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PITT, Kay Joan (nee Shafer)

February 16, 1932 – Blairmore, Alberta
March 31, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Kay Pitt, our beloved mother and grandmother, passed away on Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the age of 86 years.

Kay was born and raised in Blairmore, where she met Bill. They were married June 30, 1951 in Lethbridge. In 1960, they moved to Calgary. Kay was a very loving and caring mother. She will be remembered as a kind-hearted person who enjoyed life and laughter. Kay loved her family, especially her granddaughters, as well as the pets she owned over the years.

Kay is survived by a son Willard Pitt of Atlanta, GA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sherry Pitt of Denver, CO and Colleen and Ken Kohlman of Foothills, AB; two granddaughters Kara and Casey Kohlman of Calgary, AB; two sisters-in-law Jean Shafer of Bellevue, AB and Betty Pitt of Coleman, AB. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Bill Pitt on October 2, 2013, a sister Ruth Gierulski, and a brother Mervin Shafer.

A private service will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Chinook Care Centre for the wonderful care they provided to our mother.

In living memory of Kay Pitt, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.

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  1. Ruth Pitt Derby

    Dear Willard, Sherry, and Colleen,
    I was saddened to read your mother’s obituary in the Herald. While I know how hard it is to lose your mother, I hope you will take comfort in the thought that she is finished with pain and confusion. We are all quickly becoming the oldest generation in our family..

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  2. Anita O'Reilly

    Dear family of Kay. My sincere condolences to you all at Kay’s passing. I got to know Kay and Bill many years ago when they were neighbors of my parents in Acadia. Both couples moved to Sierras of Heritage when phase 1 was completed, and I also moved there in 2000. I have fond memories of Kay and her kindness and sense of humor. May she rest in peace.
    With sympathy, Anita O’Reilly (daughter of Robert and Rosalie Ohlhauser)

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