Kathy Townsend

A photo of Kathy Townsend

Visitation:

Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Thursday April 29, 2021 and Friday April 30, 2021
Family and friends wishing to attend need to call
the funeral home for a scheduled time.
The Bereavement Authority of Ontario mandates
that everyone must wear a face covering in the
funeral home.

It is with great sorrow that our family announces the death of Kathy, beloved wife of 37 years to Dave Townsend. Cherished mother to their three children and their spouses; Sadie and Shawn Lee, David and Jessica (Campbell) Townsend, and Stephanie and Scott Ryan. Sadly, missed by her grandchildren Garrett, Emmett, Hollie, Charlotte, Max, Hank, and Ben. Predeceased by granddaughter Annie Ryan (October 2020). Sister to Mary Birkenheur (late Nick), Willie and Louise Vanderloo, Patricia and Harry VandenBoomen, and Joe Vanderloo. Predeceased by her parents William and Catherine Vanderloo, her brothers Harry, John, Tony, sister Annie, and sister-in-law Maggie. Adored by her nieces and nephews, who thought of her more like a sister.

Kathy’s life centered around the love she had for her family. She instilled in her children the importance of prioritizing family, and appreciating the small things in life. She loved taking her family to the beach, rollerblading around Rondeau Park, and supporting her children in their activities. More recently she enjoyed boating with friends and family, a family vacation to Florida, and gator rides with the grandkids. Kathy would drop everything to support a friend in need. She was the one everyone went to for comfort and advice, and the one her friends could count on to care for their children when in need.

Our family is devastated by the loss of this amazing woman, but will continue to keep her alive in our hearts and memories.

Visitation will take place at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Thursday April 29 and Friday April 30, 2020.  Family and friends wishing to attend need to call the funeral home for a scheduled time.  The Bereavement Authority of Ontario mandates that everyone must wear a face covering in the funeral home.

Friends wishing to remember Kathy with a memorial donation are asked to consider the Chatham-Kent VON.

 

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We are very sorry to read of the loss of Kathy. She brought a smile to all who met her. Our sincere condolences. Jack, Katherine, Wyatt, Alicia Hitchcock & Family

Our sincere condolences on the loss of Kathy, she will certainly be missed. Kelly & Pete MacMillan

So sorry for your loss Dave & family sending prayers. xo Wilma & Paul Huffman

Sadie, we haven't kept in touch, but my heart goes out to you & your family all the same.

Dave and family. No one can possibly take away your pain at this terrible loss. Kathy was loved by many and will be missed terribly. We will always remember her smile and sense of humor. Cherish this forever.

David and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Min Chhang & Caroline

David and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our heartfelt condolences to you and the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Min Chhang & Caroline

Our hearts go out with deepest condolences to the Townsend family. Kathy was loved by many and it is clear how dear family was to her. Our prayers are with you all

I met Kathy at the gym and she was always smiling and our little group always had so many laughs. She was a vibrant and inspiring woman. I will miss her dearly. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. 🙏

Dave, Sadie (Shawn), Dave (Jessica), Steph (Scott) and grandchildren. We are sending you all our deepest condolences! So sorry for your loss. We are saddened you were not able to spend more time with her, and hope that the memories you have bring you some comfort during this difficult time. Sending all our love from a far. Love the Gardiner’s Bev, Casey and Vivien

Dave, Sadie & Shawn, David & Jessica, Stephanie & Scott, and families, my heart is feeling your loss and sorrow. I love you all like family and feel a deep connection to you all. Your mom was one very special lady who will be so very much missed by so many. I have many fond, happy and even crazy, memories of her. Please know I am here for you. Sending my heartfelt condolences and praying for your strength and comfort. Love you all, Diane Caughy

Dave and family; Our sincere sympathy goes out to you with the loss of Kathy. May your cherished memories bring comfort to you now and always.

Dave and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Sincerely Dave and Carolyn Rumble

Dave and family; Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. May your family memories bring comfort now and in the days and weeks to follow. Kathy was truly a wonderful and much loved person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Townsend family, our hearts are heavy knowing Kathy has not been given more time with you here . Its evident you all have her natural beauty, and ability to care for others. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave and family, We are so saddened to hear about Kathy's passing. We hope your memories will bring you comfort and peace over time. Mark was so happy to enjoy the peach pies that Kathy made him last summer- she filled the world with good stuff and that will be missed by many. Sending love, the Hansens

My thoughts and prayers go out to you Dave and your family at this sad time. The Townsends were always such good neighbours. So very sorry. Jeannette (Wayne) Snobelen

Patsy & Harry , Willy & Louise Mary & Joe & families John & I are very sorry to hear about Kathy passing away she was way to young but she is out of pain from that terrible c word our thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time of pain & sorrow love & hugs to all

I’ve gotten to know Kathy through Postma’s gym. She was alway the first to arrive and ready to attack the workouts. Always greeting everyone as they walk in, asking how their day was., how my family was doing. She surely was a treat to be with as a painting partner. Never hesitated to pain the areas that took more perfection. She will surely be missed. Thinking of the entire family during these tough days. Hold those memories close to your heart.

We are so sorry to hear that Kathy has passed! Although there's nothing we can do to ease your pain, we want you to know that we share your sorrow and that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May it be some comfort to know that her suffering is over and that she is now in a better place. "In life, in death, in life beyond death, God is with us. We are not alone. Thanks be to God!" Hugs! Ev, Joy , Tom and Bob

Dave and family. We are so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. She was such a sweet person and always with a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed. Your memories will keep her close. Eli and Dave.

Dave and family, My sincere condolences to you all. Allison and Ken Kloostra

I was sorry to hear of Kathy's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I got to know Kathy at New To You over the last several years, she always spoke of her family. Heaven has received another angel, I know she will watch over all of you and others, she will be missed.

Dave, Sadie, David, Stephanie . Please know that we are holding you and your family in our hearts and thoughts at this time of deep sorrow.

Dave and Family. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Kathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

Dave, Sadie, Stephanie , David and families . Sincere condolences to you and your family. Cherish the many happy memories you shared with Kathy, and may they give you peace during the difficult days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Peter &. Linda

Dave, Sadie, Stephanie, Dave Jr. and families, words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. You all helped make her final days complete and fulfilling. Now she has earned her wings and will be watching over you from above. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. All your beautiful memories will keep her close in your hearts. Sending hugs ❤️. Harry and Joanne Slaats

Deepest sympathy from the Solski family.

Dave, Sadie, Stephanie , David and families . Sincere condolences to you and your family. Cherish the many happy memories you shared with Kathy, and may they give you peace during the difficult days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Peter &. Linda

Dave, Please accept my sincere condolences on the Passing of Kathy, May she "Rest in Peace"

Our sincerest condolences to Dave & family.

Dear David and Family, I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Kathy. She was a lovely kind woman and will be truly missed by everyone who knew her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Lynn Clark, Michelle Clark and Robin Knight.

Dave and family, We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jeff and Toni

Dave and family, we are thinking of you. Sorry for your loss.

We are very sorry to read of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Dave and family Our deepest sympathy on Kathy's passing. Thinking of you at this sad time!

Dave and family - our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. She was such a beautiful person, inside and out. Her bubbly personality reached through and touched everyone and her love for her family was evident. Praying for all of you.

Dave and family; Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. Kathy was a beautiful person inside and out whose love for her family was obvious. Kathy was so fun-loving and great to interact and her bubbly personality always shone through. You have a lot of great memories you can cherish. Praying for you during this difficult time.

So sorry Dave

Dave, Sadie, David, Stephanie and Families, my deepest sympathy to you. I knew Kathy from Postma Fitness where Kathy was an absolute rock star. Kathy was fit, determined, strong, kind and fun. I am so sorry for your loss, take care of one another.

Dave ,Sadie, David, Steph and the Vanderloo Family We are so sorry for this terrible loss. May those beautiful yesterdays help to ease the sadness of today.

Thinking of you Dave and Jess in this very sad time.

Sorry to hear of Kathy's passing . She will be greatly missed. Hugs and prayers to you and your family . Condolences Wilfred & Kathy VanZelst

Our heartfelt sympathy to you, Dave, and to Sadie, David and Stephanie and your families. Kathy was a beautiful person whose love for her family was so evident. Praying for all of you.

Dear Dave and family, we are so sorry to hear about Kathy. We are sending our deepest condolences to each one of you . Kathy will be missed by many . Treasure your memories dearly as she would want that. Sending huge hugs and praying for strength to get you through this very difficult time. Sincerely, Cindy and Mike

Dave, Sadie, David, Steph and families... our deepest sympathy on your loss of Kathy. May your many, many happy family memories bring you comfort at this difficult time. Thinking of you with love and sadness.

Great loss to the community !! Very Sorry !!

Very Sorry !!

So sorry for you loss. You have our deepest sympathy.

To Dave, your family and all the Vanderloo families. We felt just like we knew Kathy through her siblings and their families. Always portrayed as a wonderful and loving sister, aunt, mom and grandma . Kind hearted, and fun loving. A beautiful woman! We can’t begin to imagine how much you will miss her. Our deepest condolences to all of you. May the many good times you had together and memories of them give you some comfort at this sad time.

David So sorry to hear of Kathy passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dave and Family , so sorry for your loss of this beautiful women, mother , grandmother and friend to so many. Life is just not fair at times. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

We are sorry to hear about Kathy, our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Kathy was such a beautiful person taken way too soon. Sending our heartfelt condolences to all of you during this very difficult time.

Sadie, David & Stephanie, Sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I remember her from Harwich Raleigh. She was a beautiful lady. It is hard to loose your mom as she is usually the one to keep the family glued together. Remember the good times and the laughs you had as a family. Lynda Savage

Sorry for the loss of a woman so important to each and everyone of you! Strength be with you during this time of sadness. Lana and Mario DeBoer and family.

Sending heartfelt condolences to you all. Such a beautiful girl with such a wonderful family tAken far too soon. Thinking of you all. May your loving memories help ease the pain.

May you find comfort in sharing memories of all the wonderful times you had with your wife, mother and grandmother. Please know we are thinking of you all.

Dave Sadie David Stephanie and families sending you our deepest condolences .She was a beautiful person who will be greatly missed by all that new her . Sending hugs and remember all the wonderful memories that you have , there are many . We also have great memories to hold on to. Thinking of you all love Gord and Joanne and family

Thinking of you all during this very sad time. My condolences.

I know that devastation is NOT even close to what it is in loosing this very special lady.......OMGosh,I am just in shock,saddened by the loss of Kathy.She is a real LOSS to everyone who know her in this community.If you were privileged to have her as a friend,you knew how lucky you were.We will all miss her oh so much and yes will definitely keep her alive through oh so many great memories of this amazing person.Gone way too soon..... Lots of Love,Hugs and Our sincere condolences to all her family & other friends,who are all feeling this deep pain. Love Ronny & Kelly VanHeesch & Family xo

Dave and Family, Our sincere sympathy.

Dave and family, neighbours most of our lives. Didn’t know Kathy well, but I bet we waved to each other a thousand times on the Gore Rd & # 3. Our condolences Roderick Butler & Family / Holdaway Familiy.

Dear Dave and family, So sorry to hear about Kathy's passing. We met last year in the Dominicans and the click was there. Kathy learned me how to play pool one night and we had so much fun. Kathy was such a lovely and kind person. May the memories that you share with the family bring you comfort and peace.

Sending love, strength and hugs to the family! Kathy was one amazing lady and will be greatly missed ❤️

Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss, may your treasured memories give you strength & peace in the days ahead.

Dave and family, our deepest condolences and thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. She was a wonderful person and will be truly missed by everyone that knew her.

Dear Townsend family, We are heartbroken for your family. Kathy was an amazing woman with a kind heart. We are truly sorry for your loss and are sending our heartfelt condolences. Thinking of you all.

A beautiful person gone too soon. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss. Carol Dorssers

Dave and Family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that you have been and will continue to be in my thoughts. Sending hugs.

So sorry to hear this. our heart go out to you

So very sorry to hear of this devastating loss. Our hearts are thinking of you all and praying for you. Shawn & Sadie....we are just one door down....holler if you need a thing!

To the entire Townsend and Vanderloo families we are so heartbroken to learn of Kathy’s premature passing. May time, love and support of family and friends and your beautiful memories give you strength during this difficult time and in the days ahead. “We rise again in voices of our children”❤️

Sincere condolences. 🙏

Sending sincere sympathy to everyone ❤️ Hold your memories close at this difficult time.

We are so very sorry to hear this. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family. This is a wonderful tribute and we hope that you can find comfort in each other and your friends and all your cherished memories.

Dave, Sadie, Dave , Stephanie and family We are so sorry about the loss of Kathy. My cousin and best friend for life, she will be missed by all💕

No words can ease your pain. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal. Praying for strength as you mourn such a great loss.

It's with such sadness that we send our thoughts of caring to your family Dave. We both knew Kathy, and admired her kindness and smile. She was such a lovely person. We hope you're able to have your family around you to keep you strong in this very sad time. Sincere Condolences, Cathy and Mark Finch

Dave, Sadie, Stephanie, and David - So very sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. Sending you deepest condolences at this difficult time.

Our deepest condolences with the loss of Kathy From Carolyn and Tim Segeren family

Dear Dave & Family, We are so very sorry to hear of Kathy's passing, there are no words to express how deeply sad we are for all of you. Please know we are thinking of you all during this very difficult time. Wendie & Steve Hibbert

My condolences to your friends and family. Kathy was a very kind person I had the pleasure of briefly getting to know. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.

My deepest sympathy to the Townsend family.

So sorry to hear of your devastating loss. Treasure the love and the memories. Our thoughts are with you. Sincere condolences.

Our deepest condolences to family, and families. So very sad, you will have fond memories of her in your heart ❤️

Dave, Stephanie, Sadie, David and the rest of the Townsend family Our family wants to extend our most sincere condolences to all of you. We know what you are experiencing - we truly wish this wasn't the case. Kathy was a warm and lovely woman, always quick to extend a smile and to share a laugh. She will be missed by many. Mya, Charlotte, Raina, and Evan

Dave and Family. So sorry for your great loss; may the legacy she left and the memories be forever in your hearts. You are in our prayers.

So sorry to hear this very sad news. Our deepest sympathies Connie and Dennis Toth

Dave and family, My heart aches for you all. So sorry to read this. May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort at this time. Cherish your precious memories.💕

So very sorry for the loss of Kathy, she was always smiling and such a kind women. I am so sad for her family, she was taken much too soon. Please know we are thinking of you all at this difficult time.

Sincere sympathy on your loss.

So sorry for the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. She has left a wonderful legacy!

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Kathy. A great loss for your entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Kathy. She was such a beautiful women who I loved getting to know during our years together at Postma Fitness. She brought such energy and light to our classes and was so proud of her family. Our thoughts and prayers are with her entire family!

Amazing woman, wife, mother, grandmother and friend. A loss for your whole family. She was so proud of all of you and her love was felt by everyone who knew Kathy. Always in our hearts. Love John, Willie Adema and family

Our deepest condolences to all the families.. She will be always in your heart!♥️

Dave & family, so very sorry to hear this sad news. Such a great, fun lady. Always enjoyed exchanging stories about our grandkids. Sendings hugs.

I'm so sorry to hear this news! Kathy was an amazing lady!

Dave and family, we are so sorry to hear of Kathy's passing. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. 😢♥️ RIP Kathy

I’m so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Sending you all hugs and prayers.

so shocked and sorry to hear of your loss. i spent many pleasant hours volunteering with Kathy at Harwich Raleigh for school events and school trips. will keep you in our prayers

dear Dave, children and grandchildren. I'm very sorry for the loss of your dear wife, your dear mother and fantastic grandmother! love from Sandra and family from Holland

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Dear Dave and family, I am deeply saddened to hear the news of Kathys passing. May the fond memories of her bring all of you comfort during this hard time you all of your lives My sincere condolences to all. 💕

A devastating loss to an amazing family. Our hearts are with you from afar.xo

Dave and family, we are so saddened to hear of Kathy's passing. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to the family for your loss.

Dave and family, we are so saddened to hear the news of Kathy's passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this most sad time... May you find comfort in your memories in the coming days..

Dear Dave & Family, We’re so sorry for your tremendous loss. Our hearts are heavy for you all. We will miss sharing a laugh and drink with Kathy at all the local events & parties. The community won’t be the same without her light and joy. Sending love & strength.

Dave and family, please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. May your memories help you through this difficult time.