Mabel Greta

(nee: James) McKay

Born March 16, 1925

It is with great sadness and heavy heart that we announce the passing of our mother and grandma on March 27, 2007. Although she and her late husband Walter were longtime residents of Vernon, they raised their family in Prince George. Survived by her daughters Norma (Glenn) Goodwin of Victoria, Donna Quiring of Vernon and daughter-in-law, Jane McKay of Prince George. Predeceased by her infant son, Maurice in 1947, her daughter Marilyn in 1965, her granddaughter Stacey in 1971, her son Arthur in 2003 and her husband, Walter, on February 26th, 2007. Mom – to Norma, Donna and Jane, will ever be remembered for having always just been there . . . . Grandma to Darcy (Lisa) Quiring and their children, Hailey and Hillary and Tyler (Jennifer) Quiring and their children, Talia and Steel. We are certain your “cowbell” was never missed at the Junior hockey games. Her great grandchildren’s visits could always put that sparkle back in those blue eyes of hers. Kevin McKay of Red Deer and Shannon McKay of Prince George, a recent graduate of UNBC, could always count on Grandma to send them home with some of her treasures.

I thought I saw your face today,

in the sparkle of the morning sun.

And then I heard the angel say,

“Their work on earth is done.”

I thought I heard your voice today,

then laugh your hearty laugh.

And then I heard the angel say,

“There’s peace dear one at last.”

I thought I felt your touch today,

in the breeze that rustled by.

And then I heard the angel say,

“The spirit never dies.”

I thought I saw my broken heart,

in the crescent of the moon.

And then I heard the angel say,

“The Lord is coming soon.”

I thought that you had left me,

for the stars so far above.

And then I heard the angel say,

“They left you with their love.”

I thought that I would miss you so,

and never find my way.

And then I heard the angel say,

“They’re with you every day.”

“The sun, the wind, the moon, the stars,

will forever be around

reminding you of the love you shared,

and the peace they’ve finally found.”

A celebration of Mabel’s life is being held on Monday, April 2, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. from the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with The Reverend Canon Chris Harwood-Jones officiating. Cremation. A reception will follow in the Pleasant Valley Tea Room. In lieu of flowers, friends and family wishing to make donations may do so to the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation in memory of Mable McKay. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the PLEASANT VALLEY FUNERAL HOME 4303 PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD, VERNON, B. C. Phone: (250-542-4333)

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