The funeral of Eddie Gillespie who died after a tragic accident on 4 June 2012 took place at St. Paul’s, Shettleston on 18 June 2012. Eddie was well known across the Diocese and the mourners included, in addition to his family, clergy from across the Diocese, members of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre and former colleagues.
The funeral was a very gentle and moving occasion. His brother Fr. George Gillespie, was the principal concelebrant. The music for the liturgy was led by members of the St. Mungo Singers and the parish choirs of St. Paul’s and St. Joseph’s, Tollcross. Particularly poignant was the quiet playing of the harp by his sister, Mrs.Cathie McMaster, during the Preparation of the Gifts.