Catherine Mary “Kate” Kimberley

February 8, 1945 – January 21, 2016

“I always knew I would write my own obituary, and now it is very fashionable to do so.

I’ve led such a privileged life. Firstly in my choice of husband Jake, and secondly in our choice to emigrate to the Okanagan in 1966. Jake and I have raised two fine sons here; Sean (wife Megan) and Kevin (wife Veronica). We are extremely proud of both of them. Our two grandchildren, Abigail and Benjamin, have been a delight. A ray of sunshine in our golden years.

I have been blessed with many sincere friends who have been supportive in so many ways, not only during my illness but through my whole adult life. You all know who you are. My tennis buddies, my yoga buddies, my art buddies, my hiking buddies, and my cross country skiing buddies.

Thank you to my wonderful Doctor, Dr. John Surkan for his care, as well as the dedicated nurses at oncology who do an amazing job in spite of their working conditions. Thanks also to Dr. Marianne Taylor, Oncologist. And thank you to the palliative care ‘angels’ who really do the caring.

After retirement I have enjoyed a very interesting art career. I sincerely appreciate Prema Harris for having faith in my watercolours from day one. ‘As artists we are here to share our gift with others. A healing experience for both the creator and the observer.’

In addition to my husband Jake, sons Sean and Kevin, and grandchildren Abigail and Benjamin I am survived by my three brothers, Mick, Martin, and Tom, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and the huge Kimberley family in England.

‘The meaning of life is that it ends. The purpose of life is to love living it.’”

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.”

Kate Kimberley

Celebration of Life, Leir House.

March 12, 2016, 4pm.


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