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EMILY GRACE (WOOD) KILPATRICK (published on September 21, 2010)



EMILY GRACE (WOOD) KILPATRICK It is with profound sadness that the family of Emily Grace (Wood) Kilpatrick mourns her passing at Hunter Memorial Hospital Teulon, MB on Sunday, September 19, 2010. Surrounded by her family she went peacefully home into the loving arms of her Lord. She was born August 15, 1936 on the family farm near Sydenham, ON. Education was in the old one room elementary schools. She graduated from Sydenham High School in 1954 and from the Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing in 1957. After graduation she worked at Kingston General Hospital and later at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She also did some private duty nursing in Kingston. In 1960 she married Rev. David G. Kilpatrick, at the time, minister of Grace United Church in Sydenham. Two children, Cynthia and Ian, were born while they remained there. In 1964, David resigned from the ministry of the church in Sydenham and they moved west to Lucky Lake charge in Saskatchewan. They remained there for four very enjoyable years. While they were there, Geoffrey was born. The next year they moved to Shellbrook, SK for another four years then moving to Teulon in 1972 which became their home. There they raised their family and were active participants in the community. They remained there after David's retirement. She resided at their condo following David's death in 2005, moving into Gateway Manor in 2009. During their entire ministry together Grace was very active in the church as back-up organist, singing in the choir and as a life member of the United Church Women from its inception. She was also active in Presbytery and in Conference U.C.W. During all the years of marriage she also worked part time in the local rural hospitals, retiring in 1992 after 20 years in Teulon Hospital. She remained active in the church for as long as she was able. She also loved to read, and with David, enjoyed plays, opera and a lot of traveling, some of this on her own until she was badly hindered by her back injury. The family traveled together for a month on their holidays, towing a trailer or with the motor home and Mom did nearly half of the driving and all the backing up. She was predeceased by all her immediate family, parents, aunts and uncles. Survived by Cynthia (David), Hope, Meredith, Amie and Seth, Ian (Karin), Cole, Campbell, and Christine and Geoff (Kristi), Riley and Emily; brother-in-law John (Jean) Kilpatick, numerous nieces and nephews as well as numerous second cousins in Ontario. Memorial service will be held at the Teulon Rockwood Centennial Centre on Thursday, September 23 at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Ken DeLisle will officiate. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba, 6 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB or to the Teulon United Church, Box 108, Teulon, MB R0C 3B0. MacKenzie Funeral Home, Teulon in care of arrangements.


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