Obituaries

Kim G. Coates, 65, of Hinesburg

KIM G. COATES

HINESBURG — Kim Gerrianne Coates died of injuries sustained in a tragic fall the morning of Aug. 22, 2022. Our hearts are broken.

Kim was the daughter of Blanche (Perry) Coates and Beryl Coates. She was born on Oct. 7, 1956, in Burlington. She is survived by a brother, Gill Coates; a sister and brother-in-law, Elly Coates and her husband, Rob Farley; a niece Sage Coates-Farley; nephew, Graham Coates-Farley; her aunt, Clem Leblond, and many cousins.

Kim was educated in Hinesburg schools and graduated from Champlain Valley Union High School. She was self-employed, cleaning the houses of many clients over the years. She considered each and every one of them a true friend. If you were one of her “people,” as she called many of her clients, you know you were cared for, thought of, and loved.

She was a generous, loving, and caring person. She was always willing to help anyone in any way she could. Everyone who met Kim knew that she was all heart. She was so much more than a sister, aunt, or friend; she was a confidante, a cheerleader, a rescuer, and a shining light. Her loss leaves a huge hole in the lives of everyone who knew her.

At one point, she raised and sold Dachshund puppies. Her own Doxies were Huckleberry, Sally, Susie, Molly, and the beloved Tootsie. She also loved reading and traveling. Whether it was sister weekends in New England or exploring the rest of the U.S. with her brother, her travels brought her great joy.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation for repairs to the drive in the Hinesburg Village Cemetery. To donate please address checks payable to The Town of Hinesburg with “Memory of Kim Coates” in the For/Memo line of the check. Mail to The Town of Hinesburg, 10632 Route 116, Hinesburg, VT 05461.

To honor Kim’s love of animals, donations may also be sent to: Humane Society of Chittenden County, 142 Kindness Court, South Burlington, VT 05403 or Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, 236 Boardman Street, Middlebury, VT 05753. Donations can also be made online on the applicable societies’ websites.

There will be no memorial service. Visiting hours will be held at the Ready Funeral & Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd, Burlington from 5:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, August 29, 2022.

The burial will be private at the convenience of the family. To send online condolences to her family please visit www.readyfuneral.com. ◊

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