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Kathleen (Kathy) Muttart

- November 29, 2017

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Kathleen (Kathy) Muttart
November 29, 1948 – November 29, 2017
At St. Paul’s Hospital on the date of her 69th birthday, Kathy died embraced by her partner of 40 years, Terri Lohela, cherished niece Marianne Coulibaly, and spouse, Corey Hart. Kathy was born in Toronto, and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, until the end of Grade 8 when her family moved to Saskatoon. Here she completed high school and her Bachelor of Arts degree (University of Saskatchewan) before moving to Moose Jaw to work at Brown Homes, a residential treatment center for children and youth. There she met Graham Dove whom she married for a number of years. Returning to Saskatoon, Kathy worked at Radius Tutoring Project and undertook further studies at U. of S. to receive her Bachelor of Education, and later, Master of Education Degrees. Her specialties were Psychology and Education of Exceptional Children which laid the foundation for a satisfying career as a Consultant, Registered Psychologist, and Coordinator of Special Education with Saskatchewan Valley School Division and its later amalgamated formation, Prairie Spirit School Division. She retired in 2006. From her parents Kathy grew up learning how to build, improve, and maintain homes; and, throughout her life, she employed her skills at her homes and cabins as hobby and necessity. Needing to be inside or sedentary was anathema to Kathy even if she was an avid reader and self-professed “news junkie.” She loved being out of doors and enjoyed the natural world in gardening, birding, camping, canoeing, and rambling around Saskatchewan on back roads and less traveled trails. In her retirement Kathy enjoyed the freedom to structure her own time and to travel with Terri in the U. S. and Canada. As well they journeyed to some warm locales during the winter - Cuba once, West Africa twice, and Mexico three times. The best part of going away was often the coming home. Kathy was happiest at home with family and her cat. She was thoughtful and considerate of others though did not suffer fools gladly. Logical, loyal, and ethical – Kathy could be the moral compass for those around her. Kathy was energetic, strong, and healthy experiencing the first sign of illness in July, 2017. Four months later, she died from cancer. Kathy was predeceased by her parents Lloyd Muttart and Anne Jean Kippen Muttart. On the Muttart side she is survived by her sister Christine Coulibaly (Raymond Coulibaly) of Bamako, Mali; brother Davis “Kip” Muttart (Barb Hodgson); niece Caroline Coulibaly (Rodney Grimard). On the Lohela side, Kathy is survived by Terri’s sister Janet Good (David Good) of Dearborn, Michigan; sister Gail Lohla of Portland, Oregon; brother Kevin Lohela of Minneapolis; nephew Christopher Good of Michigan, niece Leslie Good of Oregon, niece Marcelle Good (Bob van Pelt) of New York. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Saskatoon Community Clinic Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral Details

The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Saskatoon Funeral Home.

Condolence Messages

Marina Lizon

Written December 05, 2017 from Saskatoon, SK

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of Kathy.
My condolences to Terri and family.
Marina Lizon

Jeanne Remenda

Written December 04, 2017 from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Dear Terri, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved partner Kathy. I worked with Kathy on some committees when I was with Community Living and always appreciated her knowledge and that she was so straightforward and good to work with. There will be so many people saddened by her loss. I too have lost a partner to cancer, it is shocking and exhausting. Please take care

Rose Hamilton

Written December 04, 2017 from Warman, Saskatchewan

Kathy was an amazing mentor who found a balance between a soft, caring heart and a determination to make sure every child , family and educator received the services and information they needed. I have laughed with her, cried with her but most of all I learned from her. Thank you for sharing her with us. May your memories of her life make you smile always. Rose Hamilton

Gail Moss

Written December 04, 2017 from Saskatoon, SK

Dear Caroline and Marianne
I am so very sorry to learn of your Aunt Kathy's passing. Tyler always spoke with such respect and admiration for her and for Terri. You will miss the light she brought to your lives.

Pat Paluck

Written December 04, 2017 from Parksville, BC

I am so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. She was a valued colleague during our years with the Sask Valley/Prairie Spirit School Division. She willingly shared expertise to benefit many many children and to support teachers and school administrators. Fond memories of and appreciation for Kathy.

Marg Ravis

Written December 04, 2017 from Saskatoon, SK

To Kathy's Family,
We have lost a true supporter of exceptional children and Kathy's commitment and tenacity will be her legacy. Working with her was truly a pleasure. She always said that we were the fossils and "old as dirt" in the special education area. Please accept my sincerest sympathies and condolences.
Marg Ravis

fran gordon

Written December 03, 2017 from saskatoon, sk

My deepest condolences, Terri!
I am so sorry you have lost your wonderful companion of 40 years. May those memories help you heal the huge hole she had left in your heart.
Fran Gordon