Kandice Lee Perry

September 23, 1956 — August 4, 2022

Kandice Lee Perry

Kandice Lee Perry of Plainwell, MI passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at the age of 65. She was born in Kalamazoo, MI on September 23, 1956, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Caldwell) Tolhurst Sr.

She graduated from Gull Lake High School in 1974, following graduation she welcomed her first child: Shannon (Perry) Fritz into the world. Wanting to provide for her family she started working at Fabri-Kal in 1980, where she met her future husband: Tim Perry, on her first day at orientation. On May 19, 1984 the two were married at Sunnyside Methodist Church of Kalamazoo. Combining their families, Kandice welcomed John and Joe Perry as her sons. During their marriage they moved a lot for work moving between: South Carolina, Chicago, and Michigan. Tim and Kandie went to the same Nascar races on their 25th wedding anniversary that they went to on their honeymoon.

She is preceded in her passing by her parents and granddaughter: Saralise Perry

Left to cherish her loving memory is her husband: Tim Perry; children: John Perry, Joseph Perry, and Shannon (Jack) Fritz; grandchildren: Jordan, Kaylee, J.D., Mary Jane, and Navah; brothers: Charles Tolhurst Jr. and Timothy (Lois) Tolhurst; and several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

In accordance with the family’s wishes a public service will be held at Avink, McCowen & Secord, 120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080, on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, with a time for visiting beginning at 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. Kandice will be laid to rest at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Gardens following the service.

Memorials made in Kandice’s memory may be directed to Centrica Care Navigators or The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Kandice’s guestbook and/or share a memory with her family.

The Perry family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes and Cremation Society, 120 South Woodhams Street, Plainwell, MI 49080.

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

11:00am - 1:00pm (Eastern time)

Avink McCowen Secord Funeral Home Plainwell

120 S. Woodhams St., Plainwell, MI 49080

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

1:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

Avink McCowen Secord Funeral Home Plainwell

120 S. Woodhams St., Plainwell, MI 49080

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Burial

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

3:00 - 3:30pm (Eastern time)

Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park South

3941 S Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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