Kathleen Mary Waugh

With great sorrow we mourn the passing of our Mother Kathleen Waugh on November 30, 2010. Kathleen is survived and lovingly remembered by her sisters Dorothy, Joan (Bud) and brother Ted (Hazel), son Bruce (Diane), daughters Linda (Gary) and Mary Jane (Bill) along with her grandchildren Jamey (Nok), Bryce (Kerry), Nicole (Laurence), Janet (Richard), Natalie (Doug), Trevor (Stacey), Kathleen and Karl, ten great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband William Reginald Waugh, parents Frank and Harriet Lily Price and twin brother Arthur Price.

Kathleen along with her twin brother was born in Cookham, England. Our mother came to Canada when she was 7 months old, arriving in Vernon, BC where she was raised before moving to Kamloops to attend nurses training in 1939, graduating from Royal Inland Hospital in 1942.

Kathleen married Reg in November of 1943. Kathleen continued to work as a nurse at Royal Inland until the birth of their first child. They remained in Kamloops until Dad sold Eveready Motors and retired to Sorrento in 1970. In 1980 they moved to Chase where Mom stayed until returning to Kamloops in 2004.

Kathleen enjoyed gardening, curling, golfing, crib, bridge, knitting and needlework. She was past president of the Kamloops Ladies Curling Club, Captain of Ladies golf at Shuswap Lake Estates and of Sunshore Ladies golf in Chase. She served on the hospital board of Royal Inland Hospital for15 years and was a long time member of the nurse’s alumni. In 2003, Kathleen was Citizen of the Year for Chase and was remembered for her dedication to her community. Always kind and thoughtful, Kathleen was a respected member of her community. She served as chairperson of the cancer campaign until 1998.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the dedicated staff at Ridgeview Lodge for their excellent / dedicated care of our mother. A special thanks to Marie and everyone on the second floor of Baltic who’s loving and gentle care made our mother’s last days comfortable. A sincere thanks also goes to Reverend Tom Sugden for providing comfort to our mother during her final days.

Donations in Kathleen’s memory may be made to Royal Inland Hospital (cancer) Foundation, 311 Columbia Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 2T1.

A memorial service for Kathleen will be held in June at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Kamloops.

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