McKinlay, Edith0001McKINLAY: Mary Edith ‘Edie’ – A resident of Morpeth, Edie McKinlay passed away with her family at her side at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at the age of 88. Born in Woodslee, Edie was the daughter of the late John and Beatrice (Fenner) Wilcox. Beloved wife of the late James Crawford McKinlay (1990). Loving mother of Sandy (Wendy) of Coquitlam, BC, Rob (Mary Margaret) of Morpeth, Scott (Pam) of Morpeth, Ian (Luisa) of Matawan, NJ and Mary Bell (John “J.B.”) of Morpeth. Proud grandmother of Shaun, Michael (Tanya), Stephen, Jim, Kerry (Shaun), Nikki, Regan, Keenan and Irene. Predeceased by her brother Oliver Wilcox and her nephew John Wilcox. Also missed by many nieces and nephews. Edie enjoyed teaching with her colleagues at Ridgetown District High School. She was an avid golfer and curler, and thoroughly enjoyed playing cards: particularly 313 and bridge. She will be missed by her fellow members at the Ridgetown and Area Adult Activity Centre. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street E., Ridgetown on Thursday, August 1, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, August 2, 2013. Inurnment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. Donations made in memory of Edie to the Chatham-Kent Hospice (cheque payable to St Andrew’s Residence-Hospice) or the Howard Mutual Foundation (Medical Centre) would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at,  McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown, Ontario,(519)674-3141.

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