GILLESPIE, James Robert
(Jim) P.Eng, M.Sc.
Jim passed from us in the arms of his family on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at home. Beloved husband of Sheryl Gillespie and cherished step-father of Sarah (Lynn), Darcy (Heather) and Shannon Thompson. Fantastic papa of Declan, Lyla and Trevor. Jim is predeceased by his parents Helen and Hector Gillespie and his two brothers, Clarence (Adella) and Garnet (Bea). Jim will be fondly remembered by mother-in-law Lois Dool, and his close brothers and sisters-in-law in Ontario: Waren Dool (Laurie), Carolyn Carrothers (Steve) and Susan Rosidi (Dave), as well as his nieces and nephews out West, Myles (Mary Lynn), Garth (Carol), Marlene, Wendy, and Murray Gillespie. Jim was a Professional Engineer who spent much of his life in engineering education at the college and university levels, including University of Alberta, University of Nigeria and Kemptville College of Agricultural Technology. In later years Jim worked in Informatics with Correctional Service Canada. Because of his western roots, Jim had a lifelong love of trains and the Prairie skies. Friends are invited to visit at the Brown Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 805 Prescott Street, Kemptville on Tuesday, June 18th from 2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday in the chapel at 11:30 a.m. Memorial donations in Jim's name may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.


Published in The Ottawa Citizen on June 17, 2013