Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington

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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302


the Inland Register

(From the May 18, 2006 edition of the Inland Register)

Sister Margot Cain CSC

Holy Cross Sister Margot Cain, a native of Spokane, died April 12 in Park City, Utah.

Sister Margot Cain CSC A wake service was held April 18 at St Mary, Notre Dame, Ind. The funeral Mass was celebrated there the next day. She was buried at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, Notre Dame. In addition, a memorial Mass was celebrated at St. Mary Church, Park City, April 23.

Sister Margot was born in Spokane and graduated from Seattle University. She entered the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1956. In time she earned a master’s degree in hospital administration from St. Louis University.

She ministered in several hospitals throughout the United States, and served as executive director of Catholic Community Services of Utah for six years. In 2003 she became coordinator of ministries at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Park City, where she became especially well known for her work with the poor and vulnerable.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Cross Ministries, 2570 W. 1700 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.

Jerry Kensok

Jerry Kensok, long-time volunteer with the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Spokane, died May 6 after a long illness. He was 90 years old and had been a resident of Spokane for 65 years.

The vigil service was May 11 at Hennessey Smith Funeral Home. The funeral Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony Church, Spokane, the next day. Burial followed at Holy Cross Cemetery.

He was born on a farm near Jamestown, N.D., one of six children. He learned to play the trumpet and formed a small dance band that toured and performed in neighboring towns.

He joined the Navy after the family moved to Spokane in 1939. There he trained as an electrician, a trade he pursued after his Honorable Discharge.

After the Navy, he married Marguerite Gibbons, in 1946. She preceded him in death.

He was a volunteer with the Spokane conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for some 50 years. He visited the homebound, delivered groceries to those in need, and served a three-year term as chairman of the conference’s Board of Directors.

He also volunteered at Marycliff High School and at St. Anthony and St. Charles parishes.

Marguerite, his wife, and his daughter Patricia preceded him in death. He is survived by his seven other children, 23 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

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