Kathy Thornton went home to be with Jesus on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. She passed away peacefully with family by her side at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, at the age of 81.

Beloved wife of the late Denny Thornton. Loving mother of Jamie and his wife Rhonda, and Greg. Loving Grandma of Jesse and Cassidy (Brandon). Loving great-grandma of Ryder. Dearly loved by her family and friends.

Kathy's family would like to express a special thank you to the wonderful staff in Acute Care, ICU and Palliative Care at the West Parry Sound Health Centre and the staff at The Friends for their extraordinary care and compassion.

As was Kathy's wish, cremation has taken place.

A memorial will take place at St. James United Church (24 Mary St, Parry Sound) on Monday, February 6, 2023. Visiting at 10:00 a.m. and Service at the church at 12:00 noon. Reception to follow at the Logan Funeral Home (705-746-5855), 81 James Street, Parry Sound.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to The Friends, Belvedere Heights (Community Support Services) or St. James United Church, Parry Sound would be appreciated.


Oh so sorry to hear that Kathy has died. She was a lovely person and a great nurse. She was so friendly and caring. You will miss her! Mothers are irreplaceable.
Patty Riches

-Patty Riches


-Peter Bissonette

Sending my sincere heartfelt condolences to Rhonda & Jamie, Greg and families. She will be forever in my heart, Love Max

-Maxine Leatherland

My heart is saddened. Kathy was an amazing woman and anyone whose life she touched is better for it. We are sending our love Holly Brown and Mike Fawcett

-Holly Brown

Sending condolences to the Family at this difficult time.Our thoughts are with you.❤️ Love the Crisp’s.

-Cecile Crisp

One of the nicest people I have ever met....such a loss....

-Mike naughton

I want to express my sincere sympathies to Kathy's family on her passing. I never expected this. I was one of the Community Support Services drivers who took Kathy over to Orillia several times. I always enjoyed her company and our conversations. I loved her faith, her positive outlook and her heart and soul. I will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with Kathy's family. I am grateful to have gotten to know her.

-Doug McCann

Sending our condolences to the family. She was a lady with a built-in smile. She will be greatly missed.

-Cheryl & Domenico Mobilio

What a great lady Kathy was. A good friend to my wife, LaVerne, at The Friends too. My sincere condolences to her Family & friends.

-Jim Bunsch

I am so sorry to read of your mom's passing. Sending my heartfelt sympathies.

-Fawn Parks

Sorry for your loss Jamie, Rhonda, and, Greg.
There goes the neighborhood again

-Tyler Scarr

so sorry about your mom. we shared an avid love of reading and were always swapping books.. she was a great nurse and a great lady. will miss her

-Debby Crossman

My sincere condolences to the family; Kathy was just a wonderful lady. She was always so positive with all her health issues and never complained about her lot in life.

-Roberta L. Healey

My condolences to Jamie and Rhonda and Greg and families. A lovely person she was...We spent a great deal of time together volunteering for the Arthritis Society. May you rest in peace Kathy.

-Maureen Hakenkerg

My condolences to Kathy’s friends and family. Kathy was a delightful and charming lady. It was always a pleasure to see her.

-Lynda Marshall


-Herbert Thompson Jr.

So saddened for the lose of Kathy. My friend of 70+ years and a truly amazing person. Will miss her regular phone calls and her positive attitude. My condolences to the family. Love Joan and kids.♥️

-Joan McKenzie

Oh how I loved Kathy, one of Mom's very best friends. I loved seeing her in Walmart pharmacy in December before I left again for Africa. You were blessed with a wonderful, huge hearted, loving Mom who passed many struggles with a smile always. She was a stalwart of giving back to the community and an angelic servant of God. I will truly miss her smile, laugh, and warm greetings. Heaven gained another Angel. I’m sure mom and her are laughing together.

-Dave Welling

Sending our condolences to the family. She truly was an amazing woman. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

-Fred and Flora Rand

Very sad to hear of Kathy's passing. Kathy and her late husband, Denny were great friends of my parents. Kathy I will miss our rides to your appointments. Rest in piece.

-Don White

To all of Kathy’s family, we send our sincere sympathy to you all. Kathy was such a positive presence, always sincerely interested in others. Her wonderful smile and energy were always uplifting. She will be missed but lovingly remembered. Pat and Richard Poole

-Patricia and Richard Poole

Our deepest condolences to the families. We loved working with Kathy at the Church for many years. I always enjoyed my talks with her when we would meet. I am sorry I am not able to attend the service.

-Irva and Gord Stewart

My sincere condolences. Kathy was such a cheerful, positive, supportive and strong woman. May she be at peace.

-Sheila Hardie

My sincere sympathies to Jamie, Rhonda, Greg & families. Even with her troubles in the last few years, she always stayed upbeat. I miss the days of euchre parties with our linked families. She was a treasure. RIP.

-Vivian Moore

Jamie, Rhonda, Greg and family.
How fortunate you all were to have Kathy as your Mother. She brought a smile to everyone. A true lady. She will be missed by all.

-Margaret Piddington

Greg, Jamie, and Rhonda,
So very sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was a wonderful lady. Sending my heartfelt condolences.

-Pam Richards