Wilkinson, Mary Kathleen “Kay” (nee Jackson)
93 years, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Arnold (2005). Cherished mother of Jim and wife Shirley, the late Sharleen Armstrong and husband Bob, daughter-in-law Lucy, Lynne Desaulnier and late husband Stan. Loving “Cookie Grandma” of Steven (Diane), Julia (Randy), Brenda, Dennis, David (Maureen), Nancy (David), Clayton (Susan), Russell, Justin, Graham, the late Sharlyn, Greg (Magda), Jason (Candace), Chris (Leila). Proud great grandmother of 26 great grandchildren. Predeceased by siblings George Jackson (Marion), Josie Carter (Maxwell), Hazel Dales (Willis), Jim Leatherdale (Verna). Special aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Kay was a dedicated mother, grandmother and great grandmother who was very involved in and active with her family and church. She was a longtime farmer’s wife who thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the rural life and the joys that it brought. Her dedication to her grandchildren was complete and her cookie baking always brought joy to both her and her family, thus the nickname “Cookie Grandma.” Her determination to see her great grandchildren grow up and prosper added purpose and happiness to her life. Both she and Arnold were the heart and soul of the entire family. She naturally kept the entire family close and together throughout all the years after Arnold had passed. She always was the glue that held all her family and friends together and will be very much missed by all her card playing partners. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) Thursday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to celebrate Kay’s life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11 a.m. Interment at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery to follow. Rev. Paul Rodey officiating. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations may be made by cheque to the Salvation Army (Leamington) or the Downtown Mission of Windsor. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance or make a charitable contribution at www.reidfuneralhome.ca
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