Letter: Katherine's battle will continue

Editor:

As the tributes roll in following the death of A Way Home executive director Katherine McParland, the loss of this community icon will be felt far beyond our city.

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Her accomplishments were astounding in the face of her difficult young life. Her relentless battle with governments that are supposed to lead our society will undoubtedly be her legacy.

Katherine McParland
A Way Home Kamloops executive director Katherine McParland died on Dec. 4. She was in her erly 30s. Cause of her death has not been made public. - KTW file

Unfortunately, youth homelessness will not go away, but the very least we can do is support the cause to which she so very dearly dedicated her young life.

I am so proud to  have known Katherine and to have worked with her in a strictly supportive manner prior to retiring from the RCMP. 

She once said to me, “If we can find a roof over the head of only one homeless child. we have accomplished something.”

Her goal was simple — do everything possible and don’t waver in your belief. That she most certainly did and I am confident the battle will continue because Katherine would have wanted it that way.

George Buttuls

Kamloops

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