Kay Irene MacIntyre (nee Dagg)
of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia
November 8, 1938 – August 11, 2013
Survived by the Love of her Life: Charles MacIntyre
Survived by her children: Tracy, Austin (Tammy), Jodi and Bronwynn (Jim)
Survived by her grandchildren: Caitlin, Logan, Ryley, Zachary, Caleb, Sarah, Maeghan and Caiden
Survived by her brother: Keith Dagg (Deborah)
Predeceased by her sisters: Velma and Anne and her brothers: Raymond and Lyall
Kay was a beautiful force of nature. She was born into a world-class champion curling family and left as a champion lawn bowler. She approached every experience of her life with clarity, focus, talent and the drive to excel. Kay was elegant and smart. She was compassionate, strong, loving and funny. Kay could ride a horse, teach Scottish Country dancing, kayak the Baja, sail the Gulf Islands, own a successful business, renovate a house into a home, backpack Australia, live in New Zealand, explore Mexico, play the ukulele, feed an army and take care of her family with pride and all of her heart. She did all this with the Love of Her Life, her husband, Charles, by her side. Charles asked Kay to waltz one night 43 years ago and they have never been far from each other since. Theirs was a true fairy tale love story that will go on forever.
When she learned, out of the blue, that she had mere days until her beautiful and full life would come to an end, her keen instincts as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend shone through as she used these precious hours to share stories of how grateful she was for her life, Charles, family and friends – a true testament to her grace and bravery. Kay truly lived. She loved life and all those who shared in the adventure with her. She wished us all to Love Deeply and Pay It Forward.
And We, in turn, Love and Like Her Forever.
Our sincere gratitude and thanks to Leah, Vi, Pat and Carmen – Palliative Care Nurses at NRGH
A celebration of Kay’s life will be held in early
October at the Qualicum Beach Lawn Bowling Club.