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 https://www.allegrachambermusicgala.com.