Kathleen Joan Friend

In loving memory of Kay Friend of Etobicoke, Ontario, who died at Columbia Forest Long Term Care Home, Waterloo, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. She was born February 23, 1927 to Marg and John (Jack) Kirk of Kitchener, Ontario.


She leaves behind her sister, Joyce Riener; sons, Stephen and John; daughter-in- laws, Liz and Lynda; grandchildren, Alison, Matthew, Shelby, Casey and Kyanna;  great grandson, Easton; nieces, Justine and Donna; and nephew, Ralph.


Kay was a mother, a bookkeeper, an avid bridge player, and a good friend of Bill W. 


She was predeceased by her parents, husband Hal, and son, Bruce Friend. 


At Kathleen’s request cremation has taken place. A celebration of her life will take place in summer of 2022. Condolences for the family and donations to The Canadian Cancer Society may be arranged through the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street S., Waterloo at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.


Please feel free to email the family at stephen.friend@canadasurfs.net