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Romanko, Kathy

Kathy Romanko (nee Haffner) passed away at home on May 14, 2018. She is mourned and survived by her husband Lawrence (Lorne), son Lorne Jr., daughter Vanessa, and her sister Elizabeth McInall. She was the daughter of Adam and Julianna Haffner (predeceased). Kathy was born in Montreal, but she grew up predominantly in Toronto. She married Lorne in Toronto in 1959, and subsequently, in 1960, they moved to Sudbury, Lorne’s hometown, where Lorne Jr. and Vanessa were born. Kathy worked throughout her life at various businesses including, Crown Life Insurance. In the course of time, she joined the faculty of Cambrian College where she taught multiple subjects, including the medical secretarial program which she greatly enhanced. While she enjoyed her extensive career, her first priority was her children and her husband, to whom she was devoted. In addition to being the most wonderful, joy-filled person, she was a uniquely creative, loving, caring, and generous person. Kathy, we will miss your sparkling, sky-blue eyes and your sunshine laughter. You gave us extraordinary love. Although our hearts are filled with the love you gave us, we have a devastating void in our lives.

Farewell Love.

In keeping with Kathy’s wishes, there will be no visitation and no service. Donations to your preferred charity would be most appreciated.

4 Condolences

  1. Earl and I are so terribly saddened to hear of Aunt Kathy’s passing. We share in your profound sorrow and extend our deepest sympathy. There are no words to describe the intensity of loss I feel. Aunt Kathy’s innate capacity to love, her warmth, her compassion, made her far more than an aunt to me; she was like a second mom. The kindness that shone from her beautiful blue eyes, and her sparkling melodic voice will resonate in my heart forever, as will the multitude of precious memories I have of the wonderful times we spent together. Auntie Kathy, I’m grateful to have had you in my life. Your love and encouragement made my world a better place. Until that glorious day when we’re reunited in heaven, I’ll be holding you close in my heart and cherishing your memory always. I LOVE YOU more than words can say.

    Posted by:Laura McInall Torno
    May 25, 2018
  2. I am devastated at the great loss of Kathy, my beloved sister and dear friend. She was always caring, generous, and encouraging. The best sister and a ray of sunshine in my life. I will miss our conversations and reminiscing. I treasure the memories of all the many happy times we shared together that will live in my heart forever. It is still difficult and painful to accept that she is no longer with us.
    I will always love you and miss you Kathy.
    May God’s Grace be with you my precious sister.
    Love Always Elizabeth (Betty) McInall

    Posted by:Elizabeth McInall
    May 23, 2018
  3. I’m deeply grieved by the loss of my dear Auntie Kathy. I feel an overwhelming void since her passing and miss her terribly. It is painful not to be able to hear her voice or visit with her. She was a kind and supportive person, an aunt who cared and loved enough to take an interest in my life. I will always remember her big blue eyes and beautiful smile. In the wake of such grief I have the fond memory of her last words of encouragement for me in my new career and further pursuits. Her absence has left me with such sorrow that there are many moments in every day where I find it hard to believe she is no longer with us.
    Auntie Kathy may God’s Favor be upon you.
    Love Always Linda

    Posted by:Linda McInall
    May 23, 2018
  4. With profound sadness did I read of Kathy’s passing. In one`s life, there are those rare individuals who leave a deep impression because of their kindness, joie de vivre, and boundless optimism. Kathy was such an individual. I only regret that our paths did not cross more often, for she always greeted me sincere friendship and genuine interest in my pursuits. She was a wonderful colleague to all of us at Cambrian College. Kathy, may flights of angels sing thee to thy final rest . . . .

    Posted by:Jamie J. Bourget
    May 20, 2018

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