August 27, 1929 – Helsinki, Finland
January 29, 2015 – Calgary, AB
Hilkka “Kay” Wallis passed away peacefully at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at the age of 85 years.
Kay was born in Helsinki, Finland where she met her husband Alec during WWII. Their first home was in Romford, England and in 1957 the family moved to Calgary where she began her career in securities with National Trust. In the 1970’s Kay and Alec moved to Singapore for 4 years enjoying new friends and travel. Alec predeceased her in 1980. Kay lived a full and active life and travelled adventurously on her own or with family and friends to many countries around the globe. She loved to hike in the mountains, play tennis, and swim.
She will be lovingly remembered and missed by her family (sons John and Cliff and granddaughter Lindsey) and her many dear friends.
At her request there will be no funeral service. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Wilderness Association, Box 6398, Station D, Calgary, AB T2P 2E1 Telephone: (403) 283-2025. www.albertawilderness.ca or to Operation Eyesight Universal, 4 Parkdale Crescent N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 3T8 Telephone: (403) 283-6323, www.operationeyesight.ca or to a charity of your choice.
In living memory of Kay Wallis, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences