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!
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.