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CORLEY, Kathi Lois

June 5, 1955 — August 4, 2021

Kathi was born in Vancouver, BC where she grew up with her parents, Bert & Merle Juniper, and her brother Ken.

Dance lessons started at a very early age and were a big part of Kathi’s life through her teen years.  She was a member of the BC Lions Cheerleader Squad for a while which led her to be a lifetime football fan.  She found time to volunteer at BC Children’s Hospital, playing with and cheering up the kids in care.  Her hopes for a dancing career ended at the age of 18 when she was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, a neurological condition.

Kathi met Wayne Corley at age 21 in Vancouver, and they married two years later in July 1978 in Burnaby, BC.  During the following years, Kathi and Wayne lived at various locations in the Lower Mainland before relocating to Kelowna, BC in 2005.

At the age of 25, Kathi was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in addition to MG.  She bravely battled these two neurological conditions for the next 41 years, but she refused to allow them to define her life.  With a positive attitude, she continually fought to maintain her health and was in remission from MS for over 18 years. Kathi loved animals of all kinds but was especially fond of dogs.  With her Border Collie, Casey, and her Sheltie, Shiloh, she was involved with Dog agility for many years.  Gardening was her other great passion, and she turned her yards in Cloverdale and Kelowna into oasis’.

Kathi and Wayne enjoyed travel.  Many of their early trips were throughout North America, and later they ventured further with trips to Great Britain, Spain, Morocco, Portugal, and Ireland.

Unfortunately, last year life threw another curve at Kathi, and she was afflicted with Brain Cancer.  After a brief but courageous fight she lost her fight and passed away peacefully in Kelowna on August 4, 2021.

Kathi is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Wayne, and her brother Ken (Bonnie) Juniper of Terrace, BC.  Wayne would describe Kathi as the love of his life, his best friend, and the bravest person he has ever met.

Loving you is easy,
we do it every day;
missing you is a heartache
that will never go away.

There will be a Celebration of Life at a date to be determined.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kathi’s name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, the BC Cancer Foundation, or the SPCA.

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 Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada, the BC Cancer Foundation, or the SPCA Link: mssociety.ca, www.bccancer.bc.ca, spca.bc.ca




  • Don and Stacy Storm says:

    Wayne, so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending prayers and good thoughts. May time and God’s love ease the pain and leave you with many happy memories.

  • Reg & Mary says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Kathi.

  • Christine (Young) Hank says:

    Wayne, I am so sorry to hear of Kathi’s passing. I know it has been many years, but I remember Kathi’s beautiful smile.
    Christine (Young) Hank

    • john Thomas says:

      Wayne; A very nice reminiscence of Kathi’s life. She was a lovely & brave lady. Every one who new her will miss her.
      Leah sends her thoughts & condolences. She only met her that one time on our bike trip but that was Kathi’s thing, making instant friends. We must ride together one day soon or maybe next summer.
      Your friend Bro-J

  • Mike Huellenhagen says:

    Dear Wayne,
    i´m very sorry to hear of your loss. Strength and confidence for you, for the upcoming time…..

  • Debbie and Gerry Braun says:

    Hello Wayne, We join our BMW Valley Riders family in sending our deepest sympathy to you. Gerry and Debbie

  • Marilyn Brown says:

    Wayne, my heart is broken in sharing your loss. Kathi was my best friend. We shared nearly 50 years together over many miles, like extended family. So many good memories, laughs, tears and sharing. I pray that you find comfort in knowing how much she was loved and how courageous she was with every battle she faced. May peace come to both you and her now. Sending love your way.

  • Janice Whyte says:

    Wayne, I’m so sorry to hear of Kathi’s passing. My deepest sympathy and condolences.
    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time

  • MP Tracy Gray says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
    Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country

  • Don & Pauline Chapman says:

    Wayne, words are inadequate at such a traumatic time but your wonderful memories will last forever and help you through.
    Kind regards, Don & Pauline Chapman, Blind Bay.

  • Simoné and Randy says:

    Wayne we send our love and condolences at this sad time. Kathi was a very special lady and we will never forget spending special times with you both making antipasto, pizza and sharing each other’s company. No words can heal the pain of losing someone so special but she will always remain in our hearts and thoughts, as do you.

  • Derrick Braby says:

    Our deepest condolences to you Wayne. Kathi was a wonderful partner who completed your life!

  • MARY DYK says:

    Sad to hear of this news I knew Kathi back in our dance class and BC Lions cheerleaders days

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