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Patricia "Pat" Gilchrist

The death occurred at her home in Huntsville on Saturday, December 9, 2017 of Patricia ( Pat) Gilchrist.

Beloved  daughter of the late Jack and Evelyn Gilchrist.

Pat was a graduate of the Ontario Ladies' College, Whitby and a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She also studied at Laval University in Quebec, the University of Mexico and at a university in Germany. She travelled extensively. Her career was as a legal secretary. Pat was a great grand daughter of Andrew Tait who had a lumber business in Huntsville and Orillia. Her ashes will be interred alongside her mother Evelyn Tait Gilchrist in the Tait family plot in Orillia. 

A Graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 1 p.m. at St. Andrewès Cemetery, Orillia.

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Bob Hutcheson
Posted: 1/5/2018 6:01:00 PM
i have warm memories of Pat and her family. They were part of Huntsville's history. Her Mom was a great friend of my Mom. Sorry that i did not know that she was living in Huntsville.
Rosemary Leslie
Posted: 12/13/2017 7:06:00 PM
It was always nice for our family to be invited by Pat to her beautiful house on the hill, for lunch, a chat and sherry! She and her mom had a special link with us through my grandmother and it is sad to hear of her passing.

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Cremation services
Did you know that in our area cremation has become very common. Cremation is simply an alternative form of disposition rather then burial. Cremation does not reflect on the service that is held to remember the life lived or to provide support and comfort to those who grief.
Alternatively if a cremation without memorialization is desired, we at the Mitchell Funeral Home can assist you with this choice. But, we will still provide to you our knowledge and support. We work hard for you and strive to keep our fees affordable as well as competitive.
A newer service across Ontario are cremation services, they advertise simple and affordable services, but simply they are doing what funeral homes have always done, but are limited to only dealing with dispositions.
As a funeral home owner, I just suggest, talk to your local funeral home first. Check out the level of service before and after the disposition as well as related fees. We are here to serve you 24/7.
Published: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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