On January 30, 2013, in the early morning light, when the day awakened to a fresh soft blanket of snow and the blue, blue sky she loved so much, Kay softly took her last breath and gracefully slipped away.

She was born on January 18, 1918 and was predeceased by her husband, Chas; her twin sister, Phyllis; and five other siblings. She is survived and celebrated by her daughters Charlotte (Arthur), Sheila (Terrance), Phyllis (Peg); her son Bill; her grandchildren Meghan, Charles, and Freya; and her countless works of art. She has lived in Grand Forks for over fifty years, most of which were spent at her beloved Whitehall Farm. She was a life-long advocate of the arts and a strong supporter of the Grand Forks art community.

She found beauty in all of nature: in the hills around this valley, in flowers, in weeds, and in simple organic shapes. Her spirit is now walking though the quiet fields, soaring over the summit of the mountains, and watching the beauty that surrounds us.

There will be a celebration of her life in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Grand Forks Art Gallery would please and honour her. The family would like to express enormous appreciation to the staff at Abbeyfield and Sunshine Manor, whose professionalism and compassion allows the residents to live, and die, with dignity and respect.

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