01.09.2021 07:31 PM

Kathy Shaidle, RIP

She died today. So I can reveal this.

On Nov 20, 2020, at 8:10 PM, Kathy Shaidle wrote:

I’m dying of ovarian cancer and while I still have time, I want to ask your forgiveness for any hurt I’ve caused you. No need to reply. But I wanted to make the gesture.

Kathy Shaidle


On Nov 21, 2020, at 11:19 AM, Warren Kinsella wrote:


Whatever our differences, I appreciate your note and wish the best for your health with the comfort of family and friends.



From: Kathy Shaidle
Date: November 21, 2020
To: Warren Kinsella

Thank you.



  1. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    This exchange quite literally took my breath away. If only all of us could always interact while dominated by our better angels.

  2. Derek Pearce says:

    You’re a better man than I am.

  3. Mark says:

    I’m glad she reached out and that you were gracious enough to help ease her spirit as she lived her last days.

  4. khughes1963 says:

    It is good that she did this. I just wish she hadn’t spent so much time being vitriolic toward everyone who didn’t share her views.

    • Unfortunately, some people only get “civic” religion at the very last possible moment. As regards politicos, of course, Lee Atwater is the most obvious example down in the States.

  5. Robert White says:

    The best fighters maintain a healthy heart for the long end fight as that’s the big one.


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