Perley Gillespie

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Gillespie, Perley Donald

 

The passing of Perley Donald Gillespie of Fredericton, NB, occurred on June 10, 2024 at York Care Centre.  Born on January 12, 1934 in Blissfield, NB, he was the son of the late Alice (Jardine) and Arthur Gillespie. Perley was no stranger to hard work. Starting his career as a labourer in lumber camps, doing whatever needed to be done. Motivated to support his growing family, he secured a full time position with the City of Fredericton. A career cut short by a work accident that forced him into retirement. He was a great friend and always willing to lend a hand. He enjoyed the great outdoors, county music and classic cars.

 

Perley is survived by his children, Faith Slipp (John) of Fredericton, Brad Gillespie (Tamara James) of Ottawa, ON, Krista Foley (Dwayne) of Oromocto; grandchildren, Natasha, Trisha, Justin, Eric, Courtney, Eben, Alex, Kalan, Alyssa, Renna; great-grandchildren, Kyla, and Keegan; sisters Effie Arbeau of Upper-Blackville, and Esther Curtis of Salmon Arm, BC.
He was predeceased by his infant daughter Wanda Gillespie; siblings, Winston, Archie, Walter, Shirley, and Ephraim.

 

The family of Perley would like to express special thanks to Dr. R. Kenney of the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, Dr. Woods and the staff of Tower 1 at York Care Centre, for their excellent care during his time there.

 

Visitation will take place at York Funeral Home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel, 302 Brookside Drive, Fredericton on Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 1-3 pm.  The Funeral Service will take place following the visitation at 3 pm with Rev. Kevin Howe officiating with a reception after the service.  Interment will take place on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 11 am in the United Pentecostal Cemetery at 956 NB-118, Gray Rapids, NB. For those who wish, remembrances may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Personal condolences may be offered through www.yorkfh.com

Thursday
13
June

Visitation

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, June 13, 2024
York Funeral Home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel
302 Brookside Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Thursday
13
June

Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Thursday, June 13, 2024
York Funeral Home's T. Gordon MacLeod Memorial Chapel
302 Brookside Drive
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
(506) 458-9538
Friday
14
June

Interment

11:00 am
Friday, June 14, 2024
United Pentecostal Cemetery
956 NB-118
Gray Rapids, New Brunswick, Canada
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1934 - 2024

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