NEVILE-SMITH, Kathleen Mildred. Born June 2, 1922 ~ Died June 18, 2014. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our Mom, Kay Nevile-Smith in Nanaimo, BC at the age of 92 years.
Mom arrived in Canada as a young war bride, with daughter Margaret in March of 1945, aboard the “Rangitata”, a New Zealand vessel now used as a “brides’ ship”. From Halifax, Mom travelled across Canada by train, arriving in Vancouver on March 30, 1945. Mom and Marg lived with friends in White Rock until Dad built the family home there. Mom remained in White Rock for the next 62 years until she moved to Nanaimo in 2007. She is predeceased by her parents William and Mildred Ashwood, brother Geoff and sister Eunice Bull of England. She is survived by her nephew Derek of England, daughter Margaret Orpen of Surrey, BC, son John Nevile-Smith of Assiniboia, Saskatchewan, and daughter Susan Maartman of Nanaimo, BC; grandchildren Cassandra Ricard, of Victoria, BC, Jodi Nelson, of Nanaimo, BC and Mark Nevile-Smith, of Calgary Alberta; great grandchildren Rebecca, Emily, Alexandra and Jordyn. It is Mom’s request that there is no service, that she be cremated, and her ashes taken to White Rock. We will miss you Mom and Grandma K and GG. First Memorial Funeral Services Nanaimo, BC 250-754-8333