Dena KIRKPATRICK

KIRKPATRICK, Dena. (formerly Gerllays, nee Wiles). Dena was born in Vancouver, B.C. on May 24, 1913 and passed away peacefully in her 100th year on Monday, May 27th, 2013. Dena was a warm and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother to everyone in her large extended family. She enjoyed spending time on the golf course and was fortunate enough to travel the world playing the sport she loved. She is remembered as a past President of the Point Grey Women’s Golf Club. Dena was also an avid gardener and was often seen tending her garden at her beloved home in Crescent Beach. In fact, Dena was one of the original pioneer residents on the Beach. Swimming and diving were an important part of her life, and she competed in the 1934 Commonwealth Games. She is predeceased by her husband Perry Kirkpatrick (2011) and first husband, Allen Gerllays (1964) as well as her brother Harry and sister Mardie. She is survived by her sons Leagh (Lynn) and Hale as well as her sister Phil; her grandchildren Janice, Amber, Sharie, Mike and Allen, and her 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her nieces, nephews and the Kirkpatrick extended family: Janis, Karen, Linda, Jamie, their children and grandchildren. A very special thank-you goes out to Sheila Laughlin, Perry’s granddaughter, for all of her loving care and nursing expertise. Also special thanks to both Whitecliff residence and the Guildford Senior Village.


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