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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: Dan and Roxanna Denis
Relation: Colleague

Roxy and I send our deepest condolences to Kathy’s family. She was always cheerful and if I recall had a little bit of a dry sense of humour.

From: Sharon Mellin
Relation: Worked closely with her at William Head Institution for many years

I am so sad to hear that Kathy has passed away. We had so many good times together the many years we worked side by side at WHI. It’s been a long time since we were in touch but for some odd reason, she’s been in my thoughts lately. Rest in Peace my friend.

From: Rick Cawsey
Relation: Workmate

My heartfelt condolences to Peter and Kathy’s family. Words can never express the sadness but fond memories will restore the soul. Each flower is a memory and every rainbow a smile. God bless.

From: Linda Parker
Relation: My daughter’s mother in law

I am sorry for the passing of Kathy. We were together many times over the years at Chris and family and Jason and family and Mike. It was always a pleasure to visit and enjoy our families. You will be missed. RIP

From: Marie Sutherland
Relation: Friend - co-worker at William Head

Kathy & I worked together for many years. I am so, so sad to hear of her passing.

From: Randie Scott
Relation: I was Kathy’s senior manager for several years when I worked at William Head Institution.

My condolences to Peter and all of Kathy’s family. I always enjoyed working with her while at WHI in the late 80s and 90s. Such a gentle spirited lady and always so helpful.

From: Ken Williams
Relation: Wonderful co-worker

So sorry to hear this. Kathy was always a friendly, helpful and warm person even if her day wasn’t going well. My condolences to all.

From: Marian Higgins
Relation: Kathy was one of the kindest people I knew with an infectious laugh, and a positive outlook no matter how bizarre things became.

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

From: Chris and Terry Trehearne
Relation: Colleagues

We are so sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. We both fondly remember Cathy from the many years of working together at WHI.

From: Carol Baldwin
Relation: Colleagues

My heartfelt condolences during this very difficult time. I remember Kathy’s kindness and very dry sense of humour. We had many great giggles. Rest In Peace dear lady.

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