Kathleen Louise Gilbert
August 4, 1947 – May 18, 2021
Kathi was a long-time resident of Birch Bay and Blaine. She lived in L.A., California before moving here years ago, where she made her living as a model. Her true passion was caring for animals. Kathi volunteered as an advocate for the Alternative Humane Society and also participated each year in “Doggy Days”. On many occasions, she offered assistance to help animals in need. Kathi was devoted to her own family of dogs, cats, and a variety of birds. She adored Dalmatians and it was common to see her driving down the street with her beloved Rocket or Annie, then Dena and Lucy. One of her favorite pastimes with them was swimming together in a pool. She had smaller dogs with endearing names such as Spot “the Dot”, Gabe “the Babe”, Mikey and Ziggy. Among her many cats over the years were Casey and Tanner who lived very long, happy lives. One of the birds in Kathi’s household, named Dakota “the Peep”, could be heard “peeping away” in the background on her answering machine.
Kathi loved to go on outings with her friends to seasonal craft fairs, local cafés and restaurants. The spring and summer were her favorite times of the year, and she especially enjoyed the Plover rides to and from Semiahmoo to spend time with them there
Kathi will be remembered by the many friends who will always love her and she will be deeply missed. She had said many times that she longed to go back home to L.A. one day. For all of us who knew you here Kathi, we will think of you as being home now with your dearest Rocket, your mom and all of those beautiful souls you shared your life with.