BEDDOWS, Katherine Magdalena
1943 - 2013
On Monday, July 22, 2013 in Ottawa. Born July 2, 1943, in Windsor, Ontario, she was the daughter of the late Veronica Grabish (née Bachmeier) and Walter Grabish. Katherine is survived by her children John Sydney Beddows (Sheri Hiebert-Beddows and children Nole, Zara and Scarlett), Joseph "Joël" Lukas Beddows (Isaac Lawrence Aronovitch), Patricia Anne Beddows (Edward Mallon) and John Cameron Beddows. She is also survived by her brother Stanley (Pauline and children Krysta and Sherrie). Katherine worked in sales and marketing while devoting herself both to her children and to her extended family. With an abundance of elegance and spunk, she was a dear friend to many and was able to light up a room with her smile. She was also an avid reader and had a passion for culture and travel. Friends are invited to visit at the Central Chapel of Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod Street, Ottawa (at O'Connor) on Sunday, July 28th, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held at Canadian Martyrs Church, 100 Main Street, Ottawa on Monday, July 29th at 3 p.m. For those wishing, donations may be made to St. Joe's Supper Table (613.233.4095) or the Downtown Mission of Windsor (519.973.5573).
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on July 26, 2013