RICKARD, KATHLEEN ("KAY") MAUDE (JEWETT) February 18, 1918 - August 4, 2004 Proverbs 3:5 admonishes mankind to "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not onto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct thy paths". This verse of scripture became the foundation for a life of service dedicated to the Lord, her family and to her fellowman. Following a very courageous battle with cancer, her eighty-six year journey culminated in her home going on Wednesday, August 4th, 2004 surrounded by her immediate family and in the presence of her Lord and Savoir. Kay was predeceased by her loving husband and best friend of fifty-nine years, Walter, her beloved daughter, Mary Alice, her parents, the late Murray and Alice (Estabrooks) Jewett, her sister and life long friend Mildred, her brothers Walter and Sandy. Kay is survived by her son Robin, his wife and her loving daughter-in-law Gail, her beautiful granddaughter Tammy Jensen and kind husband David, and her very special grandson Timmy. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and many wonderful friends. A life long resident of Barker's Point and surrounding area, Kay lived life with love, dignity, conviction and acceptance for the things she could not change. She was a woman who demonstrated profound wisdom and whose faith remained firmly anchored down through the years. This was particularly evident throughout her recent illness and especially in the waning hours of her earthly journey. Her love of life and the compassion she demonstrated for others formed a fundamental part of her daily living and will continue to serve as an inspiration to everyone who had the good fortune to know her. Kay, together with her husband Walter, became early members of the Barker's Point Reformed Baptist Church. Kay will be particularly remembered for her many years of active service in the Women's Missionary Auxiliary where she, along with several other dedicated ladies spent countless hours in mending clothes and providing for the needy both at home and around the world. Kay also served for many years as a volunteer for Red Cross and Meals On Wheels throughout the greater Fredericton area. Visitation will be held at the Corbett Avenue Wesleyan Church, 53 Corbett Avenue, Fredericton on Saturday August 7, 2004 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM followed by a memorial service celebrating Kay's life at 2 PM Sunday, August 8, 2004 with Rev. P. Thomas officiating, assisted by Rev. R. Benson and Rev. H. Ricker. Internment will follow in the Fredericton Rural Cemetery Extension. For those who wish to place a memorial in honor of Kay's life, the family encourages tributes be made to the Corbett Avenue Wesleyan Church, the Canadian Cancer Society or the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements are under the care of McAdam's Select Community Funeral Home.
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