In Celebration of

Katherine Stern Skorzewska

August 26, 1940 -  November 16, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Katherine Stern Skorzewska (born 26/08/1940) who passed away peacefully on November 16, 2020.
She leaves behind her husband Olaf Skorzewski and four children, Anna, Jan, Andrew and Daniel (she was pre-deceased by her beloved son Peter) as well as seven grandchildren, Kassia, Clara, Eva, Samuel, Maya, Cleo and Colette and her only living family member Michael Stern and his wife Marilyn.
There are many cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews and friends for whom she was an inspiration and support.

Katherine stopped playing the cello to raise five children but then remarkably returned to the cello a decade later and had a very successful career. She was a founding member of Allegra Chamber Music and played with them for 30 years. She also played with the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal from its inception in 1981 until 2010.
Katherine was much loved by all who met her. After her retirement, she took up visual art showing yet another talent.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Allegra Chamber Music at


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Tracey Steer (Friend)

Entered November 19, 2020 from Westmount

Katherine was a very special person in my life, and I will miss her more than I can tell you. My deepest condolences and bottomless love to you all. xox

Sandy and Eric Govers 

Entered November 19, 2020 from Montreal

So hard to think of your family without her presence - we wish you all some peace in this terribly difficult time. The challenges of this year will make this even more difficult for everyone - please know we grieve her loss and think of her beautiful smile xox The Govers Family

David Stern, Marie-France Nicolas and Family (Nephew)

Entered November 19, 2020 from Montreal

Katherine was an exceptional person who had a way of making each one of us feel special (and had a way of making us laugh quite a bit too). A few recent examples that our daughters mentioned this week....From the way that she painted Easter eggs with Victoria to doing makeup with Emma. She found that special time with each of us. Great memories

Our condolences to Olaf, Anna, Jan, Andrew , Daniel and your families.
RIP Auntie Katherine

Elizabeth Fodor 

Entered November 19, 2020 from Montreal

Katherine was one of the most important and favourite people in my life. I loved her without reservation and unconditionally. She was charming, funny, talented, a great mother, friend and all round human being. The memories I shared with her will always be cherished. I will miss her . Till we meet again, Liz. Isten Veled

Cindy and Mark Burman (family)

Entered November 19, 2020 from Ddo

Dear Michael and Family,
Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss. May your memories of her comfort you all in this time of sorrow.