GIELEN-CUDDY, Kathleen - Peacefully at her home with family by her side on Monday, June 15, 2015, Kathleen Gielen of London. Beloved wife for 28 years of Peter. Loving mother of Sarah, Emily, and Michael. Cherished daughter of Harry and the late Johanna Gielen. Daughter-in-law of the late Mac and Dilys Cuddy. Dear sister of Mary Ann (Bill Smith), John Gielen (Kathy), Janet (Dave Willson), Pauline (Michael Slattery), Gerard Gielen (Lisa), and Rose (Jeff Rowe), and sister-in-law of Bruce Cuddy (Valerie), Barbara Farren, Doug Cuddy (Heather), Rob Cuddy (Jane), and Brian Cuddy (Mariah). She will be lovingly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Kate brought passion, creativity and love to all that she did. She was a visionary who made huge contributions to the London community. Kate especially cherished her downtown neighborhood. Her spirit will live on in the homes and hearts of our city. Visitation on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Ave. at Richmond St. on Saturday, June 20 at 10:30 a.m. Private family interment at Strathroy Cemetery. Memorial contributions to the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre for holistic healing research would be appreciated.
June 16, 2015, 7:04 pm
To all whom loved Kate,
My deepest condolences. Kate was such a beautiful person, who touched my heart on a personal level. I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet her. Kate, I will think of you every time I walk through my front door.
June 17, 2015, 7:42 am
My condolences to the Peter Cuddy & family
Wayne and Wendy
June 17, 2015, 10:51 am
Lifting you all up in Prayer for comfort and peace at this difficult time .
June 17, 2015, 11:52 am
Our sincere sympathy to Peter and family from the Cuddy family of Gorey Co. Tyrone Northern Ireland
June 17, 2015, 12:03 pm
I was so sad to hear that Kate had passed away. She was such a determined person in every way. I was certain that she would survive this like she had overcome so many difficulties in life.
I know she gave it a valiant effort.
My deepest sympathy to you Peter, and the kids and Pauline and Kate's family as well. She will be greatly missed.
Alan and Karen Menkis
June 17, 2015, 1:44 pm
Some people make the world a better place just by being who they are. That certainly was Kate, a woman of vision and boundless energy. You are in our thoughts and in our hearts on this very sad occasion. Our deepest sympathies, Peter, to you and your children.
Walter and Liz Cuddy
June 17, 2015, 4:29 pm
Our deepest sympathies to Peter and family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are fondly remembering our last evening with Kate in N. Ireland in July 2013.
June 17, 2015, 8:20 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers. love Valerie
June 18, 2015, 11:27 am
Peter - so sad to hear this news. Thinking of you and sending you hugs.
June 18, 2015, 12:53 pm
I am very sad to hear the news Pete. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Peter and Hilary Neary
June 18, 2015, 6:39 pm
Dear Peter and Family: We send you our sincerest condolences as we remember a life well lived. Requiescat in Pace.
Peter and Hilary Neary
June 18, 2015, 6:40 pm
Our prayers and love go out to Peter and the family. Kate was a wonderful strong women that made a difference. She will always be remembered fondly for all she stood for.
Peter and Sandra Kleinstiver
June 18, 2015, 9:21 pm
We are very sad to learn of Kate's passing - a talented and lovely lady. Condolences to you Peter and to your family.
June 18, 2015, 10:29 pm
Peter, Sarah, Emily and Michael,
I am so sorry for your loss of Kate. She was graceful, creative and beautifully present. Peace be with you all.
Jim & Linda Dietrich
June 19, 2015, 6:25 am
Sincere sympathy to the Gielen & Cuddy families
Brad and Jane Scott
June 19, 2015, 12:01 pm
To both families...our deepest condolences...may you cherish her memory always...and forever hold her in your hearts....
Steve & Sue Cooper
June 19, 2015, 8:38 pm
We are very sorry to hear of Kathleen's passing. May your memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Barbara Cuddy, Alex and Trevor Farren
June 19, 2015, 8:42 pm
Dear Peter, Sarah, Emily and Michael,
I can't tell you how sorry we were to hear of your Mother's, Kate's, terrible illness and passing. This is devastating for you we know, she was so young and full of life.
Alex, Trev and I are so very sorry for your loss and send you and Kate's family, our most heartfelt sympathies. Also we apologize for not being able to be with you at this time to help you celebrate Kate's life and many accomplishments.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this painful time and we extend our very best love and wishes to you all.
Regretfully and with love,
Auntie Barb, Alex and Trev
Catherine (McGrail) Evers
June 20, 2015, 11:29 am
To Peter,Sarah, Emily and Michael and the Gielen and Cuddy families: I am writing this as Kate's funeral is in progress, wishing I could be there. I did not want this day to come when I would be writing a letter of condolence about my dear friend.
Kate and I met when we were 21. We moved into an apartment on Waterloo Street with Mary Kearns. Pauline moved in with us later on. I wish I could have even just one of those days back.
Kate never changed from the girl I met in 1978. Always cheerful and positive and full of hope. I miss her already.
Deep peace Kate.
With profound sadness and deepest sympathy.
Cathy, Vince, Jack and Amy Evers
June 20, 2015, 12:26 pm
Harry, John, Kathy, Gerard, Lisa & the entire Gielen family.
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Kathleen. Our deepest condolences at the loss of your daughter & sister. Unfortunately due to prior committments we were unable to attend visitation to pass on our condolences in person. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers at this difficult time.
Sincerely, Ron, Janet & family
Ken and Carol
June 20, 2015, 2:47 pm
Ken and I send our deepest sympathy upon hearing of your beautiful Kate's struggle and demise so prematurely brought upon you and your family.
We are so very sorry for your loss and will join with others who are planning to support Kate's hopes and wishes for the Advancement of Naturopathic Medicine.
Randy Padyk & Family
June 21, 2015, 7:21 pm
My condolences to the Gielen and Cuddy families.
Dear Kate will be greatly missed.
Doug and Doreen Nash
June 21, 2015, 10:15 pm
Dear Peter and all your family: We are so sorry to hear of your wife's passing and send you our sincere condolences.
Doug and Doreen
Mary and Jerry Shore
June 22, 2015, 1:33 pm
Our deepest sympathy to Peter and family. We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Kate's passing. Kate was such a beautiful, talented and creative woman. She will be fondly remembered and sadly missed.
January 14, 2018, 5:24 pm
just discovered this note on the web.
So sorry to hear! I just remember the short time I got to know you guys, it was great fun! Wishing you Hope and Strength to carry on!
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