Katherine (Kit) Drodge
July 28, 1952 - December 29, 2020
We are so deeply saddened to mourn the loss of Kit Drodge, an amazing wife, mother (to her own children, and all children!), daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Katherine Drodge (Hull) was an amazing woman with a big personality, and an even bigger heart, who touched many lives. You knew her as Kit, and as you know, it is impossible to sum up her essence in just a few paragraphs. She was a devoted wife, was generous and welcoming, had many friends, and loved to laugh and dance.
Kit grew up in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, one of 14 siblings, and despite moving to Ontario with the love of her life, Ed, when she was just shy of 20-years-old, she always kept close ties to the Rock, counting the days until her next visit back home.
Possessing a great love for and dedication to children, Kit lovingly raised four of her own, Dwayne (Sonia), Jamie (Erin), Lisa and Jordan (Melissa), was Nanny to five grandchildren, Kaleb, Sierra, Mylee, Lily and Bailey, and considered a favourite aunt by her many nieces and nephews. She was a ‘second mother’ to her children’s friends, and to the dozens of kids she babysat over the years. She thought of them all as if they were her own, keeping in touch long after they had left her care, and taking great pride in their accomplishments.
If you knew Kit, you knew that her favourite time of the year was Christmas. She decorated her home extravagantly, both inside and out, and carried the Christmas spirit with her year-round.
God took her from her family on December 29th, and they will hold her in their hearts forever. She is especially missed by her husband of 48 years, Edward Drodge, her family mentioned above, her sisters, Dinah Coombs (Albert), Rowena Jackson (Junior), Verna Rose (Ronald), Marilyn Matthews (Harold), Alma Smith (Reginald) and Dolores Hancock; brothers, Arthur Hull (Shirley), Raymond Hull (Debbie) and Wayne Hull (Brenda); sister-in-law, Ruby Hull; and aunt, Marion Hull; as well as Ed’s family: sisters-in-law Mervie Piercey, Maude Goode, Patsy Parsons, and Rowena Mouland (Jack); brothers-in-law, Leander Drodge, Stanley Drodge (Joan), Bill Drodge (Doreen), Fred Drodge (Emmie), and Elvin (Bud) Drodge (Sharon).
Kit has been welcomed into Heaven by her parents, Mary and Victor Hull, her siblings, Gordon, Roy, Ruby and Bernice, her brother-in-law, Bruce Hancock, parents-in-law, Albert and Florie Drodge, Sarah Drodge; and brothers-in-law on Ed’s side, Charles Piercey, David Wheeler, Don Goode, and Sam Parsons.
Please leave a message in the guestbook and share your stories and memories of Kit. You can also upload a photo to the album.
We will be live streaming the service on Tuesday (stay tuned for link). If you are in the Pickering area, please join us for a drive-thru visit at Duffins Meadows Cemetery on Tuesday following the service (exact time to be posted here later). We will also plan a celebration of life that will take place later in 2021.
A CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TRIBUTE TO KIT
As everyone knows, Kit loved to celebrate Christmas (all year round!). We ask that you turn ON your Christmas lights on Tuesday night in tribute, so that Kit can see the lights from Heaven.
In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation in Kit's memory to Make-a-Wish, Sick Kids, or any charity that supports children.
Services for Katherine Drodge
There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or planting a memorial tree in memory of Katherine Drodge.