RUSH HEALD, Kathleen (Née Ray)
January 25, 2021

Kathleen Rush Heald (Ray), passed away peacefully on January 25 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.  She is survived by her loving son David (Crystal), her devoted husband of 24 years, Thomas Heald, his daughter Michelle Heald Shiaman (Lorne) and her three grandchildren, Trevor, Britney and Justin, her sisters, Joan Hopkirk, Christine Charron (Pierre), Clare Frenette (Marcel) and brother-in-law Tommy Whyte.  She will be missed by many nieces, nephews and all who knew and loved her.  Kathleen is predeceased by her parents John and Kathleen Ray, her oldest sister Mary and first husband David senior.  A ceremony will be held at St. Thomas a Becket Parish on Saturday, January 30th at 11am for invited guests and will be live streamed on, for those who cannot attend due to COVID. Donations to the Teresa Dellar Palliative Care Home in lieu of flowers would be appreciated.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (514-695-7979,

Private Gathering

St. Thomas a Becket Parish

Saturday, January 30 2021 at 11 am

7 responses

  1. Darroch & Gina Robertson

    January 27, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult time. We will remember Kathleen’s wonderful and gentle soul. May she rest in peace. Our deepest sympathy.

  2. Luce Poulin

    January 28, 2021 at 12:13 pm

    I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy to all the family. May Kathleen rest in peace

  3. Rina & Joe Della Rocca

    January 28, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    Deepest Condolences To The Whole Family

  4. Marieta and Chuck Lawton

    January 28, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Deepest sympathies on the passing of Kathleen ,our dearly beloved friend , may she Rest In Peace !
    . A gentle , loving person…we will miss her a lot ….

  5. Joan Fitzpatrick (Gagnon)

    January 29, 2021 at 3:49 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Kathy’s family. Kathy was a very generous and happy person, who was liked by all at Merck. Rest in peace Kathy.. you will be missed.

  6. Paul and Katerina

    January 30, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Dear Tom, we are so, so sorry.
    You and Kathleen played such an important role in the lives of our children… We have so many happy memories with Kathleen! She had such a big and generous heart and we all fitted in. We truly regret that we drifted apart in recent years and that we were not aware of her illness. We hope that now from heaven she can see how much we love her and that she will be closer to all of us than ever before.
    Our deepest condolences to the whole family.

    With love, gratitude, and prayers,
    Paul, Katerina, John, Matthew, Theresa, and Catherine

  7. Nathalie and John Bondyra

    January 31, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Our deepest condolences to Kathleen’s family. May her soul rest in peace and may the Lord hold you in His arms, as He comforts and soothes your pain.


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