Kitty Leavitt

In Loving Memory of a Pioneer Passing

Kathleen Mary (Brown) Leavitt passed away June 15, 2003 in Kamloops, B.C.

Known to most as Kitty. She was born January 23, 1914 in Mission, B.C. She moved to Sullivan Valley in 1917 when her parents bought a homestead.

Starting as a small girl with her young sister Jean, they milked cows, raised chickens and kept laying hens. Their father was not a well man and died at the age of 42. Kitty and Jean did most of the work and kept the ranch going. They were very involved in 4-H. Jean married and left the ranch. Kitty married Harold Leavitt on April 26, 1946 and had three children, Alice, Brian and Bob.

The milk cows gave way to Hereford cattle, which they raised until they retired from the ranch in 1978 and moved to Barriere. They became more involved in the community. The North Thompson Fall Fair was a great part of their lives. Harry passed away in 1983 and Kitty continued living in Barriere until 1995. She moved to Kamloops to be closer to her family.

Kitty was predeceased by husband Harry and son Brian (Hanna) and will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by daughter Alice (Ron), son Bob (Donna) and grandchildren Michelle (Barry), Keith (Jill), Nikita, Andrea, and great grandson Landon and many other relatives and friends.

A special thank-you to Evelyn Babji and Dianne Bloomfield for their wonderful care of Kitty.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday June 29, 2003 at the Barriere Seniors Centre at 2:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.


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