Robert (Bert) George Gillespie, resident of the Beamsville district for the last 21 years, died in West Lincoln Memorial Hospital Sunday after a very brief illness. Taken ill on his way to work on Saturday morning, he was admitted to hospital Saturday evening.
For many years he had been in charge of highway sign erection for the Ontario Dept. of Highways, Hamilton Division, and, in this connection, was well known throughout the entire Niagara Peninsula.
He was born at Peterborough 57 years ago. Active in church work, he was a member of the board of session of Trinity United Church, Beamsville, and a member of the church choir for many years. He was also active as a member of the Beamsville and District Lions Club, having acted as pianist for several years. Prior to transferring to the Beamsville Lions, he was a valued member of the Grimsby Club.
Active in the interest of fellow employees, he was president of the Hamilton and District Branch of the Civil Service, Department of Highways.
Surviving, besides his wife, the former Florence Robertson, are three sons, Kenneth, of St. Catharines; Robert, of Stoney Creek; and William, at home; also a brother, Walter, of Montreal.