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GUTHRIE, Emily (nee Chilingarian)


Guthrie Emily

Passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on November 23rd at the Guelph General Hospital. She will be sadly missed by her beloved father Dr Eric Chilingarian, as well as all her cousins, friends, neighbours and former colleagues. She was predeceased by her husband of over 30 years, Ted Guthrie (2019), her mother Helen Chilingarian (2018), her brother Dr Archie Chilingarian, MD ( 1993 ), aunts and uncles Mariette and Zaven Simonian (2001), David Davidian (2017), Irene (2019) and John Davidian (2020), mother in law Gloria Guthrie (1987), and father in law Dr James Guthrie (1992). She is survived by aunt Nelly (Norick) Parseh of Glendale, CA, brothers and sisters-in-law Hamish and Terrie Guthrie and Bill and Carla Guthrie.

Growing up in Guelph, where Emily attended Laurin Avenue P.S, King George, John F Ross and Centennial CVI, she was not only was an outstanding student but also was excellent at public speaking and music. She won numerous provincial awards in these fields, graduating high school with honours and as class valedictorian. She continued her academic excellence in University where she earned her B.A, M.A and B.Ed from Guelph, McMaster and U of T. It was in university where she met Ted, the love of her life. She then started her teaching career and excelled in the same outstanding fashion. She was one of the best, well organized and most respected teachers at Meadowvale High School. When Ted’s health declined, she was a tremendous source of support while still teaching. She retired from the job she loved earlier this year to be a full time caregiver for her  91 year old father. Sadly, it all ended suddenly on November 23rd. Cremation taking place.  If desired, memorial contributions to the charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Arrangements entrusted to GILCHRIST CHAPEL – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph, (519-824-0031).  We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at: and they will be forwarded to the family.