What it’s like to be stalked and harassed by the same man—for 36 years

A Regina woman tells how it all started with a cup of coffee

Bryan Schlosser/Leader-Post

The date that changed Cathy Kaip’s life was one of those rambling metaphysical coffee-house conversations that are part of any well-furnished youth. The year was 1974. Kaip, an 18-year-old nursing student, had hit it off with Gerald Klein, then a 27-year-old musician, at a wedding. When he heard that his daughter was going out to see an older man, one trying to extricate himself from an unhappy marriage, Kaip’s Roman Catholic father responded with gentle firmness.

“He said to me, ‘You realize he’s a married man, he has a child,’ ” she recalls. “ ‘This will be the first and last time you go out with him.’ So that’s what I told Gerry: this is the first and last date. I did say I thought it was unfair that Dad should be telling me what to do, but I told him, ‘He’s my dad and I respect his wishes.’ ”

Those orders, however, weren’t in any particular conflict with her own feelings. “Gerry wasn’t really date material,” says Kaip. “He was a friend I was trying to help through a difficult time.” The pair spent their date talking about the moral and scriptural aspects of marriage, Klein’s break from the Catholic Church, and his experiments with other religious movements of the turbulent ’70s. “He was the sort who could find anything he wanted to find in the Bible,” she remembers.

Unbeknownst to Kaip, what appeared to be one conversation was actually two. For her, it was nothing but a bull session with an amusing older gentleman. But inside Klein’s head, some regrettable, wrong synapse had begun to fire. It wouldn’t stop for the next 36 years.

On Aug. 9, 2010, Saskatchewan provincial court Judge Dennis Fenwick renewed a peace bond that had been imposed on Gerry Klein after his release from prison in December 2006. Klein had served a three-year sentence for criminally harassing Kaip, who is now, in her own words, a “pudgy, 54-year-old grandmother.”

The original bond barred Klein from an eight-block area surrounding Kaip’s Regina home, and ordered him to refrain from contacting her family. Judge Fenwick made headlines by peremptorily extending its scope to the entire city. In effect, Klein, though not charged with any new crime, has been banished from his hometown for a year.

Cathy Kaip’s 1974 coffee date with Klein wasn’t the end of their relationship. “Before we could even meet again, he called me, crying, saying ‘Cathy, I need to talk to you right now,’ ” she says. “He was in trouble with his church because his pastor had told him that he had to stay with his wife.” Within weeks, Cathy had found an actual boyfriend, but she stayed in touch with her unhappy and confused friend, corresponding with him when he briefly moved to British Columbia in 1976.

It was when she got engaged to Richard Kaip in July 1976 that things changed. The phone calls became more frequent and troubling. Klein told Cathy that the devil was keeping them apart; he blamed her father for thwarting their romance. He warned her priest—and, a week before the wedding, her fiancé—that the imminent marriage had been coerced by her dad, and was thus invalid.

The wedding went ahead and the lovebirds moved to New Brunswick. Soon they got the first letter from what would be an infinite sequence of lawyers retained by Gerald James Klein. It warned that Klein was contemplating a lawsuit for breach of promise of marriage. Klein backed down but continued to pen increasingly ominous missives to Cathy Kaip.

“I committed myself to you quite involuntarily, a long time ago, and nothing I can do is going to change it,” said one. “It would take a supernatural intervention by God Himself to cause me to turn my back on you.” Another read: “I’ll never be able to forget you now, Cathy, not as long as I live, unless you died.”

When the first of Kaip’s three children was born, she visited her parents in Regina and was soon greeted with the sight of Klein pacing in front of their house. He seemed, in a time before the popular concept of a lovestruck “stalker” had become commonplace, to have uncanny access to information about Kaip’s whereabouts, life, and nursing work. As she moved from army base to army base with her husband, a non-commissioned logistics specialist in the Canadian Forces, Kaip’s pursuer always managed to get the new address. “It’s still hard to make people understand my situation,” she says, decades later. “I’m not bleeding, I haven’t been raped or beaten to death, so what’s the big deal?”

Kaip’s father died on Jan. 5, 1981. When she returned to her parents’ house from the hospital, a sheriff was there to serve her with the breach of contract lawsuit Klein had once abandoned. A new phase had begun.

That first suit was thrown out. Another one, launched in 1983, was bounced. A 1984 slander action began when Klein heard second-hand that Kaip supposedly blamed his harassment for hastening her father’s demise. Klein personally took over questioning of Kaip, then eight months pregnant, at an examination for discovery; one judge later described the 6½-hour session as “the product of an unbalanced, obsessive bully.” Thanks to some legal side issues, that suit got to the Supreme Court of Canada before fizzling out. Kaip had spent tens of thousands on legal defence, and at least four suits had been dismissed “with costs”—costs Klein never paid.

Kaip had been hospitalized for stress in 1978, and was ill again after Klein’s creepy interrogation, going into labour prematurely and later requiring treatment for depression. Beginning in 1990, however, Klein disappeared from her life for a while. “Did my problems cause a strain in my marriage? Yes,” she says, “but I had a wonderful 18 years.” The monumentally patient Master Warrant Officer Kaip was struck down by myeloid leukemia in 1995, and at his funeral, standing at the graveside, Cathy was handed a sympathy card by a relative.

Opening it, she says, was the ultimate low point in her strange saga. “It said ‘God be with you at this time.’ And it was from the last person I wanted to hear from.”

Kaip retreated to the home she had shared with her husband in Shilo, Man., but it was no refuge; she says Klein sent her a cassette tape of a telephone argument he had had with Richard, along with a note reading, “If you want to hear more, you know where to reach me.” Cathy soon decided that if she was going to be stalked, she might as well suffer nearer her family. The cards and letters from Klein resumed in earnest; in 1996, exactly one day after she moved into a new Regina home, a rose and an unmistakable “welcome home” note materialized on the doorstep.

Klein continued to profess affection, writing lines like, “Jesus still loves you and so do I” and “I never have been nor will I ever be your enemy.” But he continued to pursue half-baked legal attacks. In September 1998, a judge finally issued an order requiring Klein to obtain prior court consent before commencing any further lawsuits; another forbade Klein from “molesting, annoying, harassing, communicating, or otherwise interfering” with Kaip.

Harassment law had changed much in favour of victims by then, but Kaip found that her long ordeal and her voluminous documentation, now swollen to fill a huge Rubbermaid container, did little more than make police roll their eyes. If she walked into her own church and found that Klein had “coincidentally” joined the choir—which happened in 1998—what could a cop or a prosecutor make of it?

“The usual reaction when I’ve tried to tell my story to someone in authority is, ‘Lady, I don’t have time for this,’ ” she says. But her message to other stalking victims, one she has occasionally delivered to women’s groups, is to resist discouragement and to keep making records. “If you want to get anywhere with the court system, you write it down, you sign it, you date it, and you keep it,” she says. “Somewhere, sometime, somebody along the way will listen.”

Klein crossed the official line on Oct. 8, 2002, when a neighbour noticed a station wagon parked outside Kaip’s home and called police. They found Klein in it, eating chicken and holding a pair of binoculars. A psychiatric evaluation found that Klein has a “seriously disturbed personality” but is not, by a legal standard, mentally ill. A year after his arrest, a Regina judge handed down a three-year criminal harassment sentence, describing Klein as “a vengeful and controlling man.”

Upon hearing the sentence, Klein, who has informed his latest legal representative that he is unavailable for comment to Maclean’s, told CBC cameras, “I’ve accepted the fact that it’s over [but] I have no interest in pursuing any other relationship with anyone else.” Asked if he regretted the pain he had caused Kaip, he answered, “the answer has always been ‘No,’ because I’m not the one that caused this problem.” In prison, Klein rejected counselling and displays of remorse so firmly that he was refused the usual statutory release after two-thirds of his official sentence.

Released in December 2006, Klein was eventually placed under a renewed order to stay out of Kaip’s neighbourhood and away from her family. That bond expired in August 2008, but even before it ran out Klein was spotted pacing outside the home of Kaip’s sister. At this month’s hearing over renewal of the bond, the Crown also introduced evidence that Klein had been sending out inquiries about Kaip’s business activities and had written to her divorced second husband.

Klein’s lawyer, Brad Tilling, noted that his client has never, through 36 years, behaved violently or threatened Kaip explicitly with anything but legal action. Klein told the judge he wanted Kaip brought in to testify so she could “answer for her lies” and admitted he still wants to hear the “truth” about her original feelings for him.

The idea of total exclusion from the city seems to have been brought up, not by the Crown, but by Judge Fenwick. An early report from the hearing by the Regina Leader-Post (whose reporter Barb Pacholik has published over 10,000 words on this ghastly drama since 2003) quoted the judge as musing over whether “[Kaip’s] prison shouldn’t be made a little larger after 30 years.” Now that Fenwick has followed through on that intention, Klein, who makes his living driving trucks and delivery vehicles, has been given three weeks to leave town.

Klein has informed Crown prosecutor Michael Morris of his intention to appeal. But fighting an order for a peace bond, even one of unprecedented harshness, might not be easy. Appeal courts hesitate to second-guess a trial judge’s finding of facts, and a peace bond consists of little more than a bare declaration that evidence of possible harm to an innocent person exists.

Barring some unexpected legal wizardry, Cathy Kaip may be able to relent slightly, for a while, from the exhausting vigilance she has practised, out of habit, throughout her adult life. “I’m looking forward to having the freedom to walk the street without checking behind me every second step,” she says. “If I’m walking my dog and the dog stops to sniff, I do a 360. Maybe I can take a step back from that a bit. Maybe I can go to my son’s house and babysit the grandchildren and not be afraid to answer the door or the phone.”

She would like to see the law of peace bonds changed to extend their maximum length beyond 12 months, since the process of renewing them can take much longer than that. “I was ecstatic,” she says when asked how she reacted to Judge Fenwick’s decision. “I was very happy to hear that he’s gonna be away from me for a whole year. It also gives me a little misgiving that it’s only for a year.”




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What it’s like to be stalked and harassed by the same man—for 36 years

  1. The guy needs an attitude adjustment, compliments of Luigi.

    • If this were happening to my wife, I don't think I could demonstrate much patience. Then again, if her husband did something violent, the law would immediately become the stalker's best friend.

      Amazing how few repercussions exist for someone who just decides to make another person's life miserable.

      • "Amazing how few repercussions exist for someone who just decides to make another person's life miserable."

        Unless you're the victim, that is, for whom the repercussions can be severe. It's amazing how much higher the standard the victim is held to than the harasser. If, as another poster mentioned, she purchased a firearm and let it be known, I would imagine that the law would have no problem limiting her right to defend herself, and prosecuting her should she step over the line even a bit.

        Ask any victim of a "stalking" kind of crime how tolerant society is of taking the law into your own hands, even when the criminal justice system makes it abundantly clear that "due process" means that YOU have no protection under the law.

  2. Barring some unexpected legal wizardry, Cathy Kaip may be able to relent slightly, for a while, from the exhausting vigilance she has practised, out of habit, throughout her adult life.

    Really? That was only true when this loser was in prison. Does anyone seriously think that a judge's signature on a piece of paper will protect her? I am terrified that such a move, while it seems to be totally reasonable under the circumstances you describe, may raise the stakes to a more tragic level.

    One harrassing phone call or letter or incursion into the "protected zone" is a violation with (hopefully harsh) consequences. So what would stop someone of this bozo's type to decide that the violation had better be "a good one," leading to no complaint whatsoever?

    Ms. Kaip, sadly, had better not lessen her vigilance.

    • "Really? That was only true when this loser was in prison. Does anyone seriously think that a judge's signature on a piece of paper will protect her? I am terrified that such a move, while it seems to be totally reasonable under the circumstances you describe, may raise the stakes to a more tragic level."

      Agreed. This stalker doesn't seem to be able to control himself. I too have a feeling that tragedy isn't too far behind. It usually ends up that way with stalkers.

    • I agree with your comment 100%. If I were Ms. Kaip I would be terrified.

      • She shouldn't have to live in fear. This story makes me really angry.

    • Sounds like Klein could be a good roommate for Mr. Li. It is disgusting that a overbearing, control freak has been allowed to basically hold his "possesion" hostage for so many years. Where is the justice????

  3. She should just get it over with and go to court to admit her true feelings. He would feel vindicated, and maybe those crossed wires would uncross, and everyone could just get on with their lives. If it's the only thing they haven't tried, what's the harm?

    • I don't think Klein is the guy to go to for solutions to this situation. I suspect her true feelings were a topic during the 6 and a half hour examination mentioned earlier. The problem is her true feelings, in Klein's mind, are of everlasting love for him. It's unlikely she will admit these are her feelings and unlikely the admission would solve the problem.

    • I really hope you're joking.

    • I don't think that your headwound is mild.

    • Great, a troll

    • Why hello there Mr. Klein. How's the packing going?

  4. Since it is clear that he refuses to change his behavior, and his behavior is irrational, he should be locked up in a mental institution for the rest of his life. That's what should have happened 30-odd years ago. Protecting law-abiding citizens from crazed stalkers should be a high priority.

    • yeah, would love to knwo more abbout how he fails the test of criminal mental insanity (and what the etests are!). I would think that even if he failed a general test based on the single incident (sitting in the car, eating chicken with binos in tow) that the repeated, seemingly irrepresable behaviour would have done the trick. or is this just reflect a continuation of the rolled eyes reaction that forestalls seeing this as an ongoing icident in favour of depiction of a series of isolated incidents?

    • "Protecting law-abiding citizens from crazed stalkers should be a high priority."

      hear hear…

  5. Did you read the whole story?

    Because I am getting some vibes suggesting you didn't.

  6. There is no caption with the picture of the Green Rider fan, except for the photo credit. To avoid the risk of any misunderstanding, may we have confirmation that the guy in the photo is indeed Gerry Klein?

    (and is it still appropriate to call 'em the Green Riders when they have, for quite a while, been the Only Riders?)

    • I don't think that scumbag should be allowed to wear a Saskatchewan Roughrider hat or anything else connected with the team.

  7. and your review, i am sure leaves out no relevant detials right? like, say did Prince ever reject the advances of his ex and make clear he wanted them to stop? did Sarah McLachlan? that may be a significant distinction, no?

  8. “I'll never be able to forget you now, Cathy, not as long as I live, unless you died.”

    Had shivers running down my back when I read this. I can't help but think that stalkers suffer from some kind of mental illness. The time and energy that stalking requires all point to a person unable to control their actions. I'm no shrink but that kind of obsessive compulsive behavior won't be addressed with a restraining order or a few years in jail. This stalker (and all others frankly) needs professional medical help and it should be mandatory.

    • That statement bothered me, too. It's the attitude of many men who obsess over a woman. Too often, these characters take the position of, "if I can't have you, no one can", and act on it. A pretty chilling portrayal of this super-possessiveness is played in "Sleeping with the Enemy," which bothered me because, as a man, I have heard similar attitudes spoken in guy-to-guy situations.
      I was going to say that this male attitude is a product of our culture, but it hit me that many other societies on the planet experience it, too. Women are a long way from reaching equal status with men – despite lots of guys who think women control them. Maybe those are the guys who wind up like Gerry Klein.

  9. clearly did not read the whole story, just broad (in every sense of the word) speculation (where is your evidence)followed by consipiracy theories… (again… where is your evidence?)

  10. As a sidebar, shouldn't some of the those lawyers hired by Klein to assist in the harassment of Kaip be facing disbarment.

    • Why? They billed a fair price for the work performed and the professional advice given on how to strategically harrass her to avoid prison. The Bar, being a collection of lawyers, may have a wee bit of difficulty even understanding your question.

      • The legal profession has a code of conduct, and they are bound to warn a client whose actions are questionable, and they do risk disbarment if they are found to have advised a client if the result of that advice harms another person.

        • If anybody discovered a stray sense of humour, I believe we have identified the rightful owner.

    • Stewart – I was wondering the same thing. Who would represent this guy?

    • If we start to imprison lawyers for performing legal but unethical actions, then we may have to build even bigger prisons.

      • YES, YES LOOK UP Blue has figured out what the new prisons are for!

  11. "There are probably more men falsely convicted of stalking in jail right now than women who have experienced what this woman has…."

    Wow – what a way to minimize reality. Any other misogynistic theories you would like to share?

    • Stalking – the over reported crime. Cancel those new prisons, we don't need them.

  12. In a rare moment, Olaf once asked what the next big rights agenda would be. My guess is that it will be mental health. It seems a little strange to raise this in a thread where clearly the nutbar is not the victim but the victimizer but still.

    One of the first things I noticed when I started to have to manage people was that people have a lot of issues and that the prevalence of functional people with significant mental illness is a lot higher than I could ever have imagined. Moreover, with some notable exceptions, treatment options for many forms of mental illness are borderline useless.

    The connection to this story is that the legal definition of being mentally competent is archaic and counterproductive. It sets some bar, that the individual either passes or not. Klein passed and so was treated as a regular criminal, sent to prison, served his time, got out. This is true even though is absolutely clear that he can't cope in open society with assistance and in his case he is a threat to others as well as himself. The other extreme end is Vince Li, who is he is ever found to have regained his sanity will presumably be set free with minimal conditions.

    • "the prevalence of functional people with significant mental illness is a lot higher than I could ever have imagined." My cozy little suburban life growing up has definitely been awakened to this.

      I live in a fairly mixed-income neighbourhood in TO, a mix of rental buildings and homeowner houses– the side streets have more of the houses and the rental tends more toward the main streets. Heh, I'm one of the "nice middleclass" folks in the nayb, for all it's classy worth. Anyhow, when I'm out and about running errands on the main streets I sometimes look around and feel I see mental illness everywhere– and not just the street-corner-screaming-about-jesus kind (though there is occasionally that)– but people who are functioning but clearly have serious mental problems. The taboos surrounding mental illness are less than they were, say 40 years ago, but there is still a way to go before mental health is thought of as an integral part of overall health.

      • Mental health understanding and stigmas are changing, but as you say, there is a way to go – a LONG way. Every province, I believe, has been for years reducing the budget for mental health facilities, even though these "hospitals" may be more needed than ever.

  13. I don't want to alarm Mrs. Kaip but one never knows what this nutbar will do! Perhaps a trip to a firing range would be a proactive step for her! Because you simply can't count on a quick police response if he comes calling! The old cliche – if it were me, he wouldn't want to pay me a visit!

  14. All this stalking…from one date?

    It should be a warning to all women. Cut such relationshipes
    short, without ambiguity. Or risk being terrorized for the rest of
    your life.

    • Yes, I'm sure if she'd just broken it off the right way, none of this would have ever happened. Way to blame the victim there.

      • No kidding.

        And of course Guest's suggested course of action is tantamount to living in fear of every man a woman meets.

        What a way to live that would be. Sheesh.

  15. So, you're just waiting for her to see you were really the right one all along, right? Creep.

    • Your statements make me ashamed to be a man. It's uninformed, distorted and willfully chauvinistic people like you who allo men to (it still happens, of course) walk into the houses of their ex-wives and kick the living crap out of them. As someone who watched my father beat my mother senseless numerous times, despite her legal attempts to keep him away, I reject whatever it is you're trying to say. More women are injured and killed by men who supposedly love them than anyone else. Wake up and smell the coffee.

  16. I really fear for this woman's safety. The stalker has nothing to lose, really, and may resort to violence as a last resort to finally reunite with the woman he thinks of as 'the love of his life'.

  17. I am not a doctor but having been around more than a few schizophrenics, something about that mental evaluation feels off. There has got to be a more definite diagnosis than “seriously disturbed personality”. His lack of remorse is sociopathic and no doubt he actually believes this elaborate fantasy. Mrs. Kaip is a strong person and no one should have to go through this kind of hell. I'm angry for her and her family – this man needs to be off the streets because if he ever leaves her alone it will only be so he can transfer his obsession to another person.

  18. Stop looking at women cross-eyed; they don't like it, don't want it, shouldn't have to put up with it.
    Unfortunately, people (and women in particular) are taught to be nice to others, instead of telling them to take a hike right from the beginning. Kaip was only 18 and didn't know any better ,,, she should have shut Lein down immediately.
    Breach of contract? Isn't that a tad 18th century? Why is it still on the books?
    Klein should be banished to another town forever. Another province would be even better.

  19. I usually find Macleans to be a haven from the weirdos and as$hats on the internet, but the comments from the likes of SHWM here are pretty depressing. This woman did not deserve what happened to her.

  20. There's a pretty damn big difference between a "groupie" and a "stalker". If someone's behaviour is clearly accepted and does not make the person uncomfortable, then that is one thing. It is when that behaviour is no longer welcome and the person refuses to stop that they become a stalker. You have a hard time believing that more men ignore women's requests to stop contacting them than women who jump the gun and accuse a fairly blameless man of stalking? I sure as hell don't. False accusations are the exception; obsessive behaviour that ignores women's requests to be left alone are the norm.

  21. I can sincerely sympathize with this poor woman's situation, for I am in a similar situation. I see the whole problem with the "peace bond" being that you have to give your address to your stalker, so they know where you are. There needs to be a safer way to protect individuals and families from stalkers, short of going into witness protection. The unfortunate quandry here is, how can the offender be prohibited from a certain area, without knowing where his, for lack of a better word, prey are? My mother, brother, and I have chosen to hide in plain sight. Only letting those close to us know our location. I can't imagine this going on for thirty six years!! The strength and determination this woman has is commendable. My heart goes out to you and your family.

  22. I'm sickened; no authority is looking out for Cathy Kaip. Did I read this correctly: was he allowed to interrogate her in a courtroom? For 6 1/2 hours? Who allowed that? This woman's life has been ambushed by a freak. I would be terrified.

    Cathy, I live in Regina. Get somebody to start a facebook page with all his photos on it; call it Regina Stalker is Banned or Regina Stalker Watch or something people can find easily, and it will fly around and the rest of us in Regina can watch out for him. I am so sorry you have had to deal with this insanity.

    • He did not interrogate her in court for 6.5 hours. The discovery would likely have occured at the office of Ms. Kaip's lawyer. Her lawyer should have stopped it once it got out of hand but the time alone isn't that unusual. I've been to discoveries that much last longer (over a period of days not all at once).
      Also, to clarify, if he was questioning her it is also likely he was unrepresented. A lot of people who bring multiple suits represent themselves because no lawyer will take them, they cannot afford a lawyer or they think the entire system is against them and by that time they've got a bit of experience with how things happen.
      Also, just FYI when a client comes in you get their side of the story and not much else. It's not improbable that you could take them on as a client and find out the entire situation later. Once you are on the record as their solicitor it is sometimes difficult to remove yourself from the case. Your client either needs a new lawyer of you have to have the courts permission, you can't just dump them.

    • I'm sure there are several others besides myself who would love to spend some time with Mr. Klein. Does anyone know how we can contact him?

  23. Sick…I wonder how many others (not just women, but also men) are going through this?
    And what can we do to help them?

  24. I CAN NOT OFF-HAND COME UP WITH A SOLUTION, THIS WOMAN WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RELIVE HER LIFE WHICH HAS BEEN A NIGHTMARE FOR DECADES, SIMPLY BECAUSE ONE MAN BECAME INFATUATED WITH HER TO UNREASONABLE DEGREES, THE LAW STINKS QUITE OFTEN, THIS HAS BEEN ONE CLEAR CASE WHERE THE LAW HAS BEEN TOTALLY LACKING ALL OVER THE PLACE.

    • there is no need to shout

  25. As Kathy Shaidle points out, "Male writers have groupies, female writers have stalkers" is her line; what a coincidence that you came up with it all on your own too.

    "(H)ussy up an older married man. Great. One "date", just friendly, tells him fro the get-go it's going nowhere, and she spends the next 36 years with a psycho following her around. Really, she had it coming.

    Let me guess: Roman Polanski was really more Samantha Geimer's victim than vice versa, right?

  26. Male or female, just imagine yourself in Ms. Kaip's shoes. For 36 years the state and the INjustice system have been more concerned for her harasser's quality of life than hers. It took 36 years to find one judge who does not have brown goo for brains and figured the perpetrator should suffer some inconvenience in relocating instead of the victim and even then, for only a year. The law is an a**.

  27. Obviously the guy is is showing signs of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) – and NOT DV. But that would appear exactly how this malady has been mistreated. Which is what many have been saying about such treatment programs for some time (cue Dr. Don Dutton ex-officio of UBC). It would also appear that the female reporter who covered this disturbing story was somewhat obsessive and compulsive – not being able to let it alone OR perhaps write something at all critical of Ms. Kaip. I mean he was in prison for 3 years. Did she not relax her guard during that time? I have personal knowledge of many women behaving is much the same way – usually while they are still married and living with their undeserved spouse – but I doubt those story's will get as much sympathy as this. Undoubtedly this fellow is troubled and needs help – help he has not gotten. This women has suffered substantial distress because of criminal justice system failed both of them. That is the real tragedy.

    • "the female reporter who covered this disturbing story was somewhat obsessive and compulsive"

      Colby Cosh is not a female, or else is a rather hirsute one. See photo: has a big beard…

      • Cosh is of course male, but I was referring to Regina Leader-Post reporter Barb Pacholik who Cosh has depended upon for his source material. In the article he states " [she] has published over 10,000 words on this ghastly drama since 2003."

  28. Well I can directly relate to some of this story. I publish a blog at http://www.lethbridgerealestateblog.com and I happen to have more than one crazy lady who follows me and stalks me. Not sure what their attraction is or why they keep coming around, but it went from being flattering to being scary awful fast.

    • Not as scary as your blog layout.

  29. Ah religious people, the gift that keeps on giving…

    • Wow Karl you figured it out, religion made him crazy.

  30. Sickening
    This 'mental case' was allowed to carry on, hiring lawyers through out the years, presenting his case in front of a judge for 6 hours!! … and no one stops him? If someone is mentally disturbed they shouldn't be allowed to proceed in the legal process…they should be forced to get treatment and then have the doctor present their analysis at the Discovery…or beforehand or whatever…
    If the psychiatrist proclaims this guy to be a Fruitloop then i think the legal system should barr him from pursuing the case. She has been forced to spend thousands of dollars because our legal system failed her. This is beyond gross.

  31. The justice system clearly failed. I feel for this woman and her family and the intrusion in her life that she did not ask for nor deserved.

    No wonder so many people believe in vigilantism. If it was YOUR friend or family member what would YOU do?

  32. This is outrageous. Why did it take so long to remove him from her environment? The legal definitions which would have kept him away from her need to changed.

  33. This ass has been stalking her for 36 years. She did not want anyone after her. She moved from province to province and he still sent her letters. What's your defintion of stalking? Would you like someone after you for 30 plus years. Then we would see how you would react….

  34. Amusing older gentleman who was less than nine years her senior? How hypocritical is that when you consider that she married a man thirteen years her senior? Did she leave that part out, too? There's more to her story than she's telling you, but do you care? I doubt it because it would take away from the sensationalism of your report. instead, you should have sought out the truth and printed that, but that would mean you'd probably sell less magazines and get less hits on your website, you phonies. Shame on you and may God reward you according to your deeds! – Gerald Klein, Regina, SK.

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