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BIENKOWSKI, Kathryn (Kate)

Published:May 10, 2010

Event Date:May 02, 2010

 

Kathryn (Kate) BIENKOWSKI

KATHRYN (KATE) BIENKOWSKI (nee Kilpatrick) 1963 – 2010 After a courageous two year battle with cancer, Kate passed away at home surrounded by her family and best friend on Sunday morning, May 2, 2010, at the age of 46. Kate was the beloved wife of Stephen Bienkowski for 24 years; cherished mother of Michelle and Erin; loving daughter of Marilyn and Dr. Neville Lefcoe and Jim and Carmen Kilpatrick, all of London; dear sister of Adrienne Fulford (Tony) and Holly Smith, all of London; and step-sister of Dr. Daniel Lefcoe (Dr. Cheryl Zilli) of London, Robert Lefcoe of Toronto, and Andrew Lefcoe (Nancy) of Montreal. Kate will be lovingly remembered by her best friend, Theresa Foss of Waterloo. A graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, Kate made Waterloo her home and taught for 24 years, most recently at Northlake Woods P.S. She volunteered her time in the community from a Sunday School teacher to a soccer coach to a dog therapy volunteer. Relatives and friends are invited to share memories of Kate at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home , 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday, May 5 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held at Parkminster United Church, 275 Erb St. E., Waterloo on Thursday, May 6, 2010 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow the service at the church. Private family interment at Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to HopeSpring or the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre by contacting the funeral home, www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.

 

Category: Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper(s): Waterloo Region Record

Location: Kitchener

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MAY 05, 2010 12:35 PM
Mrs. Bienkowski was wonderful to my son as a teacher. She gave him love, support and encouragement. He could not be there today, but we sent flowers. And yes, he also chewed gum at school on Tuesday to honour her. (He didn't say if he was caught.) This was something between her and the kids. She will be missed.

Merkel Family from (NLW) Waterloo, ON
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MAY 04, 2010 02:46 PM
My heartfelt sympathy to you, Steve; i remember Kate as such a warm friendly person, and a really great mom; my condolences to you and your family.

Elaine Kors, Waterloo
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