OBITUARY

Kathleen W. Louie

September 23, 1935March 10, 2021
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KATHLEEN W. LOUIE, age 85, passed away Wednesday March 10, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Jang; loving mother of Selina Louie (Joe Tsui); dear grandmother of Nicole Rummel (Curtis); Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 20, at 10 am in Immaculate Conception Church, 4129 Superior Ave. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd from 2-6pm Friday. 440-331-0500 Covid-19 procedures will be in effect.

A Message from Selina:

There is a saying “it takes a Village to raise a child” I can say, “It takes a village to take care elderly parents “.

My parents are truly self-confident, optimistic, strong willed, and stubborn which made me proud as I look back. They were able to take care of themselves all the way to 80 years old. That also means I was so scared for them as we lived opposite towns and working. I wanted them safe first most. I could not always protect them when they lived downtown. How do you convince stubborn parents to move in or closer? I truly say it was “mission impossible “. They lived in that house 50 years. No matter what, it is what they knew as life and their home. Finally because of their health deterring, we swift them closer to me and finally blessed to have mom living with me. It felt good to know she is safe and I could provide a place called her home.

Last summer, even through COVID, we made the best of it. We masked, sanitized, social distanced, and wheeled around town for eating and shopping. My little fashionista mom loved to eat and enjoyed our time together. She became stronger and happier. We were excited by checking her progress, gained 10 pounds. She was indeed tiny but mighty.

Thank you to our village that’s consist of caregivers, nurses, doctors, church family, friends, and family. No matter how small or big. Words of encouragement and physical presence was greatly appreciated. My mom loved company.

Thank each person for memories you have shared and kind words of comfort. It makes my heart happy. With your help, I was able to provide the best meals and care possible. Many of you told me to spend and do as much as I can while I have the opportunity. I took that’s advice at. You made an impact in my mom’s last stage of life. I only wished she could be here to see her great granddaughter. She got to sleep well while she left, that alone gave me great comfort and peace.

We love you mom, forever in our hearts. I would not have today without you. Thank you for always and forever.

A message from Nicole:

Early morning on March 10th, my grandmother, Kathleen passed away peacefully at home. She was a shining star, full of zest to LIVE. She loved life and reminded my mom and I daily, to keep going and living and was always wanting to be on the go. Her latest obsession was wanting to go to JC Penny for something orange. So out my mom went to get her an orange sweater :)

Her greatest accomplishment and proudest moments are her years of being a nurse. She was the definition of a nurse. Hardworking, smart, caring, and forever learning. She’s Chinese Florence Nightingale. Every conversation anyone had with her always turned into how she is a proud nurse and how you also should become a nurse. She would tell anyone who listened, to be a nurse. Luckily her granddaughter listened and I truly owe it all to her for my love for nursing and my current profession. I hope I continue to make her proud.

Just this past Sunday she was over my house, she reminded me that she is a certified midwife & that she could delivery my baby if I wanted. I said of course! And for her to be ready at anytime. Unfortunately, she never got to meet her great granddaughter but I know she will be in the delivery room with me in spirit.

She is one special lady, I am blessed to call grandma. My shining light. RIP grandma Louie. I love you so much.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 19, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, March 20, 2021

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Cynthia Turk

March 21, 2021

To Selina, Nicole, and all of Kathleen’s family,
Mrs. Louie was an interesting person to get to know. We shared some things in common, like nursing. She was very proud to be an R.N. She always did her best to take care of her patients, even under very trying circumstances. I don’t think she ever had an “easy” job. They all seemed to be with difficult patients with understaffing. Her patients were lucky to have her as their advocate.
All parents can be difficult sometimes, but Kathleen’s heart was always in the right place. She wanted the best for her family. She was so proud of you, Selina. And to have a granddaughter was just a huge bright spot in her life. She was obviously a big influence in career choices.
Kathleen will be missed. May she rest in peace.
Cynthia

Bassanio Tsang

March 19, 2021

Aunt Kathleen was one special lady!

She never stopped learning and she will tell you to do the same. She just beams when she talks about nursing.

She would help anyone in need - no matter background, race, creed, time of day or situation. She can disarm a robber by genuinely asking and listening to them seeing if something can be done to turn their situation around.

“No” is not in her vocabulary - she doesn’t let anything stop her. All these social media posts celebrating women power- guess what....she has been there and done that.

My favourite memory from way ...way back was when she was driving and needed directions. Smartphones or in-car GPS weren’t around back then. As kids we were kind of worried that we might be lost, before we know it; our lovely petite Kathleen rolls her window down and starts to flag other cars down while she was driving down the street. Sure enough, some kind stranger rolled their window down and gave us the directions.

This lady is FIERCE !!!!

Dominique Cheng

March 19, 2021

Aunt Kathleen was one of a kind - big smile, big heart, wonderful laugh. My favourite memory of her was when she brought her own “tea survival kit” - tea bags, sugar in zip-lock bags, and creamer - aboard a long haul flight from Cleveland to Hong Kong... old habits from her past life spent in the UK perhaps. She answered to no one and lived her life to the fullest even if it meant turning her measly seat in economy into a first class tea emporium. I will miss her but somehow/somewhere I know she’s smiling at us and enjoying her precious cup of tea.

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