elevated YLyaE April 17, 1931 ~ February 28, 2021     

elevated YLyaE Funeral Mass

elevated YLyaE Thursday, March 4, 2021 – By Invitation Only

elevated YLyaE  Interment

elevated YLyaE Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill

elevated YLyaE Obituary

elevated YLyaE PEZZACK, Katherine Anne (nee: Kirby)

elevated YLyaE It is with heavy hearts that we announce that our mother Katherine (Kay) Pezzack has died and gone home to God.  Kay was born in Chatham,Ontario in 1931 and died on Sunday February 28, 2021, in her 90th year.

elevated YLyaE Mom is survived by her five children: Karen (Edward (d)), Paul (Karen Ann), Mary-Susan, Lisa and Charles (Jennifer); eight grandchildren: Michelle (Greg), Chris (Joy), Cara (Shannon), Cory, Thomas, Kayley, Grant (Taylor) and Kevin; and five great-grandchildren: Kaylan, Jeremija, Kasi, Benjamin and Mackenzie. She is also survived by one Sister-In-Law, Sandra Kirby, and numerous nieces and nephews.

elevated YLyaE Kay was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Thomas, her parents Kevin and Madeline Kirby and Step-Mother Hilda Kirby.  She outlived all of her four siblings, Marie, Gerald, Lorraine and Hugh.

elevated YLyaE Mom was an incredible woman with a deep faith in the power of prayer, and she was a warm and loving mother, wife, sister and friend.  She started out as a lab technician after attending one year of university, until she married and became a ‘Domestic Engineer’.  At age 52, she returned to York University to complete her degree.  Mom was also an artist who loved to paint.  Much of her favourite time was spent at Cedar Point and Thunder Beach on Georgian Bay.

elevated YLyaE Mom had many life-long friends including Diane Malloy (Calgary), and the Bridge Club – the Millars, Hirons’, Kents, and Raymonds. She grew up and lived much of her life in Blessed Sacrament Parish in Toronto before moving to St. Gabriel’s about 30 years ago.  Mom lived on her own after Dad died, and she took great pride in the fact that she was more than capable of looking after herself, even despite various illnesses in recent years.

elevated YLyaE We extend our deepest thanks to the many nurses and doctors at North York General Hospital who cared for Mom in her final stay, most especially Dr. D. Grossman, without whose incredible palliative care, Mom would not have been able to achieve and maintain such a state of comfort and peace, right to the end.  Thank you Doctor G!

elevated YLyaE A private funeral and interment was held at Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home and Cemetery on March 4, 2021.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the charity of your choice that cares for those who are homeless or hungry.

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