Winnipeg Tribune, 6 Mar 1939, Page 5
D. R. Gillespie, Pioneer Dairy Is Dead Donald R. Gillespie, 88, of 431 Charles St., early resident of Manitoba, Manitoba, riled Sunday at his residence. Born in Brock township, Ont., Mr. Gillespie first came to Winnipeg in 1873. Previous to retiring several years ago, he operated, with L. D. Snary, the Gillespie and Snary dairy, one of Winnipeg's largest milk businesses. businesses. He was an excellent judge of cattle, and was widely known for his work in this connection at fairs throughout the province. Mr. Gillespie was a member of Ancient Landmark Lodge No. 3, A.F. and A.M., for 50 years, and was also a member of King Edward Preceptory and the Mystic Shrine. In his earlier years he was a member member of Slan Stewart, Sons of Scotland. Surviving, besides his widow, are two sons Lt. - Col. R. A. Gillespie, Winnipeg; Donald, Saskatoon; three daughters, Ethel and Mrs. A. J. Roberta, of Winnipeg; Mrs. Gordon C. Lindsay, of Toronto, and a sister, Mrs. J. Bowman, Gunton, Man. The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2.45 p.m. in Gardiner's chapel, and burial will be in Old Kildonan cemetery.