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Katherine Mae Anderson

Jul 14, 1948 - Aug 8, 2020

Service

Thursday, August 20, 2020
1:00 pm
Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home, Rocky Mountain House, AB

Interment

Pine Grove Cemetery, Rocky Mountain House, AB

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Memorial donations in Kathy’s name may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary.

Obituary

Katherine Mae Anderson

July 14, 1948 – August 8, 2020

It is with great sadness that the family of Katherine Mae Anderson announce her passing. She was born in Castor July 14, 1948. After living in Beiseker, she moved to Hanna where she married and raised three children. Kathy was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and friend to many. She faced life's challenges with courage, resilience and pride. She was passionate about spending time in her yard gardening, attending country music concerts and chatting with everyone. She will be lovingly remembered by her children John (Crystal), Sharon (Ashley) and Bruce (Robin), her grandchildren Maya, Adam, Forrester, and Ryan, as well as her siblings Dennis, Ken and Grace. She was predeceased by her father Charles, mother Lucy and sister Ruth.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Chapel of the Rocky Funeral Home on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM.

Memorial donations in Kathy’s name may be made to the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary.

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements. 403-845-2626

Condolences

Grace Rau:

My dear, sweet, 'baby' sister, though small in stature, a giant of a woman in so many ways-- a valient overcomer, an courager, always looking on the bright side of life. You faced your many challenges head on, and uncomplaining-- "find a way to get through this, and get on with life."
I treasure your memory, and you'll be in my heart forever. Will meet you on the other shore some day--in the presence of our dear Lord Jesus. Rest in peace, dear sister.

Brenda MacKay (Henkel):

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Kathy. We were cousins and were able to get to know each other over the years of growing up and our family, Wilfed and Margaret Henkel spent many times together over the years when we were all little people. Then later in years we kept in contact however not as much as we should have however i guess life does get in the way, we all marry and move around, raise our kids and just live a new life. It was always wonderful to see her when we did though, the last time i think was at the family reunion we had a few years ago at Gull Lake. That was such a wonderful time to enjoy sharing our memories of time past and i thank God for that time. Our hearts go out to all the family, losing a Mum is something that is one of the hardest. Someone said to me when i lost my Mum, "Losing a Mother leaves a hole in your heart that nothing can replace", that is so very true!
God Bless and we are all thinking of you at this time!

The Henkel Family

Dennis Anderson:

When John phoned a week ago with the news of Kathy Mae’s passing, I told him of my deep sorrow and the sympathy that I and my wife Kathy felt for him and all the rest of the family. But such a loss is so difficult to accept and acknowledge in writing. My thoughts and my love are with all of Kathy Mae’s children and grandchildren, even though I can’t be there to share the burden of their grief. My wife and I were so hopeful just a few weeks ago when Kathy Mae phoned to tell us she was up and walking after her surgery. That was her throughout years of challenges—courageous, resolute and inspiring hope in others. Though Kathy Mae and I lived half a continent apart for most of our lives, we spent many happier times together-- on several visits west, when Kathy Mae came to Ontario for our daughter Lisa’s wedding and more recently on extended trips with her in Alberta and B.C. She loved those trips, always curious about new places and people, always open to learn and to grow. My wife and I recalled some of those trips in recent phone calls with Kathy Mae and told her how we treasure the memories. As we mourn her passing, we are grateful for Kathy Mae’s life and the times we shared with her.

TONY UBBING / DEBBIE FILLION :

WE HAVE KNOW KATHY FOR A LITTLE OVER 20 YEARS , WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HER FOR ALL HER KINDNESS AND GOOD WORDS, DEBBIE HAS ALWAYS THOUGHT OF HER BEING A TRUE FRIEND THAT SHE COULD ALWAYS TALK TO AT ANY TIME. SHE WILL BE DEARLY MISSED. THANK THE THE WORLD THAT SHE WAS PART OF OUR LIVES. THANK YOU KATHY FOR BEING THE PERSON THAT YOU WERE.

Debra Fillion:

My dear friend I will miss you so much ..Condolences to all her family and friends her blue eyes smile and wit will so be missed will cherish our memories ..So supportive and that for me meant so much ..thank you My dear friend will miss you always.

Larry Holkestad:

To John, Crystal, Adam, Ryan and all the other family members. I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. So with my deepest sympathy and heartfelt sorrow for your loss of a mother, grandmother, and most of all friend to all of you. I hope you can take solace in knowing she is in God's excellent hands going forward. May you cherish all of your fond memories you have of Katherine and keep them close to your heart forever. God Bless, Larry Holkestad.

Laurie Herold:

I'm so sorry for your loss. Kathy had a wonderful smile. I will miss seeing her around town and having a visit with her.

Cindy F. Rau:

Even though I haven't seen Aunt Kathy for a long time, I do remember how whenever we would visit her home, she was always smiling, wam, welcoming and a good hostess.
My Mom (Grace Rau) loved her very much and talked about her all the time.

I would like to send my best wishes to my cousins and all Aunt Kathy's immediate family, and close loved ones.
Thank you for taking good care of her on her tough journey, I know she loved you and appreciated all you did for her.

Cheryl Y Stanley:

I will always treasure having known Aunt Kathy. She's my mom Grace's sister, and in her photo I can see Aunt Kathy, my mom, and Grandma Anderson. Those beautiful blue eyes! Sometime Aunt Kathy and I would write letter, mostly at Christmas, and it was always such a treat to receive a real, hand-written letter. Aunt Kathy delighted me with her candor and vibrancy. She had a zest for life! And she really did meet life's challenges with dignity and courage. She will always be an inspiration to me. My love and sorrow go to her family in Alberta, B.C. and Ontario. Cheryl Stanley

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