…passed away peacefully at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on Feb 18th at the age of 81. She is lovingly remembered by husband Bob, daughter Pam, sons Paul (Jan) and Glen (Lorene). She is survived by sisters Thel & Shirl and brother Ab (Betty) and is pre-deceased by brother Bob, sister Eileen and son-in-law Brent. One of her greatest joys in life was being “Grandma Kay” to Brad, Scott & Danielle, Kristen & Laura and Nicole & Blair as well as “GG” to Brooklyn & Camryn and Chase & Chelsea.
Kay was born in Winnipeg and married Bob there in 1953. She was an extraordinary wife and mother who devoted her life to the well-being of her family. We all carry our favorite memories…her chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread men at Christmas, hosting cocktail/dinner parties with oven baked cheesies, treating grandchildren to $2 bets at the horse races and her handwritten cards/letters to stay in touch. Through multiple stays in Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver and finally Nanaimo as a result of Bob’s transfers with The Bay, Kay will be remembered for the many lives she touched and friendships she made along the way. She will be missed.
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the acute and palliative care units at NRGH and to the staff at Nanaimo Seniors Village. We would particularly like to acknowledge the ongoing care that was provided by Dr. Spry and Dr. King.
A celebration of Kay’s life will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 2:00 PM at the Nanaimo Golf Club, 2800 Highland Blvd., Nanaimo (250) 758-2451.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Nanaimo & District Hospital Foundation, 1801 Bowen Road, Nanaimo, BC V9S 1H1, nanaimohospitalfoundation.com, would be appreciated.
We welcome you to send remembrances by visiting:
firstmemorialfuneral.com (250) 754-8333.