Many in Markdale are mourning following the loss of a well known person in the community.
With family and loved ones by her side, Kate Fitzpatrick passed at the age of 51 last Thursday due to the injuries she sustained after being struck by a pick-up truck in Markdale.
Fitzpatrick was the Administrator for the Grey Highlands Chamber of Commerce and very involved locally.
A moment of silence for Kate was held at a tree lighting on Friday in Markdale. The annual Santa Claus Parade in the community Saturday was also dedicated to Kate's memory.
A celebration of life is being held today at the Markdale Community Centre at 11 a.m. with a reception being held afterwards.
A GoFundMe page to support Kate's family had raised more than $10,500 by Sunday evening, more than double its goal.
Kate was struck by a truck making a left turn while crossing the street in Markdale at Highway 10 and Grey Road 12 on Nov. 22.
OPP have not yet indicated if there will be any charges laid relating to the incident.