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Kimberly Dawn (Fortner) Lausch

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On September 22, 2011 @ 9:59 AM In Lucan,Obituary | 86 Comments

Kimberly Dawn (Fortner) Lausch

Peacefully, at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, of Toronto and formerly of Denfield, age 29. Cherished wife and best friend of Matthew Lausch of Toronto. Precious daughter of Charles and Lynn Fortner of Denfield. Treasured sister of Michelle and Joshua Rinehart of Rankin, Texas, Allan Fortner and Amanda Wells of Arva and Meredith Fortner of Toronto. Much loved daughter-in-law of Marilyn Lausch of London and Wolfgang Lausch of Innisfil. Dear granddaughter of Bert and Connie Scarborough of Ilderton. Dear sister-in-law of Anthony Lausch of London. Mourned by her aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Predeceased by her grandparents Richard and Bernice Fortner and Beverley Scarborough. Kim will be remembered for her dedication, passion, selflessness and true concern for those around her.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where the funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 24th at 11 AM with Rev. Gordon Duncan officiating. Interment Littlewood Cemetery.

Donations to the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation (Oncology Unit) or the Canadian Cancer Society would be sincerely appreciated by the family.



Kimberly Dawn (Fortner) Lausch

Condolences for the family of “Kimberly Dawn (Fortner) Lausch”

Condolence from Virginia Ganem – CIBC on September 22nd, 2011 10:58 AM

My deepest and sincere condolences to Kim’s family. May God comfort and strengthen you in these difficult moments.

Condolence from Chelsey Manning and Jon Passmore on September 22nd, 2011 11:22 AM

Matt and Family, Charlie, Lynn, Michelle, Josh, Alan and Meri,
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Kim was one of the best people and we are so blessed to have had her part of our lives. She represents strength, love, and laughter – a truly amazing person.
Sending you lots of love and strength.
Chelsey and Jon

Condolence from Michelle Paterson on September 22nd, 2011 12:11 PM

I had the honor of working with Kimmy….what an amazing woman. She always had a way of making me laugh. She will be sadly missed. My prayers are with the the family.

Michelle

Condolence from Chris and Tina Kostakos on September 22nd, 2011 12:42 PM

Our hearts go out to you and your family for your loss.

Condolence from Laura VanderPlas on September 22nd, 2011 12:46 PM

My thoughts and prayers to Kim’s family

Condolence from Janice Richmond on September 22nd, 2011 2:57 PM

Lynn, you and your family are in my prayers as you go through this very difficult time. My deepest sympathies to all of you.

Condolence from Essam Mourad on September 22nd, 2011 3:01 PM

My sincerest condolences to Lynn and all Kim’s family for your invaluable loss and my prayers to God to bless her innocent soul and rest with peace…

Condolence from Jan Linner on September 22nd, 2011 3:07 PM

Lynn you have my heart felt condolences. May you all find peace and comfort in each other and know that you are all cared for and in the thoughts and prayers of all your peers and colleagues. May we provide you with strength and courage in these difficult times, by knowing that we are with you in every step you take.
Jan

Condolence from Anna Demarco on September 22nd, 2011 3:10 PM

Our sincerest condolence to the Fortner & Lausch families. Our prayers are with you.

Condolence from Scott & Janet Adams on September 22nd, 2011 3:12 PM

Michelle and Josh, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Dina Boone on September 22nd, 2011 3:18 PM

Lynn, my deepest sympathies to you and your Family. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Take care.

Condolence from Kashif Shah on September 22nd, 2011 3:47 PM

Our sincere condolences to Kim’s Family. May God Rest her soul in peace Ameen.
No doubt Kimberly you will always alive in our mind as sweet memory

Condolence from Julie McNaughton-CIBC on September 22nd, 2011 3:58 PM

My thoughts and prayers to your family. Kim will be missed!!

Condolence from Bob and Nancy Manning on September 22nd, 2011 4:15 PM

Matt and family, Charlie, Lynn and family:
While it is difficult to imagine life without Kim, we know that forever we will be able to cling to the wonderful memories that we have of her and that she will be watching over us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and in the days and weeks ahead.
Bob and Nancy

Condolence from Heather Tales on September 22nd, 2011 4:47 PM

Dear Lynn and family
I was so very sorry to hear this sad news. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Please take comfort in all of the wonderful memories you have together.

Condolence from Karen Finnemore on September 22nd, 2011 5:00 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. You have to believe that Kim was here for a reason and your connection could never be broken.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Condolence from Mary Lou Thomson on September 22nd, 2011 5:19 PM

Charles & family,
Jack & I offer our heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of a beloved daughter.

Condolence from Mike Jutan on September 22nd, 2011 5:20 PM

Dear friends,

While I’ve been in close contact with the Lausch’s throughout Kim’s long fight, Fortners, Scarboroughs and Rineharts – I wanted to send my condolences to you as well as to the Lausch family. Matt’s suffering throughout this struggle has been very upsetting and his ability to always put Kim before himself was evident all throughout their beautiful relationship, marriage, life together, and this battle. I have not seen your suffering through the same close-up lens, but no doubt this has been a very hard time for all of you as well.

Kim touched all of our lives and she made my best friend the happiest man on earth. I send my best wishes to you all through this very personal and sad time. I will be there to help and support Matthew with anything he needs going forwards, and I offer my support and love to you all as well.

יִתְגַּדַּל וְיִתְקַדַּשׁ שְׁמֵהּ רַבָּא

Kim lead a beautiful life and meant so much to Matthew. May she have peace now after a long and tiresome battle, and may we remember all the beautiful memories when we were blessed with her humour, her presence, and her love for life.

Mike

Condolence from Emily Zedjiba (McCutcheon) on September 22nd, 2011 5:25 PM

Matt, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Kim was fun, outgoing, and always had a great smile for everyone. May her great smile always be on your heart and in your mind.

Condolence from Sharon Vanderloop on September 22nd, 2011 6:31 PM

It was a pleasure working with Kim at CIBC Ilderton she was always smiling and had a quick remark to make you laugh. Very Sadly missed.
You have my heart felt condolence may you find strength and courage in these difficult times.

Condolence from Janet DeCloet on September 22nd, 2011 6:42 PM

Lynn, I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your daughter, Kim. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time and you are in our prayers.

Condolence from Pam Andress & Family on September 22nd, 2011 6:51 PM

Our deepest condolences for your lose. I imagine there is no pain more far-reaching and deeper than losing a child or sister. Our heart and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Michelle and Michael Wagstaff on September 22nd, 2011 7:27 PM

With our deepest sympathies to you and your family Lynn….our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Michael and Michelle

Condolence from Linda Novakovich on September 22nd, 2011 7:38 PM

My deepest condolences to Kim’s family. In my 30 years in healthcare, I have never had a patient that made such an impact on me.What a blessing Kim was to us.
My thoughts and prayer’s are with you.

Condolence from Dina Puim – CIBC on September 22nd, 2011 8:26 PM

My deepest sympathies are with Kim`s family. I had the pleasure of hiring and working with Kim. Kim was an amazing person and employee, she was always willing to go above and beyond for anyone. She was dedicated, loyal and very giving. It was always great to see her smiling face and hear her laughter. I know she will me missed by many! I will treasure the good memories. Dina

Condolence from Gord and Joan Taylor on September 22nd, 2011 9:13 PM

Matt, Charlie, Lynn and Family
Our deepest sympathy on Kim’s passing. She was a remarkable young lady and we are sure her spirit will live on in each of you.
We will remember your family in our prayers in the coming weeks.God Bless.

Condolence from Anna Circelli on September 22nd, 2011 9:15 PM

Dear Lynn and family: May God comfort all of you as you mourn the loss of Kim. Lynn, although I never met Kim, please know I always felt a connection when you spoke of her and I knew what she faced in her battle. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Hold on tightly to Kim’s memories; they will be there forever. Take care. Anna

Condolence from Leanne Elliott on September 22nd, 2011 9:20 PM

Matt and all of Kim’s family,

I wanted to express my sincerest condolences for your loss of such an amazing person. I know she will hold a very special place in your hearts forever.

Thinking of you all.

Condolence from Shannon Karn (CIBC) on September 22nd, 2011 9:28 PM

Thinking of the Fortner & Lausch families and sharing in your sorrow, may you find comfort in each other and your loving memories of Kim .My deepest Sympathy and prayers…

Condolence from Leslie Bowland on September 22nd, 2011 9:59 PM

My heartfelt sympathies to Matt and family, and to Lynn and all of Kim’s family, for your loss. Kim was a delight to work with, and will never be forgotten.

Condolence from Erin Abel on September 23rd, 2011 12:14 AM

I am deeply saddened by this news. I had the pleasure of going to high school with Kim and playing sports with both her and her sister, Michelle. The Fortner Girls were great teammates and they had the biggest hearts. They were always so positive and so funny. I will forever remember Kim for her big smile and her one of a kind laugh. She was a real individual that had such a strong and selfless energy about her; and after getting to know the rest of the Fortner crew at hockey it was really no wonder… because they were all like that. Such a wonderful family; Lynn, Charlie, Michelle, Allan, Meri, and Matt, my deepest sympathy goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Erin.

Condolence from Margaret Griffin on September 23rd, 2011 6:46 AM

Lynn and family, my heart goes out to you all at this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lynn, when you’re ready to come back your work family will be here for you.
Margaret

Condolence from Carolyn MacVicar on September 23rd, 2011 7:01 AM

Lynn, my deepest condolences to you and all those Kim loved. Words seem inadequate, but know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many.

Condolence from Wesley and Maria Bukowski on September 23rd, 2011 8:10 AM

Dear Lynn
Maria and I we are so sad to hear of your loss and would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. May your strength prevail to help you through this difficult time.

Wesley and Maria

Condolence from Chris and Gail Hankinson on September 23rd, 2011 8:42 AM

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy. We know Kim will be dearly missed.

Condolence from Randie and Donna Pautler on September 23rd, 2011 8:59 AM

Our deepest sympathy on the passing of Kim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you His strength. comfort and peace at this difficult time.

Condolence from Radhika Khatri on September 23rd, 2011 9:23 AM

My deepest condolences for Kim’s family. Kim was one of my best friends I had and I am so blessed to have had the opportunity to have worked with her and see her recently.
she was always there for me whenever I needed her and always willing to help- Kim you will be greatly missed.

sending lots of love
Radhika

Condolence from Joan Semple on September 23rd, 2011 9:28 AM

Kim was an amazing lady taken much to soon. I will cherish my memories of her, she was a joy to work with. My heart goes out to all of you at this great time of sorrow. Our memories can never be taken from us. Draw on them often and with joy.

Condolence from Regina Clara on September 23rd, 2011 9:34 AM

Lynn…my deepest sympathy in this hard time.

Condolence from Linda & Ron Greason on September 23rd, 2011 9:42 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time
Our Deepest Sympathy

Condolence from Cathy Parsons on September 23rd, 2011 9:46 AM

Dear Lynn and family:
The spirit of your daughter shows in the beautiful picture you have posted. How tragic that her life ended so soon. My heart goes out to you – as a parent myself, I cannot imagine your despair.

May you and your family be of support and comfort to each other. There are many of us at St. Joseph’s thinking about you.
With loving kindness,
Cathy

Condolence from Carol Biesel on September 23rd, 2011 9:47 AM

Matthew and Kim were a perfect fit! A true love story! My thoughts are with you Matthew! You are an amazing Man!

Condolence from Isabel Borthwick on September 23rd, 2011 10:05 AM

Lynn, my heartfelt smypathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Pam Andress – LHSC on September 23rd, 2011 10:24 AM

Lynn and Family. My heart and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Luis and Kristine Andrade on September 23rd, 2011 10:51 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, with our deepest sympathies to you and your family Lynn.
Luis and Kristine Andrade

Condolence from Deb and Rob Andrews and family on September 23rd, 2011 11:23 AM

Lynn, Charlie, Matt and families

We would like to express our sympathy to all of you during this most difficult time. You were blessed to have had Kim in your lives and you can cherish those memories forever. God Bless.

Condolence from Patti Babington -CIBC on September 23rd, 2011 11:37 AM

I had the pleasure of working with Kim at the White Oaks Mall Branch, she was an amazing person. She always had a smile, and had a positive outlook on life. I will miss her tremendously.

Condolence from Jennifer Ward-Nusz on September 23rd, 2011 11:39 AM

To all the Fortner and Lausch Family, I am deeply saddened by the loss of Kim. I didn’t know her well, but she was trully a joy to be around when I had the opportunity at Josh and Michelle’s wedding. I am truelly saddened and humbled by this change in life. If there is amything I can do, please don’t hesitate to call.
May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Love Always,
Bubba & James Owen

Condolence from Deb Karcz on September 23rd, 2011 12:22 PM

Lynn and family,
I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Hoping you find some peace in her memory.

Condolence from Carol Hemphill on September 23rd, 2011 12:42 PM

Lynn, Charlie and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. I can only imagine the deep sorrow that you are experiencing at this time and hope that the wonderful memories of Kim you have will somehow help you all through this most difficult time.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” ~From a headstone in Ireland

Condolence from Joel and Linda (Smits) Johnson on September 23rd, 2011 1:06 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories provide you with some comfort during this difficult time.

Condolence from Rob Whelan on September 23rd, 2011 1:45 PM

Lynn and Family,
My condolences for your tragic loss. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to and your family during this difficult time.

Condolence from Lacey Johnston on September 23rd, 2011 1:53 PM

Kim was a truly amazing person. Even in emails she made me laugh. I send my deepest sympathy to her family and friends. She will be forever remembered and sadly missed by all.

Condolence from Ann Durnez on September 23rd, 2011 2:09 PM

Lynn & family,

There are no words….deepest sympathy.

Condolence from Angela and Greigg Fraser on September 23rd, 2011 2:12 PM

Lynn, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family continues to be in our prayers.

Condolence from Aunt Rose & Uncle Ross say on September 23rd, 2011 2:12 PM

Dear Matthew:
Although we never had the pleasure of meeting Kim , you were in our prayers throughout your time of pain and sorrow.
It appears that Kim was a very special lady and dearly loved by all who knew her.
I’m sure she will be sadly missed.
Our Luv is with you always.

Condolence from Maria Oliveira on September 23rd, 2011 2:53 PM

My deepest and sincere condolences to Matt and family .
May God grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
May prayers are with you and your family.
Maria Oliveira

Condolence from Laura Pacheco on September 23rd, 2011 3:04 PM

Matt and family,

My heart aches having heard of Kimberly’s passing.

May you find comfort in the support you are receiving from your friends and family and may the next few months pass quickly.

The pain you feel right now is HUGE. No words can begin to describe what you are currently feeling.

I sincerely hope you find comfort in knowing Kimberly’s pain has ended and now she is truly at peace.

I have no doubt, she is now in a better place.

Big hug…

Laura

Condolence from Rita Rupar on September 23rd, 2011 3:05 PM

Dear Lynn and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on Kim’s passing. I share your saddness in knowing that a 29 year old has suffered in such a tough battle. To all of you and certainly, Matt, I hope that time and the wonderful memories you shared with Kim will help to mend your broken hearts.
Regards,
Rita

Condolence from Charlene Ryckman on September 23rd, 2011 3:25 PM

Lynn, my deepest condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Diana Ruggeri & Family on September 23rd, 2011 4:20 PM

Dear Lynn,
My heart breaks thinking about what you and your family are going through at this difficult time. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Connie Shimkoff – CIBC on September 23rd, 2011 4:29 PM

My sincerest condolences to Matt and Kim’s entire family. I had the pleasure of working with Kim at CIBC in Commerce Court. As a “newbie” she was quick to offer help at every instance (and boy did I need a lot of Kim’s help!), exceptionally honest, and she always had a funny story to share when I was having a bad day. I truly believe she touched everyone’s life that she met! Some of my fondest memories of Kim are from the days leading up to her wedding….she was positively glowing and giddy with excitement to marry her Matt.
Kimmy will be greatly missed.

Condolence from Nicole and Justin Granziol on September 23rd, 2011 5:16 PM

We’d like to offer our sincere condolences to Matthew, and the Lausch and Fortner families. We’ll be thinking of you; very sorry for your loss.
Nicole and Justin

Condolence from Brenda and Murray Campbell on September 23rd, 2011 5:33 PM

Our sincere condolences to Lynn and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Condolence from Martina Morton (Mardlin) on September 23rd, 2011 6:30 PM

I am deeply saddened to hear about Kim’s passing. I would like to send our sincere condolences on behalf of the Mardlin family.

Condolence from Jock & Gwen Brown on September 23rd, 2011 6:47 PM

We wish to extend our deepest condolences , our thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this time.

Condolence from diane and andrew strachan on September 24th, 2011 8:11 AM

to all of you we offer our thoughts of support and compassion – no words can soften a tragedy of this magnitude. we will be thinking of you Matt, and knowing that your family and friends are with you in love and grief.

Condolence from Carole Nunns on September 24th, 2011 8:45 AM

Dear Lynn,
My heart goes out to you and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on this very sad occasion. Carole Nunns

Condolence from Andrea Scarborough on September 24th, 2011 8:48 AM

A vibrant young lady, full of promise, determination & a little piss & vinigar, found her perfect life partner, established herself in her career, blazed a trail for us to follow, all while speading joy, love & laughter everywhere she went. She never faultered. She was true to herself and all those that loved her. She left her little footprints on so many hearts. She was and will always be remebered as a pillar of strength, a bundle of engery, and over flowing with love & laughter.
We will miss you Kimmy.
Matthew,Lynn, Charlie, Michelle, Alan, Meredith, we hold you in our thoughts and in our hearts.
Bob, Andrea, Alexis, Dana

Condolence from Brian, Michelle, Matt & Malorie Brown on September 24th, 2011 4:28 PM

Charlie, Lynn and Family, and Matt;
It will be like looking for the “Big Dipper” and it not being there.
Kim was part of my/our universe and now she is gone.
I don’t know what to say, other than, our thoughts are with you

Brian and Family

Condolence from Beth Riggs on September 24th, 2011 4:43 PM

Lynn and family…. there are no words. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Beth

Condolence from Rick and Sharon Abel on September 24th, 2011 5:07 PM

We were so saddened to learn of the loss of your beloved Kim. Such a great loss of a wonderful young woman. Our hearts go out to the Lausch and Fortner families who we have known over the years through our children’s sports and music. You will be in our thoughts, prayers and our hearts…God Bless.

Condolence from Tonya Nichol (westman) on September 24th, 2011 5:59 PM

To the family and Friends of Kim, i wish you nothing but love and strength in your time of need. Kim was a truly amazing person who would put a smile on your face she was strong and fistey though she has gone from ours lives she will most deffinitly not be forgotten. we will all carry a piece of kim in all our hearts . her carbon foot print is deep in us all.

Condolence from Erin Winter-Krohe on September 24th, 2011 6:21 PM

My thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you during this very difficult time Matt, the Fortner Family and the rest of the Lausch Family. May you find comfort in your close friends and family and in knowing that Kim is now at peace in God’s great place. – Love your old neighbour

Condolence from Rhys Goldstein on September 25th, 2011 12:11 AM

Matt, it was sad beyond words to hear the news about Kim. My thoughts are with you, her family, and everyone who will miss her.

Condolence from Jenna Bumstead-Dobbie on September 25th, 2011 11:52 AM

Michelle, Matt and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. I remember her as a kind, happy and supportive person. Thinking of you and your familes at this time. xo
Jenna and Joe Dobbie

Condolence from Doug Bannister on September 26th, 2011 12:36 PM

Charles,Lynn, family and friends
My sincere sympathy on the passing of Kim. Her struggle is over, but her love lives on. My prayers continue to be with you and your families.

Condolence from Terry Herbert and family on September 26th, 2011 7:23 PM

Marilyn,

Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and Matthew. May your memories be a comfort to you.

Condolence from Terry Herbert and family on September 26th, 2011 7:26 PM

Meri,

Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Kate Smith on September 29th, 2011 11:32 AM

Kim was a beautiful person. I worked with her year’s ago at the Crest Centre. My deepest and sincere condolences.

Condolence from Amanda Gordon-Southern on September 29th, 2011 3:00 PM

My deepest sympathy to all of Kim’s family. It was a pleasure to be able to
work with Kim at For Pizza Sake and go to school with her. I will never forget Kim’s beautiful smile that could light up a room and her contagious laughter. She was always kind and funny and will be greatly missed.
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time but know that Kim will be remembered with great fondness.

Amanda Gordon-Southern

Condolence from Glen Gomes on October 3rd, 2011 12:32 AM

Matt and Kim’s Family,

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy.
Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Thinking of you at this time of loss.
May it make your sorrow
Easier to bear
Knowing there are others
Who understand and care

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel. Kimmy will be missed and remembered .

With heartfelt sympathy
Glen Gomes

Condolence from Jenn A on September 19th, 2012 4:19 PM

One year has passed, and the shock has not left, nor has the amount that she is always missed

Condolence from Glen on September 28th, 2013 6:56 PM

2 years later … my dear friend kimmy is still missed alot.

Condolence from Jenn on September 24th, 2014 12:42 PM

Still thinking about you…. 3 years later. Can’t forget you laugh, your smile.

Condolence from Julia Dickie on June 5th, 2015 11:35 AM

To the families that have lost such a special young woman… I think of Kimmy all the time and I miss her all the time. The thought of her passing never ceases to bring tears to my eyes. She was such a wonderful co-worker and stunning bride…! She made me laugh a million times and never ceased to amaze me with her awesome attitude and warm heart. We will always love you Kimmy!

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