Katherine Elizabeth Monk
December 16, 1913 – May 19, 2010
With great sadness we announce the passing of Katherine (Kay) Monk at Gateby Care Centre in Vernon, B.C. Kay was born in Vancouver and attended Burnaby North High School. She married Gordon Edmund Monk of Burnaby in 1936 and together raised five children. She is predeceased by husband Gordon and daughter Barbara Ann Corkery. She will be sadly missed by her children Frederic Gary Monk (Loretta), Maureen Mary Karlson (Harry) and Anthony Roy Monk (Llana), all of Vernon, Denis Gordon Monk (Mary Ann) of Hilo, Hawaii and brother Bill MacNeil (Jessie) of White Rock, B.C. as well as her 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Kay was a gentle, kind lady with a quick wit who always placed the welfare and happiness of others above her own.
A Mass was held in Kay’s honour at St. James Catholic Church in Vernon at 11:00 AM on May 21. Interment is at 11:30 AM May 25 at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Burnaby, B.C.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Kay are encouraged to donate to the charity of their choice.
Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.