Kay Ouchi

We regret to announce the passing of Kay (previously Kayo) Ouchi on May 17, 2011 in Vernon, B.C.

Kay was born on July 12, 1944 in Vernon, B.C. and spent much of her youth here until she attended school to become a Lab Technician. She then went to Toronto to work. After several years Kay returned to the family farm to care for her parents and teach skiing at Silver Star Mountain.

She was a very gentle and caring person who always very respectful to others. Kay enjoyed playing bridge, tennis, skiing, and reading biographies She was predeceased by her father, Tsutomu “Tom”, mother, Tsuya (nee Onodera), brother, Seiki and brother in law Sab Yamamoto. Kay will be sadly missed by her brothers, Yosh (Tomi), Seiko (Penny), Dennis (Trish), sisters, Haruko Cant (Bob), Aki Yamamoto, Lynn Montgomery (Sherm) and sister-in-law, Susie. She will also be missed by her many nieces and nephews that she was a wonderful Auntie to, Darren (Cheryl), Kurt (Rue), Janice (Mike), Brad (Jen), Shelly (Brett), Jenn, Michael (Tracy), Brett, Andrea (Adam), Toshio (Pamela), Hiroshi, Maureen (Dale), Amy, Ian, Brian (Dianne), Craig (Sara), Lori (Tyler). Kay is also further survived by many cousins and their children from the Ouchi and Sugawara families.

The family would like to sincerely thank Kay’s friend, Shirley, Dr. De Beer, Dr. Blyth, and many others for all their kindness over the years.

In respecting Kay’s wishes, she was cremated and no memorial service will be held.

In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Kay to the BC Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Salvation Army Family Services and Food Bank or the Allan Brooks Nature Centre Society.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155

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