It is with a “sadness too sad to be true” that the family of Kathy Mae Stright announces her recent passing at the Sackville Memorial Hospital following a very trying illness.
Born in a snowstorm, December 14, 1960, in Moncton, NB, she was the loving daughter of Donald Stright and Violet (Blair) Stright.
Kathy will be forever loved and sadly missed by her parents; her brothers, Rick Stright of Moncton and Robby Stright of Cape Tormentine; her sister Jennifer (Stright) Sears of Fredericton; her brother-in-law, Chris Sears; her niece, Abigail Sears and her nephew, Griffin Sears. Abby and Finn were great joys in her life. She will also be missed by her step-nieces, Amanda (Adam) Cooney and Beth Sharpe; her step-nephew, Andrew (Kerrie) Sharpe; her great-step nieces/nephews, Rowan, Lilith, Freyja, Harvey and Darcie; her life-partner, Trevor Smith, as well as by her beloved aunts, cousins and dear friends and her belly dancing family.
Kathy was a gregarious, strong woman who loved fiercely. She was devoted to her family and loved helping and planning all family events. Her attention to detail and foresight was immeasurable. Kathy was a devoted and loyal friend, with you through thick and thin; if she had your back, you had a warrior in your corner. She was a beautiful mixture of sugar and spice. Quiet and introspective at times, but for those who knew her well, she was loud, happy and full of life.
She was an avid student of life, never letting moss grow under her feet. She changed careers often as she was always wanting to try new adventures: hair stylist, retail customer service, legal assistant, real-estate, framing supervisor, road-side customer service.
Always a Jackie-of-all-trades, and a master of all, Kathy’s hobbies were numerous and all beautiful: cake design, knitting, photography, sea-glass jewelry, woodwork, painting, home design, kayaking, canoe trips, card games, lobster fishing (dump ‘er) calligraphy, line-dancing, stained-glass, bowling, and most recent, her love for belly dancing. It was healing for her. Kathy’s most favorite hobby was spending time at the family cottage, listening to the waves and spending time with her immediate and extended family. Those who love her know she gives the best hugs with the biggest smile and laugh.
The family would like to thank the many doctors, nurses, and support staff whose wonderful care over the last year is greatly appreciated, especially at the Sackville Memorial Hospital. Thank you to Crystal and staff at Countryside Residence, Port Elgin, NB, for being Kathy’s home and family for several months. Thank you to all those who came to visit Kathy, sent cards, orchid plant love and well wishes to her, and all the family, during the last two years. Special thanks to all those who visited Kathy during this time, especially Max and her TLC.
Honoring Kathy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, you could make a donation to The Sackville Hospital Auxiliary or Shimmy Mob at www.shimmymob.com. On-line condolences and sharing of memories may be forwarded to the family through our website www.campbellsfuneralhome.com or by visiting the funeral home Facebook page.