Kathleen Anne Schauerte (nee Pagonis)


It is with profound sadness that we announce that the passing of Kathe Schauerte on March 2, 2021. Kathe is survived by her husband Jack, daughters Kyla (Chris) and Krista (Cody), grandchildren Logan and Evelyn, siblings Jim, Judi, Kandace and Joel, extended family and many friends that were like family. Kathe is predeceased by her parents, Tom and Connie Pagonis, and her brother Tommy.

Kathe moved to Yellowknife as an infant in 1955 and was the oldest of six Con camp kids. She eventually met and married her husband and the love of her life, Jack and welcomed two daughters, Kyla and Krista. Together, Jack and Kathe raised their girls at their home on Pontoon Lake in a family filled with love, laughter, and many great memories. Eventually, Jack and Kathe welcomed two grandchildren, Logi and Evie who will fondly remember the fun-loving and silly nature of their Yia Yia and will cherish all the walks and adventures that they embarked on. Throughout their 36 years together, Kathe and Jack built a beautiful life with many fond memories and travels, both on road trips to visit friends and family and to faraway destinations like the Bahamas, Jamaica, China, and Peru. One of Kathe’s greatest passions involved adventuring to various hot springs. Jack made this dream come true by taking her to nearly every hot spring possible during all their travels together.

In her 65 years, she made this world a much better and brighter place with her kindness, generosity, and honesty. Kathe was a straight-shooter who always told things like it is, whether you liked it or not. She was impossible not to love and loved her family and friends fiercely. Her strength and unwavering faith, especially in the last couple of years, was an inspiration to many. Kathe always went above and beyond and had a way about her that just exuded genuine kindheartedness. She was a remarkable woman who could light up a room with her incredible smile and infectious laughter. Although words may never be enough to truly express what she meant to us, we can say she was our absolute everything and we are going to miss her so much.

We would like to extend our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Judi Pagonis, Wanda Carpenter, Shelly Acton, Corrie Bernard and Kim Pelley for spending countless hours with Kathe providing care, comfort, attention and kindness throughout her life and while she was in hospital. We are forever grateful to each and every one of you for the love and compassion you shared with Kathe. Special thanks to Jamie and Melissa Pye, Jeannie Rocher and Yves Charbonneau for putting on a beautiful firework display in honour of Kathe and for your continued love and support.

We would also like to thank the Medicine Unit of Stanton hospital. This team of incredible health professionals took such amazing care of our family every step of the way, and most importantly they took the most amazing care of Kathe. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank You.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a celebration of life will be held at a later date when she can be honoured with everyone who loved her safely.

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17 Condolences

Derek Hernblad

Words are not sufficient to describe how I feel for your loss. I have been blessed by her in countless ways and she dearly loved my best friend. She was always a living angel , a strong Greek living angel who could set me straight in a few seconds when I got out of line… Derek! She would say loudly… but luckily for me my best friend was usually worse than me…. hehhehe and more often than not it was JAAAAACK !!! . Well Kathe has now earned her wings and is watching down over all of us. Once again, we are blessed by her company and protection because I can still hear her and feel her close by keeping me from getting out of line. She is with me forever… so forever I am blessed.

Ikey Evalik, Mabel Oyakyoak & son Kelly

Sending you our sincere condolences in your loss, Kathe was a great friend whom I will dearly miss if and/when I am in YK. Such a loving friend who always had a smile for everyone. May God comfort each & everyone of you during this difficult time, Kathe will be missed by many friends/family she leaves behind.

Darrel and Terry Ziehr

Our deepest condolences are with you all. May you feel the love, comforting thoughts, and healing prayers we are sending. We are so very sorry for your loss.

Dave McClure

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

Denise M Kokaram

Sending love, light, and healing to you all. Although I never had the honour of meeting Kathe, I felt her Spirit through Judi’s many fond and joyful stories. Kathe left too soon and obviously touched many lives in positive ways. May God keep her in his care. There’s a bright, new Angel who walks beside each of you now. Love and Blessings, Denise

Ken and Marla

Jack ,Krista,Kyla. I am so sorry. My heart is heavy and sad.Kathie will be missed by all.I will never forget her and that beautiful smile.You are the best man Jack.I will see you as soon as I can.

Brenda Mullaney

My heart goes out to the Pagonis /Schauerte family with such a loss of a such a great lady

Kathe lives on in our souls and will forever be

My life was better because of Kathe and I appreciated her so much

Love you guys

Mary Tapsell

My deepest condolences to the family. You have captured Kathe’s beautiful spirit in words and in the lovely photo tribute. May the laughter and love you shared live on in your hearts.  Kathe was a rare gem….who shone and sparkled and was oh so precious….. she will be missed

Maureen Mercredi

My deepest condolences to the family, Kathe will be missed, I enjoyed working with her and will miss her kind words when I was going through a rough day.
Rest In Peace Kathe.

Jan Vallillee

Dearest Kathe….your smile was infectious and lit up your whole face. That light shone bright and spread to others. Your kindness and decency reminds me of all us old school YK’ers. You are missed, thank you for the beautiful fireworks to shine bright in the skies above, just as you do. Until we meet again friend.

Pamela Taylor

This is the most love filled description of a person’s life I’ve ever read. It is a mystery why we have lost such a special and beloved person. I’m so sorry for this painful loss, it’s much too soon for you all to loose her.


From Julia, Kristina and Samantha Seaton – Savas. Kathe will be truly missed by everyone that was blessed to have her in their life.
We will cherish the memories in our hearts.
Jack, Kyla and Krista and grand babies! She will always be watching you and and angle on your shoulders.
Love you all.

Hugs and kisses.

Karla Duchesne

Jack, Kyla and Krista I am sending you my love and prayers. Kathe was a beautiful soul, and her love was always felt. I am so grateful for having known her, and grateful for the way she supported me that summer in YK so many years ago. The angels in Heaven are in good company, with her grace.

Kim Mason

Such a lovely tribute for an Angel like Kathe. She made such an impact in my life. I hadn’t seen her for years but she was always in my heart.

Lucie MacLellan

My sincere condolences to Kathe’s family.
Kathe was such a kind, funny, thoughtful, interesting lady. I will miss our chats&laughs. My heart breaks for you all

Jessy Smith

Jack, Kyla and Krista, my sincere condolences for the loss of your wife/mother. She may no longer be upon you in person but she will forever watch over you and your family as an angel. Hugs to you all

Chantal &Jeff

Kathe, we were like sisters for 37 years. I will miss you forever my friend . Gone way too soon…
Jack, Kyla and Krista, I’m so very sorry for your loss.
You have our sincere condolences.