It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the sudden death of Kim Marie Williams who died in Maple Ridge, BC on September 24, 2014 at the age of 45.
The youngest of four children and the only daughter for Henri and Jane, Kim was born in the Michel Hospital on May 16, 1969. Alongside many other families, the Gauthier’s relocated to Sparwood in the early 70’s where Kim would attend both elementary and secondary school.
Feisty, mischievous, fun-loving and outgoing, Kim was a rough and tumble girl who was loved by everyone. She was a great prankster with a laugh that was contagious. Kim also enjoyed sports; track and field, soccer, gymnastics and even horses, despite the fact she was allergic to them! Kim truly embraced life and those around her.
Following her graduation in 1988, Kim left the Elk Valley and moved to Vancouver, working various jobs, eventually settling in Maple Ridge where she remained until her passing.
In Maple Ridge, she will be missed most for her kind, generous and forgiving heart. She helped many people through their struggles even though she was battling with her own. She spent many years taking care of other people’s children, and a short time taking care of her boyfriend’s terminally ill father.
Kim was a fun, kind, silly, loving and wild-spirted mother. She loved cuddling with her children, and just holding hands. She was very creative and constantly making things for around the house. One year she spent over 12 hours on a poster she designed for Austin. She tried her best, and wanted to be a friend to her children as well as a mother. She was always putting her children before herself. She was the loudest mother on the bleachers at Hailea’s volleyball games. She was never afraid to show enthusiasm, belief, and praise for her children. Nor was she ever afraid to tell her children how much she loved them and what she thought they could accomplish.
Kim’s memory will remain alive within the hearts of those she loved most. Your struggles are over now; rest in peace, Kim.
Kim is survived by her children Keri, Hailea, and Austin; parents Henri and Jane Gauthier; 3 brothers: Tony, Mark (Michelle), and Lee (Tara), 9 nieces and nephews: Roseanna, Hayden, Carmen, Dexter, Teigan, Addison, Shelby, Christian and Justice as well as many extended family members. She was predeceased by her fraternal grandparents Albert and Jeann Gauthier, and her maternal grandparents Clifford and Mamie Hrdlicka.
Should friends so desire, donations may be made to the Women’s Addiction Foundation, Oak Unit E500b, Vancouver BC, V5K 1A1. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ld. Memories and condolences shared at