In Loving Memory of
Kathleen Ann Keddy
Obituary of Kathleen Ann KeddyIt is with broken hearts that we had to say goodbye to our beloved and strong mother, on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at the NHS - St. Catharines Site, at the age of 53.
Cherished mother of Chris (Kate), Markie (Rick), Shannon (Adam), and adoring grandmother of Eloise Keddy. Kathleen will be greatly missed by her loving partner Gary Aubertin. Dear sister of Tom (Cathy), John (Sarah), Mary, Debbie (Teddy) and sister-in-law Joann. Kathleen was predeceased by her parents Tim and Helen, and brothers Tim and Gary.
Kathleen loved being a mom to everyone, including to her kitty Oscar. It was in her nature to be caring, in charge and maybe sometimes a little sassy. Her favourite hobbies were centered around creativity. As a talented artist, she enjoyed crafts, decor and design. We remember that her favourite holiday was Christmas and that despite the season, she would happily wear her Christmas themed pjs all year round. Kathleen also had an interest in alien, crime and murder mystery programs, but she would find her peak enjoyment drinking her triple-triple coffee from Timmies.
A special thank you to nurse Andrea "Andi" from the 3B Oncology Unit at the St. Catharines Hospital, for taking exceptional care of our mom from the very beginning to the end.
In accordance with Kathleen's wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. A Celebration of Kathleen's life will be held at a later date, when restrictions have been lifted and family and friends can safely gather together.
As an expression of sympathy, a GoFundMe page has been created for memorial donations to be given for Kathleen's granddaughter; Eloise's education fund. Please see the link to the GoFundMe page under the donation tab.
Service InformationThere are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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Kathy was one of easiest going in our hood got along with all! I will always remember her taking me to her house when I took something I shouldn’t have her and Mary put me n cold shower and I believe saved my life! Another time I got off work about 10 pm kolnik and nasello net me at pool hall we started walking up Pickering Ave! Bob short and another guy came running past us kicking cans and shit ! A man and his wife were getting in car I saw the man try to stop being b but he scooped by him ! Once we got up to around the man he drove me in face! Kathy again came out told me come in told guy I lived there he went away!
You will be missed Kathy! You were an angel in life you will be guardian angel now! Til we all meet again RIP
It was very sad to hear the news of Kathy’s passing.
She was a very talented and dedicated worker, who would do anything asked of her.
Kathy loved her family and was so proud of her granddaughter and enjoyed bringing her to various SCCN events.
She will truly be missed by everyone she touched.
Our deepest sympathy.
It is with a very heavy heart that I have to share that my little sister Kathy is finally free of the pain and allowed to stop the heroic and stoic fight that has engulfed her last years….
Kathy passed at 6:25am February 20, 2021
In my arms, and with Deb holding your hands, you left us.
I know you tried to do it alone so as not leave pain on anyone…
but, it was not pain, it was the pleasure of you and knowing you that somehow allowed us to be there…
Sister, we shared so many moments that no one else will understand… We laughed at inside jokes, have our own catch phrases, and understood each other’s joy and pain. I cannot imagine anyone who would make a better best friend than you!
I am so happy that you are my little sister!
Sisters help make the hard times easier, and the easier times more fun!
You are my favourite angel, sister, because you fill my life with the light of a billion suns!
Outsiders will never actually know the amazing bomb that is you! Great words are said, but never really understood. You are amazing! Period! So proud, so entitled, so overwhelmed to be in your circle!
Love you always!
Am so sorry to hear of the passing of Kathy. Your laughter, strength and dedication to hard work will be sorely missed. Will always have fond memories being a co-worker at SCCN. My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.
Its been years since I last saw you and that infectious laugh and your contagious smile. The Keddy women befriended me during the worst part of my life. My boys and I survived abuse and I had no friends. They uplifed my soul and encouraged me to overcome and i built confidence and in no time they all were my sisters.
Kathy always said it took a village to raise a child. She helped me with Nick. Chris and nick became inseparable. I miss thise summer nights hanging out on her front porch drinking coffee or having a mikes lemonade, the banter that ensued warmed my heart. I would kiss her on the cheek and let her know how grateful i was to be included and adoed our friendship. They included me in just about every family function. Experience my first girls not out with 6 of the most loving woman i had ever met. Kathy was an incredibly loving generous human being. She had a way of making me feel I had value and I was safe. I will miss you and I will treasure my memories of you the rest of my life.
Sending my condolences to your family on Kathy’s passing.🌹
I have many wonderful memories of us as kids, especially around our Birthdays, but her laugh will forever play in my head. 💕
Kathy has always been an angel of a human and will always have a spot in my heart. ❤️
Holding you all close in my thoughts at this difficult time.
We were so saddened to hear that Kathy lost her courageous battle with cancer. She was always a shining light that was so kind and smiling. I hope that your memories of her and the love that you shared will bring you comfort in the difficult days ahead. Thinking of you all with love, and sending my love to you.
My deepest condolences to Kathy’s entire family. She will be missed by all who knew her. RIP Kathy.
I can’t express how sorry I am for your loss. Kathy was a huge influence in my life with a fun sassy personality. I am a better person for having her in my life. The boys and I send our deepest heartfelt condolences to Chris, Markie and Shannon. Remember angels live amoung us. Your mom was one of them.
I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy was a strong, caring, and hard-working person. She was truly a wonderful human being. She will be missed by all.
I love you Kathy.
My deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the family. Having just lost my own mother on Sunday, Feb. 14th-, I can only say how great a void losing a mother, parent, companion, eaves us with. What a wonderful woman although I knew her little having just started at SCCN. As she continues on her life journey as a soul, I am sure she will continue to watch over all of you and share with you all of the beautiful moments, she always has, plus more- be it not in physical form. It is a huge loss, to your family and I am so sorry fir whatever grief and pain you are feeling. The void, emptiness, sorrow- I believe will fade with time but her memory and her presence will forever surround you in the utmost creative and beautiful energy.
My deepest- Anita Menotti
Kathy brought so many things to my life in the 10 years we worked and knew each other. On a business side I was her manager which at times was funny….”kathy can you do this for me”….well I will do it but not that way she would say LOL! And yes 9 out of 10 times her way was better! out of our business relationship came a true friendship. It was built on respect, laughter, and a genuine caring for each other! Over the 10 years we saw each other through good and certainly challenging times….and now there is a huge void in my life. Kathy we all will miss you so much, and for me you will forever be my dear friend
It breaks my heart that your no longer with us the world just became a lot less interesting without you I watched you do so many things for so many people my kids enjoyed your haunted house that you built every year for charity you gave us memories so ty until we meet again 💛
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family on the passing of your Mom. I grew up with your Mom and the Keddy family on Pickering Street. I hold very fond memories of those times. She truly will continue to live on through each one of you. Again I am truly sorry for your loss.
Our deepest condolences to the whole family. Shannon, Markie , Chris , your mom loved each of you so much. I hope you cherish the good memories you have of her. Kathy was always a joy to be around, and had a character to her that was unique in the best of ways . We are thankful to have met her and known her for the time we did .
An amazing person taken too soon, my deepest condolences to her loved ones.
I am so sorry for your loss Shannon and family. I know these times are difficult and I want you to know people love and care for you so much. If you ever need anything I am here for you.
My deep sympathy for your loss, Shannon. I hope the legacy your wonderful mother left in you will give you some comfort in the next few days, weeks and months. Take care of yourself. Much love. <3
I’m so sorry to Kathy’s family and friends for an incredible loss. I have so much admiration for her strength. She continued working through all this as long as she could and most people didn’t even realize she was sick. I don’t think their is anyone at work who won’t be missing her. I’m so glad to have had her in my life even if it was a short time.
Kathy was an incredibly strong woman who I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet and work alongside. She will be truly missed by so many. My deepest sympathies to her friends and family!
Words? There are none to express the profound loss and emptiness I feel. Kathy. My most cherished, Funny, loving friend. When we meet again there will never be another good by. FLY HIGH, you will always be my hero. Xo
To the family. Ron and I have made a small donation to “Elo’s” future education fund.
Your mom left you in each other arms. Hold tight xo
Kathy was a beautiful person, inside and out. Always a smile on her face and a kind word no matter what was happening in her life.
Another example that only the good die young.
What an amazing woman she must have been, to have raised a daughter like Markie. Losing your mom is a painful thing. Please reach out to your many understudy moms, who are here with open arms. Ps I have said a prayer to my mom and to Max to be on the lookout for a beautiful, crafty, fun-loving soul in Christmas Pajamas. I bet they’re dancing in heaven. ❤️
My sincere condolences to the entire family at the passing of Kathy. She fought a difficult battle and like her brother John she had the spirit to never gave up and pushed on. RIP Kathy
Our deepest thoughts and love go to the entire family.
Kathy will truly be missed she was a very talented women prayers are with the family
Please accept my deepest sympathy.
Dino Pacilli wishes to express his sincerest condolences. Kathy was a pleasure to work with. She will be truly missed!
Dino Pacilli wishes to express his sincerest condolences. Kathy was a wonderful person to work with. She will truly be missed!