Katherine Pilsworth

Obituary of Katherine Lynn Pilsworth

Katherine “Kathy” Pilsworth (nee Sissons), passed away surrounded by her loved ones at Credit Valley Hospital on January 24, 2024 at the age of 74.

Kathy is survived by her husband, Thomas Pilsworth; her daughter, Laurie Pilsworth; her son-in-law, Damien Levin; and her sister-in-law Agatha Sissons. She is predeceased by her parents, Douglas Sissons and Katherine “Kay” Sissons; her step-mother, Florence Sissons; and her brother, Clark Sissons. 

Kathy was born in Toronto on March 21, 1949. She was the loving wife of Thomas Pilsworth. They married on July 18, 1987 and shared 36 years of marriage together. Despite having grown up in the same area of Etobicoke and attending the same schools growing up, they didn’t meet until Kathy enlisted Tom to give her a cross country ski lesson. Their love grew from there through their involvement with the Toronto Trakker Cross-Country Ski Club. They had their daughter, Laurie, in 1988.

Kathy graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at Humber College in 1970 and later went back to university where she received a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Early Childhood Education from the Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson) in 1987.

Working nearly 20 years as an early childhood educator, Kathy held various roles with Metro Children’s Services including at Warden Woods, Belleview CCC, Jesse Ketchum CCC and Woodbine CCC. She also worked for a short time as a Resource Educator, working with children with special needs. Throughout her career she made many lasting friendships that meant a great deal to her.

Kathy enjoyed cross-country skiing, water skiing, biking and swimming. She traveled extensively in her earlier years taking trips to Florida, Texas, Puerto Rico, Calgary, Banff, Vancouver, Manitoulin Island, the Winter Carnival in Quebec, England, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas as well as a tour across Europe. She participated as a flag person in the car races at Mosport and camped on the grounds for the Grand Prix races.

She was an active member of the Holy Spirit Anglican Church for a number of years and volunteered with her daughter’s schools. Kathy was also a huge Blue Jays and Raptors fan and rarely missed a game. Kathy will be remembered for her tenacity, her sense of humour, her open-mindedness, and her generous spirit. She will be deeply missed by her friends, family and all who knew her.

A big thank you to the staff at Credit Valley Hospital who cared for Kathy.

A celebration of her life will be held at the eco Life Centre Magnolia Room at St. John’s Dixie Cemetery and Crematorium, located at 737 Dundas Street East, Mississauga ON L4Y 2B5 on Friday, February 23, 2024.  Guests are asked to park in the large lot adjacent to the church and proceed through the cemetery gates to the building ahead to the north.

Visitation will begin at 2:15PM followed by a service and light refreshments. A live stream link of the service will also be available HERE .

If desired, memorial donations in Kathy’s name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Please share a memory, photo or sentiment of her life here at his memorial legacy page. 

Uniquely entrusted to eco Cremation & Burial Services Inc.

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