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Kim Perrott McGroarty

August 8, 1979February 14, 2021
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Kim Perrott McGroarty, 41, of Southlake, passed away February 14, 2021. Kim was born August 8, 1979 in Moree, New South Wales, Australia. Funeral Service: 5:00 pm (CST) Saturday, February 27 at J.E. Foust and Son Funeral Chapel, Grapevine. Kim attended St. Aidan's Anglican Girls School in Brisbane, Australia, then attended and graduated from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. Kim had a career in consulting, working for KPMG, PWC, Celerant and Unilever. Kim moved to London in 2004 on her first international adventure and met many of her lifelong friends. Kim met Andy McGroarty in 2009 and they had their first child Charlotte, in London on February 20th, 2012. Kim and Andy then married in Scotland on December 13, 2013. In 2014, Kim and family moved to Texas and her second child Jessica was born in Texas on January 29th, 2015. In Texas, Kim made a home and formed an amazing group of friends who she loved deeply. One of her favorite hobbies was skiing and Kim was happiest on the slopes teaching Charlotte and Jessie. Kim remodeled a home in Breckenridge and this became a family vacation destination in winter and summer. Kim has left her mark in Breckenridge and will be fondly remembered there. She is preceded in death by her father, Paul Perrott and a sister Fiona Perrott. Survivors: Husband, Andrew McGroarty; children, Charlotte (9) and Jessica (6); mother, Libby Perrott; sister, Alison Perrott. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to a charity supporting cancer. Kim received exceptional care at the following 3 cancer centers in Texas and would be very happy if you chose one of these. You may also prefer to donate to a charity local in your country and Kim would also be happy with that, she would only want that her experience could help others.

https://www.texasoncologyfoundation.org/giving/donate-online

https://www.mdanderson.org/donors-volunteers/donate.html

https://engage.utsouthwestern.edu/donate-now

Kim's service will be live streamed. Please check back on Saturday afternoon at our website for log-in instructions. If you have any issues please call 817-481-2525

If you wish to send floral condolences in honor of Kim Perrott, you may call Lilium Floral Design at 817-589-1566 or http://www.liliumflorals.com

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Anne Lise Antolinos

February 28, 2021

I met Kim in 2004, when we both joined Celerant Consulting and were both new to London...
At the time, we were working on a BT project... we were staying in a beautiful hotel 4 nights a week, and were always fighting to get David Beckham’s room ... Neither of us really knew who he was at the time... but we liked his room the best ...
I will always remember Kim as full of life, energy and passion. Very friendly. Very bright. Very determined. Always smiling.
Kim and I shared a passion for fashion... especially designer handbags and shoes which we could not afford ... so we would buy vintage «lookalikes but not really » on Brick Lane or Portobello Market... she would always find THE best treasures hidden in the most unexpected places!
I was so sad to hear that she had been battling with cancer these past years, but not surprised to hear that she did with strength, courage and dignity all along... a wonderful role model for Charlotte and Jessie.
To Andy, Charlotte, Jessie and Kim’ close family and friends, I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Wishing you the strength to face the days ahead and beautiful memories of Kim to keep forever.

Anne-Lise

Tanya Kogan

February 27, 2021

How Kim and I met was by chance on Facebook in Southlake and we were brought together by so many commonalities. I honestly don't remember specifics but we ended up having a lot in common. She grew up in Australia, I grew up in New Zealand. We had a beach home near Brisbane and would visit Australia often. She loved skiing and we started talking about Breckenridge. She and Andy were looking to buy a property and as it turns out they chose the one directly across from ours and that I am looking at as I write. We would meet up in Breckenridge if we both were visiting the same time and watching her renovate their place brought her so much joy. I smile because I think we saw more of each other in Breckenridge than we did in Southlake, TX and we only lived 5 minutes from each other! She had such an eye for decorating. My only regret was not getting to know her sooner. She had amazing courage and strength and I can tell you she never once complained. IT never won. Her contagious smile will live in our memories and hugs to Andy, Charlotte and Jess. xoxo

Valentina Sutto

February 27, 2021

Dear Kim, Andy, Charlotte and Jessica,

I had the pleasure to meet Kim through our very dear friend Elizabeth. We had many laughs and share many memories of our younger years in London.

Then life took us to different parts of the world, you in Texas and me in Australia but we kept the friendship going through “our round the world” chat with your dear friend Lizzy and Gra where we shared our lives, worries and happiness of our everyday life ... we all have so many hopes and dreams for each other lives, our kids and to see each other again one day..never got around to do that 4 girls trip together.

I will cherish all the beautiful moments spent together and will bring you in my heart forever beautiful kind wonderful friend.

You have been taken away way too soon from this word, Andy and the girls and I will miss you and our chats forever.

Love from Valentina, Zac and Rees



David, Gail & Harry Disley

February 27, 2021

We've been lucky enough to know Andy for a long time through our careers at BT around the world and fate bought Andy and Kim to Southlake Texas at almost the same time as we moved here. Kim threw herself into everything she did, bringing up two amazing girls, renovating houses in Texas and Colorado and keeping Andy in line. There always seemed to be guests at the McGroarty house which says a lot about the friendships the family and Kim built through their many adventures around the world. We are desperately sorry for the loss but feel lucky to know the family and we are sure that the girls will continue to grow into women that Kim would be proud of.

Brian and Louise McBride

February 27, 2021

Kim was an exceptional person. We have such fond memories of her - she really did make an impression on people. Every moment spent with Kim was a joy - full of fun and laughter As well as the nights out and visits to London, we enjoyed some play dates too, which we shall treasure forever. We will miss you, Kim - you're forever in our hearts. All our love to Andy, Charlotte and Jessie. Love, Brian, Louise, Olivia and Honor xxxx

Holly & Darren King

February 27, 2021

I remember when we first went skiing with Kim. She skied over to what can only be described as the edge of a cliff and shouted to me ‘ohhhh let’s go down here’ I skied over to join her, she grinned and popped over the edge and was away, as stylish as ever as I swallowed back tears and forced myself over too.

It seems to be how she lived life. With style, bravery and a smile on her face. Moving to the uk, then to the US. Facing cancer, renovating the ski lodge remotely!
She always seemed to be able to fit so much in! Like the family Christmas cards, always beautiful, and when I told her that she was a superhero for finding the time she brushed it off and instead talked about how much she loved finding the photographers and making the memories.

Darren and I know that these memories, her beauty, bravery and love will live on in Andy, Charlotte and Jessica. As well as all of those who’s lives were touched and improved by knowing Kim.

Sarah Barton

February 27, 2021

From the first time I met Kim she always made me feel so welcome in the family though her warm, friendly and thoughtful nature. Kim had a fantastic sense of humour, she was very witty and could always find a funny side to a story. I always looked forwards to when we all carved out some girls time on holiday, whether that be a cheeky spa afternoon or sipping champagne till late out on the balcony.

With Kim you could always tell how proud she was of the life she and Andy had made in Texas and the joy she had from seeing Andy, Charlotte and Jessie thrive at taking on all the opportunities Dallas has to offer. Kim is responsible for making a home that is not only full of style and beauty but also totally relaxed and a place that the kids can and will continue to fill with fun, laughter and lots of memories. When I think of Kim it will always be of her sipping coffee in the kitchen and smiling as the girls run around like little maniacs in their pants dancing and playing.

It was undoubtedly the love she had for Andy and the kids that allowed her to battle cancer with such strength, determination and ferocity. In that way she truly was an inspiration. Kim was such an amazing person to so many people and the loss everyones feels is only a true reflection of how great a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend she was.

RIP Kim

Janette Johnston

February 27, 2021

So sorry to hear about Kim's passing. What a beautiful woman! She loved her husband, children and family dearly. I worked with Andy at the BT office and had the pleasure to have spoken to Kim several times when she happened to visit the office. What a joyful woman who always wore a smile and brightened anyone's day when she was around. Kim will be so missed by all. God Bless you Kim and family. May you rest in peace. Janette Johnston

Claire McGroarty

February 27, 2021

I clearly remember the day that I first heard my brother Andy speak about Kim. Never before had I heard him quite so smitten, this girl had clearly captured his heart. Shortly after that I met Kim for the first time and I knew instantly that one day she and Andy would get married, their connection was so incredible to witness, they genuinely did complete each other.

I expected to gain an incredible sister in law, but I was so lucky that what I actually gained was one of the closest friends I have ever had. She was my confidant, my interior designer, a constant source of laughter and fun and a true friend. I have so many wonderful memories that I will cherish forever.

I watched as she fought cancer fiercely, with a strength that I was in awe to behold. Her focus was her precious family and she never once faltered. I will be forever so very proud of her.

I will be privileged to help guide your two beautiful daughters in any way that I can to become the strong, resilient, kind women you always knew they would be.

I will miss you every day my incredible friend. Sleep in peace now.

Claire xx

David Stenbeck

February 27, 2021

Kim and I once spent a whole week playing with miniature catapults and just having the best time. It was part of a training course, and she was determined to beat all the other teams, while trying to ping little balls off my head when I was not looking. That was Kim all over, exceeding smart and exceptionally fun.

As the only other Aussie in the company, it was my delight, when Kim became part of my team. We would spend days analysing the ins and outs of some esoteric chemical company, and then Friday afternoons, on a three-hour train journey drinking and celebrating our release. That was Kim as well, driven to success at work but the easiest company outside of it.

And yet with deep sadness, here we are. Now Kim will always be a brilliant inspiration to live up to, and a great example of how to do life, the right way.

Rest in peace,

Dave

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Biography

Kim Perrott McGroarty, 41, of Southlake, passed away February 14, 2021. Kim was born August 8, 1979 in Moree, New South Wales, Australia. Funeral Service: 5:00 pm (CST) Saturday, February 27 at J.E. Foust and Son Funeral Chapel, Grapevine.
Kim attended St. Aidan's Anglican Girls School in Brisbane, Australia, then attended and graduated from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia. Kim had a career in consulting, working for KPMG, PWC, Celerant and Unilever.
Kim moved to London in 2004 on her first international adventure and met many of her lifelong friends. Kim met Andy McGroarty in 2009 and they had their first child Charlotte, in London on February 20th, 2012. Kim and Andy then married in Scotland on December 13, 2013. In 2014, Kim and family moved to Texas and her second child Jessica was born in Texas on January 29th, 2015. In Texas, Kim made a home and formed an amazing group of friends who she loved deeply.
One of her favorite hobbies was skiing and Kim was happiest on the slopes teaching Charlotte and Jessie. Kim remodeled a home in Breckenridge and this became a family vacation destination in winter and summer. Kim has left her mark in Breckenridge and will be fondly remembered there.
She is preceded in death by her father, Paul Perrott and a sister Fiona Perrott. Survivors: Husband, Andrew McGroarty; children, Charlotte (9) and Jessica (6); mother, Libby Perrott; sister, Alison Perrott

If you wish to send floral condolences in honor of Kim Perrott, you may call Lilium Floral Design at 817-589-1566 or http://www.liliumflorals.com