Pixley Funeral Home


Kathleen Erin Fortin

August 18, 1968September 19, 2020

Kathleen Fortin, of Auburn Hills, Michigan, passed away on September 19, 2020 at the age of 52. She was born on August 18, 1968 in Pontiac, Michigan to Jeff and Doris Conklin. Kathleen was a graduate of Lakeland High School before going on to become a caregiver specializing in Assisted Living care. She married her husband, Gerald Fortin, on May 23, 1997. Kathleen loved her family and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband Gerald; sons Justin Davis, Brian Fortin, and Andrew Fortin; grandchildren William and Roseline; and her brothers Steve Conklin and Jeff Conklin.

A visitation for Kathleen will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 3 PM to 6 PM at Pixley Funeral Home in Auburn Hills.


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 23, 2020


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Cheswa Simmons

September 23, 2020

My watterrrrrrrrrrr , lost of words. I met Kathleen at Harbor Chase she was my supervisor then , such a awesome amazing beautiful person. Whenever she was my medtec work was easy. We laughed all the time. The name watertrrrr came from a resident, with my strong African accent, I asked the residents if she would like some water and she could not understand until I said waterrrrrrr. Since then Kathleen called me waterrrrrr. She recently reached out to me saying my condolences , I just lost my mom. Kathleen was that a way of saying bye? Please be a good caregiver for my mom in heaven make sure she drinks waterrrrrrrr. Rest well my friend.

Yvette Watts

September 23, 2020

Kathleen and I worked together at Harbor Chase we had some Great times together she was always smiling and making me laugh. Your gonna be truly missed Kathleen

Sherry Hall

September 23, 2020

We were saddened to hear that Kathleen passed away. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Maureen Conklin

September 22, 2020

So many memories! Kathleen was my first friend, my first playmate. She was a big sister to me when I was a kid. We loved when our pretty cousin would babysit us, styling our hair with the curling iron. I will miss her lovely smile and her big blue eyes, her laugh, her strength, her fierce love for her grandchildren. We are all thinking of Kathleen's boys and Jerry with love and sympathy.

Gwen Lee

September 21, 2020

Love you my dear Irish friend and will hold onto the countless memories we shared.


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