On Monday, August 24, 2020, Kathleen passed away peacefully at the age of 90 years at the Lions Personal Care Centre.
Kay was predeceased by her husband John in 1995 and her father Ferdinand and mother Katrine. Up until her death Kay spoke so fondly and lovingly of John. She deeply appreciated him as her spiritual and family head and often spoke as to how well he cared for her and later on her mother.
Kay was born in Winnipeg on March 13, 1930. In her teens she began to study the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses and was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1949. She served her creator faithfully for more than 70 years up until her death. Kay was a member of the Arlington congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Kay’s life was devoted to her God Jehovah. This was evident by her speech and conduct and by the mere appearance of her well-read and studied Bible. Kay’s room at Lions was full of Bible literature and videos. Conversations with Kay always featured spiritual things. Highlights of Kay’s life centered on her Christian meetings, annual local Conventions, International Conventions and Assemblies, and association with her Christian brothers and sisters especially in her congregation, as well as God’s creation as emphasized by the beautiful flower gardens she nurtured while in her home on Garfield Street.
Kay was well known as an Avon representative. Although she thoroughly enjoyed this work and excelled at it, her focus was on her congregation, God’s Kingdom and the new world. After John died and then her mom, the resurrection hope took on much greater meaning for her and she spoke often of seeing John, her mom and dad and others in the paradise earth after their resurrection.
Kay was well known for her friendly, kind and outgoing demeanor. In her younger years she and John were very hospitable. She loved “entertaining”. An evening at Kay and John’s was always a treat – a delicious home-cooked meal in her cheery kitchen served on her beautiful china. She loved providing a happy home for her husband and for her many guests as well.
As a faithful servant of Jehovah Kay looked forward to living forever in a paradise earth where sickness and pain will no longer exist.
Kay’s friends and family look forward to seeing her resurrected as a righteous one (John 5:28,29) to Jehovah’s beautiful cleansed new earth soon to come.
Special thanks to Kay’s many visitors at Lions over the last few years and a very special thanks to the staff at Lions Personal Care Centre (third floor) who lovingly looked after Kay. She deeply appreciated your excellent care!
At Kay’s request, cremation has taken place. Her remains will be interred next to her husband John at the Chatfield Community Cemetery in Chatfield Manitoba.
A Memorial Service will be held via the Zoom Conference Platform on Saturday, September 5, at 2:00 pm with Tony Markham officiating. ZOOM ID: 878 2246 3412, PASS CODE: 356 344.
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