In Celebration of

Mary Kathryn Briscoe

December 31, 1946 -  October 15, 2018

Briscoe, Mary Kathryn (Kate) (née Crawford)

Peacefully at home in Ottawa on October 15, 2018, with her adoring family at her side. Pre-deceased by her parents, Edward and Margaret (née Conlin) Crawford, brother Michael (Carolita), Kate leaves behind her beloved husband Douglas, daughter Christine (Blake), son Simon (Wendy), and cherished grandson James.

Fondly remembered by brothers-in-law (Ken and John), sisters-in-law (Jennifer and Meg), their families, her many cousins, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and close friends.

An educator and lover of the arts, she was a proud member and leader of a number of women's associations, as well as an avid participant in several area book clubs.

Friends and relatives can visit with the family at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Ottawa on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. which will be followed by a funeral Mass at 11:00 a.m. and reception afterwards. A private burial will take place at Beechwood Cemetery. In memory of Kate, please consider a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society.


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André Mouton (Friend)

Entered October 21, 2018 from Gatineau

Dear Doug and family,
It is with deep regrets that I learned of Kate's passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in theses difficult times, may she rest in peace.

Betsy Culkin Neck (Friend)

Entered October 30, 2018 from Lacuna Vista , TX

So sorry to hear of Kate’s passing. Condolences from all the Culkins.

Jill Pollack (Family Friend)

Entered November 2, 2018 from SILVER SPRING

I am so very sorry to hear of Kate's passing and my deepest sympathies are with you all. I always looked forward to Mr. and Mrs. Briscoe's visits to DC when Christine and I shared an apartment many years ago. Kate was always so warm and funny, and she truly cared about everyone around her. I know this is a huge loss for your family and I hope knowing that she had such a warm and wonderful impact on everyone she met will give you some comfort. -Jill

Rob Mariani (Friend)

Entered November 15, 2018 from Ottawa

Doug, offering you and all those close to Kate my sincerest condolences. I only met Kate on a few occasions but through your stories and obvious love and affection for her I know she was a special person and so dear to you.


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