As a youngster I used to play with Kate and Hal at the Bosher home in Toronto. Though we had been out of touch for many years, when I heard of her passing, I was deeply shaken. Together with Hal, we would build tree houses, adventure in the ravine behind our homes, forage for watercress and host garden tea parties for the adults. In the Winter, she would read to us before a roaring fireplace. Every time I revisit Alice and Wonderland, I can hear her serene and caring voice.
When we met by chance at the U. of Toronto some twenty years later, she was as bright and optimistic as ever, as if the world had not touched her. An unfazed goodness. Kate taught me reading, grammar, fairness and many other things, and even at age Ten, she was a natural. Clearly, she kept it up.
I'm sorry that I am late to this forum, but glad to have found it. I can see that Kate touched many lives and that her passions were actualised.
She formally presented me a silver horse figurine when I was Seven. Kate was my first love. I was so fortunate to have known her, even if for a short time.