Mary "Dianne" Dutcher

24-Jun-1945 - 18-Oct-2016

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Dianne Dutcher


DUTCHER, Mary "Dianne" (Thomas) (née Helferty) -June 24, 1945 - Oct. 18, 2016 Peacefully as a result of cancer, with family by her side at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Loving mother of Terry (Tammy) Thomas and devoted grandmother of Seth, Doron, Joel and Samara. Also cherished grandmother of Isrial Thomas (daughter of Tanya). Predeceased by parents, Leonard and Clare (Enright) Helferty and daughter Tanya Renee Thomas. Dear sister of Duane (Stewart) Andrews, L.J. (Joan) Helferty, both of Douglas, Ontario, and Hugh (Sarita) Helferty of Houston, Texas. Fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, friends, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul and Providence Associates. Dianne enjoyed her career as a registered nurse at KGH and Hotel Dieu as well as other administrative roles during her 37 1/2 years at Providence Manor. Friends and family are invited to share their memories of Dianne during visitation at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME , 435 Davis Drive, Kingston, (K7M 8L9) (Centennial Dr. and Taylor-Kidd Blvd) on Thursday, October 20th from 2 - 4 pm. At Dianne's request, the Associates of the Sisters of Providence will conduct a vigil from 7 - 8 pm, followed by visitation until 10 pm. As well visitation will be held on Friday, October 21st from 10 am until 11:30 am. Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church (1111 Taylor-Kidd Blvd, Kingston ON K7M 8G8). Rite of Committal with prayers at St. Mary's Cemetery (718 Division Street, K7K 4B9). In lieu of flowers, please consider volunteering at Providence Manor 275 Sydenham St, Kingston, Ontario K7K 1G7, donating to the University Hospital Kingston Foundation - Providence Manor site; or to the Transplant Advocate Association(transplantadvocateassociation.ca).


Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home - Township Chapel

    Event Times:

    20-Oct-2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    20-Oct-2016 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    21-Oct-2016 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    St. Paul the Apostle Church

    Event Times:

    21-Oct-2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Committal

    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Event Times:

    21-Oct-2016 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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