Memorial Service for Kathryn Grace Bosher

A memorial service for Kathryn Grace Bosher (September 14, 1974 – March 23, 2013), will be held on May 4, 2013 at 11:00am, Ennismore Cemetery in Ennismore, Ontario. 

It is with profound sadness that we learned of the death, from metastatic lung cancer, of Kathryn (Kate) Grace Bosher on Saturday, March 23, 2013. Kate took her BA (1997) and MA (1998) in Classics at the University of Toronto before going on to complete her PhD (2006) in Classical Studies at the University of Michigan. The Globe and Mail published the following obituary on March 27, 2013:

Kathryn Grace (Kate) Bosher, of Evanston, IL, born on September 15, 1974, in Toronto, Ontario, died on March 23, 2013 after a battle with cancer. The beloved wife of LaDale Winling, mother of Ernest Winling; daughter of John Bosher and K. Cecil (Berry) Bosher; sister of George Henry Francis (Hal), Sylvie, and Lise Bosher. Having been inspired by a Latin teacher at Branksome Hall and travel through Greece in her youth, Kate studied Classics a the University of Toronto, earning a BA, followed by an MA while a fellow at Massey College and a PhD in Classics at the University of Michigan. She researched the ancient origins of comedy in Sicily and Southern Italy and traveled to nearly every known excavated theater in Sicily. In 2006, Kate joined the faculty of Classics at Northwestern University where she taught Greek and Latin courses and recently published an edited volume on theater in the ancient Greek world outside of Athens.

As a teen, Kate rowed with Canada’s junior national rowing team, participating in the 1991 World Junior Championships in Barcelona, Spain. A competitive sculler in graduate school, she won the Royal Canadian Henley championship women’s single scull and the women’s elite single scull at the U.S. Rowing National Championship Regatta in 2004.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Kathryn Bosher Memorial Graduate Award in Classics, Classics Department, Lillian Massey Building, 125 Queen’s Park, University of Toronto, M5S 2C7 or write to, or call (416) 978.3179.