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Kathryn Plankar

Plankar, Kate

Thursday, September 3rd, 1987 - Wednesday, January 27th, 2021
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Kate Plankar, Loved, Cherished and Treasured. from Gilpin Funeral Chapel on Vimeo.

Kathryn Michelle Plankar nee Rivers of Forest passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at University Hospital in London at the age of 33.

Kate was the cherished wife of Michael Plankar. The couple married in February of 2012 and created an abundance of moments and memories as their family grew with Patrick, age 7, and Emily, age 4. The children were Katie's pride and joy, taking thousands of photos with them, filling up a laptop and 2 Ipads worth of memories to treasure.

Don & Tracy Rivers's beautiful baby girl will always be remembered for her kind smile and sparkling eyes. Kate will be so missed by her younger brother Adam & Samantha Rivers and their children Aiden and Logan.

The loved daughter-in-law of Thomas Plankar, Bruce Hardy, and Judith Hardy (2012), Kate was a gift to have in their extended family.

Family was everything to Kate, whether that was going for walks with the kids, and her four-legged buddies Chevie the dog and Kara the cat, special date nights with Mike, or the family vacations at Bear Skin Lodge in Northern Ontario, times together were always precious and treasured.

Kate excelled in the arts, developing her incredible gifts, graduating from Fanshawe College as a Graphic Artist before going on to work in her field. The quiet, and beautifully talented Kate was often described as shy, but to those who knew her well, they knew she could speak up when something was important to her.

Wife, Mommy, Daughter, Sister, Friend, Loved.

A public service will take place at Gilpin Funeral Chapel on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 1pm with Rev. Dr. Christine O'Reilly officiating. The service will be FM Modulated to vehicles in the parking lot, we ask that you remain in your vehicles at all times. The service will be followed by a drive by greeting with details provided at the service. Donations are appreciated in Katie's name to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Arrangements are entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 123 King Street East in Forest 519-786-4964. Please leave a memory or condolence online at

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    Saturday, January 30th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Saturday, January 30th, 2021 1:00pm
    Gilpin Funeral Chapel - Forest
    123 King Street East
    Forest, Ontario N0N 1J0
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    A public service will take place at Gilpin Funeral Chapel on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 1pm with Rev. Dr. Christine O'Reilly officiating. The service will be FM Modulated on channel 98.9 FM to all vehicles in the parking lot. We ask that you remain in your vehicles at all times. The service will be followed by a drive by greeting with details provided at the service.
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Craig @Pattyann Tattersall

Posted at 12:54pm
So sorry to read about Kate's passing. You are all in our thoughts. With all that is going on right now this is such a tragedy. Stay strong if we can help please call Craig and Pattyann Tattersall

mary lou farquhar

Posted at 11:43am
Don and Tracey, I was both shocked and sadden to hear of Kates sudden passing. I remember well Kate and Adam as teenagers and their German Shepherd "Charlie". My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Former neighbor Mary Lou Farquhar (Gordon 2018} Woodstock

Bev McKellar

Posted at 03:01pm
Don Tracey Adam Samantha and Mike and families. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful young lady and I can't imagine your pain. Take care of each other and yourselves. There are no words!

Vaughan and Rosemary Hartwick

Posted at 06:15pm
Vaughan and Rosemary Hartwick
Vaughan remembers teasing Kate at darts about using her cell phone calculator to count the points.

We cannot imagine the sorrow you are feeling.
Sharing in your tears and in a small way some of the pain and
continuing to pray for Kate and each one of you in a very special way.


Lynn Rawlings

Posted at 09:26am
So sorry to hear this very sad news. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Our deepest condolences. Barry and Lynn Rawlings

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