Kathleen Marie (Kaye) Dingee
It is with great sadness that the family announces the death of Kaye Dingee of Fredericton, NB on June 17, 2018. She was born on October 3, 1925 in Fredericton, NB and was the daughter of the late Frank and Jenny (Hodgson) McSorley and wife of the late Ralph Dingee.
Kathleen, known throughout her life as Kaye, was a true Frederictonian. She first lived "out the Doak Road," and later moved to Aberdeen St, where her mother ran a guest house. It was then that she met Ralph Dingee, the son of Gagetown apple farmers with aspirations to own a car dealership. After years of courtship and the launch of a successful business selling Peugeots, they married and had one child, Mary. Kaye spent her life supporting the family business and enjoying life with Ralph and Mary at their home on Manor Court or their cottage at Robertson’s Point, which they bought in 1966. Kaye was a loving mother and grandmother, who will be remembered for her fondness of chocolate, avid following of local events, and giving driving lessons long before the legal age. In her later years, few things made her happier than her grandchildren’s successes and hearing of long days on the water at Grand Lake.
Kaye spent her final ten years in the care of Farraline Place on Queen Street. The family would like to thank them for their love and care.
Kaye is survived by her daughter, Mary, two grandchildren, Melinda Jacobs and Michael Jacobs, sister-in-law Ethel Dingee, niece Ann-Marie Dingee, nephews George Dingee and Robert Dingee and their families. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brother Ken McSorley, brother-in-law Alton Dingee, and sister-in-law Jean Dingee-Walker.
Visitation will be held at McAdam’s Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul’s United Church on Thursday, June 21 at 2:00 PM. A private interment will be held in Gagetown, NB. Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial tributes in Kaye’s memory would be appreciated to St. Paul’s Church Foundation, Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation, Farraline Place, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.