In his 55th year, long term resident of Mississauga, passed away on the streets of Toronto, October 2, 2009.
His decline was precipitated by lung disease, his last year marked by oxygen deficient dementia. Funeral service took place at St. Margaret of Scotland Anglican Church, 161 Hanmer Street West, Barrie, ON at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 10, 2009. Interment is at Barrie Union Cemetery.
Dave or some would call him Gill was the middle child amongst the seven children of Margaret Mailer and Gordon Gillespie. He had four brothers, George of Mississauga, Bob (Mary) of Phoenix, John (Debbie) of Collingwood, and Douglas (Rachel of Barrie) as well as two sisters, Barbara Guitard of Barrie and Mary (Julius) Kairys of Toronto.
Thirteen nieces and nephews, Patricia of Kingston, Benjamin of Port Hope, Rachel of Phoenix, Kory and Vanessa of Collingwood, Diana, Sherry, Tina, Anne and Jim of Mississauga, Paul of Toronto, Jamie and Adam of Barrie will miss his stories.
Dave was ill most of his life with the last year his worst. In his last year his illness created many rifts amongst his friends and family as they did what they could to assist him.
David was very fortunate to have the love and support of Ben Duong and his wife and their children for many years. There are no words to express just how much of a difference your sacrifices made in David's life. He always thought of you as family.
The family has been humbled by the compassion provided to Dave by many people these past few months; especially, M.L. and the elderly gentleman on Bay Street who daily assisted Dave with food and money.
We will remember Dave as an intelligent and imaginative person. The voices he used and the stories he told brings smiles to our faces. The Dave we knew will be greatly missed.
Arrangements by Adams Funeral Home 445 St. Vincent Street Barrie, ON L4M 6T5 www.adamsfuneralhome.ca
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