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Kathleen Wilkinson

July 15, 1951 - April 28, 2021


It is with great sadness that the family of Kathleen Elizabeth Wilkinson announce her passing on April 28, 2021 at her home surrounded by family.  

Kathy was born in Edmonton, Alberta on July 15, 1951 to the late Clifford and Nora Wilkinson.  Her family moved to Victoria, BC when she was a little girl.  

After graduation Kathy began a 30 year career with the Federal Government before retiring in Crofton, BC to enjoy her passion for gardening, knitting, reading and her beloved doll collection. It was not uncommon for Kathy to be the last one in the door when coming to visit, you would find her in your garden pulling a weed or two and adding her touch.  

Kathy will be lovingly remembered by her spouse of 21 years, Peter Thorpe, her sons, Chris Sheppard (Robin), Mike Sheppard, Jason Sheppard (Dawn), her grandchildren, Brianna, Mackenzie, Keanna, Brayden, Isabelle, Rebecca, Brittany, Justin.  

She will also be fondly remembered by Peter’s children and grandchildren, Stephen Thorpe, Wanda  Maassen, Devin, Brandon and Angela.   

Kathy is survived by her sister, Carol Robinson ( Keith) and her brother Gerry Keeler as well as her nieces and nephews.  

Kathy’s family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. D. Welch, Dr. J. Eberhard, Dr. V. Masuda, and the staff at Cowichan Hospice and Island Health for their care and compassion.  

The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.  

Memorial donations may be made to S.A.I.N.T.S (Senior Animals in Need Today Society) or a charity of your choice.  


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From: Dawn Sheppard
Relation: Daughter-in-law

There are no words to express the hole left in my heart. Kathy was a second mother to me, she was always there, and her loss is profound. She thanked me many times for coming into her life…it’s me that was the lucky one, to have known her.
I love you Mum! Rest now! ❤️

From: Theresa murphy

Was my honor to share our granddaughter with Kathy and I always knew since I was so far away the she would be there for my gurls

From: Judy Clowater
Relation: Jayson is Pat's Grandson-in-law.

Sorry for your loss Jay,Dawn, Brianna and Family. from Mama(Pat) and Judy.

From: Joann Sparks
Relation: friend

Kat was a dear friend. We met years ago at different doll events and hit it off. She had so many interests and loved her family so much–both the human kind and the furry kind! I always told her she was the best doggie mommy I knew! I’m still having a hard time wrapping my head around this. To all her family, much love and peace. Kat, you will always be missed. Jo

From: Cherry Nettleton
Relation: Friend

On behalf of the Tzouhalem Spinners and weavers guild I wish to extend our condolences to all of Kathy’s family.
She will be remembered as our librarian who cheerfully tried to help us find the book or magazine we wanted.
Kathy was always kind and her quick “one liners” could make us laugh. We share your sadness and will treasure our memories of her.

From: Chris Olsen
Relation: As friend and neighbour

I enjoyed knowing Kathy both at work and later, also as a neighbour, when Peter and Kathy moved to the Cowichan Valley after retirement. I enjoyed many occasions in her company and shared her love of pets, gardening and Corrie! Kath was both warm and generous.
I will remember her with great fondness and was honoured to be on her ‘Team Positive’ in her last few weeks.

From: carol ann lonsdale
Relation: we worked at the same facility

so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. I remember her sweet smile and gentle caring at work.

From: Liz Jameson
Relation: Work acquaintance.

My deepest sympathy . Will always remember Kathy’s warm smile & gentle laughter & … “wicked “sense of humour She will be missed by many!

From: Wendy Townsend
Relation: Through work

I’m so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. We worked together at WHI for many years. She was always pleasant and caring. My condolences to the whole family.

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