March 14, 1927 – April 24, 2020
Mary was born in Union Bay the daughter of Lizzie (Muschamp) and Robert McKay. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years Ernest Joseph “Bud” Kine in April 2005, Her only son Robert Kine in October 2000, daughter Barbara Kine in January 2011 and her son-in-law Moray McKay in January 1990 also by her brothers and sisters-in-law George and Anita, Rob and Betty, and Bud McKay, also by her brother-in-law Ronald Pratt.
Survived by her younger sister Ann Pratt, her daughters Linda McKay and Ruth Kine, grandchildren Andrew “Muskie” McKay, Sam McKay, Alix McCubbin and Mary Kine, also her sons-in-law Arlo McCubbin and Ross Emery. She is also survived by her cousin Isabell Hood, many wonderful cousins, nieces and nephews and a close family friend Lil Bohn and many other good friends.
Mary grew up on the Muschamp farm in Union Bay. She lived in Walchin, Port Alberni and Nanaimo for many years but always called Union Bay home.
Mary was a 75 plus year member of the Eastern Star, a 74 year active member of the Pythian Sisters. She was a faithful attendee of the Union Bay United Church where she had been married in 1947. A member of the Old Faithfulls, the Mary Ellen Circle and the Friendly Port Seniors. She volunteered at the Cumberland Lodge Adult Day Care until she became a client in July 2019. She was also a member of her CGIT group the “Merry Hearts” which met continuously since 1941.
Mary loved Bingo and roadtrips especially if there was a casino or two along the way. Her passion for knitting started with socks for WW2 and she has knit anything and everything since including 100 scarves for the homeless this past Christmas. She also shared her skill of pie baking with many school children in the Valley.
She loved to go camping and spent many summers a Loveland Lake with her own children, nieces, nephews and friends. In later years, she and Bud often camped at Deep Bay and shared fun trips to Reno and Thunder Bay. After Bud died she started to travel abroad and especially enjoyed the sun in Hawaii with Linda, Isabell, Gail, Susan, Glenda and Ken.
Heartfelt thank-yous to Dr. M. Garfinkle and the Kidney Care Team, Dr. L. Chin, Dr. M. Woldnik, Debbie and Kim at Cumberland Lodge, Hannah and Ike at Guardian Pharmacy, Don, her Handi-dart Driver, The Bingo ladies, her home care aides and nursing staff and her very good neighbor Bill “Squilts” Robertson.
Celebration of Life for Mary Ellen Kine will be held Saturday October 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Union Bay Community Church, followed by tea and reception at the Union Bay Community Hall.
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