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February 22, 2023

Mary Worthington (nee Kennedy) of Ripley, died Feb. 22, 2023, at Huron Shores Hospice in Tiverton, with her family by her side. She was two months shy of her 100th birthday. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Worthington who predeceased her in 2009. Born April 22, 1923 in Bruce Township, she was the daughter of the late Elizabeth Kirktown and Roy Kennedy. Dear mother of her late daughter, Jane (2011); son, Richard (Sharron) of Angus; and her late son, John (Cecile) (2022). Lovingly remembered by her grandchildren, Joshua, Wesley (Alison), Bradley (Jessica), Bruce, Brett (Jacqui), Alexandria (Rohit) Jennifer, Rebecca, and Brandon; and great-grandchildren, Madeline, William, Evelyn, Mateo, Sofia, Kellen, Levi, Simon, Benjamin, and Luke. Missed by her chosen family members, Rudong Guo, Lucy Guo, Michelle Thornton, and Lia and Beverly Guo. Survived by her nephews, David (Vera) Kennedy, Jim Kennedy (Lindsay Beaudoin), Don (Chris) Worthington; and niece, Anne Brook. Predeceased by her brothers, Jack (Beatrice) Kennedy and Goldwin (Marion) Kennedy. Mary was a long-time member of St. Andrew's United Church in Ripley and the United Church Women (UCW). While at the cottage in the summer, she attended South Sauble Community Church for which she was a founding member of the board of directors. She was past-president of the Ripley and District Horticultural Society. Whenever you were fortunate enough to meet Mary, you would be welcomed with a warm smile. A private family visitation and funeral will be held at the MacKenzie and McCreath Funeral Home, Ripley. Spring interment and public committal service will be held at Purdy's Cemetery. Memorial donations to the South Sauble Community Church or Huron Shores Hospice, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Condolences and donations on-line at