Kathryn Takacs

November 8, 1965February 14, 2011

Peacefully passed away at North Bay General Hospital on Monday, February 14, 2011, at the age of 45. Beloved daughter of Sylvia Takacs and the late Mike Takacs. Loving sister of Michael, Stephen, Scott, Kevin, Sean and Tom. Beloved sister-in-law of Karen, Denise, Susan, Collette and Lisa. A very special Aunt to her most adored nephews and nieces, Michael, Alyse, Stephen, Alexandria, Matthew, Olivia, Aaron, Nathan, Nicole and Mason. Survived by her Aunt Helen and Uncle Russ Hannusch (Cambridge), Aunt Jeri Smith (Estevan, Saskatchewan), Uncle George (Bud) Smith and Aunt Deanna (Bathurst, New Brunswick) as well as many cousins and beloved friends.

Kath was born in Ireland, raised in Cambridge, and has travelled ever since, with her family and then on her own, coast to coast in Canada. She enjoyed a successful professional career as a property manager for Morguard Properties, working at locations from Victoria to North Bay and points in between.

Kath was always generous with her time for family, friends and community. Relay for Life, North Bay Blooms, and the Chamber of Commerce are just a few of the recent activities she participated in. A long time Rotarian she was involved in many projects including humanitarian trips to Mexico and Peru to distribute needed supplies, and was named North Bay Rotarian of the year in 2010.

Kath had a big heart. A free spirit. She really loved to laugh. We will all miss her dearly.

Friends will be received at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews Street, Cambridge on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, February 17, 2011 from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m.. Funeral Service will be held from the Coutts Chapel on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 11 a.m..

Donations to Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation MRI fund in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.

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  • Visitation Wednesday, February 16, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, February 17, 2011
  • Visitation Thursday, February 17, 2011
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 18, 2011

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Michelle Gairdner

March 30, 2011

Takacs Family, my condolences to you all. I met Kathryn during her time here in Grande Prairie. Kathryn was a volunteer on our Communities in Bloom Committee and very dedicated to the program. After Kathry left we were in touch as she took some of the programs we did here with her to North Bay. Kathryn was wonderful to work with and we enjoyed many great laughs and we missed her when she left our community. She will be dearly missed...

Richard Lafleur

February 22, 2011

I had the pleasure of meeting Kathryn, when she was the manager of Grande Prairie Mall, she was a awesome manager and boss, very easy to talk with, and always smiled. You wil be missed.

Barbara Spencer

February 22, 2011

This candle is the first of many I will light to honour you Kathryn. You were such a great supporter of the Relay For Life in North Bay and we are so deeply saddened by this loss. What a special person you were.

Martha Lewis

February 21, 2011

I am sorry to hear about the passing of Kathy. I was a friend in high school and certainly remember her friendship and sense of humour, she was loved by everybody. Thinking of you at this time!!

February 21, 2011

Sylvia and Family
I extend to you my deepest sympathy in the loss of your darling Kathryn.

Kathryn had a great sense of humour and lit up a room when she walked in. She was oh so much fun. I can still hear her laughter and see the way she would point her finger when she was talking.

I met Kathryn here in North Bay through the Rotary Club and had the pleasure of working with her on a few fundraisers. You could always depend on Kathryn.

Her strength of character over the past few months was evident. Never did she complain. Yes, Kathryn was an amazing person, I will miss her very, very much.

May the Lord, our God, bring comfort to you during this difficult time.

Julie Perry

Kathy Child

February 21, 2011

You were an AWESOME lady KT, I wish I got to know you better. Although you lost this battle you will always be a warrior princess to me. My deepest sympathies to your family and friends. Love Kathy

February 19, 2011

Sylvia - I am so very sorry. My deepest sympathy.

Suzanne (Lang) Guest

Lindsay Donaldson

February 19, 2011

KT. It's the strangest and saddest thing to know that you are gone. Your laugh was infectious. Your sense of humour was needed, your listening ears were appreciated, your acceptance of others was genuine, and your friendship was unique. Thank you for the fun and crazy times. I will treasure the photo's, memories, and little trinkets that I have from you. There will never be another KT. Rest in peace my friend. xx

Judy Koziol

February 18, 2011

I write to you from North Bay.

It is here I first met Kathryn. She was introduced to me by Sylvie Lord, from Morguard's Northgate Square Mall.

One of my first questions to Kathyrn was "how do you really pronounce your last name".

She did, and then I asked what was it's ethnic background. Hungarian she proudly announced. Well that started our friendship as my father was Hungarian as well.

We went on and worked on North Bay's Communities in Bloom effort; picking up garbage, judging front yards and tall sunflowers. We spent some great hours together then and tried to as often as possible since.

What I loved most about her, many talents, was her quick wit, and her ability to be oh so funny.

Whenever we were together, or even if she just emailed me, I always ended up laughing from what she little or lot she had to say. She was truly gifted.

She spoke of her family often, especially about her beloved nephews and nieces. She was happy to be closer to home then with past postings for that reason.

She was so stoic yet still so much fun to be with even in the end.

For the few years I knew her it was a blessing. She was a best friend.

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to you all on the loss of someone so special.

She will be truly missed.

Sheri Loyer

February 18, 2011

I have had the honour and pleasure of working with Kathryn up until her passing. Her passion about Northgate Shopping Centre and her team were always uppermost in her mind. She was our "JDE Queen"! Thank you for taking me under your wing and teaching an old dog new tricks. You will always be remembered.