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Herron KatieHERRON, Katie Star - (April 16, 2009 - February 7, 2017) -

Passed away peacefully on February 7, 2017 at home in the arms of her parents as she had requested. Katie Star Herron, dearly beloved daughter of Anne Hodgkinson and Paul Herron. Katie was in her 8th year.

Although Katie’s time with us was short, her accomplishments were many and great. A star which bears her name twinkles in the skies above.

Her first love was dancing and from the time she was a tot, she was learning all the dance moves and would perform in her Mother’s Dance Studio and later with the Studio in Cambridge.

Family gatherings were always presented with a newly choreographed show often involving all family members. She was enthralled with dance shows and she was an avid attendee at ballet productions, notably the Nutcracker.

Her love of music was demonstrated in her advanced mastery of musical skills on the piano. Her performance in her last recital was heralded as a high artistic success. She loved to sing and led the family in her favourite songs from the Sound of Music and at Christmas. Katie dressed the part of Anne of Avonlea when she attended the live presentation of Anne of Green Gables.

Katie was an outdoor person who treasured flowers and nature. Any creature in the backyard often became part of a collection. She successfully nursed two cocoons to the adult stage and waved them off into the blue yonder. She was fearless when introducing herself to animals, whether wrestling an alligator, handling snakes and tarantulas or riding on ponies, elephants or camels. Dolphins and birds came close so she could feed them by hand. This closeness and love for animals resulted in a dream of being a veterinarian one day.

Amusement rides showed another fearless side of Katie. She loved the most daring rides which even many adults would decline to ride. She and her family attended all the Amusement Parks wherever they were close or on the route to a new adventure.

School work was not ignored whether she was in the hospital, or at home. Her respect and love for her teacher, Kathy, at Sick Kids motivated her to strive higher in her math, language and reading studies. She spent hours creating art and the finished work was often a welcomed gift for a visitor or family member. Katie loved her dolls whether princesses or character dolls. Her dolls' wardrobes, castles, and accessories provided hours of fun and creativity. Her latest love was the Calico family. 

Being a part of a family was important to Katie whether it was a get-together for birthdays, Thanksgiving or Christmas. She loved the family games: hide-go-seek, cards or board games. She usually ended up winning--not by luck, but by skilfully outmaneuvering everyone else.

Left to mourn along with her parents are her Nana (Georgina) and Poppa, (Glenn) Hodgkinson, Aunts Maria (Kevin) Harvey, Marg (Dave) Flatt, Jean Herron and Linda ( Jim), McClelland, a half-sister Kelly, her cousins who were her close friends, Sara Harvey (Michael), Ryan Harvey (Jodi) and numerous other cousins and family. Katie was predeceased by grandparents Maureen and Jack Herron.

So many people knew Katie through her illness and would be astounded as to the active and passionate part of her life. She did participate in many medical treatments and through these experiences left a tremendous legacy in her short life. She never considered herself to be a valiant hero, or fighter. Although she always hoped she could have a long and productive life, she dealt with the one she was given in a positive way. Anyone who came in contact with this amazing child was blessed by having experienced the richness of her character and intelligence.

We are and will continue to be proud of our sweet girl who now soars high with the angels. We’ll love and cherish you forever, Katie Star.

A funeral service will be held at McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, Milton for the immediate family. A celebration of Katie’s life will be held at a later date to be announced for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Million Dollar Smiles (http://www.milliondollarsmiles.ca), Help a Child Smile (http://helpachildsmile.com), or Clearwater Marine Aquarium (http://www.seewinter.com). 

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Herron KatieHERRON, Katie Star - (April 16, 2009 - February 7, 2017) -

Passed away peacefully on February 7, 2017 at home in the arms of her parents as she had requested. Katie Star Herron, dearly beloved daughter of Anne Hodgkinson and Paul Herron. Katie was in her 8th year.

Although Katie’s time with us was short, her accomplishments were many and great. A star which bears her name twinkles in the skies above.

Her first love was dancing and from the time she was a tot, she was learning all the dance moves and would perform in her Mother’s Dance Studio and later with the Studio in Cambridge.

Family gatherings were always presented with a newly choreographed show often involving all family members. She was enthralled with dance shows and she was an avid attendee at ballet productions, notably the Nutcracker.

Her love of music was demonstrated in her advanced mastery of musical skills on the piano. Her performance in her last recital was heralded as a high artistic success. She loved to sing and led the family in her favourite songs from the Sound of Music and at Christmas. Katie dressed the part of Anne of Avonlea when she attended the live presentation of Anne of Green Gables.

Katie was an outdoor person who treasured flowers and nature. Any creature in the backyard often became part of a collection. She successfully nursed two cocoons to the adult stage and waved them off into the blue yonder. She was fearless when introducing herself to animals, whether wrestling an alligator, handling snakes and tarantulas or riding on ponies, elephants or camels. Dolphins and birds came close so she could feed them by hand. This closeness and love for animals resulted in a dream of being a veterinarian one day.

Amusement rides showed another fearless side of Katie. She loved the most daring rides which even many adults would decline to ride. She and her family attended all the Amusement Parks wherever they were close or on the route to a new adventure.

School work was not ignored whether she was in the hospital, or at home. Her respect and love for her teacher, Kathy, at Sick Kids motivated her to strive higher in her math, language and reading studies. She spent hours creating art and the finished work was often a welcomed gift for a visitor or family member. Katie loved her dolls whether princesses or character dolls. Her dolls' wardrobes, castles, and accessories provided hours of fun and creativity. Her latest love was the Calico family. 

Being a part of a family was important to Katie whether it was a get-together for birthdays, Thanksgiving or Christmas. She loved the family games: hide-go-seek, cards or board games. She usually ended up winning--not by luck, but by skilfully outmaneuvering everyone else.

Left to mourn along with her parents are her Nana (Georgina) and Poppa, (Glenn) Hodgkinson, Aunts Maria (Kevin) Harvey, Marg (Dave) Flatt, Jean Herron and Linda ( Jim), McClelland, a half-sister Kelly, her cousins who were her close friends, Sara Harvey (Michael), Ryan Harvey (Jodi) and numerous other cousins and family. Katie was predeceased by grandparents Maureen and Jack Herron.

So many people knew Katie through her illness and would be astounded as to the active and passionate part of her life. She did participate in many medical treatments and through these experiences left a tremendous legacy in her short life. She never considered herself to be a valiant hero, or fighter. Although she always hoped she could have a long and productive life, she dealt with the one she was given in a positive way. Anyone who came in contact with this amazing child was blessed by having experienced the richness of her character and intelligence.

We are and will continue to be proud of our sweet girl who now soars high with the angels. We’ll love and cherish you forever, Katie Star.

A funeral service will be held at McKersie-Kocher Funeral Home, Milton for the immediate family. A celebration of Katie’s life will be held at a later date to be announced for family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Million Dollar Smiles (http://www.milliondollarsmiles.ca), Help a Child Smile (http://helpachildsmile.com), or Clearwater Marine Aquarium (http://www.seewinter.com). 

HaltonObituaries.com

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