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Kathryne Heather Slater (nee Powick)

March 22, 2022


February 7, 1950 - March 22, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
Beloved wife of Jon Slater, mother of Adrian (Michelle) and Amy, grandmother to Taia and Brayden. She is survived by them, by her brothers Robert and John, and her father Frank.
Kathy was born in Halifax Yorkshire.
She had a passion for animals which she satisfied as a child by working on the local farms, caring for livestock and delivering milk in the early morning. She developed an early reputation as a hard worker. After serving in the British Army (as a rally car driver) she emigrated to Canada in 1975 with her first husband, Keith Bellamy.
Following a divorce, she raised two children, bought a house, and became a registered nurse.
Her nursing career included intensive care, rural nursing, urban home care, and pediatric office nursing. She was a fierce advocate for the patients under her care. She had an ability to cut through nonsense of any description and as such was able to get services for those needing them. She would be the first to respond to medical emergencies on long haul flights.
She met Jon in 1981 and neither of them saw any reason to look further. They spent 41 good years together. She loved her children, grandchildren, her nephews and nieces and treasured the time spent with them.
A master gardener and handywoman, she was also a connoisseur of fine music, both classical and rock. She loved her pets Toby the Wonder Dog, Budgies Joey and Jimmy, LoveBirds Jethro, Perry, and Beaker, and Indian Ringneck Sunshine. She's met them at the Rainbow Bridge by now.
There will be a private Celebration of her Life. In lieu of flowers, donations to Grey Haven Exotic Bird Sanctuary ( or the Donkey Sanctuary ( would be welcomed.