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Kathy Jean MacLeod

June 29, 1956 — August 21, 2023

Grande Prairie

With broken hearts, the family of Kathy MacLeod announces her sudden passing at the age of 67. Kathy was born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia to Patrick ‘Paddy’ and Flo Gilday.

She grew up with 5 sisters creating countless memories that are recounted today like current events. Kathy graduated from St. Michael’s High School in 1974 and met her forever love, Kevin, shortly afterward. Kevin and Kathy married in 1978 and welcomed 2 daughters. Kathy focused on providing a happy love filled life for her girls as they grew, she and Kevin worked together in family business ventures until 1998 when life brought them to relocate to Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Kathy graduated from the Office Administration program at Grande Prairie Regional College in 2001, she was proud of accomplishing a post-secondary education in her mid-life. She went on to be employed with Alberta Health Services in Human Resources then later moving into a Managerial role with Linen & Environmental Services, a position where she thrived and created many professional relationships that turned into true friendships.

 Kathy enjoyed travelling and spending time on the Mira with Kevin, laughing with, supporting, and shopping with her girls, playing games and making stories with her grandson every day after school, cuddling with her pup Holly, phone conversations with family and friends far away and lunch dates whenever they could be together in person. Kathy loved fiercely. The impact she had on those close to her will never go away.

She is dearly missed by her dedicated husband Kevin of 45 years. She leaves her legacy in daughters Leanne and Katie and her greatest joy, Archie, who she loved “around the world and back again.” Kathy is survived by sisters Norma MacAdam (Donnie) Boutilier’s Point, NS; Patricia Campbell (Peter) Glace Bay, NS; Eileen Flynn, Glace Bay, NS; Deane McDonald (Billy), Grande Prairie, AB; and Janet Gilday, Glace Bay, NS; Sisters-in-law; Shirley Maguire, Kitchener ON; and Ann McLeod, Kitchener ON; Brothers-in-law; John MacLeod, Grande Prairie, AB and Donnie MacLeod, Birch Grove, NS, as well as Katie’s partner Jonathan Robideau, Grande Prairie, AB; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

She is predeceased by her parents, parents-in-law Archibald and Annabel MacLeod, brothers-in-law; Darrell Flynn, William ‘Bill’ McLeod, and Gary Maguire, sisters-in-law; Linda Beaupre MacLeod and Emily MacLeod, and sister Judith Gilday in infancy.

Cremation has taken place, celebrations of life in both Nova Scotia and Alberta will occur at later dates. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the charity of your choice.

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