In Memory of






Obituary for P.C. Travis Gillespie YRP 2774

Travis Robert Gillespie
July 16, 1984 – September 14, 2022

It is with profound sadness, we announce the tragic passing of Travis Gillespie, age 38, following a collision on his way to work on September 14, 2022, in the City of Markham. Travis was born on July 16, 1984, and raised in Shiloh, in Cramahe Township of Ontario.

Travis will be dearly missed by his wife Katrina Gillespie (Gates), and his best friend and life partner Melinda LaPorte. Loving son to Robert and Lori Gillespie (Spencer). Cherished brother of Daniel Gillespie and fiancé Tanya Bolduc, and brother Scott and wife Sharlyn Gillespie (Denstedt). Proud grandson to Patricia Spencer (Taylor). Beloved uncle to Julia, Evelyn, Savannah, Spencer, Lilah, and Sawyer, who adored spending time with him, always looked up to him as a role model, and will miss him so much.

Travis was a respected member of York Regional Police, where he first began his career in December 2019 and was assigned as a Police Constable to 2 District, C Platoon. Prior to joining York Regional Police, Travis worked as a Metrolinx/Go Transit Sergeant for 11 years and volunteered his time to Community Living and the Primal Mixed Martial Arts Academy. Travis’ proudest accomplishments were becoming a Police Constable and passing the ERU Selection Week to progress towards becoming a member of York Regional Police’s Emergency Response Unit. He was well liked by his colleagues, peers and supervisors and demonstrated a true commitment to serving and protecting his community.

Travis was passionate about martial arts, and enjoyed training, skateboarding and snowboarding. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, and celebrating the special moments with those that he loved. He was known for his boundless energy, his strength, courage and determination, and above all his amazing smile, positive and caring nature. Travis was greatly loved by his family and so many others he encountered. He had a natural ability to gravitate to friends and even strangers who needed guidance and support through various life struggles. Often these friends quickly became part of the Gillespie extended family. Although his time with us was much too short, we are so proud of the person he was and how he touched so many people.

The family wishes to thank everyone for their overwhelming support in their time of great loss.

A memorial service will be held at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home on Thursday, September 22, 2022. Flowers can be sent to Chapel Ridge Funeral Home. In memory of Travis, the family has established the Travis Robert Gillespie Martial Arts Scholarship Fund, which will award a scholarship to a child each year in his memory.