Frederick Robert Gillespie
Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Son, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Nephew, Husband, and Friend.
It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of Fred Gillespie. He passed away at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Monday, August 29th, 2022, at the age of 80. Loving father of Carl (Rose), Cindy Pettie (John), Brad (Thach), and Linda Rumble (Rob). Cherished grandfather of Jonathan (Krystle), Samantha (Matthew), Christopher (Jenn), Ashley (Randy), Adam (Ushna), Mark (Tiffany), Jack, Aaron, Clinton, Tyler (Alessandra) and Travis. Great grandfather to Krisily Starr, Keanan, Tatum, Logan, Moyra and Brianna. Dear brother of Wilma Hoeppner (late Jake), Alan (Vera), Raymond (Marge), Donald (Deb) and William. Predeceased by his parents William G. and Marion, and siblings Joyce Alder (James), Vernon (Gail), Phyllis Longhurst (John), John (Debbie), Paul, and Brian. Fred will be loved and missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends here and south of the border.
Fred lived a beautiful full life. A pillar of strength. He was a tall and proud man with a kind heart and gentle touch. He had a powerful voice that could always be heard, with a subtle whistle through his teeth that made you smile. He was a very hard working man. He enjoyed his time working at CN, as well notably as an Auxiliary Officer in Innisfil. He spent a lot of his time in Florida as he thoroughly enjoyed the warm sunshine and to be surrounded by family and friends down south. Now it is his time to rest. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Family and friends are invited to honour Fred at the Legacy Funeral Home, 55 Cedar Pointe Drive, Barrie, ON. Visitation will be held on Tuesday August 30th from 7-9pm., and Wednesday August 31st from 3-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Thursday, September 1st, 2022, at 11am. Interment at the Thornton Union Cemetery.