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ROSS, Kathleen Rae

Kathleen “Kathy” Rae Ross of Kelowna, British Columbia, passed away on November 29, 2020, at the age of fifty after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Kathy is survived by her loving spouse, Ronald Poirier; her son Nicholas; stepdaughter Elizabeth; mother Maureen Ross of Coquitlam, BC; sister Tracey (Steve) Penner of Yorkton, SK; sister Debbie (Mike) Linde of Coquitlam; brother Steve (Devon) Ross of Port Coquitlam, BC; uncle Bill (Bea) Messinger of Chilliwack, BC; cousins Mike Ross, Stephen Ross, and Kari Ross; a niece and nephews; many cousins; and many close friends. Kathy was predeceased by her father, Ken Ross.

Kathy was born in New Westminster, BC. She was a wonderful mother, daughter, and sister; an amazing friend and confidante; and an accomplished research coordinator appreciated by all who worked with her. She loved her pets deeply and all animals loved her. In her spare time, Kathy enjoyed travelling especially camping.

A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date once larger gatherings are permitted.  For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Agency would be appreciated by the family.

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  • Nadine Howard says:

    Cathy was a Dear, Loving, Caring and, kind person.. She was an amazing help to my Granddaughter Elizabeth expecially, in her younger years. She dearly loved her son, spouse, and family. I will miss Cathy.

  • Nikki Baker says:

    Kathy… Kathy…. Kathy. Miss. Bae. I miss you, we miss you so very much. Your positive, “can be a cheerleader” attitude can never be matched. You will always be my sister. We always said one day we would live close.
    Dammit… ♥️ Ron, Nick, Liz … we love you guys. Always. I will gather myself and call soon. She loved you Ron with
    All your strong ways. She knew you would take care of her babies, Nick and Liz. All my other Ross family … We
    Will never lose touch. So many things and memories I could say. James loved Kath the moment they met. Ahhh cancer sucks. All our love is
    Sent with this. Thank you for creating this condolences page. I will find some pics of underwear on our heads.

  • Sally Godsell says:

    Kathy was an amazing person. She was kind and thoughtful. I worked beside her for about eight years and travelled across Canada and the US with her on business trips. We shared great travel adventures and had a lot of fun. She had a lovely calm disposition and never appeared stressed. The patients all loved her. Her work ethic was second to none. She quietly put out fires around her. Her contributions to clinical research were countless.
    She adored her family and was very proud of the kids. She won so many battles with cancer before it finally took her. I never heard her complain. She was determined to stay alive for her children. She really was the bravest person I have ever met, I will miss her dreadfully. It was a privilege to have been her colleague and friend. My heart goes out to her family. She will never be forgotten and I will always remember her as a beautiful person who made this world a better place.

  • Tanya Birnie says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Kathy. She was an amazing person and can’t imagine the heart break for you all. Sending love and hugs to each and every one of you. Thinking of you all ❤🫂💐

  • Amanda Piron says:

    Kathy was an amazing woman who I had the chance to spend years with as a child. She was always my “auntie kassy” I looked up to her, she was so cool driving around in her soft top jeep, every time she would take me out I would demand the top be taken off, still to this day I want a jeep. I’m glad we were able to reconnect over the years and I will forever cherish the memories I hold of you.. My heart goes out to her family at this difficult time… here is a picture of me and Kathy about 25 years ago 🙂

  • Angela Mironoff says:

    I had the privilege to meet Kathy and her family in 2016 and became very close friends It is now 2022 and not a day goes by that I don’t have a memory of Kathy. Oh how I miss you so much! You are always in my thoughts!!! ❤️

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