Muncy, Kathleen (Kathy)

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Kathleen (Kathy)  Muncy

Kathleen Muncy, also known as Kathy, mom, Grandma, or Granny, was born July 16, 1937 in Stettler, Alta. She was the third child of Walter and Margaret Halseth.

Kathy was raised on a farm near Donalda, Alta. where she attended the local country school. Trips to school were often done by horseback.

Kathy enjoyed the farm life, was an experienced horsewoman and nurtured farm animals.

She met her “to be” husband at a dance. On June 12, 1957, Kathy married Ken Muncy from Halkirk, Alta. To this union, four children were born and all were raised on the family farm north of Halkirk: Rhonda Walgenbach (Peter Teskey) of Gadsby, Ronald (Deirdre) of Halkirk, Charles (Bernita) of Halkirk and Keith (Abbi) of Montgomery, Texas.

Kathy was a life member of the Halkirk Royal Purple participating in all leadership roles. She also sat on the Westwoods Community Center executive for several years.

In March 2007, after retiring from farm life, Ken and Kathy moved to their new home in Stettler. Kathy, with her determined, independent spirit continued to maintain the house after Ken’s passing in 2011.

She was an avid gardener, bowler, snowmobiler and fisherman. Her yard was the envy of many. She enjoyed the yearly family and fishing trips and owned her own RV which she continued to pull until 2022.

Up to her last few days, she still had the wit and attitude known to us all.

Kathy passed away at Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Long Term Care in Castor on Oct. 30, 2023.

Kathy will be forever remembered by her loving family, children: Rhonda (Peter), Ronald (Deidre), Charles (Bernita), and Keith (Abbi); grandchildren: Troy (Dianna) and great-grandchildren Hayley and Owen all of Botha, Matthew (Kaitlyn) and great-grandchildren Raya and Jake all of Stettler, Adam of Halkirk, Jonathan of Calgary, Simon of Halkirk, Avery (Hugh) of Houston, Texas, and Jared (Licia) of Midland, Texas; sister-in-law Doreen Wood of Ottawa, Ont.; numerous nieces, nephews, other family and many dear friends and neighbours.

Kathy was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Muncy, parents Margaret and Walter Halseth, brothers Robert Halseth and George Halseth, and son-in-law Hally Walgenbach.

A funeral service for the late Kathleen Muncy was held on Sat. Nov. 4, 2023 at the Stettler Funeral Home. Kathy was laid to rest at Omega Cemetery, Gadsby, Alta. besides her beloved husband Ken.

Donations in memory are gratefully accepted to Omega Circle c/o 112, 5011-55 Street, Stettler, Alta. T0C 2L2; Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital Long Term Care P.O. Box 329, Castor, Alta. T0C 0X0; or a charity of choice. To send condolences to the family, please visit

Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium were entrusted with the care and arrangements. For further information please contact 403-742-3422.

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