Katherine Violet “Kathy” Hands, 51, of RR#2, Emo, Ont., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2000 at La Verendrye General Hospital in Fort Frances, Ont.
Kathy was born on Aug. 26, 1948 in Emo, Ont., and had lived all her life in the area. She had worked as a Registered Nursing Assistant at the Emo Hospital for 27 years and was a member of the Ontario Association of Registered Nursing Assistants.
She was very active in the Off Lake Covenant Church working with the children and youth. Her special love was the various Christian camping activities.
She was an avid outdoors person who enjoyed camping, skiing, fishing, motor biking and most other outdoor activities. Her family, especially her nieces and nephews brought a special joy to her life.
She is survived by her parents, Garnet and Violet Hands of Emo, Ont.; four brothers and sisters, Larry Hands and wife Barbara of Fort Frances, Brad Hands and wife Mona of Emo, Louise and husband Gary Wood of North Dakota, and Helen and husband Rod Finlayson of Toronto.
Also surviving are 15 nieces and nephews as well as numerous aunts and uncles.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Aug. 4, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at the Christian Reformed Church in Emo, Ont. Pastor Dan Pearson officiated with interment in the Emo Cemetery in Emo.
Friends visited Thursday evening, Aug. 3, 2000 from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances.
The pallbearers were Alex Wilson, Joe Georgeson, Cecil Fletcher, Steve Hands, Trevor Hands and Greg Ferris.
The honourary pallbearers will be Peggy Mason, Christina Belluz, Coleen Cross, Sandra Gosselin, Karen Hammond, Rhonda Henrickson, Gladys Viehbeck, Sheila Anness, Helen Cates, Ellen Caul, Darlene Fletcher, Donna Govier, Sylvia Hyatt, Maxine Irvine, Susan Jack, Loretta LeBlanc, Laurie Vien, Lydie Nussbaumer and Donna Vos.
In memoriam donations to Laura Hickey, c/o Off Lake Covenant Church, RR#2, Emo, Ont. P0W 1E0 would be appreciated.