It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Catherine Koch ’75.
A recipient of our Distinguished Alumnae Award in 2020, Catherine will be honoured and celebrated in our Distinguished Alumnae Ceremony this April. Catherine dedicated her life to the care of the most vulnerable children in the world. In 2011, Catherine founded the charity, Love is the Answer (LITA), dedicated to assisting orphaned children and caregivers in Africa, in areas of poverty relief and the advancement of education.
Having raised more than a million dollars over the years, LITA provides food, medicine and supplies in emergency situations, financial assistance for schooling and boarding, and assists with setting up income-generating programs for Ugandans. Through LITA, Catherine also built three primary schools and a dormitory, providing orphans and those supporting orphans a safe and supportive place to learn.
Catherine made a career out of service to others. As a distinguished alumna, Catherine’s picture hangs in the walls of our school – we hope it serves as a reminder and testament to our students of the importance of living for more than oneself, and the grace to be found in helping others. In transforming the lives of countless young people, Catherine embodied the values we hold most dear: spirituality, integrity, respect, compassionate service, personal excellence, and simplicity.
LFA staff and students joined in prayer this morning for the repose of the soul of Catherine Koch. May eternal rest be granted unto her, perpetual light shine upon her, and her soul, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.