Dr. Edith K.M. Peterkin

31-Oct-1922 - 18-Oct-2019

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PETERKIN, Dr. Edith Katherine Martha

Edith K. Peterkin MD, FRCPC -Died October 18, 2019 at age 96. She was predeceased by her parents (Mary Loretto and Frank) and her brothers Dr. David Peterkin and Rev. Allan Peterkin S.J.She is survived by brother John Peterkin (Esme) in Winnipeg and Sister Mildred Peterkin RSCJ in Halifax. Dr. Peterkin practiced pediatrics in Belleville for 40 years. She loved the practice of medicine and viewed it as an art as well as a science.  She cared deeply for her patients, colleagues and friends. At Dr. Peterkin's request, a memorial mass will be celebrated at St. Ignatius Parish (Winnipeg) where her deep faith was nurtured through childhood.  Arrangements under the direction of BURKE FUNERAL HOME (613-968-6968) 150 Church Street, Belleville.  If desired, donations may be made to St Michael's Hospital Foundation, Toronto -www.stmichaelsfoundation.com. Online condolences can be made at www.burkefuneral.ca 

Dr. Edith K.M. Peterkin
Posted by A. Elizabeth Dempsey Whan | 06-Nov-2019

I remember my mother, Dr. Ethel A. Dempsey speaking often fondly concerning Dr. Peterkin. My Mother always had high praise for her and spoke of her in very warm way.

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Posted by Alan and Sue Bleakley | 04-Nov-2019

We had heard a lot about 'Aunt Edith' from Allan, and finally we were lucky enough to meet her on our last trip to Canada when we stayed in Prince Edward County. What a wonderful, sensitive and intelligent woman, with such focus and wit! We learned of her life of service in medicine, her dedication to social justice and her deep sense of faith. Her death has left a gap in this world that very few shoes could fill. We were privileged to talk with her and absorb some of her wisdom and beauty. Alan and Sue Bleakley

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