Kathy Mossman (1942-2013)

Kathleen Anne “Kathy” Mossman, 71, of Lunenburg passed away reluctantly but peacefully on June 3, 2013 from ovarian cancer, surrounded by the love of her family at South Shore Regional Hospital, Bridgewater.

Born on July 23, 1941 on Herman’s Island, Lunenburg Co., Kathy was the youngest of 10 children to the late Lowell and Muriel (Westhaver) Baker.

She graduated from the Lunenburg Academy in 1958 and in her earlier years worked at the Bank of Montreal from the age of 16.

Kathy married Russell Mossman at age 24 and settled in Lunenburg and continued to live there for their entire married life of 48 years.

She loved her family dearly and cherished spending time with her grandchildren. She provided a home that was always warm and welcoming to all who entered and will be deeply missed by her family and community.

Kathy was very committed to her beloved hometown of Lunenburg. She was involved in many organizations and continued to be involved until her illness made it impossible to continue. She was humbled for being recognized with the Sherman Zwicker Award for her outstanding contributions to the community of Lunenburg in 2010.

Central United Church was particularly important to her and many an hour was spent toiling away with everything from church sales to soup luncheons. She especially enjoyed spending time with The Gormley Gals, in her words, “they were a hoot”.

Kathy is survived by her husband Russell, son Gary (Peggy) Mossman, Lunenburg; daughter, Lori (Michael) Eddy, Dundas, Ontario; grandchildren, Bradley and Logan Mossman and Ashlyn Eddy; sisters Gwen Crouse, Isabelle Kirwan, Shirley Bradford; brothers, Gordon (Marguerite), Ronald and Douglas (Garnice), and many many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by brothers, Eugene and Lawson; sister, Madelyn.

A service to celebrate Kathy’s life will be held Friday, June 7 at 2:00 PM from Central United Church, Lunenburg, Rev. Grace Caines-Corkum, officiating. A reception will follow at the Lunenburg Fire Hall. Interment will be at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery.

If people are so inclined, donations may be given to The Children’s Wish Foundation, The Lunenburg Fire Department, Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital, Central United Church or any charity of your choice.