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KATHLEEN MARY SHEPPARD (RAKOWSKI)
Born: Dec 16, 1951
Date of Passing: Mar 02, 2021Offer Condolences or Memory Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation
KATHLEEN MARY SHEPPARD
December 16, 1951 - March 2, 2021
Kathleen leaves behind to cherish her memory, her husband Doug, son Chris (Jen), grandsons, Jake and Ben, and her loving sister (Susie) Colleen (Larry), and numerous cousins. Kathy was predeceased by her mother Lenore (1982), dad Harry (1982) and her very special grandparents, John (1981) and Mary Hill (1983).
Kathy grew up in River Heights and attended Grant Park High School where she met so many friends along the way, and her sister and best friend was always close by. She was the backbone behind Doug's success in running Convertible, later Accent Pools. She brought these talents to Portage Cartage for 17 years where she worked up until retirement.
Kathy loved gardening, which was evident by her luscious back yard that she spent countless hours perfecting. She always enjoyed spending time with neighbours and friends, always the first to lend a helping hand. Kathy also loved to travel, especially with friends such as Bill and Kathy Brooks to places such as Hawaii, Florida and Arizona to name just a few. Just as much, Kathy looked forward to coming home to shower her loved ones with the treasures she brought back. Possibly her greatest joy was being a nana to her two grandsons and cherished spending time with them. Kathy's passing has left a hole in the hearts of all who knew her but can find comfort in the fact that she is now at peace.
Thank you to the many health care workers who have made the last two and one-half years much more manageable.
A small family service will be held with a Celebration of Life to follow at a later date once Public Health orders allow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 06, 2021
Condolences & Memories (11 entries)
Doug - Sorry to hear of your loss. Her and your friends describe her as a wonderful person and no doubt she was. Dave - Posted by: David Saunders (Friend) on: Mar 29, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Kathy. She was such a warm beautiful person. My heart goes out to Doug, Chris and Colleen. She was loved by all who knew her. - Posted by: Lorie Gibson (Friend ) on: Mar 11, 2021
To Doug and family, we are so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. She was such a lovely lady, always so positive and a joyful person to be around. Please accept our condolences. - Posted by: Patsy Rogers and Fred Murray (Friends) on: Mar 10, 2021
Kathy was an exceptional person, hard worker and well liked by her co-workers who often turned into her friends. I have nothing but fond memories of her. My heart and thoughts goes out to Doug, Chris and family. - Posted by: Wayne Gorda (Co-worker and friend) on: Mar 09, 2021
Our sincere condolences Doug. Our thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Dave and Val Stewart (Friend) on: Mar 06, 2021
Doug & Family, my sincere condolences for your loss. - Posted by: Bette Westall (Friend) on: Mar 06, 2021
Thinking of you guys and sending lots of love and hugs to you all. She was such an amazing woman and an even more amazing auntie. I will miss her dearly and remember her fondly. Love you guys so much ❤️❤️❤️ - Posted by: Wendy (Niece/cousin) on: Mar 06, 2021
Doug and Colleen, we are very sorry to hear Kathy has passed away. I enjoyed many years doing her hair and hearing happy stories about her life and her family. She was a very special and kind woman. I'll miss her. Sandy and James Silva - Posted by: Sandra Silva (Hairdresser- friend) on: Mar 06, 2021
Larry and I knew Kathy at different times in our lives...as individuals and as a couple. Regardless of the timeframe she loved us both and gave us so much to remember her by. She will be in our thoughts and memories forever and always. A beautiful lady gone from us way too soon!!! - Posted by: Rosalinda Fischer and Larry Johnson (Friend) on: Mar 06, 2021
To know Kathy Sheppard was to love her. She was a shining star among us and her passing leaves a huge hole in our hearts. Our travels with Doug and Kathy bring back such good memories and much laughter. I wish I could have done more for you my friend but Covid definitely got In our way. I am glad Kathy is no longer in pain and is sitting with the angels where she belongs. - Posted by: Kathy and Bill Brooks (Good friends) on: Mar 06, 2021
I knew Kathy in our teens....spent many hours surrounded by friends in the basement of her grandparents house. People were drawn to Kathy and Colleen and we're always made welcome. Although I haven't seen them in almost 50 yrs I have so many good memories. Happy times! Deepest sympathy to Kathy's family especially Colleen. I know you will miss her deeply. - Posted by: Barb Knight (Dean) (Childhood friend) on: Mar 06, 2021
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