Kathleen Anne “Kathy” Currell
February 4, 1950 – September 30, 2017
Kathy passed away suddenly in her home the night of September 30th.
While her passing was unexpected, she had been living with congestive heart failure for some time. We had her longer than we expected to, but it still feels far too soon to be letting her go.
Kathy was a fighter.
She survived a battle with breast cancer in 2000, the complications of which led to another very close call in 2007. She also transcended an incredibly difficult childhood to become an unbelievably loving mother, and a treasured friend to anyone that knew her.
Kathy was hilariously quick-witted, wildly intelligent, athletic, strikingly beautiful, and above all: genuine.
The quote she chose for her 1967 yearbook was “Everybody’s friend, nobody’s fool”, which held true her entire life.
Kathy is survived by her daughters, Kieve & Pascale Laviolette, her brothers Bob & Daniel Currell, and her close friend and former spouse Mike DeSante.
She will be deeply missed.
True to her selfless disposition and unique character, Kathy made it clear she did not want a traditional memorial service.
We have chosen to respect her wishes and plan to celebrate her life in a way that feels authentic to her, sometime in the near future.
Kathy loved the outdoors and animals; in lieu of flowers, a donation to the SPCA or Katie’s Place Animal Shelter would be a lovely way to honour her memory.