September 20, 2020
1955-2020 ~ It is with great sadness we announce the death of Kathleen Patricia Flegel on September 20, 2020.
Kathy was an amazing wife to David Flegel and mother to Andrew (Kyla) and Lisa (Craig). Her two grandchildren Maren and Holden were her biggest joy. Kathy was born in 1955 in Victoria and lived in Victoria, Halifax, Ottawa, Prince Rupert, Tahsis, Port McNeill, Rivers Inlet and 35 years in Bella Coola.
She was a school teacher that loved working with small children. Kathy had an amazing smile and ability to listen in a supportive way to anyone who needed or wanted to talk.
Her hobbies of gardening, scrap booking, sewing and card making are well known by the many new parents who received hand made baby clothes and her beautiful cards were treasured by everyone. Kathy had a sense of community and worked on many community groups for the betterment of the Bella Coola Valley.
Kathy is survived by her brothers Mike and Ken, and predeceased by her sister Tina, and parents Pat and William.
Our family would like to thank her many friends and family that kept in touch with her right to the end, and the staff of the Bella Coola Hospital, Clinic, Pharmacy and the Home Care staff. Kathy fought ovarian cancer for the last 12 years, and underwent surgery and 10 chemotherapies for it with incredible strength, while still carrying on and always telling her friends "I'm doing good".
She is dearly missed by all her family.
We are not planning a service at this time for her.