January 16, 1953 – March 3, 2022
In Loving Memory
It is with deep admiration for her life and sadness for our loss that we announce the death of Katherine Helen Burns March 3, 2022.
Kathy connected with people from around the world, whose lives she touched with her dry sense of humor, sense of adventure, and love of learning. In her 20’s, her adventurous spirit propelled her from her hometown in Ontario to New Zealand, Australia, and Africa before she landed on Vancouver Island where she raised her family and worked as a counsellor, a carpenter, and later as co-owner of Blue Heron Books.
She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, creating memories with her grandchildren, biking, kayaking, knitting, drawing, woodworking projects, travelling, and curling up with a good book. Kathy was an independent, creative, witty, pragmatic, and loving person. She was understated in many ways, except for her hatred of oatmeal.
Kathy leaves behind her strength and spirit with those fortunate to have called her a partner (Steve), mom (Anna & Bridget), grandmom (Kailey & Nicholas), sister, aunt, and friend. She will be dearly missed, and we are grateful to have had her in our lives.
A private celebration of Kathy’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial Donations may be made in Kathy’s name to Canadian Red Cross.
Messages of condolence are welcomed at www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com
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