- 63 years old
- Date of birth: Sep 21, 1952
- Place of birth:
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
- Date of passing: Jan 13, 2016
- Place of passing:
Winnipeg, MB, Canada
|To live in hearts we leave behind, is not to die|
This memorial website was created in memory of Kathy Arnold (09/21/1952 - 01/13/2016, age 63). She will be greatly missed by her parents, sisters, children, grandchildren and many other friends and family. We will remember her forever.
Please feel free to upload photos and videos. We will be putting together a video for her Celebration of Life in March. Work, dancing, dragon boating...whatever you have!
"I hope you are dancing in the clouds. You are forever a part of my life. Think about you often. xxoo"
"Just thinkng about and missing you today on your bday and always
Hope you have settled up there nicely and are kickin up a line dance storm. With love. Liz Armitage"
"I will always miss you Kathy and love you forever - miss our
Wed. night dancing and seeing you at the workshops - see you
on the other side - keep on dancing and laughing. love barb hall"
"As my tribute below shows, my daughter Sam is very much like me in how she expresses her emotions. She cries very easily, and over the past two weeks the two of us have shared many tears and hugs together. When Alex was about three she started to wonder why she didn't cry easy like me and Sam. She said "when I get sad, I don't usually cry...how come?" I had her call Grandma on the phone, because Grandma could probably relate better to Alex. Grandma also didn't usually cry when she was sad. From then on when we would say goodbye to Grandma and Sam and I would have tears in our eyes, Alex would announce "Grandma and I don't cry when we are sad". Alex is still feeling Grandma's absence though. Many times she has said "I can't believe we can never call Grandma again" and "I said a prayer to God asking him to make sure Grandma is happy and having fun in heaven". She also was concerned about who would look after the stuffed animals from Grandma's bed now that she was gone. She said that she would because she knew all of their names and what they liked already. Three adults spent two days looking everywhere in Grandma's house for the stuffed animals but couldn't find them. Finally it dawned on me to ask Alex and she said "well they are in the dolly beds in Grandma's craft room probably, because that is where we tucked them in when we left in the summer". Alex's emotions are often very similar to her Grandma's and Grandma had promised to help me try and figure out her complicated teenage emotions some day. Poor Alex now, stuck with emotional Sam and I."
"Two days ago, as I said goodnight to my six year old daughter Sam she said "Mom, today while I was coloring I started to have tears in my eyes". When I asked her why she explained that sometimes she just thinks about Grandma and it makes her cry. Last night as I sang to her before bed I saw tears in her eyes again, and she said "I was just thinking about Grandma again". I told her that when I was sad about Grandma being gone, I liked to think about some of my most happiest memories of her. So Sam and I talked about all kinds of happy memories she had of Grandma - grandma surprising her on her fourth birthday, going to the zoo, building sand castles at the beach, coloring pictures, Xmas in July at grandmas, the lost dog we found in grandmas yard, picking vegetables with grandma in her garden and eating all of the raspberries from her raspberry bush, etc. Then Sam looked at me "you know mom, sometimes thinking about the happy memories with grandma make me sad too". Kids are so genuine with their feelings."
"Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away to the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other, that, we still are.
Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the same way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of serenity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.
Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effect.
Without the trace of a shadow on it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same that it ever was.
There is absolute unbroken continuity.
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere, very near.
Just around the corner, all is well"
"Mom, I miss you everyday. I recall when you told me that there is 15 years of your life that you barely remember because you were so tired the whole time. Not many people would have four kids all in 2-3 activities at a time, working, making lunches, and making sure the house was not a disaster. You sacrificed so much to make sure your kids never missed out. I'll always remember how much fun our family had on the trips to the beach, the camping trips, barbecues in the park, and the many other things you did to make sure your kids enjoy life. You really set an amazing example for me. Love you mommy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUyW12VGUeY&sns=em"
"Kathy, thank you for coming into this life and showing us how it's done, with all of your strength of character, you found a balance that we all look for. The love you give willingly. The calmness you instilled to everyone in your presence, and the sense of humor about life. I will always remember that little giggle of yours. I am remembering the first time we met 45 years ago. What a beautiful night that was and what a beautiful being I have had a privilege of knowing"
"I was a neighbour of Kathy's for quite a few years. We kept in touch 2 or 3 times a year. Kathy was a warm ,loving and kind woman. She had a good sense of humour and was good company. To the Family: your Mom will always be there looking out for you. God Bless!"
"I was deeply saddened to hear that Kathy is no longer with us.
I have known Kathy most of my professional career, a career which she was very passionate about. She was always giving of her time and openly shared her extensive knowledge with others. She was an avid professional volunteer, which is where we spent many outs together. My greatest regret is that I never saw her dance......and I know she loved dancing. I hope you are dancing more now my friend......
My deepest Condolences to Kathy's family. May it help in some small way to know that others care.
You will be forever missed and remembered by me."
"Dear Aline, Lawrie, girls and Kathy's family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, love and prayers are with you. Take good care and Godspeed. I came across a quote (unknown source) the other day and thought you and your family might appreciate it:
Grief never ends, but it changes.
It is a passage, not a place to stay.
Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith.
It is the price of Love.
Take good care dear friends,
Rose, Francis, Riley Stewart
Moose Jaw, Sk."
"To all of Kathy's family. Kathy was a wonderful person and friend. I worked with her for many years and was always impressed by her ability to remain calm when things were hectic. She was always a professional and enjoyed her work. Her biggest love was her family and she would tell us all of your accomplishments. I am so sorry for your loss. She will be dearly missed."
Thank you for forty-five years of the most wonderful memories.
You were an awesome partner, mom, grandma, sister, daughter, friend, colleague and human being. You made a difference in so many peoples lives, especially mine. Yes my love you will truly be missed but will live forever in many hearts. Everyone knows we have an angel looking out for us. Thank you for loving me. Thank you for being in my life. Thank you for everything. Hugs and Kisses and All My Love Forever."
"We were very sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. We remember all the good times way back when. Our condolences to Terry, Darcy, Michelle, Robynne, Chris & their families.
Bob & Dot"
"To Kathy's beloved Family: Terry, Darcy, Michelle, Robynne, Chris, Mom and Dad, and her beloved Grandchildren. Memories are the flowers of the heart and our Kathy has left us a spectacular garden of vivacious color, harmony and endurance that spans through her very special life and will carry on to eternity. I know that she is now at peace and is up there "maintaining order" and line-dancing with the other angels. My deepest condolences and hugs, Liz Armitage"
"Sending condolences to all the Arnold family. I remember your mum as a lady always on the go, in constant drop off and pick mode getting her crew to all activities, especially the pool!! I wish you all strength, warm thoughts and hugs for the loss of a such a lovely woman.
XO Tamara (Winch) and family"
"Condolences sent to Kathy's. Family...from the Anderson family...Kathy was always a shining light..her humor sprinkled everywhere ...so sorry to learn of her passing....hugs to you all...forever missed !!!! Well said!
Love Anne xoxoxo"
"I knew Kathy through her brother Brian. Both were so wonderfully wise, kind, intelligent and caring individuals. I am so very sorry for all of you who are left for the hole that has been created but know that Kathy, like her brother, lives on in all the good she did and the lives that she touched. Stay strong. Peace to all of you."
"Kathy was a gift to all who knew her and it is difficult to think of this world without her. She showed all who knew her what love, friendship and goodness were all about. She brought so many happy moments to my life and left me with a treasure trove of memories. Despite her own problems, she was a never ending source of comfort during Don's illness and when he passed away. I will never forget her. I know she is watching us from heaven, bestowing her beautiful smile upon us. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time. Rest in peace, my friend."
"Thank you Kathy for sharing your life with me, in doing so you made mine brighter. I will miss you."
"I met Kathy so many years ago, she was already involved with our profession and was so supportive and inspirational to me and many other technologists. Always the epitome of professionalism, she had time to talk to anyone with a question. Always calm, thoughtful and upbeat, she quickly became a friend. Sorry to hear of her passing...Rest in Peace, Kathy..."
"Thank you Kathy for being my friend for all those years. You are one of the most amazing woman I have ever known. I will miss you everyday. RIP sweet lady"
"Memories of you Kathy will keep you near, as always."
"Kathy was my friend , the kind of friend that you can never replace and will always love. She was a fierce advocate of her profession and that is how we met promoting continuing education of the sciences. I light a candle in your name as I remember how you lit up my life. " Rain scatters plum petals , weeping stains the earth , one can only take shelter and wait for clearing ""
"I'll miss you. The world has lost a very special person. You had the most charming little laugh...didn't matter what was happening in your life, that little laugh was always there. My condolences to all your family. You were one hell of a courageous lady. Love you xxoo"
"Cathy was a great mentor and friend. So sorry to hear of her passing."
"Kathy thank you so much for always being such a good friend to our whole family. You will be missed so much! You will be remembered for your generosity, your sense of humour and your love of life. Rest in peace, sweet friend."
"Thank you mom. Thank you for lullabies, messy popsicles, card games, packing up four kids for road trips, and endless patience. Thanks for hugs and kicks in the butt, and knowing when which one was needed Thanks for always caring what was happening in my life, no matter how mundane. Thanks for worrying about me. Thanks for listening to all my questions and endless chatter on the phone, from how to bath my newborn to what temperature I should use to cook ribs. I'll miss you mom."
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