Carnahan, Kathleen M.
Kathie Carnahan was a memorable and much loved Comox Valleyite passed peacefully December 29, 2009. Kathie had just returned from a very quiet Christmas with her Qualicum family, she enjoyed visits with all her family during the festive season.
Born November 10, 1921, Toronto, Ontario where she grew up, the only child to George and Mary Foskett. Like many women during the war years she made her contribution working in a munitions factory. On a train to Halifax, she met a handsome young RCAF Pilot Harvey Carnahan from Vancouver, BC. He followed her back to Toronto and proposed, she accepted against her father’s wishes, they eloped to Calgary, Alberta.
Kathie spent 20 plus years as a supportive Military spouse moving through Western Canada with three daughters (Dale, Dove and Janice), a dog, a bird and a fish tank. Transferred to Comox in 1956 the family roots were put down joined by a son Kevin and daughter Nancy. Kathie worked for Sear’s Catalogue in Courtenay and was a longtime member of Christ the King Church, the Parkinson’s Group, and the White Cane Society. She loved family and was a very supportive Mother and Grandmother.
Tough, independent, strong willed, proud, are only a few of the words used to describe her. She is at peace, just the way she would have wanted, with her family close.
Predeceased by daughter Dale 1968 and husband Harvey 1997, survived by Dove (Michael) Hendren, Jan Carnahan (Doug Higgins), Kevin Carnahan, Nancy Abric (Mark Ponting), grandchildren Chad, Jennifer, Stephanie, Tyler, Cory, Ben, Dan, Jessie Jane and Kane, Cody and Lindsay.
Kathie had a very large safety net of friends and care workers. The family expresses their very deep appreciation for all who cared for Kathie. She will be missed.
A Memorial Service in Celebration of Kathie’s life will take place on Friday, January 8 at 11:00am from Comox Valley Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road, Courtenay, with father Father Paul Murphy officiating. Family interment will follow at Courtenay Civic Cemetery.
The family request No Flowers Please. Donations to Cancer research “Below the Belt” c/o 102-1509 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay B.C. V9N 2K5 would be appreciated.