Kateri Wurtele Angel

Kateri Wurtele Angel, 82, passed away on May 22, 2021, in Seabrook, Texas. She was born on March 30, 1939, in Sainte-Thérèse de Blainville, Canada, to Annette Kimpton Wurtele and Joseph Oswald Campbell Wurtele. Kateri was the second of a family of 8 children, and though she was afflicted by polio at the age of 6, she never let this stop her from pursuing her dreams. Kateri earned her degree from the University of Montreal and began her career as a phlebotomist at the Queen Mary Veterans Hospital in Montreal, Canada, where she met her beloved husband of fifty years, Dr. Federico Angel. Together they traveled the world and began a family. She later earned a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Houston – Clear Lake, subsequently opening a psychotherapy practice in Seabrook, Texas where she provided marriage and family counseling to numerous members of her community. Kateri had a passion for learning and continued her studies later in life attending enrichment classes at Rice University and The Women’s Institute of Houston.

Kateri was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church for many years. She enjoyed philosophy, opera, and the classical arts. Kateri always found or made a friend no matter where she went. She frequented Starbucks to gather with friends and family over a good cup of coffee and good conversation.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sisters: Therese Desjardins and Marie Carriere. Kateri is survived by children Dr. Ian Angel and family, Kateri Angel-Williams and family, Stephanie Angel-Roman and family, Dr. Federica Angel-McCarthy and family; sister, Helene Wurtele and family; brothers, Dr. Paul Wurtele and family, Jean-George Wurtele and family, Campbell Wurtele and family, Charles Wurtele and family; and numerous extended family members and friends in Canada and Colombia.

A memorial will be held on Wednesday, June 2 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 18223 Point Lookout Dr, Houston, TX 77058.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude charities.


  1. My sincerest condolences to the Angel family.

    Andrea Drake
    • Wonderful Lady, My sincere condolences

      gregory alan spurrier
  2. She blessed so many people she met with her faith and kindness.

    Dr and Mrs Angel were the kindest, sweetest people you will ever meet.
    I am proud to have known them.

    Praying that you’ll find comfort in the wonderful memories that you have of her.

    May God bless you and comfort you.

    Peace and Much Love
    Ariston Awitan III

    Ariston C. Awitan III
  3. Dr. Ian Angel and family,

    I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Losing your Mom is one of the hardest losses in life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May the memories of your Mom comfort you in the days and years to come.

    Deborah and Wayne Walker
  4. Kateri was truly an angel with the caring heart of our Blessed Mother. She was kind, elegant, beautiful, and faith-filled. In the Kingdom of Heaven her braces are gone and she dances with Federico, the love of her life.

    Father Dominic Pistone
  5. What a lovely graceful Lady!! It was MY privilege to have known her!!!
    I have never felt more welcome around anyone!!! She was a class act!!!
    Wishing comfort and peace to you and your family!!

    Billie Ming
  6. Very impressive life for the time. A true beauty also.

  7. Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mother, Mother in law, Grandmother etc. we are sorry for your loss.

    Sandy LeTourneau

    Sandy Letourneau
  8. Éblouissante comme une rose, légère comme un papillon, l’âme des gens que nous aimons ne nous quitte jamais.

    Dazzling as a rose, light as a butterfly, the soul of the people we love never leave us.

    Suzanne Robillard
  9. My heart goes to your family. A beautiful lady with a beautiful family!❤

    Jody Olmedo
  10. À toute la famille, recevez toutes mes condoléances dans ce triste moment, un ange s’est envolé!

    Pierre Robillard
  11. Mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Je suis de tout coeur avec vous dans cette grande perte et je partage votre chagrin. Je vous aime.
    Je serai en pensée avec vous le 2 juin.
    Cousine Aline Robillard

    Aline Robillard
  12. I was on vacation with my father, and Kateri welcome us with open arms. I didn’t stay long, but I remember her kindness very well. Thank you for that memory and my sincerest condolences.

    Sophie Robillard
  13. Mes sympathies à toute la famille et mon nom personnel et au nom de mes sœurs Madeleine et Rita. Katerie, belle de corps et rayonnante intérieurement, est un modèle de vie. Résiliante, sourire aux lèvres, attentive aux autres, je me souviendrai d’elle comme d’un ange de passage sur terre.

    Jeanne Kimpton
  14. I have a lot of memories, specially when she came back visit her family, in Quebec. Each year, at her birthday, I made a contact with her and she was, at each time, surprised and happy to read me. I keep all of these memories very preciously. My heart and my thoights are with you, specialy on june the 2nd. My love

    Gilles Robillard, cousin
  15. “This is the most beautiful meal we have ever had ….because we love each other very much….”. Cherished Kateri and Federico are now forever in God’s Presence, breaking Bread with Him! God is in for a very special meal!! 💖

    Emily and Tom Baril and Family
    • Dear Federica and Angel family. So sorry for your great loss! Your mom
      Was a lovely and delightful lady. I’m planning on being there at the Mass
      Tomorrow to pray with you and to represent your friend Alessandra!
      May God console all of you and keep your mom and dad in heavens!
      God Bless you, Julia Guzmán.

      Julia Guzmán
  16. My sincerest condolences to the entire Angel family. Both of your parents were so kind to us, and we treasure all the moments we were able to spend with them here in the Clear Lake area. I have happy memories of Starbucks coffee time together and times together with lovely Kateri with the St. Paul’s Ladies monthly lunch group (before COVID-19). What a gift Kateri has been to our St. Paul’s Catholic community – I will always cherish her lovely smile, and her genuine love of God which always shined through.

    Yvonne & Patrick Rodi
  17. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

    John & Stephanie Martinez
  18. Dear Angel Family,

    Our hearts and prayers go to you all, we love Kateri, what a privilege it was to have known her, Federico and this beautiful family, the best memories of an unforgettable friendship we ‘ll cherish forever, with all our love.

    Lucy and Oscar Castro and family.
  19. Mr. and Mrs. Angel were our mentors for our pre-marital counseling at St. Paul’s several years ago. We loved getting to know them and were always struck by the deep love they had for each other. We looked up to them as an example of a godly marriage and still use their pearls of wisdom today. In every encounter, we could feel how deeply they cared about sharing their life experiences and extending any kindness they could to us. Mrs. Angel was truly a class act. She will be missed!

    Peter and Ly Dsouza
  20. Toutes mes sympathies à toi et ta famille.

    Marie Blanchard
  21. Mrs. Angel was a special woman she always made me feel like I had purpouse she loved my daughter Madison very much I loved being her care taker bless you all.

    Lynne Oates
  22. My sincerest sympathies to the Angel family. I hope you find comfort that your mother’s suffering is over. My mother taught me that Jesus said that in His Father’s house there are many rooms. Be comforted knowing that your mother is free from suffering physical pain and is now experiencing the peace which is beyond all understanding in her Heavenly home.
    Mark Kubala and Family

    Mark Kubala, M.D.
  23. Dear Angels,
    I am heartbroken to learn of Kateri’s passing. Kateri was my dearest, darling friend.
    We loved each other very much.
    We had a lot in common – our Quebec origins, love of learning, enjoyment of life as well as our husband’s birth day, May 5th. We always called each other on their birthdays, even after they passed.
    Our hearts go out to each of you and we send you lots of love, hugs, sympathies and our condolences.
    Gertrude, Lisa and Andrew Holcomb

    Gertrude Holcomb

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