Katherine Ann RAHE

It is with great sadness that the family of Katherine Ann Rahe announce her passing. Katherine was born in Edmonton, AB. On February 24, 2001, and passed away in Edmonton, AB. On January 12th, 2023.

Katherine always lived in the moment, and she lived a whole lot of life in not enough years. She always stood out and lived to the beat of her own drum and made life fun and exciting for everyone around her. 

She understood the pain people were going through in their lives and wanted to find a way she could help others. While she battled her own demons, she had hope for the future, and she shared that hope by doing her best to live life to the fullest. 

Katherine grew up participating in many different sports but found her passion in rugby. She was scouted in grade nine to play for Ross Shepherd High School and joined Clan Rugby shortly after that. After playing for Clan Rugby for a short time the summer before grade 10, in September she scouted again to play in a high level tournament in Vancouver and with only a days notice she was on a plane to Vancouver to be coached the Canada World Women’s head coach and play for the North Shore’s 7’s team in a tournament in Vancouver.

Katherine is survived by her family, who meant the world to her:  her mother Leah, father Jason (Step-Mother Marie), her brother Anthony, her grandparents Grandpa (Larry), Nan (Fern), Poppa (Jim) and Grandma (Mary Ann), her great grandmother Nana Rose, and her extended family Phyllis, Drago, Stipan (brother), Ana (sister), and nephews Cole, Treyton, Rylan, and Zack, as well as many Aunts, Uncles, cousins and far too many friends to mention.

No amount of words can specify how special Katherine was. Her vibrant personality and how she always had a hug for everyone left an impression on everyone around her. She was vivacious and had a powerful presence which made her impossible to forget. She was a character to remember, and although she is gone now, her presence has made the life stories of all she encountered all the better.

Katherine would want us to remember that our past doesn’t define our future, and life is too short to play by the rules all the time. Don’t allow your mistakes to dictate where you are going in life, and when life seems dark, remember that the caterpillar must go into a chrysalis to become a butterfly.

Katherine will be forever loved and always missed in our lives.

A Catholic mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help https://www.olph.ca will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday February 24th (Katherine’s birthday) followed by a celebration of life in the church hall starting at 11:45. All are welcome and we ask that attendees bring something to contribute to a potluck meal for the celebration of life after mass. The celebration of life is an opportunity to remember Katherine, and an open mic will be provided for those who wish to share a favourite memory with those in attendance. Katherine will be laid to rest at Holy Cross cemetery https://www.ecc.caedm.ca/ContactUs at 12:00 PM Saturday February 25th and all are welcome to attend. The family requests in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Adeara https://adeara.kindful.com


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