Kathleen Varga

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Kathleen Olive Varga    Nee:  Close


At West Haldimand General Hospital at 4:00 a.m. on January 7, 2021 Kathleen Olive Close in her 88th year. Loved wife of John Michael Varga (2020) a wee bit short of 63 years. Mother of John Paul Michael and Lori (Nie/Swartz) Varga of Dunnville, Peter Stanley and Ann (Millett) Varga of Niagara Falls, ON, Joseph James and Gail (Reu) Varga of Hagersville. Grandmother of Kyle and Kiara (Tobin) Varga, Erin (Varga) and Dean Atkinson, Tyler Varga and Katelyn Varga. Step-grandmother of Heidi (Swartz) and John Kwaschen and Jennifer (Swartz) and Jeff Hamilton. Great grandmother of Jax Austin Varga, Ivy Eloise Varga, Caz Atkinson.  Step-great grandmother to Thomas, Emily and Tyler Hamilton, and Sophie Kwaschen. Kathleen (Kaye) born March 16th, 1933 was the daughter of the late John Close (1993) and Olive Brown Parkinson (1938). Sister and sister in law of Margaret Close (2018) and Chuck Clause (2001), Lorraine Close and Bernard McCarthy (2002), Anne Close (2003) and Bill Carpenter (2019). Predeceased by sister in law Mary (Miso) and Ken Stephens, John and Evelyn (Salo) Miso, and Helen Varga. Survived by many nieces and nephews. A 1955 graduate of St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, Hamilton. Kaye pursued and balanced the three careers of wife, mother and nurse. Enjoying life and treasuring both family and friends. Kaye will be remembered for her hugs, prayers, love of life, butter tarts, cabbage rolls, and completion of many “bucket list excursions”. As expressions of sympathy donations to Waterford Rainbow Lake Camp Trillium, West Haldimand Hospital, Anson Place Resident’s Council LTC or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Cremation, ashes to be interred privately in Hagersville Cemetery. As per Kaye’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. Instead please take a moment in life to show a kindness to someone. Let family know you love them. Do something on your bucket list. Pass on a hug. Delight in the rainbows, for Kaye will be asking for a place on the painting of rainbows committee. Arrangements by Hyde & Mott Chapel, Hagersville.

To those I loved and those who loved me
I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do
You must not tie yourself to me with tears
Be happy we had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much more you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it’s time I travelled on alone.
So grieve awhile if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust,
It is only for a while we must part
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won’t be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come
And if you listen with your heart, you’ll hear
All my love around you soft and clear.

Condolences

Posted by Patty Smelser on
My condolences to the entire Varga family. Kaye was a frequent shopper at the local IDA every Tuesday. I will miss my friend very much! Before Covid hugs were always in order. This wonderful lady will be greatly missed! Rest easy and enjoy being with John again!
Patty
Posted by Gerry & Sharon Forsythe on
Condolences to the Varga family. John and Kaye were a great pair and had a fantastic family. Great memories in our childhood years!
Posted by Sharon Fess on
Condolences to the Varga family. I remember Kay from my working days in Hagersville (Bennett Insurance). She always had a smile and such a pleasant demeanour plus we all enjoyed the “treats” she would bring into the office at Christmas. In recent years I would see her visiting John at Anson and going on the Anson excursions with him. A truly beautiful lady.
Posted by Caroline Winegarden on
Our condolences in the loss of a much loved mother & aunt ( Brenda, Charlene & families) she will be missed
Posted by Sandra Maggio on
My sincere condolences to the Varga Family. As a Garnet girl, I knew Kaye and the Varga Family growing up. When I was in labour with Ryan, Kaye was at my bedside as nurse and friend who helped me through a long night. Over the years, she was a smiling face at the hospital, in the grocery store, at Church dinners staying connected to the Community. I will remember her as a very friendly and giving lady who lived down the 10th.
Posted by Jo-Anne Mrezar on
Heartfelt condolences to the Varga family. It was an honor and privilege to work with Kaye, a very proud St Joseph’s School of nursing graduate. Always thoughtful, kind and compassionate. Appreciative of her wise and caring advice, and wonderful hugs all through the years
Posted by Phyllis Brown on
Kay was a classmate at St Joe's in Hamilton and was responsible for holding us all together and keeping us all in touch for more than sixty five years.. We communicatedt often through-the years and will truly miss her chatty and always supportive E-mails once most of us were on line. Kay was a kind and generous soul whose love for John, her family and mankind in general never wavered. I will miss her at our re-union lunches, her smiling face and her many , many hugs.
My condolences to her family.you have been so fortunate to have her in your life.
Posted by Glenn Cherry & Family on
Our deepest condolences to all the Varga and Close families. Kaye was truly an inspiration for us all while bestowing kindness, compassion and caring to so many. I shall truly miss my cousin's email updates on happenings of note, extending of health related advice and especially her warm, meaningful hugs! Thoughts and prayers to all Kaye's dearest during this difficult time. Blessings!
Posted by Dave Carole and Cameron Smith on
Our condolences to both the Varga and Close families John and Kay treated our family and friends as their family,truly a blessing.Kays warm personality,sense of humor,hugs and laughter was cherished by all.She left a lasting impression on all who knew herThere will be much rejocing when Kay meets her creator.God speed Kay.
Posted by Dave Carole and Cameron Smith on
Our condolences to both the Varga and Close families John and Kay treated our family and friends as their family,truly a blessing.Kays warm personality,sense of humor,hugs and laughter was cherished by all.She left a lasting impression on all who knew herThere will be much rejocing when Kay meets her creator.God speed Kay.
Posted by PAMELA PHIBBS on
I had the pleasure of working many nights with Kay when she was cordinator at the hospital. She always was there for comfort and care to her so-workers patients and family...and she gave the best hugs ever! She will be missed....Pam
Posted by PAMELA PHIBBS on
I had the pleasure of working many nights with Kay when she was cordinator at the hospital. She always was there for comfort and care to her so-workers patients and family...and she gave the best hugs ever! She will be missed....Pam
Posted by PAMELA PHIBBS on
I had the pleasure of working many nights with Kay when she was cordinator at the hospital. She always was there for comfort and care to her so-workers patients and family...and she gave the best hugs ever! She will be missed....Pam
Posted by Bryan and Peggy Webber on
Kaye’s love and prayers were an ongoing blessing to our family. We will miss her at our future family gatherings.
Sending our heartfelt condolences.
Bryan and Peggy
Posted by Joyce Burgess on
Sending condolences to the Varga family. Kaye was a wonderful mother, nurse and friend. Sat by my side many times and was always just a phone call away. , She will be missed by many. Sending blessings to the Varga and Close families
Posted by Doug Stark on
Condolences to the Varga family.Kay was one of a kind in all aspects
of her life, she will be missed.
Doug & Gerrianne Stark.
Posted by Dave Stelpstra on
Joe, Gail and family, I'm sorry to hear about your Moms passing. Sounds like she was a wonderful lady and a great mother. We will be thinking about you.
Posted by Dale Vecero on
Remembering a couple of times having her as my Nurse in "Emerg".(early 80's) She was so calm and caring. From those moments on whenever we saw one another be it at IGA, the Post Office or just uptown on the street we always had a hug. I always admired her get up and go, seeing her out with her "walker" making the rounds uptown. She was a true inspiration to all that knew her. Rest easy Kay. My thoughts and prayers to all of the family at this time.
Posted by Lynne Morris Garn on
To the Varga/Close families:
Heaven has gained another angel.
Kaye and I re-connected on the internet and had many a good chat. We remembered my Hagersville days,
She was truly an angel on earth. Her compassion and kindness and love for all of us was so very evident.
She was always happy and found only the good in all she met.
I am passing on virtual hugs to your entire family.
Rest In Peace beautiful lady.,
Posted by Ann Benner on
My condolences to the family. My years working with Kaye will be remembered with great fondness.
Posted by Lois Gordon on
I always remember John and Kaye when I worked at Lichtys Food market ,they always talked with me and later up to the end we emaied each other really enjoyed their company and love and oh yes her hugs she wasgood at ,She surely will be missed but now she is with her love John,.Love Lois
Posted by Jim Shepley on
Our sincerest condolences to the kay's family .kay was such a great nurse and a friend to everyone
God bless you.
Posted by Catherine A Jamieson on
My condolences to the family. I worked with Kaye at the hospital when she was night coordinator. She was so friendly and kind.
Posted by Cathy Hill on
So sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere condolences to the Varga family.
Posted by Bob and Rita Bennett on
To all Kaye's family,

Our sincere sympathy for your loss. We are remembering hers as a life well lived.
Kaye surely was met by her Maker with the words, "Well done".

May your fond memories bring you comfort, Bob and Rita
Posted by Gerry and Rosalind Rumball on
We are so sorry to hear of Kaye's passing. She was always so friendly. I appreciated the help she gave me when in was in hospital with our first son. She introduced me to La Leche League which gave me help nursing and also gave me the carrier that she used when she was on the tractor with her children so that I could make my own. Both were invaluable. Thanks for your kindness and rest in peace now.
Posted by Lori Holstein on
My condolences to the Varga family.......Kaye was a lovely caring lady for whom I’m not too sure what my parents would have done without her love and support just because she cared for everyone who had a chance to know her....Rest in peace, dear Kaye
Posted by Janice Chenier on
Dear JP and Lori, sending you both a comforting hug, with heartfelt sympathy as you celebrate and honour your mother.
Posted by Ron and Aggie Marr on
Our deepest sympathy to the Varga family. We have many fond memories of Kay and the Varga family.
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