OBITUARY

Catherine Antoinette Warner

December 14, 1920November 13, 2020

Peacefully with her family at her side, at St. Mary’s Hospital on Friday, November 13, 2020 following a brief illness.

Catherine (Kay) would have celebrated her 100th birthday on December 14, 2020. She is survived and forever loved by her children Morris Lobsinger, Sherry Pedersen and Rosalind Mills; by her step son Wayne Warner; by her daughters-in-law Lina Warner, and Sheila Lobsinger; by her grandchildren Charlene, Jeremy (Andie), Gemma (Roberto), Cassandra (Matt), Lee-Anne (Mark), Tor and Avry; and by her seven great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by her husband of 34 years Wilfred Lobsinger (1977), by their two sons Lowell Lobsinger (1976) and Dennis Lobsinger (2009), and their daughter-in-law Marlene Lobsinger (2014) (nee Nicholson), son-in-law Eric Pedersen (2012) and by her second husband Donald Warner (1986). Catherine is also predeceased by her parents Conrad and Margaret Schnurr (nee Bott), and by her eight siblings; Herb, Bernard, Harry, Helene (Cronin), Isabel, Roy, George, and Hilda Mary.

Kay was a devoted member of St. Francis Parish and an active member of the St. Francis Catholic Women’s League for more than 50 years, receiving the Maple Leaf Service Award from the CWL in 2001. She was a volunteer at St. Mary’s Hospital for more than 30 years and in 2019 was the recipient of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Hamilton Mission Legacy Award for her exceptional contributions, the highest award bestowed by the St. Joseph’s Health System. Kay loved to bake, was an excellent cook, and an avid gardener. She loved flower arranging and for years coordinated and cared for the flowers in the church sanctuary. Kay also loved needlework and knitting, donating countless pairs of her mittens and prayer shawls over the years, a further testament to her kindness and generosity. She has inspired so many having lived her entire life as a faithful servant of God. Our sincerest thanks to our mother’s neighbours on Admiral Road who have supported her over the years and helped her to fulfill one of her greatest wishes, to live independently in her home until she died. Heartfelt thanks also to the incredible doctors and nurses at St. Mary’s Hospital, 7th floor, who compassionately cared for our mother during her final days. In accordance with current Covid 19 Provincial, Federal and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario requirements, special arrangements have been made to accommodate the safety and convenience of everyone. Please call Westmount Memorial Celebration Centre to RSVP for Visitation that will occur on Tuesday November 17, 2020 in the sanctuary of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 49 Blueridge Avenue, Kitchener, Ontario, N2M 4E2, to be followed immediately by the celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial at noon (by invitation). Interment will take place at Woodland Cemetery following the Funeral mass. As expressions of sympathy, if desired, donations can be made in Kay’s honour to the St. Francis Catholic Women’s League and forwarded to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

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Darlene Harrietha

November 24, 2020

Morris and Family ... thinking of you during this sad time. I have many memories (from YEARS AGO when visiting for holidays) of Kay. I remember her kind ways and beautiful smile.

Mike, Kathy, Rose Marie & family Bishop

November 22, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Kay will be missed. Share stories/memories about her life with each other to help ease your loss.

Janet Campagnaro kirby

November 19, 2020

Kay was a great friend with my aunt Janet. As a result we always had updates of what these two grand ladies were up to. Kay was so lovely and so loyal. She was an inspiration to all.....

Janet Walker

November 18, 2020

So many memories of aunt Kay i.e. calling her aunt Kitty when I was little and she lived with uncle Biff and my cousins in Walkerton. Going to her home for perms when I was a young girl and having people tell me that I looked like her. Visiting her and parking at her place when I had to go to the hospital to see Larry when he had diabetes. Having good talks with her on the phone ... and I could go on! Will always miss her and her amazing attitude about life! 💖

Phyllis Keip

November 18, 2020

The Admiral Street and St. Francis Church community have a lost irreplaceable human being, however I'm sure Mother Theresa has happily engaged her. St. Peter now has new bed socks and the little kids in the Arctic Regions have newly crafted warmer mitts etc. RIP a good and faithful servant.

Julianne Frandsen

November 17, 2020

Many a time I admired Kay's green thumb while walking around Admiral Road. As a neighbour at the opposite end of the street, our paths crossed infrequently, but when they did, a kind word and a smile from Kay would brighten my day. Thinking of all who knew her and loved her, as you say goodbye. May God's peace and presence comfort you and may memories of Kay bring a smile to your hurting hearts.

Deborah Kauk

November 17, 2020

Kay was one of the first neighbours to welcome us to Admiral Road. She was an inspiration to everyone. She would be out watering her flowers in the morning before I even had my first cup of coffee! We'll miss her......

Howie and Pat Cronin

November 16, 2020

Dear Sherry, Morris and families
Sincerest sympathy to you and your families. We will remember Aunt Kay as such a special person who was always positive and saw the best in everyone. She always said her faith guided her through many sad times and now she will be rewarded in heaven.
Aunt Kay will always hold a special spot in our hearts.
Sincerely
Howie and Pat Cronin and family

Paul Voisin

November 16, 2020

Dear family members of Kay,
It was with sadness that I heard the news of the passing of your dear mother and grandmother. She was a loyal and caring friend, who always kept in touch with thoughtful cards and letters. I was always so happy to see her at St. Francis, when I lived there and when I visited there, and to share with her. We also had ties with some mutual friends in the Walkerton area (my Mom was from Formosa), which also gave us a shared history. Kay was so generous with St. Francis Parish, the C.W.L., and with Saint Mary's Hospital. To all she brought a sincere smile, a caring word, and an attentive ear. She was an example to all of what it means to follow Christ, and share His truth and love. She will be so greatly missed. I will offer the Eucharist for Kay tomorrow, November 17, for her eternal rest, and for the consolation and peace for each of you, which comes from our shared faith in the resurrection of Jesus. God bless you!
Very Rev. Paul S. Voisin, C.R.
Superior General
Congregation of the Resurrection
Rome, Italy

Sharon Nolan

November 15, 2020

Although I only met Kay a couple of times, I felt like I knew her well. She seemed to be “mom” to Sherry’s running group and I loved listening to stories of her independence and resilience. She is definitely an inspiration to her family and all who knew her. What a legacy she leaves!

FROM THE FAMILY

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