LETAIN. KATHLEEN 

April 10, 1934 - February 15, 2021

 

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother and Grandmother Kathy (Kate) Letain on February 15, 2021 at Pinecrest Home, with her family by her side.

Mom was predeceased by her husband Robert, son Jason Davidson, parents Joe and Margaret Queen and brothers Lorne and Richard Queen. She is survived by her daughter Gay Davidson (Rudy Gruenke), step-son Brad Letain (Cheryl), grandsons Riley Davidson (Nicole), Doug Davidson (Jennifer), Apollo Davidson and 5 great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brother George Queen, sister-in-laws Vickie and Stella Queen and many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mom was born in Winnipeg but grew up in small towns along the CP rail line where her father worked as a station manager, including Tyndall and Beausejour. She completed secretarial college in Winnipeg.

Mom’s children, Jason and Gay were born in Winnipeg but when she became a single mother in the early 1960’s, she moved to Kenora to be closer to her family. In July 1974, Mom married the love of her life, Robert, and they spent 44 wonderful years together. 

Mom always took pride in being self- sufficient and worked at the CP Rail station until its closure and at the Department of Communications before finishing her career with the Kenora District Jail.  

Mom was an outdoors girl and could be found out on the lake or exploring bush roads with Robert. She enjoyed hunting and fishing with her grandsons well into her 70’s. 

Mom was an avid curler in the winters and golfer in the summers but most of all loved spending her summers at camp where she and Robert could swim and fish and enjoy the company of their children, grandchildren, extended family, and many friends.

She also enjoyed travelling and was able to visit Venezuela, Cuba, Dominican Republic,  Alaska, Florida, Canada from coast to coast, much of the USA as well as Caribbean and Alaskan cruises.  Mom and her sister-in-law Vickie often took bus trips to the Shooting Star or South Beach Casino and although they never won big they always had a great time and looked forward to the next trip. 

Mom was always up for a challenge and willing to try new things but her greatest pleasure was being surrounded by her family and being able to nurture us in many ways.  She will be missed.

Our sincere thanks to the staff of Pinecrest Home who took such kind and wonderful care of mom in her last few months. 

 

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Heart and Stroke Society, Pinecrest Auxiliary, the LWDH Foundation or a charity of your choice.