KATHERINE “KATHY” VAN OERLE
Katherine passed away peacefully with her children by her side, on May 29, 2015
at Kelowna Hospice House. She is survived by her brother Ryder, her children, Clarke and Rhonda-Lee,
daughter-in-law Wendy, her grandchildren Ryder, Hannah and Jack, and many wonderful friends.
Kathy was born in Spokane, Washington to Ryder and Mary Louise Chronic. She
grew up spending many hours at the lake and in the woods. She moved to Canada in
1972 and raised her children in Edmonton and Kelowna.
Kathy was a teacher, most recently with Heritage Christian On-Line School. She enjoyed art, children, animals, reading and sitting by the beach. Though she struggled with illness in the last years of her life, Kathy’s faith in God kept
her joyful, strong and funny!
A memorial service will be held at 4pm, Saturday, June 13, at the Kelowna Christian Reformed Church,239 Snowsell Street, Kelowna, V1V 2E4
Kathy requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be provided to Kelowna Hospice House, the ALS Society of BC, or the Kelowna S.P.C.A.