St Peter's 13-18
Katherine Mary Hannah, who was 27, died in a car accident in Byron bay Australia on the 17th October 2018. She was out there continuing her career as an occupational therapist in mental health and exploring the adventures Australia had to offer. Katherine’s wicked sense of humour, generosity and compassion for others will be greatly missed.
She was born in York and educated at St Mary’s RC primary school Malton then St Peter’s school York. She was in Alcuin house at St Olave’s and a member of Queens house for her time at St Peter’s. School friends remember Katherine as fun, caring and there for you through thick and thin.
The above qualities led Katherine to do occupational therapy training at Sheffield Hallam and her career took her to Leeds, Manchester, Guildford, London and Byron Bay Australia. She escalated to a senior OT at a young age holding the position of bariatric lead and sitting on the trust council for the Royal Surrey county Hospital. She was beloved by colleagues and patients. It was her ambition to improve the lives of mental health patients through her work and outside hobbies. She planned to run a marathon for the charity Mind amongst other endeavours.
Katherine lived life to the full and was an unforgettable character. She was the life and soul of every party with a diet coke in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. Where there was mischief there was Katherine, where there was glamour there was Katherine and when a friend was needed there was Katherine.
Katherine Mary Hannah was a much beloved daughter, sister and friend and her loved ones were very proud of her. She will be greatly missed. Her family and friends wish to continue Katherine’s ambitions and celebrate the fulfilling but sadly short life she led. They plan to fundraise for the charity Mind and continue her fight to improve healthcare for patients suffering from mental health conditions.