Kathleen Carrie Smith, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 8, 2007 at the age of 92 years surrounded by her family.
Kathleen was born in Simcoe, ON on August 12, 1915. After World War II Kay and her beloved husband, Walter chose to settle in Richmond Hill, ON and over fifty-three years, happily raised their family. They were true community builders, sharing their energy, time and talents in a variety of organizations including the community arena, the curling rink, York Central Hospital Auxiliary (a charter member with thirty-eight years of service), the Canadian Cancer Society and Richmond Hill United Church. The couple greatly enjoyed the Square Dancing Club and the Curtain Drama Club. Kay had a life long passion for the Performing Arts and in her later years took great delight in classic movies. To round out her activities, Kay owned and operated an upscale clothing consignment shop for several years. In 1999, Kay moved to Calgary to begin a new chapter in her life and to be closer to her family.
All of her life Kay provided guidance and support for all of her friends, associates and family members and she always did this in a warm and gracious manner.
Kathleen will be lovingly remembered by her son and daughter-in-law, Barry and Christine Smith of Halifax; her daughter and son-in-law, Charleen and Chris Evans of Invermere; and by her grandchildren, Lesley (Robert) Bechtold, of Maine; Geoffrey (Bridget) Smith of Kingston; Lyndsey (Darrin) Bonnelly of Halifax; Meaghan Evans and Kash Ginige of Calgary; Craig (Flo) Evans of New York; and by seven great-grandchildren. She will also be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Patricia Horne of Tillsonburg and Sheila Edey of Sudbury; her uncle Ben Spence of Burlington; and by her cousins, Morleen Bousfield of Toronto and Miriam Fick of Thornhill. Kathleen was predeceased by her husband Walter and by her sister Joyce Stanley.
Funeral Services were held at McDougall United Church in Calgary on Tuesday, September 11, 2007. A Graveside Service will be held in Ontario at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, Memorial Tributes may be made directly to the York Central Hospital Foundation, 10 Trench Street, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 4Z3 (Telephone: (905) 883-1212) or to your local Canadian Cancer Society Chapter. The family would like to thank Dr. J. Van Ohm and the staff at Carewest Royal Park for the support and care Kathleen received. A special thank you to Kathleen’s personal caregivers over the last few years, Hermalinda, Leslie, Eveyln, Marietta and Rose for all of their compassionate care and special kindness.
In living memory of Kathleen Smith, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences