In Memory

Kathryn Mary Johnston (Therrien)

Kathryn Mary Johnston (Therrien)


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KATHRYN MARY THERRIEN Known as Kathy, died on Saturday, April 16, 2016. She had been ill with cancer. Kathy was born Kathryn Mary Johnston in Racine, Wisconsin, to Robert and Agnes Johnston. She is survived by her two children, Anah and Marc Therrien and her sisters, Roberta Hyde, Ellen Johnston and Norma Pfaffi. She had two other siblings, Charles and Carol, who died in childhood. Kathy married Maurice Therrien in Bangor, Maine, on February 17, 1968. They moved to Toronto in 1971 and Kathy considered Toronto her home for the rest of her life. Kathy and Maurice separated, but remained lifelong friends. Kathy worked as a Librarian with the Toronto Public Library. Her most cherished specialization was film. She also contributed to her CUPE union local's efforts throughout her career. Kathy was a remarkably warm and caring person, a connecting force among many diverse social groups which she joined through her work, her interest in astrology and new age ideas, her passion for travel, music, her openness for adventure and her connection with family and friends from childhood. Kathy was a remarkably warm and caring person, always learning, always seeking new ways to enjoy life in the company of friends and family. She is very loved and will be missed. A Celebration of Life will be held in the Beaches at the end of July 2016.

Published in the Toronto Star from Apr. 27 to Apr. 28, 2016