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Mary Colleen Bigelow

Female 1930 - 2004  (73 years)


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  • Name Mary Colleen Bigelow 
    Born 28 Dec 1930  Springhill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Jul 2004  North Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Obituary 25 Jul 2004  Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Halifax Herald 

    • Obituary

      KIRKPATRICK (Bigelow), Mary Colleen - 73, Meech Avenue, North Sydney, passed away Friday, July 23, 2004, in Northside General Hospital, North Sydney. Born in Springhill, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Boyce) Bigelow. Following completion of her high school education, she studied nursing at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, graduated in 1954 and then came to North Sydney with her husband, Dr. Hugh Kirkpatrick. She is survived by her son, Dr. John (Debra), North Sydney; daughters, Susan (Dr. Graham) Opie, North Sydney; Dr. Jane (Dr. Michael) Gillis, Halifax; brothers, William (Joan) Bigelow, Charlottetown; Nathaniel, Springhill; grandchildren, Logan, Lesley and Michael Kirkpatrick, Esther, Sarah and Kirk Opie, Anna, Madeline and Elsie Gillis; sister-in-law, Esther (Dr. Harry) Poulos, Dartmouth; a number of nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Hugh Kirkpatrick. Colleen was a devoted wife, mother and protector. She enjoyed her summers with family and friends in Georges River and winters skiing in Ingonish. She had a great sense of humour and enjoyed the wit of others. The challenge of Colleen's lengthy illness was made easier to endure through the kindness and dedication of her wonderful caregivers. Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday in W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant St., North Sydney. A funeral service will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday in Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney, Rev. John Hannem officiating. Burial to follow in Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Northside Hospital Foundation or Calvary Baptist Church, North Sydney.
      [posted to NSCumber Mailing List 25 Jul 2004 by Eric Keys]
    Buried Lakeside Cemetery, North Sydney, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I60693  Arthur - Research
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2015 

    Father John Bigelow,   b. 10 Aug 1905, Windarm Hill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1958, Lantz Siding, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Boyce,   b. 15 Feb 1906, Springhill, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1987, Digby, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F19007  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dr Hugh Kirkpatrick,   b. 19 May 1927, Waterville, , Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1996, North Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1954  Aylesford, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Children 
     1. Dr John Kirkpatrick
     2. Susan Kirkpatrick
     3. Dr Jane Kirkpatrick,   b. CA 1970,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F21820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Halifax Herald - 25 Jul 2004 - Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S695] Obituaries: General, Mary Colleen (Bigelow) Kirkpatrick, Halifax Herald, 25 Jul 2004.

    2. [S2932] Info: Jane (Kirkpatrick) Gillis, proposed change 28 Jul 2015.

    3. [S695] Obituaries: General, Nathaniel Bigelow, Halifax Herald, 9 Sep 2005.

    4. [S2932] Info: Jane (Kirkpatrick) Gillis, e-mail 28 Jul 2015.


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