Kimberley Susan Cole

November 19, 2016

Obituary

After a courageous battle, Kim passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family.  As a talented artist and a dedicated teacher, Kim used her gifts to inspire countless students and her positive, loving and caring personality was an inspiration to everyone that knew her.

Predeceased by her brother Dennis.  Left to celebrate her life are her loving husband Rick; her parents Stan and Elizabeth; her brother Jeff, with his wife Lana and their children Rebecca, Susan and Stephen; her sister-in-law Marlene, with her husband Steve and their children Grace and Emma; her faithful companion Jackson and a large circle of family and friends.  She is already and will forever be missed.

Cremation has taken place.  Resting at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Monday November 21 from 7-9 pm and Tuesday November 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Funeral service will be held from Carnell’s Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, November 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Flowers gratefully accepted or donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice.

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Visitations

7-9 p.m. on November 21, 2016

2-4 p.m. on November 22, 2016

7-9 p.m. on November 22, 2016

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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funeral

2:00pm, Wednesday November 23rd

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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Rick, I was shocked to hear of Kim’s passing. You have great memories. Take care.

Rick and family,
Heartfelt condolences to you and the entire family. I hope that you feel all of the support from friends and family. We will certainly keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

I was saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. My deepest sympathies to you all.

Rick, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Take good care.

Jen Green

Rick,
So very saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. Deepest sympathies to you and your family.

Jeff, Lana and family,

So sorry to hear this sad news. Please accept our deepest sympathies. It sounds like your sister was very talented and well-loved. Hugs from old Couglan College friends.

Liz, Stan, Jeff and family, so sorry and shocked to hear of Kim’s passing. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

Stan, Liz, Jeff and all family members: we are so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. May your precious memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Rick, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Jeff & family .. So sorry to hear of your loss, our thoughts are with you & your family as you go through this ordeal . Richard & Madeline ( Belbin) Dionne. Gander.

So sorry for your loss. Kim taught both of my children at St. Andrews, she was an excellent teacher my daughter thought highly of her and remembers the blue jolly rancher candy she always gave them. My daughter is now 17 but that stuck with her i guess its the little things Kim did that stuck with the children. She will be attending today to pay her respects. Rest in peace Kim you will be missed.

Jeff and family
Heartfelt condolences to you all. A long battle over, fond memories to cherish forever. Take care.
Bruce and Victoria

Dear Rick and family,
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Its been a very difficult road and I have thought of you often during the past few months.

Rick, Stan and Liz,
My deepest condolences for all of you during this difficult time. My daughter had the pleasure of having Ms.Cole as her teacher in grade 4 and 5. She absolutely loved Ms.Cole and really enjoyed having her as a teacher. My daughter will cherish the many memories that she has of Ms.Cole, painting her face, giving out Jolly Ranchers and inspiring her students to always do their best. I pray that all of you find some peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Stan, Liz and the Rowsell and Cole families: So sorry to hear of Kim’s passing , please accept our deepest sympathies. May your memories and the love of family and friends help you through the difficult days ahead.
Dale and Scott Gilbert

Stan & Liz,Jeff,Lana and family & Rick: Saddened to hear of Kim’s passing.We can only imagine the heartache and pain that you are feeling right now.Hold onto each other and let memories of precious moments spent together,sustain you throughout the difficult days ahead. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. (Dave & Melinda)

We are so saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. Kim taught two of our children at St. Andrew’s Elementary. Our youngest son who is now in grade 5 was hoping to get Kim for a teacher based on listening to his two older siblings talk about the great artistic adventures Kim would take her students on. Kim was a talented and dedicated teacher and we feel very blessed that our children were her students.
With our deepest sympathy,
Kathleen and Ken Stevens and family

So deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter Kimberly!! Thinking about you all during this difficult time !! God bless you all !!
Deepest Regards,
Wanda and Dennis LeDrew

Rick, Stan & Liz,

It has been many years since I have been in touch with Kim and I am so sad to hear of her passing. I have so many wonderful memories of good times, fun and laughter with Kim during our school years. Sending my deepest sympathy and warmest thoughts & prayers to you during this very sad time.

Stan, Liz and Family
So sorry to hear of Kim’s passing! I didn’t know her personally but if she was like both of you she was indeed a great person! My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time! Hold your memories close, they can never be taken away!

Rick and Family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. We are keeping you in our prayers during this most difficult time. We pray you find peace and comfort in your wonderful memories.

Rick and Family,

We are so very sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. She was always such a vibrant and kind person – her love of family, her students, and her precious Goldens evident whenever you spoke to her.
Our heartfelt condolescnces to you all

To Rick, Stan and Liz:

My heart is aching for you all. I had the pleasure of having Ms. Cole as a teacher in grades 4 and 5 at St. Andrew’s Elementary. The way she brought joy to the classroom and inspired students to follow their dreams will always be remembered. We shared a strong student-teacher relationship as we bonded over the fact that we were both huge fans of Madonna. I still have Ms. Cole’s ticket stub from the concert that she attended in Montreal – in return, I gave her my key chain from a later concert while she was in the hospital. It is something that I will treasure forever. Ms. Cole taught me how to open up my heart and express myself; she is that Ray Of Light that will be loved eternally.

I pray that you all find peace and solace during this difficult time.

Stan and Liz: We were so saddened to hear the news of your beloved daughter. Madelyn and Phil kept us informed on her progress as she fought that hard battle. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Cathy and Frank Purchase, Botwood

Rick and family,

We were sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences during what surely is a very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers now in the days and weeks to come.

With sympathy,

Rick
Such a beautiful soul gone to soon. Although miles separate us Kim and your friendship has always remained close to our hearts. We will cherish all the good times, the fun, the laughter and her kind heart.
Heart felt condolences to you and both of your families
Tina and Frank Chislette (Ontario)

Rick, (& Jackson) and family,
We are so sorry to learn of Kim’s passing. We are thinking of you during this incredibly difficult time.
With our deepest sympathy,

Thinking of you at this time. With deepest Sympathy. Heather Greenland and Family

Stan, Liz and families. Very sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. We have great memories of Kim being around the curling club with Rick and the families.

Dennis & Janet Frampton

Mr Cole , Liz and the Cole Family , so sorry to hear of the passing of your daughter. Sending deepest sympathies and keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers

Jeff, Lana and family,

We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Tonya and Leo Ryan

Stan Liz Jeff and Family.So So sorry to hear of Kim’s Passing,our thought and prayers are with you all.Cherish your memories.Hugs

Aunt Liz, Uncle Stan, Jeff, Rick and Family
We are sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. I have many fond memories of our families spending fun times together and Kim always having that great smile and laugh. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and she will be missed.

Stan, Liz, Rick, Jeff and Families.

We are so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing.
We have great memories of Jim coaching her in Schoolgirl Curling. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Jim & Holly Burden

To Rick and family, So saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. Our hearffelt condolences are with you at this very difficult time. God Bless.

So very sorry to hear of Kim’s passing after such a brave battle. I worked with Kim for several years and enjoyed getting to know her. She had so many artistic talents which she shared with her students. I am sure her influence will continue with many of her students for a lifetime. May God’s peace be with you all as you continue on life’s path with so many memories of Kim.

To the Cole and Rowsell families
I am sorry to hear about your loss.
It has been many years since I have seen Kim but I will always have fun filled memories of our curling times together. I hope that you can find some solace in your own joyful memories.
Thinking of all of you at this very difficult time.
Heather Young

Stan Liz.& Family
So very sorry to hear of Kimberely,,s passing- she
fought a courageous battle. She was so blessed to have such loving parents at her side during her difficult
ordeal. May she rest in peace. God Bless.

Dear Rick and Family,
I send my sincere condolences and deepest heartfelt sympathy to you in this difficult time. May you find comfort in her eternal rest with the angels above. We have all been so truly blessed to have had such a gentle soul touch our lives in so many different ways. I taught with Kim at St. Andrew’s, traveled with her, and loved her artistic expression and impact on my own children. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Kim will live forever in our hearts. May she rest in peace. Blessings to you all.
Sincerely,
Sandra Shepherd

Stan, Liz and family,

So sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. Hold on to the beautiful memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Stan, Liz, Rick, Jeff, and Lana ,

We are thinking of you in this very difficult time, and were very saddened by the news of Kim’s passing.
Our prayers are with you.

Stan, Liz and family. We were so saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Dennis and Carolyn Butt

Stan Liz and family,we are sorry to hear of Kim’s passing.Deepest sympathy Doug and Anita Barnes

Stan, Liz, Jeff, Lana, Rebecca, Susan, Rick, Marlene, Steve, Grace & Emma. We are saddened and so sorry to hear the news of Kim’s passing. Glenn and I can’t stop thinking of what you as a family are going through. Our hearts are aching. By reading the previous condolences, Kim was certainly an inspiration to everyone around her. Our words are not adequate enough to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. We send you our love and heartfelt prayers that you may find the strength you need to get through each day. May God rest her soul and look over you all. Please know that we are here if you should need anything.

I was saddened to hear about Kim’s passing. She was a free, gentle spirit. A kind and compassionate person and a dedicated professional.

I interned with Kim at St. Andrew’s in 2007. I have fond memories of Kim- she showed me much kindness during the time I spent with her in her classroom. Kim was both a mentor and a friend to me as I navigated through those early days of teaching. I have always said I felt lucky to have interned with Kim- I learned so much from her. Kim truly lived her life-traveling, climbing, creating, loving- the list goes on… she inspired me in many ways. I know that her creative spirit will live on in her many students forever. My deepest condolences to Kim’s family.

We were so saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. Carolann and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to your family. If there is anything we can do to help please call us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike & Carolann

My deepest condolences to both the Cole and Rowsell families. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Kim’s soulful laughter will forever echo at Badger Lake. Her life has enriched us all. She truly touched everyone who was lucky enough to know her and we will carry a piece of her with us always. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

We are so very sorry and saddened for your loss we will always miss her and never forget how special she was the spurrell children kayla matthew andrew amber and lily

Jeff & Family,
Kim worked with Leon at Southwest Arm Academy. We are sorry to hear of her passing.

Stan, Elizabeth and Rick. I am so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. Over the years I had heard so much about her from dear Daphne. My sincere sympathy to all the family. May God bless you all.

Rick, my deepest condolences on behalf of the entire St. John’s Curling Club community. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
John Sheppard
Vice President, St. John’s Curling Association

Stan, Liz, Jeff, Rick and family,
I am so sorry and sad to hear of Kim’s passing. It was nice to catch up with her at Badger
Lake last summer. Her art was inspiring and refreshing as was her beautiful smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless.

Dear Stan, Liz and family, The unspeakable has happened and our hearts are aching for you. Know that we are thinking about you with much love and deepest sympathy. Love, Maureen, Sharon and Danny

Liz, Stan & family. So sorry to here of Kim’ passing. We are thinking of you all at this time difficult time. Sincere condolences Augustine & Clyde

Dear friends Stan and Liz, and to Rick, Jeff and family. Our hearts are broken for you upon hearing of Kim’s passing. May the love of family and friends help carry you through the days and nights to come. May your inner strength and sweet memories of Kim guide you, as those you hold dear reach out to offer help. And for Kim, may hosts of Angels see you to your final resting place.

To Stan ans family it is with deep sadness to learn of the passing of Susan, or thoughts and prayers are with you, but take strength from the fact she is now with her maker, where there is no more pain or sadness.
May Jesus walk with you during your mourning process.

Gene Cole and family

Jeff, Lana and family-Thinking of you all as you deal with Kim’s passing. The love and support of your family will sustain you. Take care of each other and know that we are here if you need anything.
Shelley, Greg, Alex and Jordan

We’re a so sadden to here of your lost.You are in our thoughts.Loves’ ya

Madelyn and phil

To Rick, Mr. & Mrs. Cole, Jeff and Family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences of Kim’s passing; I am completely heartbroken that a great soul has departed. I have shed many tears reminiscing these past few days over pictures of the wonderful friendship we shared. Most of my days and nights during elementary & high school where spent on Junction Road & Lind Avenue during my youth, it became my second home. Kim gave me many treasures growing up, her laughter, her kindness, her love, and most importantly her friendship. Kim was my best friend. I was blessed to stand beside her as her maid-of- honor has she exchanged her vows to the love of her life. Rick, your love was a story book romance that extended over 34 years. Your type of love doesn’t go away, Kim will be walking beside you every day; unseen, unheard, but always near, still loving you, still loving us. Her beautiful spirit and colorful personality influenced everyone she touched, I know because she influenced me to be the person I’ve become, and I am forever grateful for that gift. I know right now that words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care for you share your grief and wish you, Stan and Liz, Jeff and family comfort and courage to face the coming days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Rest in peace my beautiful friend…. God bless.

I am so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. I taught with her early in both our careers at Southwest Arm Academy. She was so full of life, exuberant and happy. She has left her mark on myself and on everyone who knew her. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this most difficult time. You all now have another guardian angel as she surely resides with the angels.

Sorry to hear of your loss….deepest condolences..

Dear Stan, Liz, Jeff, and Rick… Our hearts are filled with unspeakable sadness at the news of Kim’s death, but also full of wonderful happy memories of the times we all shared together on Junction Road in Grand Falls. Kim will always be freeze-framed in our memory as the sweet, lively young girl who could charm the birds out of the trees! Though we lost direct touch with her as she went on to be a multi-talented teacher and artist, we were always proud to hear of her many accomplishments, and her courageous approach to the many health challenges she faced. We are sending our love and sincere and heartfelt condolences at this difficult time. Liz and Mun.

Stan Liz and Family
So sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. You have so many memories to cherish and keep close to your heart. I remember teaching with Kim early in her career. She brought such energy and fun to that school year. She will surely be missed. Thinking of you and holding you close at this time.
Joe and Gloria Gedge

To Rick and the Cole family
My sincere condolences on Kim’s passing. A bright and talented teacher and a great friend to many. She will be missed.
Sincerely
Anne Marie Conway

Rick, no words can describe how sorry I am for your loss. May your memories give you peace and comfort. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Stan, Liz & Family
So deeply saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. It’s impossible to comprehend the pain you all must be going through right now. But keep in mind that Kim will always be with you in your heart & soul. Take comfort in knowing that you are in the thoughts & prayers of your friends & family.

Stan, Liz and family we are so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you struggle though this most difficult time

Stan, Liz, Rick, Jeff and families,

I cannot even comprehend the pain that you all are feeling right now. Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of Kim.
These next few days, weeks, & months are the most difficult but may you find comfort from the thoughts and prayers of all your family and friends..
Cherish your memories.

Stan,Liz, Jeff,Lana and Families

So sorry to read this news today. Know we are keeping you in our prayers and sending healing light for your broken hearts. God Bless.

We are so sorry for your great loss. Our hearts go out to the family. Sending love and strength Maxine and Bob Huston.

Stan Liz & families so very sorry to hear about Kim’s passing you are all in our thoughts and prayers

Stan, Liz, Jeff and families. So sorry to hear the sad news today of Kim’s passing. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

To Rick, Jeff and Kim’s Family:

I am so sorry to learn of Kim’s passing. Kim was a great friend to me and I cherish the time we spent rock climbing together. My deepest condelences.

Stan, Liz, Jeff, and all of Kim’s family:
Alan and I are so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of Kim as a student of mine in Elementary school. May all your precious memories of Kim help you through the difficult days ahead. Please know that you are in our thought and prayers. Our sincere condolences to all of Kim’s family.

Liz & Stan we were so saddened to hear of your daughters passing. You are in our thoughts & prayers.

Just a little note, to indicate the quality of this person. Our paths only crossed, for a short couple of years at St. Andrew’s. I was struggling with health issues, and I now realize that she was too. Kim knew that I had an interest in rocks and gems. She somehow found a piece of amethyst the size of a small dog, and delivered it, right to my classroom door. A gem delivering a gem, how about that? Rest peacefully, bright soul.

I am so saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

I am so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. My sincere condolences to the family. A long lost friend from school . Rip

Our sincere condolences Rick on learning of Kim’s passing.Thinking of you during this difficult time. Take care.

I am very sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. May her family remember her as a young vibrate artiste, full of passion and life. No matter what Kim did, she gave it her all. I am sure her entire family and each and every student she ever taught will miss her dearly.

We are very sadden to hear of the passing of Kim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you struggle to overcome your grief. We apologize that we are unable to be with you due to work commitments.

My sincere condolences to Rick and the Cole family. Words cannot express my sadness at this time. Kim was an amazing friend to me. I appreciate every moment I had the pleasure to share with her and will always cherish my memories…
Rest in peace my beautiful friend

Rick, Stan, Liz, Jeff and family. We know that words cannot begin to ease the pain that you feel at this time or truly express the sorrow we feel for your loss. Know however that you are in our thoughts and prayers and that you are surrounded by kind and caring friends who will support you and your family during this most difficult time. The wonderful memories of your wife, daughter and sister will continue to flourish in your heart and mind and her loving presence will surround you forever. Take care and God bless.

Stan, Liz and family,
Sorry to hear this very sad news of loosing your precious daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Stan, Liz and Jeff
My deepest condolences to hear of Kim’s passing. We had a lot of fun memories at badger lake. My heart goes out to each of you in this difficult time.

Our sincerest condolences for your loss – we knew Kim through rock climbing and loved being in her sunny presence. A true gem of a human being (with the best laugh) who we are sure touched countless hearts.

It was heartbreaking to hear of Kim’s passing. She was a Model in many ways. A pleasure to work with. always had a smile and everyone loved her. Our Deepest Sympathy to all of her family. May She Rest In Peace. (Susie Tucker, School Secretary). Our Memories are Forever!!! Another Angel in Heaven!

Rick and the Cole family,

Sean and I are deeply saddened to hear of Kim’s passing. It’s difficult to grasp how this can be real as our memories of Kim are filled with lots of laughter and her exuberance for life. It’s hard to believe that it was over 20 years ago that Kim, Sean and I shared an apartment in university. We shared lots of good times and more than one can of Diet Coke-Kim’s favorite at the time 🙂 Kim had such a positive outlook on life and always thought the best of everyone. She was so proud of Rick and all of his curling accomplishments back then. Although we lost touch over the years, I have seen and heard so many wonderful examples of her beautiful artistic creations and know she loved what she was doing. She will certainly be missed. We are keeping you all in our prayers and be be assured that she will not be forgotten. God Bless.

So sorry to hear this. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Hold on to the wonderful memories to get you through this difficult time. My God bless.

Rick, Stan, Liz, Jeff and family. Don and I are so very sorry for your loss. Not having seen Kim for such a long time I was surprised and very saddened by her passing. My memories of Kim were primarily as a young student of mine and she has always held a special place in my heart. She possessed a wonderfully kind and generous spirit and was, most especially, a loving person. Her values were in place at an early age. Even though I didn’t know her as a teacher I feel certain she left a positive and lasting impression on the lives of those she knew and taught. Please know that Don and I will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers as you move through the difficult days ahead. We are also certain that your memories of Kim will remain close to your hearts as you celebrate her life and her legacy. Blessings…. Gwen

Stan, Liz and Jeff,

I was heart broken to hear this news I have many fond memories of Kim (and all of you) as kids growing up. in Grand Falls It is hard to believe that she has been taken so young.

Sending you love, warm hugs, and positive thoughts all the way from Arizona. We will be sure raise a glass tonight in Kim’s honor….her’s was a life well lived!

Stan and Liz,
It is with the deepest of sorrow that we send you condolences on the passing of your beautiful daughter, Kim. Through Mildred we have been kept aware of your untenable situation. It truly is a tragedy when parents have to lose a child, regardless of age. We realize that no words of ours can in any way lighten your load of grief, but we do want you to know that you are in our thoughts and will continue to be in our prayers. You have been exceptional parents, giving of yourselves unselfishly to be with Kim over the past several months. Regretfully we are away and unable to attend the wake and funeral, but we will be with you in spirit. Our love to all family members. God bless you.

Rick, Liz, Stan and Jeff,

There are no words at this time that can ease your pain. Kim was a blessing to all who knew her. She was a friend to everyone and her zest for life was unmatched. Take comfort in your memories at this time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My condolences to the family I don’t believe i met any of the family before. I met Kim through another friend who was close to her. And what I remember about Kim, is that she had a big heart and a great sense of humor May she rest in peace now.

Rick and the Cole Family,

I have not been able to stop thinking about you since I heard the news. Rick my heart is aching for you as I know you have lost a dear soul. I remember fondly the last time I bumped into You and Kim at the airport. I recall Kim moving onto Junction Road and always admired her for her cheerful personality and her ability to be who she was without restraint. She was so unique and and just made you feel good when you were around her. Please remember that loss creates a wound that can not be healed but love creates a memory that nobody can ever steal. Thinking of you all.

Sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. We have many fond memories at Badger Lake .Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time

To Rick, Stan and Liz , and family,
Our hearts were saddened to hear of Kims passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers, and hoping you find the strength to get through the days ahead. God bless.

At a time like this, it is impossible to express how saddened we are to hear of Kim’s passing. Be assured our thoughts and prayers are with you today and for the days ahead.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. I am very shocked to hear of her passing. Kim was an exceptional lady and teacher. I did my internship with her back in 2008, she was an inspiration, I loved working beside her every day and I think back at those memories with a smile. It was her guidance and support that helped me become the teacher I am today. I will never forget her and what she did for me.
My heart goes out to you all.

To Jeff and family…I was so sad to hear of Kim’s passing this morning. My heart, my prayers & lots of hugs are coming your way today. I pray that God will heal all of your heartache in even some small way in the days to come.

Stan and Liz and family. So very sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. Hold on to the beautiful memories you all share and know that we along with many others are thinking of you at this very sad time.

Mark and Kim Collett

Rick,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. There are lots of memories to hold on to, which will help you through the days ahead. Kim was that person who always had the ability to brighten up the room. As I read the messages online from those who knew Kim, it is very obvious the positive influence which she had on others.

Our hearts got out to you at this difficult time,

Derek & Joanne Thomas