Kathryn Anne Ryan (Haslehurst)
Kathryn Anne “Kathie” Ryan (Haslehurst), age 71, of Newmarket, Ontario, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, November 1, 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer.
Kathie was born in Parry Sound on December 3, 1949. She graduated from Parry Sound High School and continued on to receive a nursing degree from the School of Nursing in Hamilton.
Kathie married her beloved soulmate Patrick Ryan on August 8, 1992; they were married 29 years.
Kathie worked as an obstetrical nurse at Southlake Hospital in Newmarket for many years, and loved bringing babies into the world. Following that, she worked as the Occupational Health Nurse at Rimply Manufacturing in Newmarket. An avid reader, Kathie loved keeping busy and enjoyed several hobbies passionately, including gardening, cooking, biking, dancing, and a variety of artistic crafts. Kathie was a keen environmentalist and loved walking in nature. She was a proud Monarch butterfly “mama” and successfully reared many new Monarchs into the world. Kathie had a great sense of humor and she will be remembered for her vibrancy, her infectious laugh and her love of family gatherings.
Kathie is survived by her husband Pat, her children Cameron and Andrew Burns, her step-children Leslie Virag (Sasha), Samantha Virag, Marnie Ryan (Alan), and Jason Ryan (Belsi), her grandchildren (Henry, Claire, Daniel, James, Molly, Emily, and Lucas), siblings Nancy Waldbrook (George), Bruce Haslehurst (Linda), Lori Suffern (Steve), and Michael Haslehurst (Martha). She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Kathie is predeceased by her parents, Glen and Enid (Dyer) Haslehurst.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Southlake Regional Cancer Centre or the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Kathie’s family wishes to thank the health care team at Southlake Regional Cancer Centre. Arrangements entrusted to Peaceful Transition York (215236 Yonge Street Aurora) and condolences may be forwarded through peacefultransition.ca
Kathie’s fierce devotion to her family and friends will live on in the hearts of us all.