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MARY KATHLEEN (KAY) HAM HITCHCOCK
Date of Passing: Jan 13, 2004Offer Condolences or Memory
MARY KATHLEEN (KAY) HAM HITCHCOCK (nee McMILLAN) With sadness, joy and thanksgiving, we celebrate the long and wonderful life of Kathleen who died Tuesday, January 13, 2004 at Poseidon Care Centre at the age of 98 years. Kathleen is survived by her daughters-in-law, Carole Ham (Donald), Patricia Hodgson (Robert) grandchildren, Cynthia Cembrowski (Ron), Judith Irwin (Tim), Tina Ham Peterson (Ric) and Robert Ham; her great-grandchildren, Blythe and Brynn Irwin and Donovan, Anika and Juliet Peterson. She also leaves her American family: step-daughters, Margaret Lind (Bill) and Lucy Gemlo; her step-grandchildren, Lucy Hogan (Kevin), Peggy Larson (David), Susan Lind Kanne (Tim), Brett Gemlo (Libby Snelson), Jenny Rasmussen (Don), Marnie Ruliffson (Pete) her step great-grandchildren, Paul and John Hogan, Marnie and Andrea Larson, Sarah, Cameron and Eva Gemlo, Toby and Jesse Hanson, Andrew Stockwell and Jenny Ruliffson. The best aunt in the world, she will be greatly missed by her many relatives, especially the nieces and nephews in the Woeller, Fallis, McMillan and Ham families. Her birthday cards kept everyone in touch from coast to coast and across borders. Kay was predeceased by her pioneer parents, Alexander and Elizabeth McMillan; sisters, Marion, Margaret and Victoria; brothers, Archibald and Campbell; her first husband, architect Ralph C. Ham (1941) their sons, Robert (1992) and Donald (1991) her second husband, Ralph C. Hitchcock of Minneapolis (1966) and his sons, Harold, Carl, Claude and Ralph Jr. Born in Gladstone, MB in 1905, she was educated in Winnipeg, graduating from the University of Manitoba in 1927. Kathleen sought knowledge, understanding and spiritual growth her whole life. She triumphed over tragedy, loss and sorrow. Kay was for many a mentor, a true friend and gracious hostess. Her later years were enriched by her life in the congregation of St. Pauls Anglican Church in Fort Garry and Creative Retirement where she was an original and continuing student. She was especially grateful for the caring of the Rev. Canon Ann Goodwin and the friendship of Dorothea Miller and Margaret Clark. A celebration of Kathleens life will be held in St. Pauls Anglican Church, 830 North Dr., on Saturday, February 7 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Canon Ann Goodwin officiating. Interment will take place in St. Johns Cathedral Cemetery, 135 Anderson Ave. In lieu of flowers, donations in Kathleens memory may be made to the Winnipeg Harvest, 1085 Winnipeg Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0S2, or a charity of ones choice. WOJCIKS ALL BELIEFS & FAITHS FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM 897 - 4665
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 31, 2004
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