October 2, 1956 – January 22, 2013
It is with profound sadness that we announce Kathy’s passing after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer. She passed peacefully at home with her family by her side.
She graduated from Kelowna Secondary School achieving high academic standards. She excelled as an athlete, where she developed strong friendships with her teammates who have remained by her side throughout her life. Kathy furthered her education, graduating with strong competency in French, Russian, Spanish, and English. She devoted many years as an inspiring teacher. Kathy was positive, energetic, wise, and loving in all that she did and practiced inclusivity with those around her. She was as passionate with her plants as she was with her ideologies of social justice. Her lasting friendships with family and friends truly reflected the friend she was.
Kathy was predeceased by her father, Harry. Surviving is her loving husband Mike of 31 years, her children Shayla and Rylan, loving mother Elizabeth, sister Lori (Hayden, Landyn), brother Fred and wife Josie (Denika, Hailey), along with numerous family and friends.
A service was held on January 25 with a pending announcement for a Celebration of Life. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Food Bank of your choice would be appreciated.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.
“Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.”