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
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.