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.