Cleaver KathyCLEAVER, Katherine 'Kathy' Anne - Passed away peacefully and in the loving company of her daughter on April 24, 2021 in Toronto after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Lexy Fogel (Mark) and grandchildren, Hudson and Scout of Toronto; sisters, Christine Hourigan (Patrick) of Burlington and Gena Florio (Tony) of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories; brother, Ted Badger (Carolann), Burlington; nieces, Jennie Bennink (Luke), Jess Florio, Kate Bolohan (Matt); and nephew, Andrew Hourigan (Jen). 

Kathy is predeceased by her parents, Edwin and Ida Badger, Burlington. 



Kathy was born on August 30, 1946 in Toronto, Ontario. Kathy lived in New Toronto until she moved with her family to Burlington in 1959. She lived in Burlington until she moved to Toronto in 1964 and lived there until her death.

She loved her daughter, grandchildren, son-in-law, sisters, brother, nieces, nephews and friends deeply. She would play or read for hours with her grandchildren, always willing to do things again to make them laugh with delight.

She is greatly missed by her daughter, Lexy Fogel, who would spend hours with her talking about everything and anything in the world; relationships, travel, politics, food, and history; who traveled with her extensively, read with and to her, went to theatre, exhibits and restaurants with her, cared for her and held her hand until the end.

She was an amazing light in this world and will be greatly missed.

Due to COVID-19, no ceremony will be held at this time.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Toronto Public Library Foundation.


Category: Toronto (GTA)