Kathleen Sumbler

Kathleen Sumbler (Stahl)

Sunday, September 28th, 1924 - Monday, November 16th, 2020
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Kathleen (Kay) Sumbler (nee Stahl)
On Monday November 16, 2020, Kay Sumbler died peacefully in her home with her daughter Karen (Sumbler) by her side. She had recently celebrated her 96th birthday. Kay was predeceased by her husband Thomas Sumbler and her much-loved daughter Linda (Sumbler) Hobson (wife of David Hobson). Aside from her other daughter, Karen, Kay leaves behind, her cherished grandchildren Jessica, Zachary, and Noah, and her precious great grandchildren, Hannah, Carra, Aria, Charlie, and Jack; all of whom she adored.

Kay came to Canada (Welland) from Hungary when she was 10 years old. There she met and eventually married Tom Sumbler who was a professional rider at the time. Kay and Tom (with their two children Linda and Karen) moved to Port Credit where they remained. Kay was a gentle soul who loved, supported, and anchored her family throughout her long and full life.

A private family Memorial Service will be held at Skinner and Middlebrook Funeral Home in Port Credit, and Memorial condolences may be made at Any donations may be made directly to Parkinson Canada.
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    Skinner & Middlebrook Ltd Funeral Home Chapel
    128 Lakeshore Road East
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    PRIVATE FUNERAL------ Due to Covid 19 restrictions As directed by the Province of Ontario and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario ---- *** The FUNERAL HOME must ensure that the number of persons occupying any room in the building or structure while attending the gathering does not go over the capacity.---Funeral establishments must ensure there is one staff member for every 10 guests. ** All persons attending the gathering must remain at least two metres apart from each other and from persons conducting the funeral/visitation unless they are members of the same household.--- **As per our governing body - Wearing of masks, or face coverings, by everyone is mandatory. This includes all staff and attendees. Current research indicates that masks contribute significantly to the reduction of infection.

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Posted at 09:53pm
Our grandmother was a true gem of a woman. She was the most caring, thoughtful "granny" a mid-30's grandson could ask for. Never shy to a game of boggle, or tuning into her Toronto Blue Jays, or watching Jeopardy, and listen to my mom, aunt and grandma all yell out the answers over one another, she was that perfect blend of profound, inquisitive, and down to earth. Her free-thinking curiosity; her sharp sense of wit; and her ever-lasting love and support is something I will never forget. She is a big part of who I am today. And to that, I say (as our grampa would) "Well, what-a-ya know Katie Jo!" - We'll miss you granny, and say hi to mom and grampa for us.


Marlene Kadar

Posted at 01:33pm
Karen and family: Gary and I are so sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. Kay was definitely one of my favourite people in the whole world—she was calm, gentle, funny and a great cook. I always felt connected to her, and respected by her. Kay was interested in people and curious about what made us tick: I loved that about her. We are sending all our love to you, my sweet Karen. We feel grateful that we could participate in condolences, even in this way.
Marlene Kadar, Gary Penner, Emma and Jacob

Patti Cheston

Posted at 03:38pm
Karen and family: In memory of a life lived well surrounded in love. Patti and family.
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Deborah Duggan

Posted at 03:06pm
I will remember Katie as one of the most sincere, non-judgemental, and kindest human beings I have ever met. She knew how to meet sadness and distress in others with a loving smile and words that were supportive and calming. She didn't mince words, so you knew when Katie said something she absolutely meant of her many wonderful qualities that I loved. Katie, had an inherent grace that touched everyone who met her. Her beautiful soul and gentle spirit will live on in the stories that are told. I miss you, journey. Much love, Deborah

Jessica Kathleen

Posted at 01:53pm
The morning after my grandmother passed on was in slow motion, I've been here before. I wake up, go through the motions, and then the heart ache sets in. I lost another piece of my heart, my grandmother. My mother's mother. It's been 2 years almost to the day that my mother passed away, the irony of that is not lost to me.

My grandmother was the most caring, committed, positive and down right beautiful person I have ever known. I know people say that about their loved ones, but in this case, anyone who knew her would say the same.

My grandmother had a way of always saying the right thing, knowing how I felt, being there for me when no one else was and understanding life in the simplest way: "Life is the way it is, we can't change it. Everything will work out as it's supposed to." She said this to me even in our last conversation, that things will work out, no matter what. Even in her final hours, all she did was worry about everyone around her and ask how we were, a trait she lovingly passed to my mother. In our final moments she told me she would always love me, she will always worry about me, because I was her "little one, little girl, only girl". She held my hand, asked me how fast it was when Mom left us, I told her Mom went to sleep peacefully and so would she. Her response? "Thank you. I knew you would tell me the truth".

My great grandmother (her mother), my Grossmutti, was also my mentor, the first person I remember teaching me the deep value of life ....and I understand that life lesson and it's impact even more now.

Carra said it best, "She was the best person I had in my life for a long time". She's still here baby, she loves us forever. Guiding my children through this world without her, hearing the pain in their voices...I will never forget.

Fly high and free now Katica, we love you "Meine Kleine". Forever your loving granddaughter. Give mom a big hug for me. ❤️🙏❤️

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