Katlyn Kimberley Hetherington

Katlyn Kimberley passed away on March 12, 2016, aged 30. “Katie” was the third daughter of the late D. William Hetherington and Kimberley Pearson and, for most of her life, step-daughter of Ronald Pearson who was “Dad” to her. Katie was born in Saint John, N.B. on Dec 29, 1985 and since 1995 lived in the Coquitlam/Maple Ridge area in B.C. She was a Medical Office Assistant for Doctors’ practices in the area.
Katie had a free spirit and a big heart; she loved the elderly, young children and they loved her back. She was a great animal lover, especially cats. She was quick with a joke, loved making people happy, and on your worst day Katie could always make you laugh.

Katie lived life with intensity and passion, a lesson for us all.

She was much loved and will be greatly missed by her parents and siblings Marie Hanlon (Mike), Ashley Fraser (Cale), Rachael Pearson, Alexander Pearson and Emily Pearson, as well as niece (Carys), nephews (Blake, Cash and William) and her many friends.

Donations may be given in her memory to a charity of choice, or one of the following:
– GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre via VGH/UBC Hospital Foundation (where Katie recovered from her spinal injury)
– Katie’s Place Animal Shelter, Maple Ridge, B.C., Canada
– Canadian Mental Health Association.

Expressions of sympathy can be made below.

Contact information:

Garden Hill Cremation and Funeral Services, 11765-224th Street, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 6A5, Canada - Phone: (604) 463-8161 Fax: 604-463-2929 Email: info@gardenhill.ca

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  1. Christine De Luca

    My thoughts and prayers are for you all at this time of great sadness. Katie, with her zest for life, was a special person and she will be much missed. She was blessed with having you as her supportive and caring family.
    Here’s a Celtic blessing for you all at Easter:
    Deep peace of the running wave to you
    Deep peace of the flowing air to you
    Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
    Deep peace of the shining stars to you
    Deep peace of the Light of the World to you.

  2. Trix and Eric pearson

    Our thoughts are with you all. This is an horrendous time for you all. But Katie was very loved and she will be always with you.
    Give each other strength and love and be assured that we are sharing your pain.
    Lots of love

    Trix and Eric xxx

  3. My thoughts are with you all. Remember the little things that you shared, the hugs, the laughter. Times are tough just now, but time is a great healer , and memories are forever.

    All my love, Rosemary

  4. Katie i spent my gr 11 and 12 with u .. You were a ggreat friend.. Kept in touch over the yrs cant believe your no longer here… Stay beautiful angel you will be forever missed

  5. Katie was a big part of my life through high school. And with the the most honesty she was one of the most beautiful, happy people I knew I see her now with her hand pressed against her mouth and a silly little giggle coming out. I’m so sorry for this great loss. May her memory be celebrated as her life was lived. In happiness and laughter. Lots of love to all of you. May you give a little smile and giggle while remembering Katie. I think that’s the way she would have wanted it.

  6. Katie was one of my best friends growing up. I have many very special memories from my childhood with her. Her humour and charisma is a big reason why I feel I am the person I am today. She was corky, silly, and full of life. This news makes me feel empty. Haven’t seen her for many years but she will be in my thoughts now. Regards to the family.

  7. Katherine and Jeff Butler

    Katie was an exceptional spirit! She had an old soul and was capable of lighting up a room with her smile. She was like family to me and my husband and two girls for over 11 years. I will never find a friend like her, she loved unconditionally and never passed judgment. She helped me though many hard times and was there for so many of the good. I loved her so much and there will always be a void in my life with her gone.

  8. Kim, Ron and family
    I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to know what to say. Word may not be enough but this quote by William Shakespeare may be a comfort.

    “Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.”

    Please know that if we can help in any way we will.

    Aren, Andrew and family

  9. Dear Kim and family,
    There are no words I can say so I will leave this beautiful passage.
    She is in the sun, the wind, the rain
    She is in the air you breathe with every breath you take
    She sings a song of hope and cheer, there is no more pain, no more fear
    You will see her in the clouds above, hear her whisper words of love
    You will be together before long, until then listen for her song…..

  10. Graham & Bridie Robbie

    We can think of no words that properly express our sadness at the news of Katie’s passing. Our children are the sunshine in our hearts, their smiles and laughter, the fruits of our existence.

    Perhaps the words below, penned for a similar tragic loss will touch a chord and in time offer a small glimmer of light back into your daily life. We hope so!

    One Small Star
    When I need to feel you near me,
    I stand in this quiet place,
    With the silver light of countless stars,
    Falling on my face
    Your light still shines!
    It’s one small star to guide me,
    to help hold back the dark.
    Your light’s still shining in my heart.
    Can your soul be out there somewhere?
    Beyond the infinity of time.
    I guess you’ve found some answers now.
    I’ll have to wait for mine. ….E. Bogle

    Our hearts and thoughts are with you and your family at this time.
    Graham & Bridie

  11. Wendy & Roy Anderson.

    Our thoughts are with you all,Katie you spent many hours with us @ our house, including seeing in the New Year recently. These past years we have been lucky enough to enjoy your friendship & company. You are so very missed.

  12. Kate .. You were always an amazing person with a huge heart .. It pains me so much to hear that you are no longer here .. You always tried to see the best in everyone especially myself .. I’m so sorry that you’re gone .. You will always be one of the most special people I’ve ever met . Please say hi to my mom and dad they always loved you too. You are Truly missed

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