MENSAH, Kathleen (nee Walsh)

(February 1955 – October 2021)

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Kathy after a brief illness.

She will be missed by her husband Chaldeans, her siblings: JoAnn (Dave) Morrissey; Pat (Klaas) Rodenburg; Mary K (Geoff) Cuskelly; Tim (Kay) and Barb (John Morley). Her seven nieces and nephews: Brad Morrissey (Jessica Pink) and their son Edward; Brent Morrissey; Norma Rodenburg (Mike Chow) and their daughters Madeline and Elizabeth; Elliott Rodenburg (Eboni); Melissa Rodenburg (Graeme Mellway); Lachlan Cuskelly and Ella Cuskelly.

Kathy was predeceased by her parents, Joe in 2020 and Margo in 2021, as well as her sister Teresa also in 2021.

The oldest of seven kids, Kathy was quick to spread her wings and from an early age loved to travel.   Living in many cities across Europe and Australia, she settled back in Edmonton in the 1980’s.  Kathy and Chaldeans married in 1992. They loved road trips, traveling each year to Waterton National Park, and to the US Southwest. Kathy was a voracious reader and loved following politics.  Her dry sense of humour brought lots of laughter to family gatherings.

As per Kathy’s wishes a private celebration of her life will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Grant MacEwan University Foundation towards Student Awards – Alumni and Development, PO. Box 1796, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2P2 or online at or
to Capital Care Foundation, Norwood Palliative Care, 10410 – 111 Avenue, T5G 3A2.

Serenity Funeral Service
780 450 0101

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Dr Ruth L Collins-Nakai

Dear Chaldeans,
I am so sorry to hear about Kathleen. Our condolences are with you and your family at this time of sorrow. May you have the strength to endure your grief and may you have happy memories of Kathleen and your family to console you. Kindest regards,

David Atkinson

Dear Chaldeans,
Terry and I were saddened to hear of the passing of your wife Kathy, and want to extend to you and your family our deepest sympathy. Words inevitably fail with such a loss, but we hope you gain comfort from the many memories you have of your time together.

Guy Blood

I only met Kathleen a few times, but I’ve been a friend of Chaldeans for many years and am shocked and saddened by his loss.

Paul Byrne

Dear Chaldeans,
We were saddened to hear of Kathleen ‘s sudden passing. You no doubt have many fond memories of special times with your life partner. Remembering those special times is a treasure that you can always hold close to your heart.
Out thoughts are with you and family.
Warmest Regards
Paul and Nancy Byrne

Elizabeth Hurley

Thinking of you during this difficult time. Our sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies Chaldeans.
Elizabeth and Levi Hurley

Cathryn Heslep

Dear Chaldeans,
Doug and I are so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dear wife, Kathy. As one who has also lost a spouse far too soon, you have my greatest condolences.
Please take care and than you for sharing this difficult news with our MacEwan University community.

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