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OBITUARY - EX-REGINA PATS - KIRKPATRICK, ART CHICHESTER

Published: 2003-01-17

KIRKPATRICK, Arthur "Art" Chichester - passed away in Regina on Wednesday, January 15, 2003. Art was born in Tyvan, Saskatchewan on April 24, 1914. He is survived by his wife Lillian of Regina, three daughters: Pat Prior (Ron) of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Gwen Kirkpatrick of San Diego, CA and Frances Joan Kirkpatrick (Nik Maissen) of Kelowna, British Columbia, his sister Kay McGregor of Regina and two grandsons: Chris Prior of Fort Saskatchewan and Thomas Prior of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Following his tour of duty in the Navy, Art worked for Renfrew Farm Equipment, moved to Oliver-Cockshutt-White Motors and was eventually the manager of the western division of farm equipment. He retired after forty-three years and invested in community activities. He was active with the Masons, Lakeview United Church, Meals on Wheels, served as an organizer of the Regina Summer Games and was a member of the Association of Canadian Travellers for over sixty years.

Art will be remembered for his love of sports. He played hockey with the Regina Pats (1933-1934), baseball during his service in the Navy, enjoyed hunting and curling and was an accomplished golfer. His daughters wish to express their respect and appreciation for his unselfish support as a single parent when their mother (Mickey Kirkpatrick) passed away in 1957.

We are proud of his accomplishments and grateful to him. He taught by example how to be a good neighbour and good friend. He knew he was loved. Friends and family will recall his playful nature, wonderful wit and the occasional harmonica accompaniment to sing-a-longs. Memorial Service will be held on Monday, January 20, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue. Arrangements in care of Speers Funeral Chapel and Crematorium Services. E-mail condolences to the family may be sent to reception@speersfuneralchapel.com