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Gillespie, Doreen Margaret

Doreen Margaret Gillespie (nee White), beloved wife of Mr. Gordon Gillespie of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 17, 2004 at the age of 82 years.

Doreen was born on November 13, 1921 in Winnipeg, MB. After graduating from high school in Winnipeg, Doreen moved to Hamilton, ON. She also lived in Kingston, ON, Halifax, NS, Dartmouth, NS, Spryfield, NS, Nictaux, NS, and Inkerman, ON before moving to Calgary. She married her beloved Gordon on December 25, 1943. Doreen served her country in the RCAF (WD) from 1942 to 1944 in Torbay, NF. Following the war she was employed in music sales and later as a partner at Powerhouse Co. Ltd. in Nictaux, NS. She loved dogs and working on crossword puzzles and was also very involved with the I.O.D.E. and The Order of The Eastern Star.

Besides her beloved husband Gordon, Doreen is also survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Daryl and Kari Gillespie of Calgary; a daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Richard Cottingham of Ottawa, ON; and two grandchildren, Andrew and Katie. She was predeceased by a son Andrew, her mother Janet, brother Reginald, and step-father Alf Dixon.

To forward condolences go to If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Guide Dogs For The Blind, Box 280, Manotick, ON K4M 1A3 Telephone: (613) 692-7777,

In living memory of Doreen Gillespie, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Eastside Memorial Chapel, 5388 MEMORIAL DRIVE N.E., CALGARY, TELEPHONE: (403) 248-8585.

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  1. Kristin Cooper Holtz :

    Hi Gordon
    I was thinking about you and Doreen and hoping you are doing well. I miss you both and remember Doreen’s kindness and great generosity. I seem to have lost your contact information and would love to hear from you. Just to let you know I am thinking of you.
    Much love

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