Summer 2014
Kathryn Leyn
  • 69 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 1, 1945
  • Date of passing: Jan 17, 2015
Katia, Katusha, Katenka

Kathryn Leyn passed away peacefully before her time on January 17th, 2015 after a short battle with cancer.  She was a loving wife, mother, and a devoted friend to many.  She is terribly missed and will always be remembered.

Kathryn received superb care from multiple surgical and care teams at Trillium Hospital, 100 Queensway Drive, Mississauga.  In lieu of flowers or other gifts, her family would appreciate a donation to Trillium Health Partners Foundation to support the work done at these facilities.

  Donate to Trillium in Kathryn's Memory

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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Brenda Keen on 17th January 2018

"Dear Kathryn

Thinking of you, you will never be forgotten, really miss you.
All the best to your family.

Your friend Brenda

P.S. Boris I have lost your phone number, can you email at"

This tribute was added by Cynthia Kaarto on 17th January 2018

"Dear Kathryn,

We think of you often and still miss you dearly. My girls are teenagers now and still remember the chocolates you used to give them during the Holidays. I finally finished school and now I am a music teacher with the Toronto District School Board! I wish you were here to see it. You saw me through so many hard times and made me smile. Rest well knowing that you are loved."

This tribute was added by Audrey Lucas-Leyn on 17th January 2018

"Dearest Mom/Kathryn,

Remembering you fondly today and everyday.
We miss you goes without saying.
Your joy, infectious laughter and zest for life
brings smiles and inspires us!
We hold on to those treasured memories.
Always in our hearts and prayers.
Never forgotten.
Rest In Peace.
All our Love,
Alex and Audrey"

This tribute was added by Muriel Lucas on 17th January 2018

"Dearest Kathryn:

Remembering you today and the good times we have shared in the past.
Hard to believe 3 years have passed!!
We miss you very much. Always in our thoughts and prayers.
Rest in Peace.
Love Patrick & Muriel"

This tribute was added by Boris Leyn on 17th January 2018

"Katush, three years have past without you, three candles, three years in blessed memory of you. You are with us all the time and our LOVE for you is forever.
and Brandy: "I take care on you behaph for the other B."

This tribute was added by Muriel Lucas on 17th January 2017

"Hello Kathryn
We miss you more than words can say! You are always in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
We never forget that warm friendly smile and giving nature
Forever missed in our midst!!
Rest in Eternal peace, dear Kathryn.
With fondest love,
Patrick and Muriel"

This tribute was added by Boris Leyn on 17th January 2017

"This tribute was added by Boris Leyn on 17th January 2017

Katush, 2 years ago today at 1:05 am I've got a call from Trillium that you left us. We all remember you always. I mention to Brandy your name, she raised her ears and runs to the door, believes you are coming back. We love you.  We are leaving now in Waterloo as we have dreamed. B&B"

This tribute was added by Marco Costantini on 14th April 2016

"We knew Kathryn for a brief time, but in that time, she managed to touch our hearts with her kindness. It was plain to see that Kathryn had a most kind and generous spirit. She will be in our hearts and conversations for a long time to come."

This tribute was added by Muriel Lucas on 1st March 2016

"Dearest Kathryn

Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday Kathryn, this comes from us with all our hearts.

Remembering you fondly and the good times we shared on your special day.

Always in our thoughts and prayers,

Forever Missed,

Patrick and Muriel.


This tribute was added by Audrey Lucas-Leyn on 1st March 2016

"Happy Birthday Mom / Kathryn!

We are all thinking lovingly of you, especially today your birthday! Wonderful happy memories! Ours to treasure always!!!
Brandy says "Happy Birthday Mama. I love & miss you lots":)
Words cannot express how much we all miss and think of you every day.
In our hearts forever.
Our love always,
Alex and Audrey

This tribute was added by Oleg Korbut on 4th February 2016

"Дорогие Борис и Саша,

Сожалею, что не довелось познакомиться с Вашей женой и мамой. Когда люди говорят, что понимают, как вам тяжело, понимают, что вы чувствуете, понимают всю боль утраты, они лишь только стараются понять. Только вам лично приходится это прожить. И не смотря на это я хочу вам обоим выразить свою поддержку и сочувствие. Говорят, что время лечит. Но вряд ли год - это время. Давайте лишь надеяться на лучшее, поддерживать наших близких и друг друга. Маме вашей вечная память. Вам здоровья и душевного равновесия"

This tribute was added by Muriel Lucas on 17th January 2016

"Dear Kathryn

It is so hard to comprehend that you are no longer in our midst Kathryn,
as one year  has gone by so quickly!  
We still remember all the fond memories of joy and laughter, your love
for your family, relatives and friends, and of course beloved Brandy girl!
Memories are Golden and treasured forever.
Always in my thoughts and prayers.
Rest in Peace.
Muriel and Patrick"

This tribute was added by Audrey Lucas-Leyn on 17th January 2016

"Everyday & especially today, remembering your infectious laughter, zest for life, love for your darling Brandy!
Missing you dearly. Always in our hearts. Never forgotten.

This tribute was added by Alex Leyn on 17th January 2016

"Today is 1 year since my Mom passed away. She passed away from various hospitalization-related complications, but a very aggressive glioblastoma multiforme tumor started it all in Oct 2014. It's fitting that there is some recent positive news ( on the progress of this death sentence disease that currently cannot be predicted nor mitigated in any viable way ... but it won't bring my Mom back.

I was there in the pre-OR just before her emergency brain surgery. She didn't recognize me, but talked to me about me and Dad in 3rd person and how proud she was of her two boys.

I miss you dearly every day, Mom."

This tribute was added by Jackie Lucas on 17th January 2016

"We still feel your presense Kathryn! So many times throughout the year, something or someone would remind me of you. Be it a beautiful bird visiting our window, or a beautifully wrapped gift, or just shopping in the mall looking at lovely items that would remind me of you because I know you would appreciate it. Family get-togethers will never be the same without your bubbly laugh. Gone too soon :-( Miss you much! Rest in peace xo"

This tribute was added by Sharon Phillips on 17th January 2016


A year has passed, but it still feels like only yesterday...we miss your laugh, we miss you...always remembering you are in our hearts...
André Rieu - Nightingale Serenade (Toselli Serenade)
Chet Atkins - Yellow Bird (Instrumental)"

This tribute was added by Boris Leyn on 17th January 2016

"You've passed away one year ago.
We all missed you dearly, Katushka.
    BL et al          January 17, 2016"

This tribute was added by lea lipszyc on 1st March 2015

"On this day - the first of March - I always spoke to Katia and today when I woke up my first thought was that on this birthday -her 70th- I could not speak to my Good Friend.

Rest in Peace dear Katia."

This tribute was added by Elliot Muchnik on 20th February 2015

"Dear Boris and Alex,

Both Kat and I are so deeply saddened to learn of Kathryn's passing last month.  Our hearts go out to you both in this most difficult of times.  

Kathryn was such a loving and kind person and I fondly remember how happy and welcome I always felt in your home.  You all meant so much to my family and I.  I know my parents greatly treasured your friendship.

Yet, what I will always remember most is the absolute kindness, patience, support, and love,  Kathryn showed to my mother as she struggled with her debilitating illness for so many years.  I remain filled with never-ending gratitude to you both -  dear Boris and Kathryn.

Kathryn was truly a wonderful and beautiful person and she will always be in our heart."

This tribute was added by William Cram on 27th January 2015

"Kathryn touched our hearts from the moment we met her.  Her kindness and attention to detail was inspiring.  She never failed to make us feel loved and welcome in her home.  We loved her very much and she will be sorely missed.

Our prayers for Boris and Family.

Bill and Sandy"

This tribute was added by Ruben Lipszyc on 25th January 2015

"I will always remember when as a young teenager, Kathryn made me feel so welcome in her home, and would always go out of her way to make my favourite food.
Boris and Alex, my thoughts have been with you since I first heard the terrible news.  I am sorry I didn't have the opportunity to see her the last few years, but have never forgotten her.  She will always be fondly remembered.

This tribute was added by Muriel Lucas on 24th January 2015

"Dearest  Boris, |Alex and Audrey and not forgetting beloved Brandy.

Our deepest sympathy to you all on the demise of your dear wife and Mother Kathryn.

I write this tribute with a very heavy heart.

Words cannot  express how saddened we all are at her passing.. We miss her bright smile, her infectious laugh, and her bubbly personality.

She was a great inspiration to all of us, and treated each one of our family equally . She demonstrated her love and affection in various ways. She was always so  kind and considerate and always managed to impart her knowledge on any given subject.

Our family get-togethers will never be the same without her presence.

We will miss her gourmet cooking , which was delectable  to the taste and exquisitely served!.

We shared many special moments together, and laughed at many
things over the phone! There was always an interesting story to share!

Kathryn has left an indelible mark on each one of us and her loving memory will forever be etched in our hearts.

Memories are Golden they say - but she has left "Golden Treasures"  of a different kind.!

Rest in Eternal Peace  dear Kathryn.

Lovingly remembered sadly missed.

With our united love,
In Sympathy.

Patrick and  Muriel Lucas."

This tribute was added by Rosaria Ck on 23rd January 2015

"We wanted to offer our condolences. We are shocked and saddened by the news. She will be greatly missed. It was a pleasure knowing her these 20+ years and we will miss her cheerful personality.
God Bless,
Paola and Rocco Cicchetti."

This tribute was added by Norman Morissette on 23rd January 2015

"Boris and Alex,

Please accept our sincere condolences.  I can still remember meeting Kathryn back when Alex and I were in high school and she always had a smile on her face and was such a friendly and caring person.  That smile was there every time we saw Kathryn.  

The Morissette Family (Norman, Gabriela, Isabella, Sofia, and Andre)"

This tribute was added by Christina Borg on 23rd January 2015

"Dear Kathryn's Family,

I am so truly sorry for your loss.  Kathryn was beautiful, kind and funny.  I loved listening to her stories.  She loved her family very much.  You will be missed.

Christina Borg"

This tribute was added by Cynthia Kaarto on 23rd January 2015

"I'm Roberto, Cynthia's fiance. I only had the pleasure of meeting Kathryn once and it isn't difficult to understand why she left an impression on people. She was sweet, honest, a good listener and a survivor. I'm so sorry that she was taken from her family and friends. Maybe God needed another angel by his side. He certainly has one now. R.I.P. Kathryn and my condolences go out to your family and friends. I will never forget you."

This tribute was added by Cynthia Kaarto on 23rd January 2015

"Dear Kathryn

Thank you for being my friend for almost twenty years. You always made me laugh when I felt like crying, and I felt like the daughter you never had. Thank you for being such an important part of my life and my girls' lives. We will love you forever."

This tribute was added by Jackie Lucas on 23rd January 2015

"She was beautiful, kind, effervescent, loving, thoughtful to a fault, and so full of life. We were all so deeply saddened by her loss. But her spirit lives on in our memories and we will smile every time we think of her. xo Jackie, Steve and Bailey xo"

This tribute was added by lea lipszyc on 23rd January 2015

"Dear Boris and Family

From the moment we met Kathryn we became friends. She was such a nice lady, her bubbly personality so contagious that just talking to her made one feel  good. She will be missed more than words can say.

Our hearths and thoughts are with you.

Lea and Josh"

This tribute was added by david hanna on 22nd January 2015

"Boris & Family

My sincere condolences. Kathryn was a truly wonderful lady that I will miss greatly. I so much enjoyed our conversations and I will always remember her with warmth in my heart."

This tribute was added by Nella Migas on 22nd January 2015

"Dear Kathryn's Family,

My heart goes out to you all.  Kathryn was a beautiful and compassionate person and she will be greatly missed.
I always looked forward to our talks about our families.  
I feel like I know you all from her wonderful stories.  She was surrounded with love and enjoyed sharing her experiences.  Kathryn has helped me so much in my life and I will never forget her."

This tribute was added by Brenda Keen on 22nd January 2015

"Dear Kathryn

I am so happy our paths crossed, although we come from different parts of the world we had so much in common.

RIP Kathryn love from your friend Brenda"

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