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Catherine (Kay) Helen Shields (Henderson)

January 29, 1931 - January 22, 2018


Mom quietly slipped away from us while holding hands with Leonard, her sweetheart of 70 years, after dinner on January 21.

Born in Westville, Nova Scotia, the fourth of five children to Rob Roy and Marie Henderson.  Catherine met her handsome junior Smoke Eaters goalie Leonard at the Trail Arena in1947 and they have been inseparable since.  Known by many raised in the Lois Creek area as “Auntie Kay with the best brownies”.

Catherine is survived by her husband , Leonard, four children Donald (Bev) of Calgary, Donna of Kimberley, Robert (Linda) of Kamloops, William (Michael) of Vancouver, 21 Grandchildren and 23 Great Grandchildren all over the world.  Sisters Maggie Murphy of Nelson, Zena Milne of Victoria and Louise Henderson of Kimberley.  Catherine was a loving mother, caring grandmother to her many offspring, not to mention all the kids of Lois Creek.

Memorial Service will be held at the Kimberley United Church on Monday, January 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm with a social tea to a follow in the hall.

Memorial tribute to Kimberley Special Care Home, 386 – 2nd Ave., Kimberley BC  .2Z8.   c/o Memorial Funds.



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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: George Wood
Relation: A 22 year old that moved to Kimberley , and met your Mom and Dad

Sorry to hear about Kay, thinking of Len and family, Kay always took the time to talk to me , dealt with Len and Kay at my store for decades

From: Russell Robertson
Relation: neighbor for years..

Condolence to the shields family from Russell Robertson, neighbor for many years. it was a great life growing up in the Lois Creek area. Len and Kay were well known, I worked within the same area as Len for years at KFO.
my thoughts are with you during this tough time.
Russell Robertson & Dr Juan Huang
Victoria BC

From: Val Migneault
Relation: Friend

We are so very sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. We will remember her with great fondness. Loved her spirit, her laughter, and the FUN she had. She and Len, a beautiful couple. Sympathy to the family. May Kay RIP.

From: Shirley Watters
Relation: Kenny's Watters widow,Shirley,Kenny was Kaye's first cousin

Sorry to hear of Kaye’s passing.My love & prayers go out to You & Your Family

From: Melinda & Gary MacKenzie
Relation: Kaye was my Dad's 1st cousin.

Both Gary & I, were so saddened to hear of Kaye’s passing,she had such zest for life & a twinkle in her eye bigger than Santa’s.Sending Lotsa Love to Len & the whole Family,From NS with Love.

From: Kathy Clarke& Vivian Moe
Relation: Old friends

So sorry for your loss. Kay was a great lady who will be missed.

From: Rae Fergus and David Coupland
Relation: friend

The Fergus family and Couplands send their condolences on the loss of your mother. Your Mom always had a hug for me every time I was at Garden View to see my mother, Marguerite Fergus til her passing in 2014. She never forgot me from our days growing up in Lois Creek.

From: Pauline Seymour
Relation: since the 70s

Leonard and Family: We are so very sorry to hear of Kays passing. It is always a sadness to lose long time friend. Our kind regards, Don and Pauline Seymour

From: Jim and Sandy Donald
Relation: Friend

Len and family. So sorry to hear of Kay’s passing. We moved to Kimberley in 1977 with the RCMP , and I decided I was going to learn how to curl. Kay took me on and Jim and I have many great memories of our time in Kimberley.

Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
January 29, 2018
Beginning at 2:00pm

Kimberley United Church
10 Boundary Street
Kimbeerley, BC Canada V1A 3C8

10 Boundary Street
Kimbeerley, BC Canada V1A 3C8

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Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Kimberley Special Care Home

386 – 2nd Ave.

Kimberley, BC  V1A 2Z8

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