Passed away gently on November 12, 2021, in Montreal, at the age of 88. Adoring wife of the late Dr. Robert Kinch, loving mother to Nicole (Jeremy), Michelle (Pete) and the late Danielle (Kim), step-mother to Martin (Miro), Richard (Anne), Cynthia, Jenepher, Shelagh (Marc), Robin (Greg), and proud grandmother to Juliana, Alexi, Natasha, Graeham, Juliette, Amelia, Abigail, Jeffrey, Shannon, Leigh, William, Elisabeth, David, and Matthew, and her many great-granchildren. Caring sister of her late siblings Francis (Margaret), Helen (Raymond), Richard (Marilyn), and loving godmother and aunt.
Born in Brooklyn N.Y., Kathy was a woman well ahead of her time. After graduating Erasmus High School, she took her keen intellect and insatiable curiosity to broadcasting school. At the tender age of nineteen, she landed a job at The New York Times that would mark the beginning of her lifelong passion for journalism. Following her heart to Montreal, she began a long and distinguished 27-year career, first in radio, later evolving to television as host of CBC’s Consumerscope, and culminating in her solo anchoring of CBC’s Newswatch. As Montreal’s first female TV news anchor, she was a role model and an inspiration. Always a consummate professional, she was charismatic, yet poised and polished. While Kathy was highly accomplished, she was equally passionate about being a loving mother, devoted wife, and loyal friend. Her warm smile, tender touch, keen wit, undeterred moxie, and ability to laugh at herself endeared her to many. Always keen to discuss the day’s events, family, history, splendid food, all things royal, interesting books, music, movies, and a good scotch, she never tired of company or conversation. Everything she did, she did with style. Our lives have been deeply enriched by having known and loved her. Our Brooklyn beauty. We will miss you.
A celebration of her life will be held in May 2022, at the Ascension of our Lord parish, Montreal, by which time we hope Covid restrictions will have eased, and the spring flowers will be in bloom.