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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The service for DAIGLE, Katherine Louise (nee McClellan) is scheduled for A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.