Evanston, Illinois

Sep 15, 1974 – Mar 23, 2013 (Age 38)


Sunday, September 15th 1974
Saturday, March 23rd 2013
University of Michigan
Northwestern University


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Kathryn Grace (Kate) Bosher, of Evanston, IL, born on September 15, 1974, in Toronto, Ontario, died on March 23, 2013 after a battle with cancer. The beloved wife of LaDale Winling; mother of Ernest Winling; daughter of John Bosher and K. Cecil (Berry) Bosher; sister of Hal, Sylvie, and Lise...

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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.
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Photo collage designed and printed by Peter Woodman

Kate at the USRowing Championship

Kate Bosher to be remembered Saturday morning at Bandemer Park, Lakeshore Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48104
A sculling boat will be named after Kate in a ceremony at 7:25am at the rowing dock near Lakeshore Drive. The Michigan Club Invitational regatta will take place following the ceremony.

The Womens Open Single Sculling race (10:55AM) has been named in honor of Kate starting this year. All friends of Kate Bosher are welcome to join us during these events.

This truly is a heartbreak. I used to babysit for Ernest, and the hours I spent with him in Kate and Dale's home were some of the most calming, pleasant hours of my summer. Kate greeted me every morning with a sincere smile and a fresh coffee in a tiny, delicate cup. We'd chat briefly about life, Ernest's latest "thing," my schoolwork, her schoolwork, the recent NPR piece, etc. This is a tragic loss. Kate surely had an impact on me, as it seems she impacted everyone she came across....

From an alumna of Northwestern University, to the family of Kathryn G. Bosher, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences for your loss, and as you grieve, may God the hearer of prayer help you to endure this trying time and grant you peace as spoken of at Psalm 65:2

May God bless Kate and all who love her..

This is such heartbreaking news. Kate was one of the most genuine, kind, and thoughtful people to grace this earth. What always struck me about Kate is that she consciously took time to enjoy the present moment. I remember many a conversation concerning her great pleasure in good tea served in one of her delicate china cups. Every time I drink tea out of anything fancier than a standard mug, I think of Kate. When you talked with Kate she actually listened to what you had to say, asked several...

Perhaps it is not classical to say that Kate was something of an angel, but it is true.

I so much looked forward to Kate becoming my colleague at Ohio State next Autumn; I chaired the search committee that hired her. I am so very sad that this will never happen, now. I really liked her. Sarah Iles Johnston