Kathleen CHRISTIE (Fogarty)
1946 - 2021
It is with deep sadness that we share the passing of our mother Kathleen Christie, youngest daughter of Gerald and Kathleen Fogarty (Wannell), sister to Maureen and Sharon. She will forever be the beloved wife of the late Kenneth Christie, mother to Lois (Dino), and Mark (Teresa), and proudest grandmother to Jasmine, Olivia, Ryan, Kendra and Michaela.
Mom passed suddenly in the early hours of Sunday December 6th, her children by her side, whilst under the attentive care of Dr. Elise Papillon and her staff at the Royal Victoria Hospital ER. She had fought a war of attrition against advanced melanoma for over a decade, submitting herself to all existing and emerging treatments, always with the hope of one day soon beating this cruel disease. Her will to live and her faith in Dr. Mihalcioiu, Dr. Meguerditchian, Dr. Cury, her nurse Martine, and all of the amazing staff at the Cedars Cancer Center gave us additional time that we cherished as a family.
Mom is finally at peace, free of the pain that made every day and every step a struggle. She now joins our father in the ever after…Dad your Angel is once again by your side. May your journeys be as wondrous as the love you shared!!
She was blessed to have the love of her dearest friend Barbara Corcoran, the care of a wonderful family physician in Dr. Marcel Denicourt, and to be surrounded by incredible neighbours Norma, Cheryl, Eric, Nancy, Yoni, Claude and Alix, all of whom made her feel safe and secure in her cherished home.
A celebration of life will be held in the New Year with friends and family. Memorial contributions can be made to the Cedars Cancer Center at the MUHC Royal Victoria Hospital.
“And Brightest rays of sunshine gleam, There all your grief will be forgot” – Thomas Pain Westendorf (I’ll Take you Home again Kathleen)