Kathryn Dorothy Stainton (McBride) March 17, 1956 – February 22, 2019   Passed away peacefully in hospital with her daughters Maggie (Michael) and Emma (Ayrton) and siblings Leah and Richard by her side. Kathy had faith and found comfort in knowing that John, her lifelong soulmate and husband of 44 years, would be waiting for her and that they would be together again. John passed suddenly only 5 months prior. An amazing, ever supportive and loving mother to her girls, Maggie and Emma. Her grandson, Joseph (Maggie) was a shining light in her life. Joseph loved her beyond words; he loved her wee tickles and nobody played cars like Gramma! Beloved daughter of Margaret and sister of Michael, Richard and Leah, and sister in law to Barry. Predeceased by siblings Regan, Russel and Marjory. Aunt Kathy and great aunt to many nieces and nephews whom she kept in contact with no matter how far away or how busy life became. Kathy took on her cancer diagnosis with positivity, honesty, dignity and strength from beginning to end. She did so with an admirable calmness and never gave up. She was a dedicated wife, mother, gramma, woman, citizen. She was a gardener and she loved morning glories. She was a music lover and a terrible singer who loved to sing. She was funny, even when she didn't mean to be. She liked to play. She was a potter. She was a good friend. She was a confidant. She loved the ocean. She liked her grey hair. She loved hugs. She loved to laugh. She will not be forgotten. A service for Kathy will be announced at a later date. A heartfelt thank you to the teams at Sunnybrook Hospital Palliative Care and Odette Cancer Centre, and Princess Margaret Hospital for their care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations to Palliative Care at Sunnybrook would be greatly appreciated. Join us in celebrating the life of Kathy Stainton March 17, 1956 - February 22, 2019.  A memorial tea service will be held on Sunday, March 31st, 2019 from 2-5pm at Ashbridges Yacht Club.  



Burial / Entombment / Cremation


March 11, 2019
Bev and John Brockest
We were so saddened to hear about the passing of Kathy…another loss in such a very short time. In reflecting about Kathy, I can’t help but think of “John and Kathy” as we most often saw them together and truly enjoying life. I think of them as two exceedingly bright stars shining in the universe…..they have their arms around each other, are laughing joyously, and shining radiantly upon those they have left behind with immeasurable love. To Emma and Maggie, your Mom and Dad will always be with you. Their lives were a testament to buoyancy, resilience, positivity and a generous out pouring of humour. They made you strong and left you well grounded. They are part of your very beings. They will show up in a familiar object, a favorite song, a passing thought, a place, in your own reflections and actions, and with delight in your children. We are holding you in our hearts...….