This column provides the most recent news over the Internet about Gillespies world-wide. Each new report is added to the top of this list.


CANADIANS REMEMBER PASSCHENDAELE in Belgium – World War I Canadian Victory 100 years ago on Friday November 10th, 2017


November 11, 2017  “Remembrance Day”   World War I ended this day,  1918,  after four years of conflict.



Congratulations to my brother’s daughter, Terri Lynn Gillespie of Vernon, British Columbia who married Brendon Koch there on Sunday, Sept 24th, 2017. He is an Engineer and she is a Vet’s Assistant in  a Vernon Clinic. Daughter of Glenn & Carolyn (Wease) Gillespie of Cornwall, Ontario.


Friday, July 28th, 2017 Announcing to the World the birth of my new grandson, ZUKE GABRIEL MCLEAN, son and first born child of Evan & Lindsay McLean of Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA. Born about 12:40pm today with lots of hair, weighing 7 pounds and a bit. He’s wonderful and healthy.  CONGRATULATIONS.


July 1st, 2017   Video and Song “This Is My Canada” 

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May 2017

USA: Mary Ellen Gillespie as the University of Hartford’s new Director of Athletics, it was announced on Tuesday. Gillespie, who currently serves in the same position at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, will begin her duties on July 10, 2017. She is a native of Sayville, New York.

USA, Virginia:  Founder Eric Gillespie becomes Executive Chairman at Govini.  Since its founding in 2013, Govini has become a top provider of market intelligence to federal contractors, federal agencies, private equity firms and hedge funds. It is known for its deep analysis of market trends and opportunities, including the annual “Federal Scorecard.”

IRELAND  Co Tyrone horse trainer, Lady Gillespie, has died aged 54.  Lady Gillespie, who died on Saturday, is survived by husband John Fitzroy Gillespie and five children. Her assistant trainer said: “She was a very easy woman to work with and she just loved horses. It was her life and she was happiest when she was working with horses. She used to hunt side-saddle and was a brilliant horsewoman. She will be sadly missed.”

USA, New York.  Robert P Gillespie, 90, born 1927, passed away Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 at Samaritan Medical Centre in Clinton after a brief illness. He was a son of Frederick and Anna Gillespie of Pennsylvania. Robert was a World War II vet having served in the South Pacific with the 40th and 7th Divisions.  A fuller obit is available on this website at New York Deaths.

Douglas Gllespie has died at the age of 64Douglas James Gillespie of SCOTLAND, has died aged 64.  He was a surveyor, assessor, electoral registration officer, and a member of Lands Tribunal.   Born: 12 March, 1952 in Stirling. Died: 17 February, 2017 in Inverness.

USA:  Jamie Gillespie is moving from The National Association of Broadcasters to 21st Century Fox as VP/Global Public Affairs and Policy group, based in Washington.

ENGLAND:  Scotland Yard, the Metropolitan Police Headquarters in London,  has a new building and a new landscaped appearance from the contract awarded to Gillespies Horticulture Design Firm.

ENGLAND:   A museum provides a military display for a  World War II battle that tells the story of Pilot Officer Alan Gillespie of 617 Squadron RAF

USA:  Dr Joseph Gillespie retires after 44 years at Tarteton State University, Stevensville,  Texas, USA as teacher, coach, athletic director and head of department.

An Australian love story in the Outback,  100 years in the making. Real life romance, and linked to a Gillespie from 1917.

A Canadian film maker, Matthew Gillespie’s documentary about addiction, mental health and recovery won “Best National Documentary” and took home the Festival’s top prize during the Wasaga Film Festival, Ontario CANADA.

Celebrity gossip of pregnancy rumours for Australia’s purple Wiggle Lachlan Gillespie and his wife, yellow Wiggle Emma Watkins. He is a singer, musician, actor and she is a children’s entertainer in Australia. Congratulations on news of a pregnancy. (I think Wiggle is the name of a musical group to which the couple belong, and they wear colours)

Aboriginal ancestor remains held by the Germans have been returned in ceremony to Australia, assisted by Kirsty Gillespie, senior curator at Museum of Tropical Queensland.

April 2017

Tributes are being paid to honour a popular businessman, owner of Gillespie Furniture  in Greenock, SCOTLAND. Alex Gillespie died, age 92, on April 3, 2017.


USA: Gus Gillespie has been named the boy’s basketball coach at Marion High School in southern Illinois. (USA)

USA:   Lauren Gillespie, Biology instructor and her students of Central Community College, Columbus, Nebraska will continue a study of eastern bluebirds between those in Nebaska, North Carolina and Mississippi. (USA)

Dr. Greg Gillespie chosen 

as Chancellor of Ventura County Community College, California (USA)

Slide 1 of 28: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers a speech during a commemoration ceremony at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, near Arras, northern France, on April 9, 2017, marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, a World War

The 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, World I War near Arras, France (Photo Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of CANADA) See Military Records for Gillespies who served in World War I



David Gillespie chosen as new Police Chief in Melbourne, Florida. From Maryland. (USA)


Professor Thomas Gillespie of Emory University is studying how some people are more serious spreaders of disease than others. (USA)

March 2017

Death of Arnold Gillespie of Peachtree City, Georgia.  Obit gives excellent family history. (USA)

Dr. David Gillespie, Assistant Health Minister, and Australia’s Canberry Rural Needs. (AUSTRALIA) Encouraging rural development.



Dr Terry Gillespie, a giant in the field of Cystic Fibrosis has died in New Brunswick, Canada. His obituary online has added details (CANADA) 

Former USA President George W  Bush  is hosting a fund raising party this week for Republican candidate for Virginia Senator,  Ed Gillespie. (USA)  

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