December 1, 1946 - January 21, 2024
Kay Loree Davies passed away on January 21, 2024, in Medicine Hat, Alberta. Born in New Westminster, BC on December 1, 1946, to Pauline and Gordon Davies, Kay was an exceptionally gifted student and writer.
Kay finished her post-secondary education at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC.
Her passion for writing led her to fulfilling a desire to be able to write - and actually get paid for it. Her career included editorial experience at the Vancouver Sun & Province newspapers, several community papers including the Peace Arch News, as well as helping to enrich the wording of many printed materials being manufactured in the printing business run by her parents and brother in White Rock, BC.
Her love of travel led to many wonderful trips all around the world.
Predeceased by her parents, Pauline and Gordon, Kay's love of reading and writing lived on through her years in both British Columbia and Alberta.
Kay is survived by her loving husband Richard, her three siblings Clint (Maria), Ann (Brian Main) and Rob (Caroline) and many nieces and nephews, all of whom were encouraged and benefited by her ongoing gifting of books as well as her love and, when asked for, helpful advice.
Kay had a special relationship with her niece Jodi (Jo). She was like a second mother to Jo and always supported her. They shared the good and the bad of life, but always remained true to the love they had for each other.
Kay touched the lives of many people and they were saddened by the news of her passing. The following are some of their comments.
"Kay was such a talented and articulate lady."
"Her laughter, wisdom, generous spirit and how she became part of my own family's lore. We hold her memory dear and are deeply grateful she was in our lives."
"Kay was a good friend of my mom and a large part of my life when I was a child. She was a neat lady with a good sense of humour and a great laugh.
"She was a sweet spirit."
"Kay was an inspiration and had a way of conveying a message in a clear concise way. She was a friend that I felt at ease with the minute I met her. "
"We met as online poets in 2010. I loved her spirit, and her humour. "
"She was such a lovely, intelligent, kind-hearted lady who will be missed by many."
"Such a delight and a lifelong gratitude to have known her and to have been her friend for these many years. She was so sharp and funny and cute and warm."
"She was a kind and loving woman and we shared some fun times & laughs together.
"I always enjoyed her feistyness and humour."
"She was a witty, wonderful woman whom it was a privilege to know."
"She was so game for everything and so excited for new experiences."
"She was always fun and had good words of advice when it was needed."
"A very bright and funny woman."
"Kay was a Treasure."
"All dogs go to Heaven so I believe Lindy was there to greet Kay."
"Kay, you had a heart of gold."
Her spirit of generosity and love will continue to inspire those who knew her. She will be deeply missed.
A celebration Kay's life is planned for June 2, 2024 at White Rock, B.C. Details to follow.
If you'd like to make a gift in Kay's memory, please consider your local animal shelter, Alzheimer Society or a charity of your choice.