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

memories.

 

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.