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Catherine Klea

Catherine Louise Klea

Tuesday, September 3rd, 1963 - Monday, November 16th, 2020
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Obituary

Klea, Catherine (nee Trethewey):

Catherine passed away peacefully on November 16, 2020, at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener at the age of 57. Beloved wife of Rob and loving mother of Ellyn (James) and Lindsay (Aaron). Dear sister of Paul Trethewey, Jim (Nancy) Trethewey, Susan Follows, Mary Trethewey (David Moody) and sister-in-law Karen Klea. Loving daughter of Thelma and the late George Trethewey. Predeceased by her mother and father in-law Orville and Dorothy Klea and brother-in-law Ted Follows. Catherine leaves behind many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Catherine is remembered for her positive outlook on life and fighting spirit. The epitome of resilience, Catherine faced significant adversity in her life but never let it set her back or keep her from trying new things. Since her diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis 25 years ago, Catherine welcomed new adventures including backcountry canoeing and kayaking, dog sledding, hot air balloon rides, and road-tripping across Canada. In recent years, Catherine enjoyed spending time at the cottage with friends and family.

Catherine’s loving husband of 36 years, Rob, was her biggest cheerleader, fiercest advocate, and continuously pushed limits to provide her with every opportunity he could. With the support and encouragement from amazing friends, family, and support workers over the years, she was able to live life to the fullest. Catherine inspired those around her by focusing on what was possible rather than what wasn’t. As her disease progressed, she continuously adjusted to her new reality with grace. With her steadfast determination and zest for life, she refused to let the barriers of her disease limit her possibilities.

Her radiant smile, warm eyes, and caring heart will be greatly missed.

Due to the coronavirus, private cremation has taken place and Catherine's life will be celebrated in meaningful ways by those she loved. An online tribute is available through the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, 519-749-8467. Please visit www.henrywalser.com to share memories and photos.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated by the family (cards available through the funeral home).
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Dear Catherine , we will always remember you in our hearts. With our thoughts and love to you and your family Peter and Barb Whitby

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Posted at 06:37am
My sympathies to you Rob , Lindsay and Ellyn, I always looked up to her. Catherine was the definition of grace, strength and love. Thinking of you.

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Jim and Nancy Trethewey

Posted at 10:34am
A loving Spouse, Mother, Daughter and Sister. May her memory be a blessing to those who were fortunate enough to know her.

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Beetham Family

Posted at 05:19pm
Catherine you have been a beacon of inspiration and courage to us. Our family's grove of trees ensures you are always a part of us.

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Marilyn Hill

Posted at 02:39pm
My memories of Catherine are fun evenings playing euchre! Condolences to Rob and family. You are in my thoughts prayers.
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