Kathleen Yake

Kathleen Gail Inez Yake
October 18, 1963 - August 7, 2023
Kathleen was a warrior for many years. “She was brave and kept her humour through all her battles” 
She said goodbye, in her 60th year, at home with family by her side on Monday August 7, 2023.
Beloved wife of Gary for 41 years. Loving Mother to David (Meagan) Yake.  Mother and best friend to Julie (Joey) Saucier.  Devoted Grandma to Samantha, Quintin, Elizabeth, Zoe, Alexander, and Madison. “Favourite” daughter of Alice.  Dear sister of Tammy (Ric), Robert (Pam), Timothy, Theresa (Mike), Debbie (Russ), and bonus sister Nancy.  Fondly remembered by nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by her father Robert and sister Selina.
Many thanks to Woodstock Community Care Partners for the wonderful care given during Kathleen’s final days.
 Honouring Kathleen’s wishes, no formal service will take place. A private Graveside Service will take place at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to Woodstock Community Care Partners. 
Wareing Cremation Services, 225 Norwich Avenue, Woodstock has been entrusted with Final Arrangements.
Your messages of remembrance and condolence may be shared here at wareingcremation.ca

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  • Dear Gary, David, Julie and families.
    We were so saddened to hear of Kathy’s passing. We have many fond memories of Kathy at Fire Department functions and socially as your family grew up.
    She was a great lady and I know that she will be missed by all those who new her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.
    Barb and Tony Peck.

    Tony Peck
  • Love you sister…missing you terribly. You will live on through the beautiful family you made. We are all heart broken but know you would want us to keep enjoying life. We will keep smiling in your honor. XO

    Theresa Gray-Gunn
  • Sorry to hear of Kathleen’s passing. I am your dad’s (Earl) cousin and your late uncle Elmer’s sister & Joan’s sister-in-law. we send our sincere condolences. Nancy & Ken Wright

    nancy wright
  • I didn’t know Kathy really well but I got to know her well enough to find out what a beautiful, giving, kind heart she had when she
    gave precious time to help honor the loss of my loved one. That meant so much to me . My sincere condolences to all of the family. 🤍

    Kandy Roga
  • My heart is so sad to hear a beautiful lady has become an angel! Many memories of a great person will always be in my mind . Thinking of all the family in this sad time 💔💔💔💔

    Sue Gormley
  • So sorry for the lose of such a great person . Will always remember her smile and welcoming ways

    Glenn & Paulette Forsythe
  • My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Gary. Press on, stay safe.

    Nairn G. Robertson
  • Theresa – So very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your entire family.

    Sherry-Anne Bonnick
  • R.I.P Kathy. You were a fighter to the end.
    Strong young lady with a sense of humor that will be
    missed for a very long time. from your Aunt Moo.

    Muriel Doehler
  • We are so sorry for your loss. Our family are thinking about your family. Especially Tammy & Ric.

    Judy Snider
  • We are sadden to hear about Kathy’s passing. We will always remember her smile and laughter. May her memory be a blessing.
    Our deepest condolences
    Sincerely John & Diane

    Diane & John Moreal
  • Our heartfelt condolences to Gary, Julie, David and the entire family on the loss of your beloved Kathy. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this challenging time. Cherish the memories of a life well lived – we certainly have our own to lean on at times like this. Kathy’s smile and laugh warmed every room she was in and her love of a good time, family and friends will be remembered forever.

    Scott, Nancy, Sam and Stephanie Yake
  • Our deepest condolences. We remember Kathy’s laugh and great sense of humour. Our thoughts are with all the family in this sad time.

    Susan Untch
  • Kathie we clicked from the moment I met you . I’m so glad I had the opportunity to get to know you better with our coffee chats. You definitely had a beautiful family to support you and talked with pride about all of you . Life is not going to be the same without you . Rest in peace my friend and kindred spirit
    Love always Patricia Jennings

    Patricia Jennings
  • The Yake Family;
    My heartfelt condolences for the loss of Kathleen.
    A very special lady always with a smile and cheery hello.
    She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
    Treasure your memories.
    RIP Kathleen

    Muriel Lang
  • Gary, I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Karen Elder
  • Dear Gary & family – We were saddened by the news of Kathy’s passing.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.
    Kathy will be dearly missed. Gone too soon. RIP Kathy.

    Uncle Allan & Aunt Harmina
  • Though miles separate us our thought are with all of you. So many memories of the time you lived in Uxbridge. Kathy always had a smile for anyone she met. She will be in prayers and thoughts as we reminisce and remember.

    Gerry Scanlon
  • So sorry to the family of Kathy. I worked with Kathy at the Cambridge Centre Zehrs. I will mus her laugh and her big smile she had for everyone she worked with.

    Nancy Thomson
  • It breaks my heart that Kathy had to fight so many battles. I’ve know Kathy since she was a teenager and was there when she met Gary. She didn’t deserve to have her life cut so short. She was a strong, brave person and that will be paid forward through her beautiful family. Memories are forever, treasure them. 💔

    Cordelia Koenigs
  • I’m sure she will always be remembered for her friendly and warm smile. RIP gone to soon

    Susan Gray
  • So sorry for your loss.our prayers and thoughts our with you and your family

    Tony Crane

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