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DAIGLE, Katherine Louise (nee McClellan)

August 23, 1951 — August 26, 2019

Katherine passed away peacefully in the Central Okanagan Hospice House, surrounded by family, on Monday August 26th, 2019, at the age of 68. She is survived by her son, Marc (Leslie), her two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Brian; her two brothers, Ronnie and David; her five sisters, Barbara (Jim), Eileen (David), Mary, Brenda, and Ann (Gord). Her good friends, Lynne, Kim, Michael, and Lou, amongst many others, will also miss her greatly.

She was a role model, teacher, coach, renovator, logger, and wonderful mom. As a teacher in Fort McMurray for over twenty years, she had a lasting impact on many students at both Westview and Peter Pond. While at Westview, she was ever-present as the girls’ volleyball coach. Though teaching was Katherine’s profession, home renos and do-it-yourself projects were her passion. She was happy to measure once and cut three times to get the job done.

In 2006, she permanently retired to Killiney Beach to finish the building of her house and to be close to family. When not operating a chainsaw, swinging a hammer, planting flowers, or driving a quad, Katherine could be seen in a thrift store or hunting down garage sales.  She truly enjoyed getting out and driving around the Okanagan finding a ‘bargoon’ or hidden treasure.

In her later years, she enjoyed having dogs stay with her, watching curling by her fireplace with friends and family, and providing expertise to others who were doing DYI projects. Katherine’s beauty, generosity, and love of life will remain with those she touched.

The family is grateful to the Central Okanagan Hospice House staff and volunteers, for their compassionate care of Katherine during her last few weeks of life. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association (http://hospicecoha.org/donate-to-coha/).

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Condolences

  • Bernard and Antoinette Poirier, your father's Uncle and Aunt). says:

    Marc; we came to know you and your mother when we lived in Fredericton. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Léopold Daigle (& Marc) says:

    Marc and Leslie,
    We want to share our sadness with both of you, children, family and friends in this time of sorrow.
    Nos pensées sincères et intimes vous accompagnent Marc et Leslie….
    Léopold et Marc

  • Dianne Daigle says:

    Marc,
    Our condolences to you, Leslie and family.
    I will always remember how much your mom enjoyed reading . And I think about her every time I hear the song by Boni M , By the River of Babylon . She had come to visit me in N.B., you were a few month old.
    Out thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    🦋

  • Karen and Doug Nicholson says:

    Marc, we send our sincere condolences to you and your family. May you find some peace and cherish all the wonderful memories of your time with your mother.

  • Julie Daigle says:

    I am very sad to learn of Kathie’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolence. My thoughts and prayers will accompany Kathie to the kingdom of God……Marc, enjoy the great memories of your Mom..

  • Kyla Copp says:

    Dearest Marc and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing so many details about Kathy here – I only knew here when I was little (when she was in Sept-Iles), but I remember her hearty laugh, and how much she doted on her adorable, curly-haired baby 🙂 Peace and love, Kyla

  • Ali Fredericks says:

    I saw Katherine twice a year when she came into our dental office and truly looked forward to her visits with me at the front desk. I am heart broken to know that I will not be able to ask her any more questions as she was an open book and over the years I have learned about teaching up North, home renovations, wood splitting, dumb dog rearing, who is the best curler, why living in the bush is awesome and how to be a good friend and neighbour. Katherine, made no bones about her opinions and I adored her for her honest, hard working approach to life. I will miss her wit, her smile and her presence. My sincere condolences to her close friends and family. She was a treasure to be reckoned with. – Ali Fredericks (Dr Shauna Palmer’s dental office)

  • Sue & Edwin Zysko says:

    Katherine was a great math teacher. Her students loved and respected her and she touched many lives during her time in Fort McMurray.
    She was my colleague and friend. My day was always more fun when it began with Katherine’s humor in the Westview staffroom. She told wonderful stories about her beloved son Marc and their dog Scout.
    Katherine always had some project going on at home, and there were lots of stories to go along with each new project.
    Katherine also baked the best apple pies.
    We know she will be missed by many and we hope that her friends and loved ones find comfort in wonderful memories of of all the smiles and laughs Katherine brought to our lives.

  • Marylea & Steve Jarvis says:

    Steve & I were so sad to hear about Katherine’s passing. She was a long-time good friend & colleague of my sister Lorraine Jackson, and I remember hearing stories about Katherine’s DIY projects, & seeing the results of the ones she did for Lorraine. She was a special person – generous with an infectious laugh. Our sincerest sympathies to all of Katherine’s family & friends.

  • Marylea & Steve Jarvis says:

    Steve & I were so sad to hear about Katherine’s passing. She was a long-time good friend & colleague of my sister Lorraine Jackson, and I remember hearing stories about Katherine’s DIY projects, & seeing the results of the ones she did for Lorraine. She was a special person – generous with an infectious laugh. Our sincerest sympathies to all of Katherine’s family & friends. If possible could you let us know when her celebration of life will be. Thank you.

  • Deb Langley says:

    My sincere condolences to Katherine’s family. I worked with Katherine at FMPSD and I remember her for her roaring laugh and joyful spirit. It was a blessing to have known Katherine.

  • Andréa et Louis-Marcel says:

    Andréa et moi sommes attristés que ta maman nous aie quittée si rapidement. Puisqu’elle demeurait à Sept-Îles, nous l’avons rencontrer que très peu mais Katy était ta maman et elle va manquer à nous tous. Nos plus sincères condoléances, à toi Marc, à Leslie et à toute sa grande famille.

  • Paul Sutherland says:

    I was saddened to learn of Katherine’s death after a courageous battle in which she never lost her spirit and zest for life. I knew Katherine for at least 30 years and counted her as a friend for more than 20 years, both in Fort McMurray and after her move to Vernon. I was always struck by her ability to be a great human being. Her infectious laugh, her zest for life, her openness, and her ability to find joy in simple things were her most endearing qualities. My sincerest condolences to Marc and Leslie and to her brothers and sisters. Our lives were all better for having known Katherine. RIP.

  • Tina Bernetic says:

    Sincerest condolances ro your family. I worked with Katharine at Westview in Fort McMurray. It was my first couple of years of teaching and it was Katharine’s last before retiring. She was a wonderful teacher that was loved by her students. She made such an impression! Her laughter and singing through the halls brings back great memories of such a wonderful lady@

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