Kathleen Kern May 2, 1963 - February 26, 2014 Born at LGH. the youngest of eight children Kathleen died in a tragic plane crash on Lanai. Predeceased by her brothers Ritchie and Bruce, niece Colleen and survived by siblings Larry, Heather (Shannon), Ken, Wendy (Lichlyter) and Bob; sisters-in-law Jane, Frances, and Karen, and brothers-in-law Gordon and Evan. A generous, fun and caring person, Kathleen's easy laughter and even her impassioned rants will be greatly missed. Kathleen attended Sentinel High School; Trent (BA) York (MA); UBC (M. Architecture), and the U. of Wash. (PhD candidate). In 2009 she began working for the County of Maui Planning, Long Range Division. Prior to settling in Maui she worked in the Planning Dept. for the City of Vancouver. She loved living in paradise. Kathleen embraced the Hawaiian lifestyle, gardening, biking, swimming, surfing and scuba diving. She was an avid foodie, and enjoyed good wine and scotch. Kathleen was always adding to her extensive collection of books, shoes and handbags. Stray cats with big personalities knew she would take them in, nurture and feed them. An anaine ho'olewa for friends and family will be held in Kihei on Mar 16 and at a later date in Vancouver.
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Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Mar. 8, 2014