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TILLOTSON – Kathy Ann (nee Milton)

January 6, 1953 – January 13, 2011

The family of Kathy Ann Tillotson sadly announce the passing of their loving wife, mother and grandmother, after a brief but heroic battle with cancer.

Kathy is survived by her husband Keith; daughters, Nichol (Talton Franklin) and Jennifer (Dave Milz); granddaughter Mikayla Milz; brothers, Gerry (Heather) Milton and Scott (Anne) Milton; and sisters, Lynne (Gary) Schmidt and Wendy (Rob) Cornick. Kathy was predeceased by her parents Lorne and Betty Milton; sister Brenda; mother-in-law Martha Tillotson; and grandsons, Adam, Brandon, Justin, and Ethan Milz. A special thanks to Kathy’s dear friend Darlene Lowther who flew out from PEI to spend all of her waking hours at Kathy’s bedside.

Kathy enjoyed her life to the fullest and loved to be around friends and family. She was a very positive woman and a joy to be around. Kathy looked forward to going to their summer place in Fairmont, BC and was at her most relaxed and always ready for fun there. She loved to sit surrounded by trees and read and also enjoyed the long walks with Keith and one or more of the many loving dogs that shared in Kathy’s happiness. Kathy enjoyed spending as much time as possible with Mikayla and was looking forward to the arrival of Nikki and Talton’s baby next month.

Kathy worked in the telecommunication industry with Telus Mobility and currently with Enabil Solutions. Kathy showed great dedication and found personal satisfaction with her high standards in a job well done.

A Celebration of Kathy’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Kathy’s honour may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: 1 (888) 412-4222, www.albertacancer.ca/memorial.

In living memory of Kathy Tillotson, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Joe and Maria Wood :

    Dear Keith and family:

    At times like this, there are never the right words to say.

    Our sincerest condolences and prayers to out to you at this time. You will miss Kathy very much, but you can take some comfort in knowing that you all have a very special guardian angel looking over you.

    Joe and Maria Wood

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  2. Les and Val Racz :

    Keith and family:
    Words are so inadequate right now. Just know that our thoughts are with you all at this time.
    I am so very thankful that I was lucky enough to have grown up next door to Kathy. She was a wonderful person and she will be greatly missed.

    Les and Val

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  3. Dave and Sylvia and Betty-Lou Shoemaker :

    Dear Keith and family,
    We send our sympathies to you and your family during this time of great sorrow. Your loss is felt in our hearts, and we pray that you will find comfort in the warmth of loving memories of Kathy.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Dave and Sylvia Shoemaker and Betty-Lou Shoemaker

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  4. Daryl and Lori Tillotson :

    Dear Keith, Nikki, Jennifer and family,

    Kathy embraced her journey with cancer by showing us her perseverance, courage and grace. She demonstrated that it was just another mountain in life to climb. We were very blessed to have been beside her to comfort her and share in her journey. May we learn from her strength and may she live in the hearts of those she touched so deeply.

    Remember that the love you shared has not ended but has transformed into a heart full of treasured memories. Let those warm and loving memories comfort each one of you in this time of sorrow.

    Love Daryl and Lori Tillotson

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  5. Dave and Sylvia Shoemaker and Betty-Lou Shoemaker :

    Dear Keith and family,

    We send our sympathies to you and your family during this time of great sorrow. Your loss is felt in our hearts, and we pray that you will find comfort in the warmth of loving memories of Kathy.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Dave and Sylvia Shoemaker and Betty-Lou Shoemaker

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  6. Eva Richardson :

    Please accept our sincerest condolences. Peace to you and yours.

    Eva Richardson and family
    (Sister In Law to Ken Tillotson)

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  7. Nancy Rogoschewsky :

    We were so sorry to hear about Kathy at work, there were alot of tears shed, we will see you and your family at the service.

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  8. Kim, Shane, Mitchell and Connor Scott :

    Dear Keith and family,

    Accept our sincere condolences at this time.
    Kathy will be remembered by us all as that great gal two sites down at Dutch Creek. We will miss her wonderful presence and easy nature.

    Kim, Shane, Mitchell & Connor

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  9. Karen & Morris Tillotson :

    Dear Keith, Nikki, Jenn and families,

    Please accept our deepest sympathies.
    Hold tight to memories for comfort,
    lean on your friends for strength,
    and always remember how much you are loved and cared about.

    Sharing in your sorrow,
    Much Love Always,
    Karen & Morris

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  10. Al Aitken and Bev Goodwin :

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

    Dear Keith, Nikki, Jenn and families,

    Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. We will miss Kathy here at Dutch Creek.

    Peace and love,

    Al and Bev

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  11. Diana and Marlin :

    Kathy will be so very missed. We are so sorry for your loss. We hope that the prayers we have for you and your family will lighten your hearts.
    Marlin, Diana, Alaina, and Adam

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  12. Debby, Ron and Jeremy Shepherd :

    Keith, Niki, Jenn and families – So sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sorry we will not be able to be at the service as the roads are absolutely terrible this way. We will be thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers. Much love Debby Ron and Jeremy

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  13. Della and Laren Giacomuzzi :

    Keith,

    Our thoughts our with you at your time of loss and wish you and your family strength in the days to come.

    Della and Laren

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  14. Dave(Tiny) & Carol Anderson :

    Our profound and deep feelings for all of you. May our Lord keep you in His care (hugs to Lynne & Gary)

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  15. Theresa Edmonstone :

    I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy was a wonderful lady

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  16. My deepest sympathies for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Kathy for many years at Enabil. She was such a nice gal and will be missed.

    Kara

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  17. I am very sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. Her smile and laughter would brighten any moment and will forever be missed. My sincere condolences to the family.

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  18. Hi Auntie, I miss you and you were taken away to soon but please take comfort that you will once again be with Chase! And your grandsons! Life is so not fair and I just hope everyone knows just how much you touched our lives. You ARE a strong person, I say you ARE because even though not in body you will allways be our fighter!

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  19. Shannon Molina & Family :

    We are so sorry to hear of this terrible loss. Kathy was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed. We are thinking of you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  20. Spencer & Dawn Turpin :

    We just wanted to say how sorry we are for your loss. You are all are in our thoughts.
    Love Spencer, Dawn and Maya

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  21. Jack, Darlene, Kelsey & Courtney Lowther :

    Kathy, may you have peace and serenity as you leave this world to join your grandsons, your Mom, Chase and all your loved ones on the other side.
    Sadly missed, forever loved but never forgotten.
    Keith, Nikki,TC,Jenn,Dave and Mikayla,
    We hope you are able to find peace in your hearts as you travel through this very sad time in your lives. Let each other be your ROCK. Remember Kathy will always be with you.
    We love you all so very much,
    Dar, Jack, Kelsey and Courtney Lowther

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  22. Diane L Zettle :

    I had the pleasure of working with Kathy on a project in the USA. The news of her passing is sad to us all. Kathy was not only a collegue who took great pride in her work, but a friend and mentor. I wanted to share with the family her expression of love for you all, including her memories of cabin trips and walks in the woods. My condolences to the family.

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  23. Keith Tillotson :

    My darling Kathy, I miss you so very much, your smile, your voice, your touch and your beautiful face. I will always cherish our lives together and will continue to make you proud until we meet again. I love you with all my being. Keith.

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  24. Sandra, Frank and Amanda MacDonald from PEI :

    Dear Keith and family,
    Although we only met you and Kathy once when you visited PEI, we would like to extend our sympathy and let you know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers. We are so blessed to have Darlene and Jack as neighbours and such caring friends. Our friendship has helped us get through some challenging times. Cherish all your friendships as they will give you strength in the days ahead.

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