Courage, Compassion and Forgiveness
Katy, the mother of nineteen-year old twins, Emma and Sam, resides with her family in Victoria, BC. She moved to Vancouver Island fourteen years ago, following the murder of her husband Bob McIntosh. In the course of dealing with the legal issues surrounding Bob’s death, she met and married lawyer Michael Hutchison.
After Bob’s murder on New Year’s Eve 1997 Katy waited for five years while the police worked tirelessly to obtain the evidence to prosecute and convict his killers. During that period, Katy developed her perception of the societal forces and lack of understanding amongst young people that created the circumstances leading to Bob’s death. She grew to recognize the need to advise and educate young members of the community about the risks that arise with the combination of young people, alcohol, and a lack of supervision.
Katy currently divides her time between working with her husband Michael in his law practice and her professional speaking career. She sits on the Boards of Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers, Glenlyon Norfolk School and Restorative Practices International.
She has wrtitten a book entitled Walking After Midnight: One Woman’s Journey Through Murder, Justice and Forgiveness.
In 2010 Katy’s powerful story inspired Lifetime Network’s movie ” Bond of Silence“.