Catherine Matilda Shattuck
November 26, 1922 – September 19, 2014
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kay, who we were privileged to call Mom, Grandma and Great. She lived to be a full “ninety bloody one years” (as quoted by her).
Kay was born in Islay, Alberta in 1922. She came to the Comox Valley to join Ken as a newlywed in November 1940. Soon after, in January, 1941, Rosine, their only child, was welcomed into the family.
Kay made many lifelong friends while working in local businesses in the Valley such as Lavers, Lads & Lassies, and The Casual Shop. She loved Downtown Courtenay.
Once Ken retired they spent time travelling to various destinations including Europe, Alaska, across Canada, and Hawaii. They also enjoyed many a great day on the golf course with friends.
After Ken’s passing in 1987 Kay volunteered for the Canadian Cancer Society (15 years), the Flu Clinic (10 years), and the Evergreen Seniors (over 20 years). Also, her and her dear friend Marion Jones travelled together on many Evergreen Seniors adventures.
The family would like to acknowledge the long friendship that Kay had with Chris Rambow. From power outage campouts to drives in Chris’ car wherever it would take them, they enjoyed each others company and were always there for each other. Kay also cherished John and Pat Casanave and Jere Louise and Ray Fogolin, you were so special to Mom ~ Thanks!
In November of 2012 Kay moved into Casa Loma. Here she made many new friendships and rekindled friendships from the past. We would like to acknowledge Faye, “Little” Marion, Ann and Eve for their friendships with Kay. Kay could quite often be found playing bingo, tile rummy with friends, or walking around “The Big House” with Ann.
There are just too many friends to mention that brightened her life, we thank you all!
Left to cherish our memories are her daughter Rosine (Peter) Hryko, her grandchildren Kathy Hryko, Tony (Leah) Hryko, and Susan Hryko, as well as her great grandchildren Ken (Tamara), Tyler, Teagan and Justine.
Finally, the family would like to thank the ER Staff at St Joseph’s Hospital as well as Dr. Green for her care of Kay over the years, and a large thank you to Nurse Stacey. Also, thanks to Leah and the staff at Casa Loma for their care of Kay.
You can go home now, we’ll be okay…….
No service by request. If wishing donations can be made in Kay’s memory to YANA .