Remembering Kim MacIntosh

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family of Kimberly Ann MacIntosh, as she passed away in her home on November 17 at the age of 54.

Kim was one of CCSN’s many advocates, sharing her Lung Cancer story particularly as part of the Right2Survive campaign. In her own words, Kim said, “To put it bluntly, I would not be standing here today without innovative therapies or lung cancer research. It is my hope that my story can help inspire others to advocate for innovative therapies — because this pivotal research saves lives”.

Below is an excerpt from her obituary. To read the full obituary visit our Friends Remembered page.

Kim was renowned and admired for her mental health advocacy; her successful, nearly 30-year nursing career; and, more recently, her lung-cancer advocacy. Her absence is felt by co-workers, the mental health community, her lung-cancer advocacy sisters and brothers, and the countless others she inspired and befriended over the years, and whose lives she touched with her kindness; spirited, no-nonsense approach to life; and fierce determination in all pursuits.

She was loved, admired, and cherished by family and friends.

Kim thrived on Moran and MacIntosh family traditions. The life of the party, whether concocting delicious Sangria or organizing shopping trips to the States, she had a passion for shopping, crafts, and decoration. Kim considered bearing witness to her clients’ stories and lives her life’s work. In younger years, she was an accomplished high jumper, protective older sister, and trouncer of neighbourhood bullies. Even earlier, she was a highly active child who would bicycle halfway across town to see a friend, and whose nicknames among family were “Turkey” and “Mikerleys.”

In the spirit of Kim’s love of shopping, an Irish wake was held in Cornwall on Black Friday, November 26, 2021, in Cornwall. To express sympathy, kindly donate to The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT), Elizabeth Dessureault Memorial Fund, and Lung Cancer Canada.