SEWERS, KathellaPosted: October 1st, 2019
Sept. 12, 1926 – Sept. 30, 2019
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, KATHELLA (KATHY) MARY SEWERS—a loving and devoted mother and friend to all those lives she touched.
Mom was born on September 12, 1926 in Edmonton where she was also raised, educated and married. She was the youngest of four children born to George & Mary Audley. She passed away peacefully at St. Michael’s Health Centre – Palliative Care Unit on Monday, September 30, 2019 at the age of 93 years.
Mom & Dad were married at Highlands United Church on October 21, 1949. They relocated to Calgary and finally to Lethbridge in 1960. They were active members of McKillop United Church, with Mom being part of the UCW until her passing. Mom loved to volunteer and help wherever she could, having served on the Board of Stewards, church visiting, CGIT leader, and Sunday school teacher.
Mom is survived by three children, Laurie (Tony) D’Agnone, Ken (Dayle) Sauers and Greg (Cindy) Sewers; eight grandchildren, Scott McManaman, Stacey (Roger Smith) McManaman, Kristene (Ryan) Coller, Shannon (Bryn Jones) D’Agnone, Kelli (Phil Grossi) Sauers, Nicole (Andrew) Penton, Todd Sewers and Telaina Sewers; and nine great-grandchildren, Nicholas & Emma Smith, Aiden & Devin Coller, Owain & Gareth Jones, Audrey & Vivian Penton, and Leo Sauers-Grossi. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Phyllis Fox and Hazel Audley as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Roy Sewers (d. 1992), her brothers, George (Catherine) Audley & Harold Audley and her sister, Maisie (Gordon) Cooper.
Mom also leaves behind special friends, Alice Myers, Mary Leach, Edna Plumpton, Margaret Ross, Sandie Hegland and Ray & Joyce Webber. Mom has lost many close friends over the years and each of them was special to her. For over 40 years Mom belonged to a Tuesday morning coffee group.
Mom loved people and lived a life of kindness and hospitality. She showed us the importance of enjoying the moment, creating experiences and valuing family and friends. Mom was known for her chocolate brownies, raspberry jam squares and bean salad.
Mom & Dad enjoyed traveling and often loaded their family of five into the car and headed out on many memorable vacations. In later years, Mom & Dad traveled to Australia, Great Britain, Hawaii and across the USA.
A life so beautifully lived deserves to be celebrated and remembered. Family and friends are invited to join us as we celebrate the life of our Mom at MCKILLOP UNITED CHURCH, 2329 – 15 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 12:00 Noon with Reverend Trevor Potter officiating.
Mom will be laid to rest during a private service at Mountain View Cemetery.
Special thanks to the staff at Martha’s House where Mom lived for eight years and to the Palliative Care doctor teams at CRH and St. Michael’s. The Palliative Care nurses at St. Michael’s are an amazing group—so compassionate and wise. A rare and exciting privilege to meet Dr. Hollis Roth—you are one of a kind! Sincere thanks to Mom’s special homecare ladies, Jackie and Mel and admin Ruth and Sonja, for being so good at what you do.
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