Obituary of REDHEAD, Kathleen Mary

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Kathleen REDHEAD

Kay passed away peacefully at the age of 76 on May 13, 2016 at Northumberland Hills Hospital, Cobourg, ON.

Beloved mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, great-aunt, and ex-wife. Friend to many, near and far. Writer, teacher, translator, dancer, traveller, unrelenting optimist. We are heartbroken, but take solace in the knowledge that she is now at peace.

We are very grateful to Dr. Hasan Al-Janabi and Dr. David Moorsom, and to the nursing staff at the Intensive Care and Palliative Care Units, as well as to Dr. Larry Milosevic.

Service Information

Friends are invited to a celebration of Kay's life at Cobourg Yacht Club on Saturday June 11 from 1 - 4 p.m. Ceremony will begin at 2 p.m.

If desired, donations in Kay's memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit at Northumberland Hills Hospital. Condolences received at

Donations can be made through the funeral home by clicking the 'Make a Donation' below or directly through the Northumberland Hills Hospital's website by clicking HERE


Catherine, Patrick, Sara, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such an interesting bright person. I remember many wonderful conversations with her. She stayed at my home in Windsor on several occasions many years ago and I remember her as as lovely, warm and witty, and also as a good cook. She loved you three so very much and was so proud of you.The world seems a little emptier now. She was remarkable and she is unforgettable.

Susan Hummer

Kay has been an important part of my family for the last 16 years, and it was a great honour to know her. We shared many afternoons sitting on the deck enjoying great conversations, and I was always so enthralled by her stories and her amazing wit and charm. She spoke of her children with so much love and pride, it was amazing to see. She was indeed a very special woman who I considered a role model for myself growing up, and very well loved by my family. Kay, you are deeply missed.

Sarah Brett

Still a shock walking up to the appartment building I can still see Kaye catch you later girl.she'd say. sorry we have a wedding that day June 12,2016 but know my heart is with you all. Kaye RIP I will miss our chats while cleaning give Blue a kiss for me.

Danielle &Brian Robertson

It is with great surprise that I received the news of Kay's passing - she seemed to be a lovely and intelligent lady, and I'm sorry to hear this sad news. May she rest in peace...

Katherine Berry, Cobourg Antique Marketplace

I'm so sorry about the loss of Kay. So comforted though, that you had valuable time with her before she passed to do & say what was most important & meaningful. Your mutual love was ever apparent throughout your lives & I know will be present always. Hope you can find some comfort remembering her with others who loved her. I'll miss a dear friend & remember her with loads of love & warmth.

Sarah Collinge

We heard the sad news from my parents, and our deepest sympathies go out to all of you in this difficult time. Our condolences.

Lindsay Clandfield

I first met Kay and Russon in 2010 at a baby shower for their daughter, Sarah, who was soon to give birth to her first grandchild, Isaac, who would also be my 4th grandson, as my son, Vince is his father. I was nervous, but Kay put me at ease as I found her to be gracious and dignified. I knew that my son's relationship with Sarah and her family was going to be a positive experience. Since then, Kay and I shared birthday parties, one babysitting day, our children's wedding and the birth of yet another grandchild, Simon, that Vince and Sarah blessed us with in April 2015. You will be sorely missed, Kay. I will tell our grandsons of what a great woman their granny was. I love you, Sarah and please pass my condolences to Catherine, Patrick and your dad.

Susan Hedges

I was a very lucky person to have met Kay in August 2011 when she moved to Cobourg. Kay was determined to live the rest of her life in Cobourg and she did just that. I was saddened to hear of her unfortunate passing. Kay was a vivacious strong-minded person who always had great stories to tell of her experiences in life. Kay was willing to help people any way she could, whether it was checking a document for correct punctuality, giving a caring smile, planting flowers for all to see or numerous other supporting offers she could. I have always smiled when I thought of Kay and will continue to do so. Kay will be missed. Laurel

Laurel Clarry

I met Kay in my youth, and will never forget the warmth with which she shared her perspective. Even now my garden blooms brighter thanks to her wisdom. I like to think the same is true of my life. I'm comforted that Kay got to help her grandchildren get started in the world. Rest well.

Nicholas Syperek

I am so sorry for your devastating loss.

Frances Handlarski