Katharine Margaret Anderson

19 January , 19293 May , 2019

Katharine Margaret (Stewart) Anderson January 19th 1929 to May 3rd 2019 Passed away peacefully in Cambridge Ontario.

Katharine was a founding member of the National Ballet of Canada. She moved through life with the gentle grace and elegance befitting a classical ballerina. Katharine and Ross her beloved husband of 61 years, raised their family on Toronto Island, Lawrence Kansas, Quebec City and Ottawa before retiring to Cambridge to be near children and grandchildren. Katharine was predeceased by Ross and daughter Laura (Simmons), and is survived by her children Robin (Richard Rivkin), Kate (Peter Pashley), Patrick Simmons (Debee) and John (Karen Fyke). She also leaves her grandchildren; Sarah (Timothy Stalans) and Ryan Anderson; Darcy, Jack and Jill Simmons (Nicholas Mantia); Kevin, Graham and Dylan (Yasmine) Spencer; Charlotte (Peter Gray), Nicole (Oliver Beacham) and Suzanne Pashley; Ruth, Hannah, Jacob, Lauren (Michael Plotkin) and Joshua (Erin Beeghly) Rivkin; and her great grandchildren Jonah, Luke and Max Plotkin and Esme Rivkin, to carry on family traditions of bread and applesauce making, dog rescue and nature appreciation through biking, hiking, canoeing and cross country skiing. A celebration of Katharine’s life will be held at Trinity Anglican Church in Cambridge at 2 pm on July 28th, 2019. Donations in Katharine’s name to the National Ballet of Canada or a charity of your choice will be welcome.


28 July

A Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Trinity Anglican Church

12 Blair Road
Cambridge, Ontario N1S2H5


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Jane Marshall

15 May 2019

The first time I met Katherine was through an act of kindness - as a real Florence Nightingale ! My young daughter had fallen in front of their house, and both Katherine and Ross came out to provide loving care and first aid! Katherine was right at our side with a smile, a gentle hand and bandaids. We often recounted that event when we met in the many years that followed. Katherine always asked about our family and how everyone was doing. Her friendship, kindness and gentle spirit was a gift. I am so glad that she was a part of our lives.
With Affection and fond memories, Jane Marshall