“X The light has gone out of my life.”
Today these words written by Theodore Roosevelt on the day that his wife and mother passed away resonate deeply with me. Kathleen, the love of my life and my soul mate, passed from this life this morning. She was surrounded by people who loved her, and whom she loved.
While ovarian cancer was a significant part of the last three and a half years of our lives, Kathleen never let it consume her. She did not see it as a battle. Instead, she lived her life with intention, love, continued learning, growing, and caring for everyone she encountered.
She will be deeply missed and always loved.
Kathleen Murray Foster Friesen
July 27, 1959 – November 12, 2017
Kathy meant so much to Steve + I and our daughters Chrystal + Bonnie. She will always mean so much to us. Love + relationships are all that truly matter. She will always remain with us. Our thoughts are deeply with those of you who lived and walked so closely with her. Love is forever. With deep sorrow, Luanne Ramer
I am so incredibly sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. She was a dear friend of not only my family, but myself as well. I will never be able to appropriately express the profound changes her friendship & love exerted upon my life…suffice it to say, she was the one person who always encouraged me to not only be myself, but to love myself, flaws & all. There will never be another like her & I will be eternally blessed for having known her.
Jon, my deepest sympathy in your loss. Peace to you.
Jon, I am so sorry for your loss. May the constant love of caring friends soften your sadness, may cherished memories bring you moments of comfort, and may lasting peace surround your grieving heart.
Oh Jon Oh Jon