Kathy Collins passed away on Monday, March 18 at Vancouver General Hospital. She will be missed.
Kathy was born on June 24, 1948 in England, where she was raised and lived before immigrating to Canada in 1992. She had lived in Kelowna until two years ago when she moved to Lumby with her partner in life, Charlie Ashmore. In Lumby she enjoyed the lifestyle, growing a fantastic garden, exercising their boxer Max, and generally enjoying life in this beautiful area.
Kathy worked in the health store industry and was very knowledgeable and well-known in her field. She was most recently vitamin manager at Nature’s Fare in Vernon. Kathy was also a Reiki master with an innate sensitivity towards other peoples’ energy.
Words cannot describe what a shining light Kathy was. Her friend Holly said, “A truly amazing human being and an awe-inspiring spirit.” Andre said, “What an amazing person!…one of the most incredible people I’ve had the pleasure to know and work with.”
She is survived by Charlie, her partner of eight years, and his daughters, Laura and Sky and their families. Also her son Russell Collins, his partner Stephanie Johnson, and two grandchildren, Owen and McKenna. She is also survived by her two brothers, Jim Steward and Brian Steward, and their families.
There will be a Celebration of Kathy’s Life event on Sunday, April 21st at 1PM, at Okanagan Landing Hall in Paddlewheel Park at 7813 Okanagan Landing Rd. on the lake. Anyone who knew Kathy is welcome.