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KIM, Mi Suk Lee (Kathy)

September 19, 1955 – Seoul, South Korea
May 21, 2018 – Calgary Alberta

Kathy Kim of Calgary, AB, passed away on May 21, 2018 at the age of 62 years.

Those who were fortunate enough to have known Kathy knew her as an authentic, warm and beautiful person. She would do everything she could to make people feel welcome in everything she was involved with. She was a wonderful cook and hosted beautiful dinners that are fondly remembered and missed.

Kathy was the personification of resilience and unconditional love. She found strength through God and would always want to pass on His lessons to those around her. She was an active member of the Centre Street Church family.

Kathy wore many hats. She received a degree in Home Economics from the Seongshim Women’s University in Korea. Shortly after coming to Canada, she became a CMA accountant through SAIT. After a long career as a professional accountant, she decided to switch gears and open a grocery and liquor store in Czar, AB. In her retirement, she became an aquafit instructor at the Gray Family Eau Claire YMCA. Even in retirement, she was always on the go! No matter what she set her mind to, she succeeded and excelled.

Sadly, Kathy battled cancer three times: Breast cancer twice and then pancreatic cancer. Kathy passed on Victoria Day at Rosedale Hospice in Calgary. She passed peacefully. She was surrounded by loved ones.

Kathy lived a full and eventful life. She touched many lives and was an ever-present positive force to others around her.

God was with Kathy through the good and bad. She is with Him now. She no longer hurts.

Kathy is survived by her daughter and son, Virginia and Francis, and their families. They miss their mother deeply but are thankful she no longer suffers.

Kathy Kim was laid to rest at the Eden Brook Memorial Gardens, Garden of Peace.

Kathy always wanted to build wells for developing countries. Donations can be made in her memory to a cause in support of this. Donations in her memory can also be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966,

In living memory of Kathy Kim, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB, T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss, Francis & Virginia. Please let me know if there’s anything you need or anything I can do.

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  2. Ross, Mona, Vanessa, Renee and Luke Almberg

    We were shocked to hear of Kathy’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Francis and your sister. We enjoyed Kathy’s friendship at the grocery store in Czar and Renee loved working for her. They had many stories to share. May her memories bring you comfort.

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  3. Candice Adams & Marlene Ayerdis

    Kathy Mi Suk Kim was, and always will be, a cherished friend and sister in Christ. We spent many wonderful times together in the mountains of Kananaskis Country, hiking and cross country skiing. Kathy was working for Trans Alta at that time, and we were able to take advantage of staying at the cabin in Kananskis Country, with friends Marlene Ayerdis and Claudette McKenzie. Two of the most outstanding trips Kathy and I took were to the Elbow Falls area and to Lake O’Hara. We would take turns on these journeys; preparing lunch or driving. When I drove to Lake O’Hara in Field, BC, Kathy prepared the vegetarian sushi. It was slighly snowing as we hiked, for the majority of the day. The sushi was so awesome, I was salivating for it while I hiked and had to stop and eat some over and over again. She had made two rolls for me and two for herself; I’ve never tasted anything like it! I didn’t even need ginger or soy sauce to doctor it up! I will never forget it. We also enjoyed great times at Fairmont Hot Springs, where she showed me the natural springs on the river, and made her famous grilled salmon…which no five star restaurant could ever duplicate! We will never forget the wonderful woman we were so very blessed to know!!! A woman who didn’t deserve the suffering she endured, but who, in her suffering, has shared with Christ in His, and will now share in HIS GLORY, which is to be revealed soon!!! To her family, we offer our sincere condolences; our heart is broken, as is yours. But we have the blessed hope, and will not mourn as those do who have no hope beyond the grave. We rest, as she does, in Him, confident that Kathy Mi Suk Kim will hear the voice of the Life-Giver, and be resurrected! She will live a joyous, pain-free, disease-free life, bringing glory to her Creator and Redeemer, throughout eternity, of this we are all certain!!

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  4. Catherine Williams

    I got to know Kathy quite recently at the day Clare YMCA. She was such a spiritual person with a profound faith. I was looking forward so much to having her as a friend for years to come. This was not to be. Her diagnosis came as such a shock, she was so vibrant and healthy. Her courage was astounding.

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