HIPKINS, Dorothy Helen (Dot) Passed away on Monday, December 20, 2004 at Chatham-Kent Heath Alliance, Public General Campus at the age of 87. Born in Hamilton, daughter of the late William J. and Sadie R. (Campbell) Hastings. Beloved wife of Fred T. Hipkins. Dear mother of Keith Hipkins, Ridgetown and Mark Hipkins and partner Deb McMahon, Tecumseh. Predeceased by sons Ralph Hipkins (2001) and Paul (Moose) Hipkins (2004). She is survived by six grandchildren, Kevin (Tracy), Brian (Carrie Co-Dyre), Jennifer, Marcy, Erin and Shannon Hipkins and two great-grandchildren - Emma and Kate. Also surviving is a daughter-in-law Mary Ann Hipkins. Predeceased by one brother, Bruce Hastings. She was a member of Confederation Chapter IODE, Ridgetown and a former member of Ridge Players for many years. The Hipkins family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 from 2:00 - 4:30 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. Interment of cremated remains in Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown. Donations made by cheque to Friends of the Ridgetown Library, CNIB or Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com Published in the Windsor Star on 12/22/2004.