is also survived by his sisters, Leona, Joyce (Les) and Carol (Barry); brother Garry (Brenda); and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Clare was predeceased by his parents Charles and Esther Gillespie; sisters, Karen and Myrna; and brother-in-law Clifford Styles.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, January 3, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.
In living memory of Clare Gillespie, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences