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August 8, 2019

Kathryn Marianne Meisenheimer (née Houston), 66, of Kincardine died peacefully surrounded by her family after a brief battle with Glioblastoma, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Born Aug. 5, 1953, in Kincardine, she was the daughter of Isabel (Dickson) and David Houston. The family moved to Burlington where she was raised with her sisters, Shari (Bob Williams) and Dava Houston. She met her third sister in high school, Laurie Jorgenson (Smith). Kathryn married the love of her life, Keith Meisenheimer, July 29, 1977. They loved and raised six strong women, their daughters, Lyn (Ray Pearce), Kari (Stephane Pepin), Kristy (Dave McDonald), Jaime (Shawn McDonald), Jessica, and Jacqui (Craig Dickson). In later years, the couple retired home to Kincardine. She will be endlessly remembered for the intensity of her smile, her infinite wisdom and selflessness. Her family meant everything to her, which was evident in all that she did. She started every morning with her hot coffee and exercises, and continued the day with a book in hand. She and her daughter, Jessica, looked forward to their yearly vacations to Florida with daughter Jaime and her family. Kathryn continued to demonstrate her fierce intelligence and viking strength right until the end. She was a natural mother and a doting Nana. Her example will live on through her many grandchildren, Taylor, Eva, Makaila, Trystan, Caleb, Brady, Elisabeth, Will, Sophie, Tynan, Charlotte and Norah. She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. “Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear, And the rocks melt wi’ the sun: I will love thee still, my dear, while the sands o’life shall run.” - A Red, Red Rose by Robert Burns. A come-and-go celebration of Kathryn’s life will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, from 2-6 p.m., at the Kincardine Pavilion. As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the fight against Glioblastoma, with the Sunnybrook Foundation (Gord Downie Fund). Arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Ontario, N2Z -1Z5; 519-396-2701.