SMITH, Kathleen Nora (nee James) October 8, 1919 - April 23, 2011 Peacefully, with family by her side, Kathleen left us to join her beloved Roy W. who had been waiting for his "Kass" since his passing in 2008. Kathleen will be loved forever and greatly missed by her daughter Delana (Rod) sons Greg (Marian) and Grant (Donna), her 7 grandchildren David (Lise Ann), Ryan (Heather), Gavin (Leslie), Laura (Ryan), Karen (Jamie) Kelly (Robert) and Jennifer. She will also be missed by her seven great grandchildren Christian, Savilla, Gwen, Grace, Sam, Charlotte, Evan and Vivienne. Kathleen was born in Nemiskam, Alberta, the third of 5 children to Jessie Oakes and George Edward James. "Kass" met Roy at an Air Force dance in 1940 and the rest is history. The family wishes to express its heartfelt thanks to the staff at Courtyard Gardens in Richmond, in particular, Jo Ann Caffrey, Judy Hapke, Maggie Keatley and Charlene Van Dyck who cared for Mom and Dad as if they were their own parents. A special thanks to mom's private care givers Rhoda.and Tara who daily brought sunshine to Mom's life. Thank you to Dr. Genevieve Gabra and the nursing staff of 2 South for their compassion and excellent care. In keeping with Mom's wishes, the family will say a private farewell at Courtyard Gardens.
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on May 7, 2011