Kathy Wismer
In Loving Memory of

Kathy Wismer

1962 - 2018

Obituary of Kathy Wismer

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Kathy, our beloved wife, mother and grandma. Kathy passed away at the St. Catharines General Hospital on January 5, 2018, at the age of 55. Beloved wife and best friend for over 32 years to David. Loving mother of Karyn (James) Morrow and Duncan. Proud Grandma of Nixson and Summer. Predeceased by her parents Gerald and Pearl Smith, and by her sisters Linda Taylor and Paula Wade. Dear sister of Bruce (Rita) Smith and daughter-in-law of Joseph and Jean Wismer. Kathy will be remembered fondly by many extended family and longtime friends. Although Kathy left us so soon, she left us with many beautiful memories; such as her years at Cave Springs Camp (you may recall her as Toothbrush), her passion and gift for producing art, and certainly we couldn’t forget her love for hippos and Star Wars. Kathy’s dedication to martial arts has been evident throughout the years, most recently with introducing Tai Chi to members of the Alzheimer Society. More importantly, her passion for art lives on in her granddaughter Summer, and her dedication to martial arts is carried on by her grandson, Nixson; both of whom she was extremely proud of. In accordance with Kathy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services, 905-354-2133. A Celebration of Kathy’s Life will be held at Jordan Station United Church, 4105 Bridgeport Drive, Jordan Station, L0R 1S0, on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 from 1-7 p.m., with Words of Remembrance being shared at 4 p.m. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.

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Kim, Tanner, Emma and Xavier
5 years ago

Sending our deepest sympathies at the unexpected passing of such a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. Kathy’s spirit lives on in the sense of humour of Duncan, the passion of Karyn and the caring and sweet nature of Nixson and Summer. She was a truly special woman and we are lucky to have shared in her life, if even so briefly.
Much love to the whole family and we are here for you always.

Sayge Whitesong
5 years ago

I am so saddened to just hear of the passing of this incredible teacher & friend. I will always hold a special place in my heart for her. My deepest condolences to her family. I love you Kathy. Sayge Whitesong

Allison Bryson
5 years ago

Kathy was a loving and caring person who adored and supported her family with all her heart. You could depend on her to cheer her children on in whatever activities they participated and she made a great contribution to the community by teaching martial arts.
She and her sister, Paula, we’re excellent students of mine. When Karen was in high school, it was great to meet her again and to have the whole family at cheerleading competitions to cheer on the team.
It was a pleasure to have known Kathy as a student and an adult. She was a model as a student and a mother.
My prayers are with her family in whom her spirit lives on.

Fabiola Hernandez
5 years ago

Kathy was awesome in teaching martial arts you never felt left behind or centered out. I will miss her patience and dedication to all of us as her colleagues. Rest in Peace Kathy your work was done here and now youve gone home.a
YOU will be missed. Thank you for being a kind human being.

Robin Boyd Ellis
5 years ago

Remembering Kathy is easy, she was such a vibrant, fun loving personality. I can never forget the great times we had at Cave back in the 70’s. “Grease, Stairway to Heaven, Grungie, I Wanna Linger”. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, as well as teacher. I am so glad I had the opportunity to take Tai Chi with her recently.
She will be missed by many. I am so very sorry for the loss to her family, and especially to David, her best friend.

Robyn Moore
5 years ago

I have fond memories of Kathy as my friend Paula’s “cute little sister”. My sincere condolences go out to Bruce Smith and the Wismer family for their loss.

Deb Boyle
5 years ago

So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. My thoughts are with all of you.

Cathy Rogers
5 years ago

So very sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing, she was such an amazing teacher and friend. Always patient, encouraging and understanding. Kathy always made everyone in her class welcome, I will miss her humour and kindness. My deepest sympathies to David and family, she was a very special person. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this time.

Heidi Watt
5 years ago

My dear beloved teacher. I will miss you very much. Thank you for all the chats we’ve had over the years. I will hear your voice whenever I’m doing snake creeping down to not stick my butt out. I think of you now with sadness and tears but also with many smiles in remembering many of your antics.


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