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Gillespie, Terry J.

GILLESPIE, Terry James, January 5, 1941 - December 2, 2018 -
Passed away at the Guelph General Hospital. He was among the first group of PhDs to graduate from the newly founded University of Guelph. He became a professor at the same university where he taught Meteorology from 1968 - 2005, became a professor emeritus and continued to work there in some capacity until recently. Fondly remembered by many students and colleagues he met throughout his career.
Beloved husband for 52 years of Lorraine Gillespie (née Wattier). Dad of Carmen Gillespie (Alexander Galant) and Adam Gillespie (Karène Paquin). Loving grandfather of Cynthia, Roman, William, Charlotte and Eleanor. Predeceased by his parents Gordon Gillespie and Margaret Gillespie (née Learmonth) of West Vancouver, BC.
Volunteer instructor of the Weather Course for the Canadian Power Squadron for many years, volunteered at the Guelph Youth Music Centre on their property committee and also on the board of the Guelph New Horizons Band where he learned to play the saxophone.
At his request there will be no service. Cremation has taken place. If desired as expressions of sympathy a donation could be made to Wyndham House, Box 1898, Stn Main, Guelph, ON N1H 7A1. Arrangements entrusted to the WALL CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Ontario, N1H 4K3 519-822-0051.

A tree will be planted in memory of Terry J. Gillespie in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2:30 pm

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