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Kathryn (Kathy) Jane Hollinger
June 27, 1960 - October 20, 2017
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Family and friends announce with sadness that Kathy Hollinger passed away in Saskatoon on October 20. She was born in Saskatoon on June 27, 1960, baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Saskatoon. She lived all her life in this city. Kathy was the oldest of three children born to Les and Marion Hollinger. She is survived by brother Glenn (Martha) and sister Connie Neuberger (Eldon), nephew Johnathan Neuberger (Chelsea Baraniecki) and nieces Marissa Neuberger, Stephanie Hollinger and Rowan Hollinger. Matthew Dupuis and Debbie (Hyshka) Shaw were long-time friends. She is predeceased by her grandparents, John and Elnora Hollinger and Murray and Jennie Smith.
Outgoing and with a great sense of humour, Kathy made many friends throughout the city. She attended John Lake Elementary School and Riverview Collegiate graduating with a vocational grade ten. After high school she participated in work training programs and many work experiences. For a while she worked at the Saskatchewan Abilities Council workshop. As part of that she and another woman ran a small boutique selling ceramics in the Army and Navy Mall, including keeping track of inventory and cashing out each day. Of all the things she did this was the one she liked best. Kathy also worked in a couple of SARCAN depots until physical limitations made it too difficult. Work training in the Way to Work program at SIAST involved more work experiences and led to employment at the Blind Factory doing filing and light assembly. During the last ten years of her working life Kathy volunteered at the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Eventually deteriorating health kept her at home.
Kathy enjoyed attending all sorts of activities at her church. Her faith in Jesus was of great value to her and it led her to serve by making items to give to hospital patients and toques for the mitten tree and baby layettes. She also folded bulletins and newsletters every week for many years.
While her father curled, Kathy labelled herself a “professional spectator” of the Lutheran Mixed Curling League. She loved humour, especially puns, and collected many comic books and joke books. Kathy spent hours solving cryptograms and she made a variety of projects using plastic canvas.
Funeral Services will take place on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (627 Taylor St. E.). In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.