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John Smith “Jack” Gillespie

John Smith “Jack” Gillespie

Born In: Griswold, Manitoba, Canada

Passed on: November 11th, 2012

Gillespie, John Smith “Jack” – 94, of Barton, Digby County passed peacefully November 11, 2012, surrounded by family. Jack was born in Griswold, Manitoba and as a young boy moved to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Jack was the youngest son of the late George and Lorena (Canning) Gillespie. At 17 years of age he came to Nova Scotia to visit with his grandparents in Advocate Harbour. He later met his future wife Louise Doucette and settled in the Digby area. He was known by many as a result of his garages, warehouse, and trucking business but most of all, his kindness and friendliness to all he met. Jack served with distinction in the Military during the Second World War. In his retirement years he enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and spending time with family and friends. Several years ago he became active with the Veterans Association and spent time speaking to students about his war experiences. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 72 years and his daughter Nancy (Jim) Reid, Donna (George) Moore, Margaret (Greg) Boudreau, and Joy (Eric) Hatfield; sister Frances, grandchildren Natalie (Dean), Shelley (Trevor), Jeffrey (Kathleen), Janice (Anthony), Stephen, Aaron (Pascale), Daniel (Jodie), Erica (Nick), Andrew, and Margaret; great grandchildren Hannah, Joseph, Olivia, and Claire. Besides his parents he was predeceased by his sons John, Peter; brother Norri; and sister Margaret. A memorial service was held in the Barton United Baptist Church on Thursday, November 14 at 1 p.m. with Pastors Roy and Lori Barteaux officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Yarmouth Memorial Club. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home, PO Box 355 Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 3X1. Condolences or donations may be sent to the above address or by visiting: www.serenitylindsayfuneralhome.ca

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