Kathleen Ethel Victoria McIntyre (nee Eckland) passed away on January 25, 2003 at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Kay was born on March 10, 1909 in Salmon Arm, BC; where she grew up on the family apple orchard. After finishing high school, she attended Normal School in Victoria, graduating in 1928. Her first job was in Pitt Meadows B.C. where she taught for one year followed by nine years in Canoe, BC. Kay met Herb at an Armstrong Fair Dance and married him on July 14, 1938. They then lived on “the farm” on Shuswap Hill and had two children, Bill and Mary. She lived there until 1980 when she moved to Lumby. As rural teachers were in short supply, Kay would fill in periodically until a teacher could be found. She later did substitute teaching in the Lumby Elementary Schools for a number of years. She was a life member of the Pythian Sisters, Women’s Institute and the Old Age Pensioners. Kay will be remembered for her artistic and creative abilities. She designed many signs, banners, table centers, and decorations for different events and for her organizations. She enjoyed painting and was an avid gardener. Predeceased by her husband Herb in 1968 and her son Bill in 1978, she is survived by her daughter Mary Cowles (Reg) of Kamloops, daughter-in-law Stella McIntyre of Quesnel and her grandchildren, Richard McIntyre (Louise) of Delta, Peter McIntyre (Jayne) of Vernon, Adele McIntyre of Quesnel, Jennifer Cowles (Curtis) of Calgary, Janette Cooke (Robin) of Vancouver. Also by her great grandchildren, Alicia, Scott, Jonathan and Diana and great great grandchild Samantha. Memorial Service will be held on Saturday February 8, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at the Lumby United Church, 2112 Park Avenue in Lumby, with Mr. David Romeril officiating. A reception will follow in the Church Hall. Those friends wishing to make donations in memory of Kay may do so to the Lumby United Church Box 463 Lumby V0E 2G0, or the Pythian Sisters Box 944 Lumby, V0E 2G0. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 542-4333.

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