Gwen Hitchcock

A photo of Gwen Hitchcock



Gwendoline Belle Hitchcock of Guilds passed away at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance on Friday July 19, 2019.  Gwen was born 97 years ago to the late Robert & Jane “Jennie” Shaw and was the last surviving member of her family having been predeceased by her sisters Betty Ouellette, Bonnie Shaw and Geraldine Shaw as well as her brother Robert Shaw.

Gwen and her husband Bruce Raymond Hitchcock (1992) farmed for many years in Guilds.  They raised three children; Geri McPherson of Guilds, Jack & Katherine Hitchcock of Rondeau and Don Hitchcock of Guilds.  She was the proud grandmother of Alicia & Jarrod Kemp, Wyatt Hitchcock, Danielle & Scott Parker, Leah Guyitt, Julie Guyitt, great-grandmother of Dylan, Darrell, Laci and Livia Coll, Alexia Huffman Guyitt, MacKenzie and Leland Parker, and Isabel Kemp as well as the great-great-grandmother of Nash Beecroft Coll.  She is also survived by her sister in law Ann Hubbard Johnson.  Gwen is now reunited in heaven with her great granddaughters Amelia Ann and Christina Emily.

Gwen worked at the Sara Johnson Residence in Guilds prior to her retirement and was a lifetime member of New Scotland United Church.

Cremation has taken place and a private family service will take place at a later date.

Friends wishing to remember Gwen with a memorial donation are asked to consider the New Scotland United Church.

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Geri, Donnie & Jack. My sincere condolences , so sorry to hear of the passing of such a wonderful, loving lady. She was always there to help whomever and loved by all. . Remember those summers many years ago on the farm when she would be calling for us for lunch or supper. Many thoughts and prayers. Linda Kyle-Jansen

Geri, Don and Jack: sorry to hear that your mom has passed. I have many fond memories of times at your place as we were growing up, and your mom was always an energetic and fun-loving sort. She was always keenly interested in the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Allen & Marie

To Jack, Katherine and family. Doris and I are saddened at the passing of your mother. Take comfort in the knowledge that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Jack and Catherine, Our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. Treasure all the wonderful memories you have with her. Love, Jacquie and Phil Johnson


My sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. Such a beautiful lady! I have fond memories of working with her at the nursing home in Guilds where I really appreciated her fun & outgoing personality. Oh how she loved her family, and always had lively stories to share about them. Thinking of you all at this time of sadness. Warmest regards, Valerie Johnston

Sorry to hear of Gwen's passing. She was always a bundle of energy and added an element of mischief at work in the Nursing Home at Guilds. She will be missed .

Dear Geri, Don, Jack & families Aunt Gwen was such a fun, loving, caring Aunt who will be missed by all who loved her. She lived life to the fullest and I will treasure fondly many memories of her. I couldn't help but think how happy Aunt Gwen is, to be reunited with Uncle Bruce and her siblings Aunt Betty and my dad as well as other family members who passed away so long ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come. Love Tom & Lynda & family.

so sorry for the loss of your mom. I remember working with her at the nursing home in Guilds with many fond memories. She taught me a lot and was always fun to work with.

A life well lived! Gwen is remembered with fondness having grown up in the Guilds community. Lots of fun as kids! Thinking of you all.

Gwen was such a beautiful lady. May she Rest In Peace

Sorry to hear of your mom's passing Jack and Katherine, never met your mom but sure she will be sorely missed by your family.Take care all of you.

Dear Geri, Don and Jack, My sincerest condolences on the passing of your mom. She was a lovely person and I have great memories of her when I was growing up at Guilds. The Hitchcocks were good neighbours and a solid part of the Guilds community. Praying you will find peace and comfort for the days ahead.