Kathleen (Kathy) Marie Vockeroth

January 29, 1944 - August 17, 2023
August 21, 2023 18 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Kathleen (Kathy) Marie Vockeroth (née Wood) was born on January 29, 1944 in Vancouver BC to Audrey (Greer) and John (Jack) Wood. She was the third of five children; her Dad was a United Church minister so Kathy and her siblings moved frequently around Western Canada. Kathy talked often about growing up as a “PK” (preacher’s kid), their many moves, and how her parents enhanced the lives of others in the communities they lived. Kathy was well loved by a large family. Her brothers John, Dave, Dan, and her sister Evelyn (Lyn) brought many beloved nieces and nephews into Kathy’s life. Together growing up and into adulthood Kathy shared many great memories with her siblings, their children, as well as her nieces and nephews on Larry’s side.

On October 5th, 1963, a beautiful fall day, Kathy married Larry Dale Vockeroth, her soulmate. Together they had two sons, Karry in 1964 and Scott in 1966. Their sons brought them six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Together Kathy, Larry, and their boys moved from town to town throughout Alberta for Larry’s work with federated co-op construction, building and renovating stores. They made many lifelong friends and memories along the way. As a family they also traveled for their boys’ hockey, and went on trips to Australia and New Zealand, camping around Alberta, Hockey school in BC, and other family adventures. Throughout her life Kathy enjoyed traveling and some of her favorite holidays were their family’s Oceania trip, Hawaii, Mexico, Graceland, a Caribbean cruise, Maple Creek, and many other wonderful places. Kathy was a master seamstress, crochet/crafter, Educational Assistant, and a busy person who completed many beautiful projects throughout her life. An ongoing project was the beautification of her Corolla, with eyelashes, flags, as well as antlers and a red nose (seasonally), and glitter as she saw fit.

In August 2023 at 79 years old Kathy fell ill quickly, and spent her final days surrounded by family and friends. She took her last breath at 10:25pm on August 17, 2023 with her family lovingly by her side. She did not suffer, exchanged beautiful words with her family and friends in the days prior, and was loved deeply right up to the end.

Kathy is predeceased by her beloved husband Larry, who passed suddenly on January 22, 1999. They are now reunited after 24 years apart. She is also predeceased by her brother John, and her parents Audrey and Jack. Her mother, Audrey, was one of her closest confidants and friends passing only ten years ago.

Kathy is remembered by her sons Karry (Wendy) and Scott (Candace), and her siblings Dan (Cheryl), Dave (Terri), Lyn (Jim), and her sister-in-law Gayle, as well as their children (her nieces and nephews). She is also remembered by her grandchildren Emma (Jordan), Kasper (Jillian), Taylor (Brandon), Sayde (Quinton), Parker, and Andi (Cole). Kathy loved her great-grandchildren Linden, Layne, Easton, and Caroline and they will remember “GG” through stories, pictures, and memories shared by their parents and grandparents.

A passage Kathy took comfort in is: “this world is not conclusion, a sequel stands beyond. Invisible as music, but positive as sound”. Her family wishes her peace as she enters her sequel to this life.

  1. Our deepest condolences Scott and families

    • Thank you so much Hawbolts xoxoxo

  2. August 21, 2023. Scott, Candace, and families, I, your Nanima would like you to know Your loving mother, grandmother Kathleen Vockeroth has gone to be with our Creator and smiling down on us. Whenever Kathleen spoke to me, she expressed her love for Scott, Candace, Emma, , Kasper , Sayde and Andie, their spouses and all her great grandchildren with pride and joy. Kathleen’s memory will be treasured and we all continue to celebrate her life as time unfolds. I cannot take away your pain but I pray Kathleen’s loving memory brings you peace, hope, inner strength and comfort. Your family’s strengths are unity, mutual respect and trust…life’s invaluable gifts to support one another in difficult times.

    • Thank you so much Nellie

  3. I was lucky enough to meet Cathy and Larry in the mid 70’s in Langham, sk. Cathy was a wonderful kind hearted mom. I really got know Kerry as we went to school together. Peggy and I are sending our deepest condolences to Kerry and Scott and their families. ❤️❤️. Elmer

    • This Scott
      Thank you Elmer.

  4. We were so saddened to hear of the loss of your precious Mom/Grandmother may your memories of the times spent together ease the feelings of loss you must be experiencing at this time. Hugs to you all from the Jacksons’.

    • Thank you very much

  5. Scott, Candace and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you all find comfort in the precious memories and shared moments. All my love, Rano

    • Thank you so much Rano xoxoxox

  6. Karry and Scott,So sorry to learn of your Moms passing she was one of a kind lady who was much loved and will be so missed. Alona

    • Thank you Alona

  7. Kathy was a wonderful gracious and kind
    person. Many great times spent with Kathy
    and her family. She would go out of her comfort zone to make others, comfort.
    A tribute is how her children and grand
    children grew up being caring loving and successful persons.

    • Thank you Uncle Don
      We hope you and Auntie are doing well and we appreciate you very much

  8. We’ll miss you sis! Love always Dan, Cheryl, Mike and Tyler.

    • My sincere condolences to the family in the sudden passing. I have special, fond memories of working with Kathy on the cultural program for the Alberta Summer Games in the County of Moutainview in 1983. Our friendship was sealed over a sip of her summer vodka slush drink. As we we each moved on from the Sundre/Olds area the proximity to one another curtailed our get togethers but not the recollections of enjoying one another’s company. She’s arrived at the place where she is surrounded by the others that have preceded. Hope that image can bring comfort at this time.

      • Thank you so much Cathi xoxo

    • Thank you Uncle and Auntie
      Please take care

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