Katharine Joanna Desmond-Allen

March 20, 1949 - July 2, 2016

After a long and courageous battle, Katharine passed peacefully on July 2, 2016 at the age of 67. Beloved wife to Paul, devoted mother to Rachel and Cal, cherished sister to Patricia Renahan (John) and John Desmond, loving aunt to her nieces and nephews and loyal friend to many. A resident of Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton, Katharine worked in medical research with special focus on Cystic Fibrosis and Traffic Injury Studies. When she was not busy being a proud Mom and chauffeur for her children, Katharine was an avid crafter with a love for sewing, tole painting and cross-stitching. She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends. She has left them with many wonderful memories, as well as all her beautiful handiwork.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery and Cremation Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 in Beechwood's Sacred Space. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Parkinson Canada in Katharine’s memory.

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A donation from the Class of 76 was made and here is the response from Parkinson Canada