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Eva Marion Gillespie-Evans

In Loving Memory


Born in Walford, Ontario

September 28, 1934

Died in Petrolia,Ontario

March 17, 2017

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Gillespie – Evans, Eva Marion

Born in Walford, Ontario along the North Shore of Lake Huron on September 28th 1934. She passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday March 17, 2017 at CEE Hospital Site of Bluewater Health in Petrolia, at the age of 82. Beloved wife of the late Jack Gillespie (1994) and the late Marvin Evans (2012). Mother of Bill Gillespie (Carolyn) of Wyoming Ontario, Jim Gillespie (Michelle) of Sarnia Ontario, and Brenda Einarson (Dan) of Sarnia Ontario. Step Mother of Kenny Howes (Jill) and Dwayne Evans (Sandra) both of Sarnia Ontario. Grandmother of Robert Gillespie (Maria) of Sarnia Ontario, Bridgette Strangway (Mark) of Sarnia Ontario, Tracy Donald (Rob) of Petrolia Ontario, Tyler James Gillespie (Chelsea) of Petrolia Ontario, Tana Einarson of Sarnia Ontario and Bradley Einarson of Whitehorse Yukon Territory. Step grandmother of Darcy Street of Sarnia Ontario, Scott Seys of Wyoming Ontario, Dave Seys (Karine) of Courtright Ontario, Karen Snell (Andy) of Oil Springs Ontario and Will Seys (Trish) of Innerkip Ontario. Great Grandmother to several and Great Great Grandmother of 2. Survived by Sisters Olive Nyberg of Sault Ste Marie Ontario and Edith Pederson (Wes) of Petrolia Ontario, survived by brother Melville Lees of North Bay, Ontario. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Predeceased by her parents the late Arthur Lees (1986) and Mary Lees (n. Fitzgerald) (1990), her son’s, the late Doug Gillespie (1986) and Ernie Gillespie (2003), her grandson the late Michael Gillespie (2004), her daughter in law Fay Gillespie (2011), her siblings Henry Lees, Doug Lees (1944 CAF), Eli Lees (1944 CAF), Robert Lees (1964) (Pat 1996), Boyter Lees 1998 (Barbara 1996), and Randolph Lees (2016), and by her brother in law Eric Nyberg (2009) and her sister in law Fay  Lees (2015). Friends will be received at the McCormack Funeral Home – Stewart Chapel, 254 George Street, (at College Avenue) on Tuesday March 21st from 7-9 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at High Park United Church, (1081 Brenchley Street) on Wednesday March 22nd at 11 am. Visitation will be held at the church 1 hour prior. Cremation will follow. Remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family online in “Eva’s Guestbook” at



McCormack Funeral Home

Tuesday March 21, 2017

7-9 pm.

Funeral Service

High Park United Church

Wednesday March 22, 2017

11 am.



Lakeview Crematorium


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To Brenda & her family I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. May your memories give you comfort in the days ahead. Thinking of you all. Tom Clubb

Tom Clubb

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