Evelyn Gillespie

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Evelyn Gillespie
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Comox Valley
In office
May 28, 1996 – May 16, 2001
Preceded by Margaret Lord
Succeeded by Stan Hagen
Personal details
Born (1952-04-01) April 1, 1952 (age 66)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Political party British Columbia New Democratic Party
Occupation Resort Operator

Evelyn Marie Gillespie (born April 1, 1952) is a Canadian former politician. She served as MLA for the Comox Valley riding in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1996 to 2001, as a member of the British Columbia New Democratic Party.[1]

She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1976 with a degree in recreation education.

Before her election as an MLA, she co-ordinated volunteer programs at a Calgary shelter for abused women and their children and also worked as a co-ordinator of volunteer programs at the Addiction Research Foundation in Toronto and with the Vancouver Health Department.

She also operated a small resort in the Comox Valley and now owns and operates the Laughing Oyster Bookshop in Courtenay, British Columbia.


British Columbia Provincial Government of Ujjal Dosanjh
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Joan Smallwood Minister of Women's Equality
November 1, 2000 – June 5, 2001
Ministry Abolished