SWALWELL, Kathryn (Kathy) Louise

January 27, 1930 – March 17, 2021

With saddened hearts, we share that Kathryn (Kathy) Louise Swalwell (nee Taylor), born Jan 27, 1930 passed away on March 17, 2021 at 91 years old. We know that God has accepted her into His loving arms and she is at peace.

Kathy is survived by her beloved husband of 68 years, Clayton; four adult children, Carmen (Kelly) Swalwell, Cameron (Beverly) Swalwell, Jasen (Wendy) Swalwell and Joan (Paul) Lerner; Nine grandchildren – Marshal, Jonaka, Jillayne, Ryden, Aleri, Dennis, Julia, Devon and Joshua; and six great grandchildren; One sister Bernice Willms of SK. She was predeceased by her parents and 5 older siblings.

Kathy grew up in Edmonton, attended Winnipeg Bible College and lived in several locations after her marriage, (Edmonton, Regina, Estavan, Rocky Mountain House) but spent the majority of years in Calgary, where she worked in the finance Department at the U of C until her retirement. 

Kathy had an unparalleled sense of humour, enjoyed laughter and the love of family.  One of her most notable qualities was making everyone feel welcomed and included. Kathy will be remembered by family and friends for her love of reading, singing, family board games, Bridge games with friends, Mario Kart, birthday parties for Grandkids, and her dogs.

Kathy loved to sing Gospel Hymns, was active on the Fellowship team and Bible studies at Westminster Presyterian church. Kathy possessed not only a zeal for life, but an unwavering belief in God which has now carried her home to Jesus..

In honour of Kathy’s memory, a Facebook tribute page will be created by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – Ph: 403-932-1039

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  1. On March 24, 2021 at 2:19 pm Earl and Sherri Hueser Said:

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Kathy was such a vibrant person. I will never forget her laugh or her penchance for life. She was kind and caring and as her niece, always made me feel like o e of her own. Many many wonderful memories.

  2. On March 26, 2021 at 8:27 pm Judith Staples Said:

    Remembering trips with Mom and Dad to visit Uncle Clay and Auntie Kathy. She was so kind and loving,
    always jolly and ready for fun. So much like my dad Joe! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. On March 29, 2021 at 1:10 pm Jacxqueline Hansen Said:

    So many memories of Aunty Kathy down over the years but like many others I remember her love of life. She had such a wonderful sense of humour and I will always remember her laughing. I remember going with my sister Myrna to the little house not far from our house that Kathy and Clay rented when they were first married we would play board games and of course laugh a lot. I remember being in the car leaving the grave site after burying Grandpa Taylor and Kathy looking tearfully out the back window and saying “Goodbye Daddy” Now she is saying hello and being reunited with so many who have gone before. You are all in my thoughts and prayers, especially Uncle Clay.Sincere condolences from myself and all my family.

  4. On April 3, 2021 at 12:34 am Carmen Swalwell Said:

    What a wonderful obituary. You did well Cameron. I am glad that my ex-husband looked up the obituary , let me know where to find it so I could let the rest of the relatives know. Angelo mourns them as well. Mom is with her parents again. By the way, my husband’s last name is Hrabi.

  5. On April 6, 2021 at 4:10 pm Tim White Said:

    I fondly remember Mrs. Swalwell from her years in Rocky Mountain House. She was always quick to laugh and enjoyed life. She loved her family deeply and without reservation. My sincere condolences to the Swalwell family.

  6. On July 1, 2021 at 10:10 am Derek McGurrin Said:

    I am an old friend of Cameron and was not privileged to know the broader family, but I did want to extend my condolences to all. She must have been a wonderful lady to have produced a son like Cameron. I lost my mom 6 years ago and appreciate the full depth of that loss. What a beautiful family photo appears on this website! May you all be blessed with the richness of her memories.