Kathy M. Arnold
  • 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!

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Liz Armitage on 15th January 2018

"Hey Kath.....just thought I'd check in with ya....There is still no order around here without you and you are still missed very much. Xoxo Liz"

This tribute was added by Michelle Arnold on 13th January 2018

"Dear Mom,

It doesn't seem like it has been two years, but I think if I could talk to you on the phone we would probably talk for days before we caught up on all that has happened.  We miss you, but you are still here everywhere - the dream catchers hanging in the girls' rooms, the knitted blankets they snuggle with each night, the photos on our walls, the phrases that I scream at them (like "what were you thinking?", "if you are going to do it, do it right", "don't be so stupid"), the meals we cook and the lullaby we sing every night.  You live as part of our home every day.

And we kept our promise and did not "make a fuss" remembering this day.  You said you thought it was dumb to remember the one day someone died instead of all the days they we did that, we shared stories, and we can do that now with more smiles than tears :).  We "make a fuss" on your birthday instead!

Alex announced she planned to live at least one day longer than her last child, so none of them had to be sad missing her like me. Sam misses her Grandma and probably still gets sadder than me.  It's hard to believe she was only in first grade when you left.

Some people add lots to the lives of all those they encounter, and you were one of these people.  "To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die."  It's wonderful to read words from some of the people whose lives you were a part of.

Love you Mom,

This tribute was added by Guy Mullen on 13th January 2018

"My mind goes to thought's of you at the strangest times. During quite reflective moments, looking at the stars, when I'm driving in the north end. My life is diminished without you in it. Hope you are at peace save me a dance , tiny dancer. Love. Guy"

This tribute was added by Debra Glenn on 13th January 2018

"I'm so glad that you were part of my life. I just looked at all the photos and remembered the fun we had. xxoo"

This tribute was added by BO Kash on 13th January 2018

"It’s is two years now since you left us, but, for me you never left.
Memories ar so alive and fresh,  and will be for me, till I am alive."

This tribute was added by Liz Armitage on 21st September 2017

"Hi Kath
Just checkin in to say Hi  Glad that you are free to kick up your heels and dance between the rainbows with all the other Angels.  Yes you are still missed down here and always will be.  Hey if ya happen to see my Mom and Brother around, would you give them a hug too from me  Your friend Liz"

This tribute was added by Liz Armitage on 14th January 2017

"Hi Kath....just a little reminder that we miss you alot down here but I know you're probably having a great time up there directing all those Angels in your new star studded stomper " A  Chorus Line"
With love

This tribute was added by Debra Glenn on 13th January 2017

"I'll never forget you and think of you often. Your light still shines brightly! xxoo"

This tribute was added by Debra Glenn on 22nd September 2016

"I hope you are dancing in the clouds. You are forever a part of my life. Think about you often. xxoo"

This tribute was added by Liz Armitage on 21st September 2016

"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"

This tribute was added by Barb Barbara Barbara Hall on 9th March 2016

"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"

This tribute was added by Michelle Arnold on 29th January 2016

"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 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."

This tribute was added by Michelle Arnold on 29th January 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by Terry Arnold on 27th January 2016

"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"

This tribute was added by Chris Arnold on 24th January 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by Maureen Coombe on 23rd January 2016

"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"

This tribute was added by Judith Meckling on 22nd January 2016

"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!"

This tribute was added by Tricia VanDenakker on 21st January 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by Rosemarie Zaba Stewart on 20th January 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by Susan Henderson on 19th January 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by Terry Arnold on 18th January 2016

"Kath (Squirt)
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."

This tribute was added by Robert Williams on 18th January 2016

"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"

This tribute was added by Liz Armitage on 17th January 2016

"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"

This tribute was added by Tamara Mackie on 16th January 2016

"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"

This tribute was added by Anne Mattinson on 16th January 2016

"Condolences sent to Kathy's. Family...from the Anderson family...Kathy was always a shining light..her humor sprinkled everywhere sorry to learn of her passing....hugs to you all...forever missed !!!! Well said!
Love Anne xoxoxo"

This tribute was added by Mark Cote on 16th January 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by Wendy Bennett on 16th January 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by Annette Friesen on 15th January 2016

"Thank you Kathy for sharing your life with me, in doing so you made mine brighter. I will miss you."

This tribute was added by Susan Beakhouse on 14th January 2016

"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..."

This tribute was added by Johanne Jean on 14th January 2016

"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"

This tribute was added by BO Kash on 14th January 2016

"Memories of you Kathy will keep you near, as always."

This tribute was added by Guy Mullen on 14th January 2016

"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 ""

This tribute was added by Debra Glenn on 13th January 2016

"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"

This tribute was added by Linda Schroeder on 13th January 2016

"Cathy was a great mentor and friend. So sorry to hear of her passing."

This tribute was added by Pamela Schoen on 13th January 2016

"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."

This tribute was added by Michelle Arnold on 13th January 2016

"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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