Kathleen Fedori

Kathleen Catherine "Kay" Fedori

October-13-1921 - August-13-2020

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Obituary of Kathleen Catherine Fedori

Kathleen (Kay) Fedori, nee Hrycyk, passed away peacefully August 13, 2020 in hospital just short of her 99th birthday. Her passing was not COVID-19-related. Mom was born on October 13, 1921, in Fort William, Ont. and raised on McMillan Street in the East End. She was the youngest of four siblings.She remembered her childhood fondly and said her family was happy. Her favourite winter hobby was ice skating. As a young adult, she went to school for Practical Arts (sewing and domestics) and took a secretarial course to learn how to type and take shorthand. Kay married Ronald (Ron) Fedori on May 15, 1948. They purchased a house on Brock Street, where they raised their two children. Mom and Dad lived in this house for 54 years. Both were members of the Church of the Transfiguration. Kathleen was active in St. Anne’s Club at the church. Mom worked part time as a sales clerk for 36years—first at Zeller’s Department Store, then Walker’s Department Store and finally at Sears until her retirement at 74 years old.When her only grandchild was born, little Cathryn became the most important person in Granny’s life. She doted on Cat, attending dance recitals and her highschool graduation.Granny was always willing to babysit her little Angel. After Ron’s passing in 2003, Kay moved to Ottawa to be close to her family. She lived at Walden Village Retirement Home for 10 years and then with her daughter,Linda,and son-in-law,Tim, for two years before she moved in March, 2020 to Perth Community Care Centre in Perth, Ontario. She is survived by daughter Linda (Tim) Grayson and granddaughter Cat. Cremation has taken place. She will be laid to rest beside Ron in Thunder Bay, Ontario in 2021, when travel is once again safe, post-COVID-19. She was predeceased by her parents Elias (Alec) and Kataryna (Catherine) Hrycyk, sister Mary, brothers Mike and Nick, husband Ronald, and son Larry. Kay lived with good health her entire life until this summer. Therefore, we would like all to celebrate her life, not mourn her death. The family would like to thank Dr. Ferrier and all the nurses and PSWs at Perth Community Care Centrefor all their hard work in caring for Kay. In her own words: “I feel I’ve had a good life, loving parents, kind brothers and sister, caring children, and a beautiful granddaughter.”