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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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