The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is saddened by the passing of Trustee Kathy Ablett on Saturday, May 12, 2018.
Trustee Ablett represented River/Capital (Zone 9) and was involved in Catholic education her entire life. Over the past 27 years as Trustee, she demonstrated accountability, accessibility, and a true commitment to the success of all students, making significant contributions to the environment of servant leadership within the OCSB.
Trustee Ablett was elected to the Ottawa Roman Catholic Separate School Board from 1988 to 1997 and returned in 2000 to 2018 as Trustee with the amalgamated OCSB. She served as Board Vice Chairperson in 2005, and Chairperson in 2006 and 2007. During her tenure as Chairperson, she nurtured an atmosphere of cooperation and respect by her careful consideration of others’ needs and her dedication to service.
Trustee Ablett represented the St. Pius X and Immaculata High School families of schools including the following feeder schools: Corpus Christi School, Holy Cross School, Holy Family School, St. Augustine School, and St. Elizabeth School.
A devoted Registered Nurse, Trustee Ablett was active in family practice medicine.
The Board of Trustees and OCSB staff extend sincere condolences to Trustee Ablett's family and friends.