Katherine Lyla La Rose

April 25, 1953August 18, 2020

Our beloved wife, mother and nana lost her battle with cancer on the morning of Tuesday August 18, 2020.

Lovingly remembered by her husband Willis, her six children, seventeen grandchildren, two brothers, as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Cremation has taken place and a funeral service will not be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Kathy’s memory to the Leduc Community Hospital Foundation.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Linda Leblanc

August 25, 2020

Rest in Peace, dear cousin. We had some wonderful family gatherings in the country, times long ago when growing up. Sending you much love on your next adventure. Linda in Cyprus

Karen Dacey

August 21, 2020

I have such fond and wonderful memories of Kathy. My mother, Doreen Leblanc, was very close to Aunt Yvette, who was Kathy's mom. Our two families spent a lot of great times together at our Cottage on Lake George and at their various homes. Aunt Yvette and Uncle Wilf were always welcoming to all of us. Our family had seven kids. I can remember a lot of great times we had with Kathy and her brothers Doug and George. Kathy was a larger than life presence, always very frank and honest and had a heart of gold. My sincere thoughts and love are with Kathy's family, brothers, grandchildren and extended family. We were all blessed to have her touch our lives and I know she will she will be greatly missed. Love Karen.

Chris Leblanc

August 21, 2020

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. We Leblancs have many fond memories of cottage days with the Bennet's, cousin Kathy, barbeques at the Renfrew farm, her visits back to Ottawa, etc. A life has passed far too soon.
Our sincere condolences to the Willis Family.

Chris Leblanc

Cori Lofstrom

August 20, 2020

There were so many memories, it's hard to pick just 1... Baking at Mameres, and in Kath's kitchen at home, so much laughter, and so much coffee!!The bar hopping, and Kareoke!!! So much fun❤
All the kids coming and going, Wow we all just lived life to the fullest..
I love you Kathy, and I will always miss you... Willis Sr, and you welcomed everyone, We all always felt like family,
My heart goes out to everyone you have left behind, May the Lord bless all of you, The LaRose clan was epic!!!

Tony Leblanc

August 20, 2020

Sincere condolences and sympathy to Willis and family on the passing of Kathy. Such great memories exist as cousins growing up together and visiting in Renfrew, in Ottawa and at the cottage. Katherine is remembered as loving, considerate, caring and lot's of fun and joy. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Tony and Katherine Leblanc.

Joel Bennett

August 20, 2020

Aunt Kathy has a very special place in my heart.
When I wanted to move out west from Ontario, her and Uncle Willis invited me into their home helped me find work and a vehicle. This was who she was down to the depths of her soul, a kind, loving and creative woman with views on life far ahead of her time.

I am happy she will finally get to be with grandma and grandpa Bennett and all her loved ones she held so close After their passing.

Love you always Aunt Kathy, you will always be in my heart.❤️❤️❤️

Beverley Powell

August 20, 2020

My sympathy to the family. Remembering the wall murals she did at Quail Creek. And how the residents would watch her paint and she would add in things into the wall mural they requested. The west coast was so interesting her parents would come out of there room and see the Rockies .
The next year she was only there a day and she started on the East coast on the east hall. The light house was magnificent I was the General manager at that time. Prayers are with you

Laurie Bennett

August 19, 2020

Deepest sympathies to you Willis and the rest of the family.

Kathy was a wonderful artist, dedicating a whole wall painting while her parents were in a retirement home. She was a hairdresser many moons ago. She was creative in everything she did.

Kathy, RIP

Dwayne Brandly

August 19, 2020

Betty and I are going to miss your beautiful smile. In all the years I have known you not once did I hear a cross word. Such a loving and giving person! We had so many good times doing our stained glass projects you taught me patience and many different ways to look at a problem. Thank you for being part of our life. God has taken a beautiful angel home.


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