It is with sadness that the family announce the peaceful passing of their mother Kay (Kathleen) on Thursday, May 5, 2022 in her 99th year. She was predeceased by Don, her loving husband of 66 years. She leaves to mourn her children and grandchildren Mark and Denise Brundage (Cole), Michael and Kristy Brundage (Harry, Carter (Caitlin Farquharson), Anna and Emmett), Anne and Terry Pruner (Lauren (Oscar Alba), Brendan, and Cameron).
Kay grew up in Alberta, and while still in her teens achieved the Toronto Conservatory A.R.T.C. in piano performance. She later acquired double degrees from the University of Alberta, and in mid-life, the Business Administration degree at Ryerson College. For 50 years she was an active member of the United Church Women, PEO Chapter B, and the University Women’s Club of North York.
While at the University of Alberta she was privileged to be the first accompanist of the newly-formed University of Alberta Mixed Chorus, where she met Don. They returned many times for anniversaries, along with three life-long friends (also “originals” from the Chorus). Kay attended the 73rd annual concert in 2016. She and Don treasured the more than 60 years they sang together in church choirs in Calgary and Don Mills.
Kay was an enthusiastic swimmer and skater, writer of letters and emails and a voracious reader of books and newspapers. She enjoyed a lively discussion, as well as using her musical talents playing for soloists and various choirs. She enjoyed camping and travel, and sharing her home and cottage with family and friends, always with warmth and laughter. She was a cottager on Skootamatta Lake since 1979 and was a resident of the lake for the last 18 months of her life at Skootaway the home of Mark, Denise and Cole.
Heartfelt thanks to the compassionate doctors and nurses at the Lennox and Addington Country General Hospital Palliative Care Unit for their excellent care in Kay’s final days.
A small family celebration will take place at a later date in her beloved Land O’ Lakes area.
If you would like to make a donation in Kay’s memory please consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Lennox & Addington County General Hospital Foundation – Inpatient Services.
Thanks Mom for everything. You will never be forgotten.
Kay’s love of family and her sense of greater good will live on.