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Kathleen (Kay) Gladys Canning (Hockley)

May 21, 1921 - September 28, 2016


Kathleen Gladys Canning was born May 30, 1921 and passed away in Cranbrook on the evening of Wednesday, September 28, 2016.

Kaye is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 69+ years, Lister; her son Fred (Carol) and her daughters Helen (Guy) and Kathy.  Also left are her grandchildren; Cody (Claire) and their sons Levi and Dawson – Sara (Shaune) their children Connor, Harmonie and Savannah – Tim (Stacy) Robbins and daughter Molly  – Kelly Robbins – Jaycee Hunt (Lane ).  She is also survived by her brother Cal (Gloria) Hockley and sisters-in-law Lolly Hockley, Doreen Hockley and Kae Hockley as well as many many nieces nephews and further down the line!  Mom leaves behind a legacy of friends who will miss her jokes and laughter.

Mom enjoyed life to the fullest and right up until the end had something smart to say.   Mom loved her sports and was watching baseball at the end!  She loved her family and we were all blessed to have a very active mom, nana and great nana who attended as many sporting events , dance recitals and gymnastics as possible.  She was our biggest fan and always said “have fun”!

This is not goodbye Mom it's til we meet again.

The family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff in emergency and on 2nd floor for the love they shared with our mom.

The day to remember the life of Kaye Canning will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at the Wasa Hall at 1:00 pm.   If friends desire, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Wasa Memorial Garden.  Condolences may be left for the family at www.mark


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

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

From: Sandra Wilson
Relation: Niece

Condolences to Fred, Helen and Kathy. May you find comfort in the coming days and weeks with all the wonderful memories. Ty for including me at the hospital. Those days I spent with her, I will never forget as they are very special to me. RIP my beautiful Aunty Cake, as my kids and myself called her for the last 30 years. You will be missed immensely as you were honorary Nana to my grandkids. Hugs and Luvs. Sandra, Jeff, Cheryl, Jordan, and David.

From: Barbara Buckman
Relation: family friend

My sincere condolences to the Canning family. Kaye was a great woman, mother and friend. I have known Kaye all my life, as a neighbour, “rodeo Mum” and mentor …. she was intelligent, an independent thinker and embraced a zest for life on her own terms. Her dry wit and humour, selfless love and caring of others; all characteristics she possessed. Truly an individual! Her passing is an immense loss, not only to her family but to the community. Whether at an event or that unexpected encounter on the street, Kaye would always take the time to ask about my life and at the same time provide thoughtful words and guidance. Only two months ago I enjoyed her company, perspective of life’s challenges and her “off” jokes over lunch. It was an afternoon of laughter and love. I am honoured and blessed to have known Kaye Canning for over 60 years; thank you for sharing her with me.
Barbara Buckman

From: Darlene Netzel
Relation: Dear Family Friend

Sending deepest sympathy to the Canning family. My Mom, Marlene Pelttari treasured her friendship with Kaye over many years and is sorry to have missed her celebration of life. We had a lovely visit this March with Kaye and Lister in Kimberly; Kaye delighted us as always with her sense of humor and jokes. Although Mom and Kaye were not able to visit in person often in recent years – they just picked right up where they left off – lots of laughter and a sharing of good memories. Kaye is an inspiration to us all and we are blessed to have known her. Please give Lister a special hug from us – Marlene and Darlene & Murray Netzel

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
October 15, 2016
Beginning at 1:00pm

Wasa Community Hall
6145 Wasa School Road
Wasa, BC Canada

6145 Wasa School Road
Wasa, BC Canada

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