Dagmar “Puss” Kilpatrick
With sadness we announce the passing of Marie “Dagmar” Madeleine Hermane Collette Ghislaine Kilpatrick July 18, 2010 at Heritage Square Nursing Home in Vernon, BC. Born December 2, 1921 on the family’s Vernon estate to Baron & Baroness Herry, Dagmar later attended and studied music at St Ann’s Academy in Kamloops, BC for 12 years. Following business school, she became a Medical Stenographer for the Victoria General Hospital then returned to Vernon where she met and married her charismatic husband, Ron, in 1950. They “spawned” four children before relocating to Seattle, WA then to Coquitlam, BC and finally back to Vernon, BC again in 1969. During retirement years residing at Big Chief Mobile Home Park, they enjoyed entertaining and a colourful social life. Dagmar worked part-time as a radio announcer and cook show host for local station CJIB, then became a music/piano teacher and housewife. Active in many areas of the arts and church, she was a longtime member of the CWL (Catholic Women’s Association), Registered Music Teachers’ Association, Performing Arts Society, Vernon Art Gallery, Friends of History Society, Community Concerts Society and contributed donations of her mother’s artwork to the Vernon Arts Gallery. Dagmar provided organ music at the Vernon & Westside area Catholic parishes over the years and made many wonderful lifelong friends doing so. She was predeceased by her husband, Ron, in 2007, her parents the Baron & Baroness Herry; brothers Maximilien and Herman; sisters: Fanny, Monique (Moosh), Nicole (Nic) and was the last surviving immediate member of the historical Baron Herry family. Dagmar is survived by 4 children: Corky (Dennis) Hartley of Coquitlam, Cliff (Joyce) Kilpatrick of Vernon, Ann (Ovide) Huberdeau of Calgary and Michael Kilpatrick also of Calgary; 8 grandchildren : Mary (Bill), Drew (Monique), Glen, Tosha, Devon, Max, Chloe and Cole; 5 great-grandchildren: Cody, Samantha, Reese, Quinn and Jackson. She also is survived by several nieces, nephews and their families. Funeral Mass will be held at: St James Catholic Church, Vernon, BC at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2010 with interment at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Those wishing to do so may make a memorial donation in Dagmar’s memory to North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4. Expression of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements entrusted to:
Personal Alternative Funeral Services
250-558-0866 Vernon, 250-546-7237 Armstrong.
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