KATHLEEN REECE GUNTHER

GUNTHER – KATHLEEN

 Went peacefully to be with her Lord early on Wednesday, September 2, 2009 after a long, courageous battle with pain and infections. She is survived by her loving, husband of 66 years, John Albert, her daughter Barb and Merv

Zaleschuk of Saskatoon, SK, son Barry of Sun Valley, SK, grandson Reg Peters of Clavet, SK, and granddaughter Jane and Kevin Rathgeber of Saskatoon, SK, three sisters Grace Monfils, Barbara (Ralph) Drake and Gwen Symonds all of Brighton, England.  Nieces and nephews in England, Alberta and Victoria BC. Greeting her in Heaven will be her mother and father, brothers Jack, Bert and Pat Warren and daughter-in-law Cher Gunther. Kit arrived in Canada from Brighton, England on the ship Mauretania October 1944 – a hopefull excited war bride with her 10 month babe-in-arms, her husband wounded in action and in Winnipeg hospital. Kathleen and John settled in Saskatoon. She worked at Sally’s and Macy’s and raised her children, making many life-long friends wherever she went.  She loved writing cards to everyone for anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas and Easter and we will miss that. Our deep appreciation to special friends, neighbors and medical staff whom she loved and who made her life complete – Teresa, Linda and Penny; Bill and Bonnie, Frank and Karole, Dr’s Warrender, Benoit, Render, Jefferies and Gagnon, RT, Glenda and Janelle. Her faith was very strong and we give thanks to Pastor Kentel, Reisdorf and Lee for their loving support. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 2pm at First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, with Pastor Murv Kentel officiating.  Cremation to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Lutheran Church, 4091 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC V1W 1V7. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.