In Celebration of

Lois Kathryn Katnick (née Anderson)

June 29, 1938 -  July 25, 2022

Lois, born in Rock Island, Illinois, passed away peacefully after suffering a stroke at the age of 84 in Montreal. Lois is predeceased by her husband of 42 years Jack Katnick and her daughter Leslie Katnick. Lois is survived by her daughters Julia (Ed) and Mira (Yves); her grandchildren Matthew (Dana), Ryan, Christopher, Nicolas and great grandchild Fenna.
Lois left the US in 1961 to attend the National Theater School of Canada in Montreal where she met Jack and raised their three girls. Lois trained her voice under Bernard Diamant and sang with several choral groups.
Her compassion and great appreciation of nature is evident by her volunteer work in the Jewish community, the creation of the LES Foundation Fund with the Foundation of Greater Montreal, and contributions to the Seacoast Science Center, NH, USA; the Huntsman Marine Science Center, St Andrews, NB; the Ecomuseum Zoo in Montreal; Équiterre; the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal; and various indigenous communities and groups in Canada and the US.
Lois and her passion for nutrition, faith and healing will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to one of the organizations that Lois has supported.
There will be a graveside service on Monday, August 1st at 11:00 at the Mount Royal Cemetery. Please meet at 10:45 at the Mount Royal Funeral Complex, 1297 Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont, Québec H2V 2P9


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Geoff Williams (Friend)

Entered July 27, 2022 from Ottawa

Miss you Lois, many fond memories spending time with you in Westport, New Brunswick, Tremblant. Thank you for giving us your daughters Julia and Mira.

Roberta Gal (Friend’s mother)

Entered July 28, 2022 from Ottawa

Julia - I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sure she was very proud of the woman you have become - a pillar of your community in your own right.

Johnny Salman (Her daughter Mira’s colleague at ARCHITEM)

Entered July 29, 2022 from Montréal , QC

I had the pleasure of meeting her a few years back at Mira’s house. She was very personable! I wish her daughters and family peace and good health. May she rest in peace.

Carol and Linda Wilson (Nieces)

Entered July 29, 2022 from Denver, Colorado

We enjoyed visiting with Lois while she met with us in Denver and had fun in Boulder. She will be greatly missed.

Andrea Wolff (Friend)

Entered July 29, 2022

Dear Mira and family,
Eric and I are so sorry for such a sudden loss. Your mom was a remarkable, strong and caring woman…our thoughts are with you
A big hug


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