Kay Carlson Obituary
Kathleen Sarah Carlson, born Feb. 5/1920 in Kenora passed away
in the hospital on Sept 18/2020 at the age of 100 years + 7 months.
Kay spent all of her life in Kenora except for nine months during
the war when she lived in Kingston because of her husband's transfer.
She was predeceased by her husband John Shea (1971) and later by
her second husband Roy Carlson (1981). Kay was also predeceased by
her sisters and brothers-in-law Thelma and Jim Mableson, Mildred
and Carl Anderson, Alice and Jim Duffus. She is survived by her son
John (Jack) Shea and wife Jane, granddaughter Trixie Kennedy and
husband Troy, granddaughter Troina Shea, grandson Andrew Shea and
wife Katie and great-grandson Rylan Kennedy. Kay was a lifelong
member of the Wenona Chapter of the Eastern Star serving as Worthy
Matron and especially enjoying ten years as secretary. She worked in
retail stores for 35 years including 17 years at Newman's Jewellers.
She was a member of Knox United Church which she attended all of her
life. Kay and her friend Pat Young enjoyed several holidays
in Victoria, BC., and travelled both the West and East coast. A big
thrill on one of their trips was meeting Canadian astronaut Roberta
Bondar shortly after Bondar had been in space. She resided at
Benidickson Court for the last 27 years where she
volunteered with Mrs. Christianson to organized dinners four times
per year for several years. With Mrs. Stagg they planned and
maintained a beautiful flower garden in the back of the building.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the Supportive Housing
staff at Benidickson Court for many years of care and love they gave
to mom and to the Lake of the Woods Hospital nurses and doctors for their
care of mom in her final days.
Kay will be fondly remembered for her love of family and her caring
nature for others. As we grieve think of how blessed you were to have
an incredibly special and caring person in your lives who touched
the hearts of so many people. Take comfort in all of the wonderful
A grave side service is planned for Friday 25th at 2:00 pm st Lake
of the Woods Cemetery.
Donations in remembrance of Kay can be made to the CNIB, Knox United
Church or a charity of your choice.