It is with sadness that the family announces the passing of Kathryn Ann Roy (Santerre) on June 25th, 2021 at the age of 62 years at the North Bay Regional Hospital. She is predeceased by her mother Marion Doucet (Roy) and father Ludger Roy.
Kathy is survived by her “Rock”, devoted husband Jack Santerre and children Michael (Josee and Skylar) and Jennifer (Tim) as well as her grand children Courtney, Marc, Kaden and Julianna. She will also be dearly missed by her loving siblings Linda (Norm), Gerry (Dale), Steven along with siblings at heart Mary Theresa Mainville (Jean), Paul Santerre (Shelley), Ray Santerre (Pauline), Marc Santerre (predeceased) and several nieces and nephews.
Kathy’s last fight comes as no surprise as she was born a fighter (first premature baby to be placed in isolette in Montreal). A miracle for it’s time.
She moved to Campbellton, New Brunswick at the age of 13 and at a young age met her partner for life and began a family. Together they had the opportunity to experience Northern Ontario and settled in North bay for the last 13 years.
Kathy made many friends and loved them dearly. She had a passion for reading, writing as well, enjoyed knitting, crocheting, quilting, painting and would challenge herself to pretty well any project, especially if it was something she wanted to make for someone else. She had a kind heart, took pride and was dedicated to all of her work. She had an eye for detail and an underestimated amount of patience.
Her grandchildren were her lifelines. She moved mountains to be close to them, so that she could watch them grow and be a part of their lives. She knew more about the minor hockey leagues then the big leagues. The grandchildren have many memories most fondly at camp, doing photo shoots and our last big trip to Disney World where all dreams come true. She will be missed but never forgotten.
Kathy found solace, peace and happiness at camp with Jack and their dog Abbie. Her camping days with family and friends will be remembered by many.
Kathy loved Jack beyond words. He was her rock and loved the life they created and shared together. This became very obvious during the more difficult times. “To have and to hold, for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health. To love and to cherish until death do us part, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge the faith”.
We ask that you smile and remember only the good times. Even with the harsh reality of her last few years Kathy never complained or shared the truth of her battle. She chose positivity and strength. We ask that you do the same.
The family will be receiving friends at Hillside Funeral Services, 362 Airport Rd, on Thursday July 1st from 12 until 2 pm. A funeral service will follow at 2 pm at the funeral home. In accordance with COVID 19 directives from the Bereavement Authority of Ontario the total number of attendees is limited and is by scheduled appointment only. Please contact the funeral home (705 474-7655) to RSVP your attendance. For those wishing to view the service virtually you can do so at this link: Virtual service for Kathy Santerre
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