April 20, 1962 to May 24, 2010
It is with the greatest of sadness that we announce the passing of Kathy Lynn Amos (nee Mashford). On May 24th God took Kathy home to be reunited with her beloved son Cameron, and her loving Dad, Ray.
Kathy was born on April 20, 1962 in Prince George, B.C. Kathy lived in various communities across B.C. and Alberta and touched the lives of the many friends she made during her journey of life. Kathy’s greatest achievement was being the best Mom any child could hope to have. The love that her family felt for her is testament to the fine job she did with raising her family.
Fiercely loyal, forever proud, and profoundly wise, Kathy could have been anything she set her mind to. For Kathy, the choice was simple – she wanted to be a Mom. Kathy found her joy in watching the accomplishments of her kids. Kathy’s love, support, and gentle guidance resulted in two very fine children – Cameron and Kristy.
On October 9, 2005, the Amos family experienced tragedy when Cameron was suddenly taken from them. Kathy’s love for others prevailed over her own sense of loss and grief. Throughout those difficult days, weeks and months the love and compassion that Kathy held for others took precedence over her own grief. Kathy new that Cameron’s friends needed love, support, and kind words and once again her mothering abilities shone through. Kathy taught a lot of people what it was to be selfless, caring and genuine.
Kathy’s love and pride for her daughter Kristy was evidenced in the way her voice would light up whenever she spoke of her. It was evidenced in the many letters that Kathy wrote. To quote one of those letters from Kathy to Kristy: “You need to know that you are everything to me. You are loved beyond measure. I always thought that we would have decades to watch our story develop and grow. I would be here to answer every question, help you heal every wound, rejoice at all your achievements, watch you fall in love, raise your babies. Seems as though we may not be granted the gift of time – and maybe that in itself is part of our lesson. To love and embrace every second that we do have – to squeeze as much out of each day as possible because the reality is we don’t know our measure of time.”
The many plans that Kathy shared with her husband, and one true love, Steve, will unfortunately never come to pass. Steve and Kathy celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this past March 30th. Not too many people in this day and age are able to reach this milestone, but Steve and Kathy did. The marriage they shared was one of love, support, and an enduring trust in one another. Steve and Kathy shared countless laughs and had a life’s worth of fun together. Their bond was in the way that no matter what life had to bring them, they experienced it as a unified team. No one person’s voice was louder than the other. No one person’s opinion was more valued than the other. No one person’s feelings meant more than the other. Steve has been left to pick up the pieces and continue the journey of life without his trusted wingman by his side. The anguish this caused Kathy was tremendous. The knowing that she wouldn’t be there to bring him up when he was having “one of those days”. The knowing that she wouldn’t be there to offer advice when he asked for it. The knowing that she wouldn’t be there with him to travel to those far-off places that were yet to be discovered. Another testament to Kathy’s selfless approach to life; forget the fact that she was the one suffering with this terrible thing called cancer. Her thoughts were for those who would be left behind. Her much loved husband and daughter were where her thoughts and prayers extended.
To truly capture the essence of Kathy Lynn Amos is not possible in a few short paragraphs. Kathy was, and always will be, remembered for her generosity, her humour, her trustworthiness, her loyalty to the people she loved and who loved her, her smile, her mischievous grin, her steadfast devotion to her family, and her endearing love for those close to her.
Kathy leaves to mourn her brother Murray (Paige and Noah), and her mother Janet.
Til we see each other again Sweety-face. Always, always, and always. XXOO
In lieu of flowers, please offer your condolences through your generosity to the BC Cancer Society or Cops for Cancer in Kathy’s memory. Together, we can and will find a cure for this terrible disease.
No service will be held at Kathy’s request.