Catherine "Kay" A. Ripley
1936 - 2022
Catherine "Kay" A. Ripley
Visitation Information
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Visitation Time
12:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Visitation Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre, Amherst, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Service Time
2:00 PM
Service Location
Jones Family Funeral Centre, Amherst, NS
Burial Information
Burial Date
At a later date
Burial Location
Fenwick Cemetery
Requested Charity
Charity of choice
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It is with sadness we announce the unexpected passing of our mother Catherine "Kay" Adelia Ripley, age 86 of Northport. Catherine passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at the East Cumberland Lodge in Pugwash.

Born in North Greenville, she was a daughter of the late Hubert and Carrie Pettigrew.

Our mother was a kind, caring and giving person with a gentle heart who always put the needs of her family before her own. She was a strong woman who faced many challenges in her life with courage and dignity. 

Growing up, Mom was always there for us, whether we needed help with our homework or just a shoulder to cry on. She was a woman of strong faith and she instilled in us the importance of family, hard work and doing what is right. Our mother was a true role model who we will always look up to. 

Mom was a hard worker, who worked along side our dad in the family businesses. She then worked many years as a cashier at Zellers till she retired to look after her grandsons.

She often said "I am so lucky to have a loving family and friends to look after me." In truth, we were so lucky to have her.

Mom, we love you so much, you will always be in our hearts.

The family would like to thank VON and caring and compassionate staff at East Cumberland Lodge. They would also like to thank Sister Sue and Virginia for staying with their mom while she was at home.

She was the devoted wife of the late Vaughn Ripley and loving mother of Gordon Ripley of Fenwick, Sidney (Robynn) Ripley of Coe Hill, ON and Linda (Tim) Brine of Northport. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her, especially her grandchildren Willis (Ginni), Terry (Jessica), Alysha, Zachary, Charles (Samantha), Jesse (Kim) and Jordan; her great grandchildren who loved her sense of play, Addison, Melody, Austin, Brooke-Lynn, Peyton and Weston. She will be remembered by her surviving sisters Ruth Ripley of Nappan, June (Durline) Stiles of Little Forks and Jinny Steeves of Peticodiac, NB.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Vaughn in 1982, her sister Helen Forrest, daughter-in-law Heather Ripley, brother-in-laws Howard Forrest, Alwin Ripley and Chester Steeves.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS (902-667-8777) where a visitation will take place Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023 from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM followed immediately by a funeral service. Internment will take place in the Fenwick Cemetery in the Spring.  

Those wishing to make a donation in Catherine's name may do so to a charity of choice.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook page.

Catherine "Kay" A. Ripley