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Born: Oct 30, 1958

Date of Passing: Nov 25, 2020

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October 30 1958 - November 25, 2020

Kathleen passed away peacefully at
Riverview Health Centre, on November 25, 2020, of cancer.
She was the third of five children born to Gerry and Eva, where the family was active in the St. James Community, particularly baseball and speed-skating.
She graduated from St. James Collegiate in 1976 and from the University of Winnipeg 1980. She started her career with the
Province of Manitoba in 1985, first with
Housing (Design Services) then Conservation Crown Lands in Neepawa and finally back in Winnipeg, with Justice (Vehicle
Impoundment Registry)
Kathleen made a point of keeping in
contact with her colleagues and was well known for bringing in baking.
She was a talented knitter, making the best thrummed mitts. Kathleen enjoyed searching thrift stores for that hidden treasure. Family gatherings will not be the same without her famous ham balls and broken glass dessert.
As she was in and out of the hospital due to complications, she saw firsthand how hard medical staff worked and was very
appreciative of all the care she received.
Kathleen will be missed, and her memory cherished by her brothers, Tim, and Ken (Cheri), sisters, Sharon (Ed) and Linda
(Kerry). She will also be missed by nieces, Lindsey, Jenna, Breanne and Dawn. Nephews, Tyler, Cale, Jeremy and Stephan. She will be missed by her dear friends, Gae and Karen.
Cremation has taken place and no funeral service will be held.

Condolences may be left on
Kathleen's memorial page

Arrangements entrusted to
Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 28, 2020

Condolences & Memories (15 entries)

  • Condolences and love to the family. I knew Kathie decades ago as a close friend with her sister Sharon. Kathie always provided words of wisdom to us young kids! A shame to lose someone so young! - Posted by: Heather Squires-MacDomnell (Friend ) on: May 18, 2021

  • I was terribly saddened to hear of Kathleen’s illness and passing. She is such a loss to all of us who had the good fortune of knowing her. I first met Kathleen in the late 1990s when I moved to Winnipeg. We lived in the same apartment block, and quickly bonded. Although I moved away to Africa, other parts of Canada and now Australia, we always kept in touch. I especially admired her craftiness and knowledge of antiques. I would sometimes send her photos of ancient objects found and ask for her opinion. I’m sure she laughed at some of my finds, but her knowledge was first class. Thank you, Kathleen, for being part of my life. I send deepest sympathies to her family and all who knew her. Wanda, Australia. - Posted by: Wanda Jane Sadowski (Friend) on: Dec 19, 2020

  • I was very saddened to hear of Kathleen's passing. I got to know her through her work with vehicle impoundment registry. We would often share a chuckle at some of the stories we'd hear. She was a fountain of knowledge. And I'll miss how she'd take the phone off speaker once she'd answered. My condolences to her family and friends. She will be missed. Rest in peace Kathleen. - Posted by: Sherry Rees (work colleague) on: Dec 07, 2020

  • I am so sorry to hear of Kathleen's passing. I met Kathleen thru her work. She will be sadly missed by all that knew her. My sincerest condolences to her family and friends. See you on the other side Kathleen Rest in Peace my friend. - Posted by: Julie Roscoe (Friend) on: Dec 04, 2020

  • I was so saddened to hear about Kathleen's passing. I am so grateful that I got to know and work with her. We had many discussions on life and retirement. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. She was very knowledgeable at her work. When you had a question she would be there in a flash. I have beautiful memories of Kathleen, including her hand knitted mitts (which I still wear and adore) and lucky me.... some of her fantastic recipes. Taken way to soon. Rest in Peace beautiful lady! - Posted by: Louise Trudeau (Work Colleague) on: Dec 03, 2020

  • So very sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Taken far too young. I was good friends with her brothers but remember Kathy well. My deepest sympathies and my condolences to her family 💔🙏🏻 - Posted by: Bruce Leiter (Family friend) on: Dec 03, 2020

  • I was saddened to hear of Kathleen’s illness, then passing, and she will be missed. I’ve known Kathleen since the start of her career with the Province of Manitoba, when she joined the team in Design Services at Manitoba Housing in 1985, and then again at Conservation. She was a reliable, and hard worker, and enjoyed relationships with her many Co-workers. She coordinated annual Christmas get togethers and luncheons so we could all keep in touch with the Housing group, and remained close friends with our former boss, Gae Burns. Rest In Peace Kathleen. Condolences to her family and colleagues. - Posted by: Sherry Julius (Former colleague and friend) on: Dec 03, 2020

  • So sorry to hear of Kathleen's passing. She was an amazing lady and an inspiration to us all. Her smile and wit will be missed. - Posted by: Loretta Hopkins (Co-worker - Neepawa) on: Dec 01, 2020

  • I joined the Justice team some years ago, and had the good fortune to be welcomed and mentored by Kathleen in an aspect of my work that overlapped with hers. She was patient, kind and wise on the essential and often fraught matters of “VIMP”, and she knew her work inside and out. She was tough when she needed to be (and her work too often required it), yet her gentle and ready sense of humour was much appreciated by many. And her quietly expressed heart for the downtrodden did not go unnoticed, and earned sincere admiration and respect. She took obvious pride and joy in her family as evidenced by the rotating family photo screen that animated her desk. I was always happy to drop by her office for a VIMP conference, or just to chat and share a chuckle! I join many of my colleagues in expressing our sorrow at her leaving us much too soon, and offering condolences to her loved ones. Sincerely, Greg Jowett - Posted by: Greg Jowett (Co-worker ) on: Nov 30, 2020

  • Very sorry to hear of Kathleen’s passing. She was always so kind and great to work with. She made many pairs of her famous mitts at our coffee breaks and her broken glass was also a favourite among us all. - Posted by: Jean Ann Rempel (Coworker from Neepawa) on: Nov 30, 2020

  • I’m saddened to hear of Katheen’s passing. My sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Isabel Morgado (Work colleague) on: Nov 30, 2020

  • My sincere condolences to Kathleen’s family. So sorry to hear of her passing. I had the privilege of working with Kathleen at Vehicle Impoundment. She had a heart of gold, was kind, funny, hard working and a joy to work with. Kathleen loved her family and spoke fondly of them often. She will be dearly missed. RIP Kathleen, I will never forget you. - Posted by: Wendy Jackson (Friend) on: Nov 29, 2020

  • So sorry to hear about Kathleen. My thoughts are with you all -Grant - Posted by: Grant McCullough (cousin) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • I was so sorry to read of Kathleen’s passing. I have many fond memories of speed skating with her at the Sargent Park Oval during our cold Winnipeg winters. My condolences to all of the McCullough family. Liz Appleby - Posted by: Liz Appleby (Friend) on: Nov 28, 2020

  • My deepest sympathy on Kathy's passing. I remember her well from History class and her hard work in high school. My deepest sympathy to all the members of the McCullough Family. It always pains me when I lose one of my 'kids'. Find comfort in the memories and your support of one another. - Posted by: Mr. D. (Teacher) on: Nov 28, 2020

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