March 12, 1922 – March 26, 2019
Kay’s extended families in B.C. and Edmonton deeply mourn her death at the age of 97. Born in Regina, she moved to B.C. in 1941 and taught school in Tynehead, was principal of Cloverdale Elementary in the ’40s and ’50s, later becoming supervisor of all intermediate grade teachers in Surrey. She was a natural teacher. She both cared for and respected “her” children and they respected her. She married Richard Mitchell in 1967 and moved to Edmonton, becoming a well-loved part of her step-family. Kay and Dick moved to Ocean Park in 1979, which she regarded as “coming home” to a large circle of friends. She was a curler, keen bridge player and opera lover. She was a welcoming hostess and was always generous and kind of members of her family and friends.
Kay was predeceased by her parents, her husband Richard Mitchell, two sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her sister Lois, nieces Donni (Mark), Judy (Murray), Kathy (Paul), Alice, Cindy (Elgin) and nephews William, Edward and Duncan. For many great nieces and nephews and 5 great great little ones she remains very much part of their lives. A private family gathering will be held to honour and remember her.