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Kathryn “Katy” LeClair

Kathryn “Katy” LeClair

December 20, 1985 - March 19, 2017     Age: 31


Kathryn (Katy) Tompkins LeClair passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at Baptist Medical Center Nassau, in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

Katy, daughter of Robert (Bob), deceased, and  Mary Lou Tompkins, was born in Jacksonville, Florida, December 20, 1985. After graduating high school, she attended Florida Community College Jacksonville, and completed career training as a Licensed Esthetician, employed as skin care specialist at Magna’s Salon and Macy’s Department Store.

An island girl, she enjoyed days blessed by the gifts of Amelia: beach time, kayaking, and Piney Island Celebrations. Her beautiful smile, laughter, spirited wit and devotion to family and friends are heirlooms, cherished memories among her friends and family. Katy’s affinity for  “Ducky” never waivered-he was by her side through all the years.

She is survived by son, Connor LeClair and his father, Greg LeClair of Fernandina Beach; mother, Mary Lou Tompkins, Fernandina Beach;  brother, Ryan Tompkins (Rachel); nephew, Jax, of Fernandina Beach; grandmother, Ella Mae Hardenstine, Strousburg, Pennsylvania; cousin, David Wyllie,  Catasauqua, Pennsylvania; godparents, Steve and Betty Benton, Yulee; and  devoted partner, Macy Van Alstyne. Katy was preceded in death by her father, Robert (Bob) Tompkins;  maternal grandfather, Ed Hardenstine; paternal grandparents, Howard and Marian Tompkins, Jacksonville, Florida;  Aunt Gerry and Uncle Dave Wyllie, Catasauqua, Pennsylvania.

Katy gave the gift of life through cornea and tissue donation. Memorials may be made to the Katie Caples Foundation, 914 Atlantic Avenue, 1A, Amelia Island, Florida, 32034. Katy’s family wishes to extend sincere appreciation to the ER and ICU staff at  Baptist Medical Center Nassau; the compassionate care extended to Katy and family is deeply appreciated.

“When I Step Into The Light My Arms Are Open Wide”, inspired by the words of Dave Matthews,  whose music is “My Fav!” per Katy. Dear Katy, you have stepped into the light and the man that “hung the moon”, your dad, has his arms open wide. Be well, “…and until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hands.”

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, Fernandina Beach, Florida, Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 4:00 pm.

Her family will receive friends on Saturday, at the church, following the service.

17 Condolences

  • Dina Hall Posted March 21, 2017 3:39 pm

    I am so sorry for Macy and Katie Mother and son. I send prayers to all of you may God sent you piece and God Bless u all. Love and Hugs, Dina Hall

  • Nicole Kinser Posted March 21, 2017 11:15 pm

    “You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again….”

    I will love you forever my sweet friend. Prayers of comfort to all.

  • DeeDee Corbin Posted March 22, 2017 11:28 am

    We will miss you Katy and your mischievous smile. Rest in Peace. Our prayers are with Marylou and Conner too.

  • Bridget Crews Posted March 23, 2017 8:28 am

    Heaven welcomed a beautiful angel! Sending our heartfelt condolences to you, Mary Lou, Ryan, Conner and all those who loved sweet Katy! Piney Island memories from all those years ago when our children were small make me smile! Praying and sending our love to each of you!

  • Lauren Woehle Holden Posted March 23, 2017 10:39 am

    Katy was in my first class at Amelia Island Montessori; I taught her for 3yrs. She was a very sweet and special little girl. I loved her and her family. My deepest sympathies Mary Lou.

  • Sally Ericksen Posted March 23, 2017 1:46 pm

    Mary Lou, I am heartbroken for you and your family over the loss of Katy. I know she was deeply loved.

  • Lawrence Feldman Posted March 23, 2017 4:01 pm

    Our prayers and thoughts are with the family. Our condolences.

  • Marie Corbett ( James Corbett’s Mom ) Posted March 23, 2017 7:07 pm

    Mrs.Tompkins, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • David Allred Posted March 23, 2017 9:40 pm

    Katy, rest in peace old friend. You were always such a sweetheart, and I’m glad you are no longer in any pain.

  • Wesley McRobertd Posted March 23, 2017 10:36 pm

    I love yeah kiddo, youll be sorely missed.

  • Mack and Mary Jones Posted March 24, 2017 1:03 am

    There is an empty place where you should be. Piney Island has experienced a year of loss. One that is irreplaceable is you, Katy. You will be held in our hearts always and we will share the memories of your charm, your tender heart, your strength, your laughter and the love you left behind. In this great big world, we were blessed to know and love you. Be well, Katy, it has been a long road home. .

  • Pam Bell Posted March 24, 2017 1:10 am

    I am praying for you, Mary Lou, Ryan, and all family. I am sad to hear of Katy’s passing. Remembering all of you at this time.

  • Chris and Liz Pipes Posted March 24, 2017 7:37 am

    Mary Lou, Chris and I are so sorry to hear of Katy’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Suzanne Maute Posted March 24, 2017 8:57 am

    And he will raise you up on eagles wings, Bear you on the breath of dawn, our babies are flying high, he has lifted them up, and will carry them always. My son Ryan’s favorite band was also Dave Matthews, they are rocking out to his music I am sure.

  • Shirley A Myers Posted March 24, 2017 4:34 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope knowing you’re loved and supported by so many friends will bring you some sense of comfort.

  • Vickie Lodge Posted March 25, 2017 1:24 am

    Mary Lou & Family — I am so sorry for your loss of your precious baby girl, Katy. She left you guys a wonderful gift, Connor. You will always have a part of Katy in your lives. That is a wonderful gift of love. I am sure Katy’s with her dad now and at peace.

    Please know that you have been in my thoughts and I’m sending you much love and peace. I am so glad i got to see you last summer/fall and to give you a big hug and kiss. Hopefully when everything settles down, you, Mary & I can make plans to have some “girl time”..

    Hang in there, my friend.

  • Emily Paulette Posted March 25, 2017 10:50 pm

    I am so sorry, Macy and all of the family. She was a bright and beautiful soul and I know she will be missed immeasurably. May God give you the peace that surpasses all understanding during this time.

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