Catherine WOOD

WOOD Catherine “Kay”. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear Mother – Catherine “Kay” Wood, who passed away peacefully September 29, 2012 at the Menno Hospital in Abbotsford. Kay was born in Lancashire, England, December 15, 1921 the youngest of seven, as a young girl she loved books, politics and tennis. During the war in 1944, Kay met the love of her life – Arthur Wood, they married on May 26, 1945 and Kay emigrated as a war bride to Campbell River. In 1955 they moved to Mission where she lived on Hyde Street until a fire in 2009 destroyed their family home. Throughout her 55 years in Mission, she was an active member of the Kinettes, Rotary Ann’s, Mission Tennis Club, Mission Golf Club and Great Books. Her pastimes included several bridge clubs, gardening, volunteering at the Mission Hospital and the Hospital Auxiliary and assisting as a kindergarten aid. You could often see her early in the mornings jogging around Centennial Park or walking her best friend “Kerry” three times a day also around the park. Kay was the loving mother of three children Julie, Jamie and Mary Ann and devoted wife to Art, for forty – five years. Tragically she was predeceased by Mary Ann in 1973 and Art in 1989.

Julie and husband Bruce, Lindsey & Casey reside in California and Jamie, Joan, Clinton & Marisa in Campbell River. Kay is also survived by a loving cousin Ada and nieces, Karen, Josie, and Anne in England and Scotland as well as 12 nieces and nephews in BC.

The family would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the wonderful friendships we made over these past 59 years and as per Mum’s wishes there will be no services – a celebration of her life will be planned for the spring of 2013.

We love and will miss you Mum…you were the BEST Mum ever…God Bless you.