Kay McCaskill was born on March 24, 1916, in Vancouver, and died peacefully on February 22, 2010, in Edmonton. Kay grew up in Vancouver and was educated at UBC, U of T, and Western. Following service in the RCAF, she married Jack McCaskill, and raised four children in several communities, large and small, across the Western Canadian oil patch and in Libya. Kay played many active roles in all those communities, as a founder of Oil Wives, an actor in little theatre, a school trustee, a Welcome Wagon representative, a member of the United Church, a teacher of English as a second language, and a charity fund-raiser. She always paid attention to the less fortunate members of any of her communities. She was devoted to her family and will be lovingly remembered by her husband Jack; her four children: Marlene Pozin (Mike), Bob McCaskill (Linnea), Anne Pellatt (Peter), and Brian McCaskill (Pat); and a bounty of grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at Riverbend United Church in Edmonton on Friday, February 25, 2010, at 4:00pm.