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June 20, 2015

It is with a great deal of sadness that we announce the passing of Katharine (Kal) Thompson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and ‘Bubby’, after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

She is survived by her loving husband Bill whom she married on September 13, 1952, daughter Corrine Thompson (Tim Costin), son David (Chris), and daughter Chris Carter (Steve).

She also leaves her grandchildren Jim Segee

(Ahamida), Brad Segee, Jonathan Thompson (Amanda), Kate Khan (Ahmed), Elyse Thompson, Liane Schenke, and Alex Schenke, and her four great

grandchildren, Mariah Segee, David Thompson, Zella Khan and Emirah Khan. Kal also wishes to acknowledge her first born daughter Meridith Colman and her her two children Craig and Emilia.

Kal was always active. She was on the basketball team at the Ladysmith High School and excelled in a number of track and field events. After she was married, it was badminton during the winter months, water skiing and golf in the summer. She was the ladies Club Champion at the Cowichan Golf and Country Club in the year 1980. And oh how she loved to dance. She was also an active and accomplished duplicate bridge player and acquired more than 1500 master points, holding the title of Silver Life Master. In 1986 she was the Worthy Matron of

Cypress Chapter #92 Order of the Eastern Star.

Kal was also a wonderful cook and passionate about eating, with always a tasty meal at her table. She enjoyed sharing recipes and trying new things when it came to food.

She was fortunate in having lived a healthy active life for almost all of her 83 years, and although Kal is no

longer with us, we may rest assured that the lives that

she has touched will be left with many fond memories.

The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the Doctors and Nurses of Cowichan District Hospital, and the amazing Home Care Nurses for the wonderful care she

received and Hospice for their support. Also to Dr. Pai

and Dr. Meadows at the Cancer Clinic in Victoria and the nurses in the Royal Jubilee Hospital, who also gave

exceptional care while she was there..

Kal’s wishes are to have a celebration of life gathering, which will be held at the H.W.Wallace, Cremation & Burial Center, 5285 Polkey Rd., Duncan from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on June 27, 2015.

In lieu of flowers please make any donations to the

Canadian Cancer Society.

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