Kathleen (Kay) Winifred Swanson

1913 – 2012

A memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of Kathleen Winifred Swanson who passed away in Parksville, B.C. on September 17, 2012.

The Memorial Service will be held at Nelson United Church; 602 Silica St. Nelson on Thurs. June 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. There will be a Reception and Tea following at the Church. The Interment will be held on Friday June 7, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Mountain View Cemetery located between Trail and Rossland.

Kay met her husband Carl in Montreal and they moved to the West Kootenays in 1946. They lived in Nelson for many years and were very active in the community. She served as Sunday school superintendent at St. Paul’s Trinity United Church, registrar for Camp Koolaree and was on the Nelson Minor Hockey executive board. Kay was a member of the Stitch and Chatter Club, the 56 Church Group and Beta Sigma Phi. Along with Carl, she was a fan and season ticket holder for the Nelson Maple Leafs. Together they belonged to the Silver Slipper Dance Club and sang in the Fairview United Church choir. After Carl’s passing in 1993, Kay moved to Parksville to be near Son Jim and Family and lived at Trillium Lodge for 16 years.

Kay is survived by her son Jim Swanson( Pam) of Parksville; daughter Vida Fisher (David) of Stanwood, Michigan; grandchildren Katherine Fisher MacDonald ( Jeremy), David Swanson and Steven Swanson; great grandsons Hank and Walter MacDonald; and nieces and nephews. Kay is pre-deceased by her husband, Carl; grandson, Owen Fisher; parents, Thomas and Margaret Lewis; brother, T. Denton Lewis and sister-in-law, Mary.

Kay is remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to a charity of your choice.


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