Mary Kathleen BEAUCHEMIN

Dr. Kathleen Mary Beauchemin

1958 to 2023

Today we honour our memory of Kathleen Beauchemin, for whom we so deeply grieve. But so too do we rejoice with her and cheer for her final release from insurmountable pain and suffering caused by prolonged and multiple cancers (breast, lung, and bone).  

As you know, Kathleen was a multifaceted woman with many roles, and just as many names to go with each one! 

She was:

Kathy – a beloved wife and life-partner to Reinhard Carl Armann for nearly 30 years. 

Kathleen – to colleagues, friends, and neighbours. 

Kathy – to her English-speaking family — and sometimes,

Katsy – to her French-Canadian relatives: 

She was known as Mom, Mommy, and Mother to her 3 beautiful daughters (Leah, Tanya, and Shawna) and Kathy to her 2 wonderful stepsons (Barret and Michael). And also known as Grandma Kathy to many grandchildren and step grandchildren, some already grown up! 

She leaves behind her siblings: Denyse, Karen, Marc, Jacqueline, and Ann-Mary.

She was a friend, mentor and colleague, and a neighbour to many. 

She was also very passionate about her role and professional life as Dr Kate. It started with an advice column for a foreign magazine but the nickname, Dr Kate, stuck and gave her great pleasure throughout her active and successful career as a professor and psychologist. 

She taught hundreds of university students over the years–most recently at Yorkville University–where she was an adjunct faculty member in a counselling psychology program for 15 years. More formally, she was also Dr Beauchemin to many clients in public and private practices as a psychologist and to scholarly readers of her many published research and clinical papers. 

In sum: Kathleen, Kathy, Dr Kate was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, relative, friend, colleague, and neighbour and a talented psychologist, author, scholar, and poet. Her work and words will live on in the lives and lines and hearts of so many people she touched along the way. 

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to unit 43, palliative care at the Grey Nuns Hospital in her name. 






  1. Jan

    My heart goes out to all of you. She loved you and most importantly she was loved .

  2. Leah Priest

    I love you so much Mom and I’ll miss you forever. Since you left us; there’s been an emptiness in my heart that will never be filled or mended. I promise to work hard to make you proud and to honor your memory every day. Although I’m devastated that you’re not with us any longer; I’m so grateful that you no longer have to suffer in pain like you did for far too long. Love you always and forever!

  3. Ann-Mary Beauchemin

    Dear Kathy, you will be missed enormously by everyone around you….I will cherish and honour your memory and you will remain in my heart forever. Love you “ma soeur”.

    • Chris and John Standring

      A dear friend and kind neighbour, we miss you, Kathleen. We miss your keen mind, your wit and your thoughtfulness. We miss our lively chats through the window of your car as you and Carl passed by on one outing or another. We miss knowing you’re just across the road from us, ready to share a cup of tea. We miss your insights at book club and the treats on special occasions that made us feel so special. We’re grateful you are no longer in pain but sad for what that means to those left behind to mourn your loss. Rest in peace, my friend.

  4. Doreen Harvey

    So sorry for your loss! Kathleen will be missed greatly from The Fairways bookclub! We will miss her friendship and input on our many books! Rest in Peace now Kathleen!

  5. Famille Lamer

    Katsy was a beautiful, brilliant woman with a good sense of humor. She shared good times with our mother, Cécile Beauchemin, and we met her a few times when she was visiting Montreal with her daughters. We were amazed at how much she resembled Cécile. We offer you our sincere condolences. Famille Lamer


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