Kathleen Panton (nee Kanigan)

Kathleen Panton (nee Kanigan) passed away at the age of 52 years on December 27, 2010 at her residence in Creston, BC with her family by her side.

Kathleen was born on March 22, 1958 at Trail, BC to Nellie and Philip Kanigan. She graduated from the Selkirk College Registered Nursing Program in 1979 and married the love of her life, Randy Panton at Castlegar, BC in 1981. Kathleen was employed by Interior Health as an RN at Creston Valley Hospital for many years and then in the Emergency Room at KBRH in Trail. Kathleen took pride in her career as a Specialist RN, displaying absolute dedication with great skill and professionalism that was deeply appreciated by her peers. Some of her hobbies included biking, travelling, sewing, quilting, gardening, hiking, cooking and especially spending time with and taking care of family and friends. She was always happiest when doing things for others.

Kathleen was predeceased by her mother Nellie Kanigan (1967)

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband Randy; children Brad (Squamish), Brittney (Calgary) and Shauna (Kelowna); father Philip Kanigan of Kelowna; brothers Philip Kanigan Jr (May Hadikin) of Castlegar and Steven Kanigan (Lorraine) of South Slocan, sister Larisa Buis (Drew) of Clinton, BC and many colleagues and friends.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held at a later date. Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution in Kathleen’s name may do so to the KBRH Health Foundation, 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or to a Memorial Bursary that is being planned at Selkirk College for a student enrolled in the Registered Nursing Program. Further information about the bursary will be forth coming.

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