Passed away peacefully at Huron Lodge on September 30, 2012 at 85 years of age. Kay is now reunited with her beloved husband Wilfred Ridgewell (1994). Dear mother of Kathy Beger (Ron Malkin), MaryEllen Morton-Collins (Len Collins & the late Russell Morton), Nancy Dupuis (Late Dan), and Amy Vreman (Peter). Treasured grandmother of Susan Beger, Kara Long, Christine Morton-Elliott, Charmaine Nymann, Michelle White, Calvin Vreman and Zachary Vreman. Great-grandmother of Taylor, Tori, Ethan, Grace, Lauren, Elizabeth, Brianna, Lauren, Adam, Jacob, Tyler, and Austin. Great-great-grandmother of Dreyden. Dear sister of Marie Anstadt of California. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Katherine was a devoted member of Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church where she was instrumental in helping establish many groups. Special thanks to Kay’s Paulin Ladies who were devoted friends. Thank you to the staff of Huron Lodge for five years of care. Cremation has taken place. On Friday, October 5, 2012 friends are invited to meet the family after 2 p.m. at Paulin Memorial Church (3200 Woodland Ave. at Norfolk – Windsor) followed by the Memorial Service at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Wendy Patterson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church. Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. N, Essex entrusted with funeral arrangements. You may send your condolences online at

Kay will be remembered as a dedicated mother and grandmother.

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