Katherine Ainsworth

Obituary of Katherine Jean Ainsworth

We are heartbroken to announce that Katherine "Kathy" Jean Ainsworth passed away on March 19, 2024. She was surrounded by her family and peacefully passed to prepare the special place for her one day reunion with Brian Smith, her loving husband and best friend. They shared 42 wonderful years filled with love, laughter and memories to last a lifetime. 


Kathy was the loving and devoted mother to Katelan (Bill) and David (Jamie). She treasured them above all else saying the best moments of her life were when they were born and every second after that. Kathy was the center of their worlds, always leading with love, kindness and support. She was, and will always be, their guiding light in life. 


Kathy was especially grateful as her role of Gran to her sweet grandbabies Collins and Scottie. She made them the centre of her world. Their bond was unbreakable and they will grow up knowing that she loved them endlessly and will watch over them forever. 


Kathy often talked about how grateful she was to grow up in such a warm, loving home that was full of laughter and the perfect dose of sibling rivalry to teach her about life. She was predeceased by her parents Gerald and Jeannie and will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by siblings Gerry (Maive), Lorne (Wendy), Diane (Bob), Maureen, Joan (Robin), Tricia and Susan (Scott), all of her nieces and nephews and extended family. 


Kathy knew wholeheartedly life’s most important treasures were the people that she surrounded herself with. Those who knew Kathy noted her ‘joie de vivre’ and sense of compassion. She poured her heart into her career, caring for and fostering learning to children as an Educational Assistant. She often remarked they were one of the most rewarding periods in her life. 


Kathy lived her life to the fullest. Being present for all the moments, big and small. She lived each day with intention, love and laughter. A Celebration of Kathy’s life will be held for family members. In lieu of flowers, a donation to https://react.ohri.ca/dr-mark-clemons-team/ would be most welcomed.

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