Nov 25, 1967 – Jan 15, 2018
Katherine Turner McLeod, born November 25, 1967, Nanaimo BC passed away suddenly early January 15th, 2018 of heart failure, after a brief battle with cancer.
She was late for everything in life, but far too early in death…..
Kathi leaves to cherished memory her parents: Yvonne MacPherson and Norman Greensides, her husband Harry McLeod, brother Tod (Andrea & their son Alex), close sister-in-law Lorri-Anne (and her adult children Thia & Ryan), her children: Clancy (Carlee), Sarah (Jamie), Kyle (Amy), and Kristopher, and her precious and beloved ‘grandbabies’: Alastor, Davis, Kinley, Lilith and Emma, along with a huge extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins, so so many close friends, and numerous others…. ‘Family’ was very important to her.
As a mature student Katherine obtained a Bachelor of Science – with Distinction in Psychology from UVIC, and a Masters of Education – in Special Education from UBC. Her work as a Behaviour Consultant improved and changed the lives of many children and their families across the central Island.
Kathi maintained a menagerie of pets over the years, including “ugly” dogs, “funny looking” cats, and “annoying” birds. She enjoyed several hobbies: love of travel, kayaking, music, hiking, and improving her skills as a trap shooter up at the Nanaimo Fish and Game Club. She also shot at other gun clubs on the island, both for practice and prize shoots (eye on shooting with the ‘big guns’, because everyone can be beaten!!).
She had a passion for walking: for exercise, stress relief, fresh air and camaraderie with long-time walking partner Lorri-Anne (she also took others along for shorter distances!). She walked many places in the world, two of her most memorable experiences being walking the marathon in Athens, Greece; and The Camino de Santiago (Camino Frances), 800 kms from a small village in France, across northern Spain. Portugal was next….it will happen yet!!…She will remain our walking companion in our hearts.
A celebration of Katherine’s life will be held at a later date.
As an expression of sympathy, donations can be made in her memory to Autism BC, or the BC Cancer Society.
If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever…