Kathryn Ann "Kathy" McPhail

Kathryn (Kathy) Ann McPhail (nee Schmidt) passed away suddenly on June 20th, 2022 at the age of 59 after a short but courageous battle with dementia. 


Loving mother of Jon McPhail (Krysten) and Julie McPhail (Brady). Beloved Grandmother of Noah, Jake, Theo McPhail and Leo Wiffen. Cherished daughter of Robert and Lorianne Schmidt. 


Kathy will be missed by her sisters, Nancy Buck (Chris), Heather Horne (Jamie) and Kim McKay (Mark), former husband Bill McPhail, along with many nieces, nephews and lifelong friend, Denise Spence.


Kathy grew up in Ellice Township on her family’s farm where she developed an interest in 4-H and Jr. Famers as well as a love of community from a young age. Kathy successfully owned and operated McPhail’s Pet and Animal Needs in St. Marys for 25 years as well as became an impassioned Tupperware Consultant and Director. Kathy lived her life to the fullest, always enjoying a home cooked meal, golfing and travelling with her family and friends. She will be dearly missed but never forgotten. 


Cremation to take place.


An Open House Celebration of Life will be held at the


on July 6, 2022 from 1 - 4 p.m.



Memorial donations may be made to:

The Kathy McPhail Memorial Co-operative Education Award.

Those wishing to donate by cheque,

please make the cheque payable to AMDSB
(Avon Maitland District School Board)
on the memo line of a cheque, write in:
Kathy McPhail Memorial Co-operative Education Award

Mail to St. Marys DCVI. P..O. Box 970, St. Marys ,On N4X 1B6