In memory of

Katie Soegtrop

September 12, 1922 -  January 5, 2019

Remembering: Katie Soegtrop

On Saturday, January 5, Katharina “Katie” Maria Christine Soegtrop (nee Niggemann) died after living a full life at the age of 96. She was born in Duisburg, Germany and together with her beloved husband, Guenter (d. 2015), they moved to Canada and raised 6 children. She will be sadly missed by her children Rainer (Yola), Brigitta (Joerg, d. 1994), Barbara (Orhan), Michael (Jane), Dieter (Dale) and Caroline. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren: Kirsten (Ken) , Bjorn, Leyla, Natalie, Sergen, Robert, Matthew, Madison and Maja and her 2 great grandchildren, Quinn and Zachary. Extended family Soegtrop, Niggemann and Jacobs in Germany also mourn her passing. She dedicated her life to the care of people with mental health and addiction issues and she will be fondly remembered by her friends and patients at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) where she worked first as a nurse for 35 years and then as a volunteer for 25 years in her retirement.

A Celebration of Katie’s Life will be held on Sunday January 13th at the Mount Pleasant Funeral Centre (375 Mount Pleasant Road, east gate entrance) visitation will begin at 10am with speeches to follow at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations in Katie’s Memory can be made to The CAMH Client Learning Fund.

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geri sanson (Friend of Rainer and Yola)

Entered January 8, 2019 from Toronto

We are so very sorry about the death of your Mom, Rainer. Reading her obituary, it is clear that she shone a wonderful light on the world with her dedication and commitment to improving the lives of those touched by addiction and mental health illnesses. You follow in her footsteps in making the world a better place. We send our love to you and Yola during this sad and painful time. love geri and Mark

Greg Flett (Friend to Dieter)

Entered January 9, 2019 from Scarborough

Heartfelt condolences to your family. What a wonderful life she has lived and so many lives she has touched. She was truly loved.

Bing & Mary Wong (Friend)

Entered January 9, 2019

We mourn your loss and would like to help celebrate Katie's life as wife, mother and care-giver.

michelle Haney-Kileeg (colleague and friend of Rainer)

Entered January 9, 2019 from Port Hope

Dave and I are sorry for your loss. Hope you are well


Entered January 15, 2019

My condolences to you in this time of the loss of your mom. Your stories highlight what a special human being she was. I can see where your caring spirit came from

Blessings and light


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