YARD (Kathleen). It is with a profound sense of loss that the family of Kathleen (Kay) Yard announce her passing on February 21, 2012 surrounded by the love of her 9 children. She was predeceased by her husband Len, in 2009 and her brother Joe and sisters Annie and Betty. Born in Spiritwood, Saskatchewan on October 26, 1926, she spent her early years on the family homestead, moving to the Fraser Valley after W.W.II and settling with her family in Mission in 1955. She was an intelligent, hard-working and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was blessed with many talents, but will be remembered the most as a talented seamstress, an amazing cook, endless baker, and an inspirational gardener. She was a gracious hostess to all and her door was always open and welcoming. She was the matriarch of a large extended and loving family and her greatest joy in life was sharing in the achievements and celebrations of her children and grandchildren. She will be sorely missed by her 9 children, Juanita (Marcel), Sheila (Tullio), Veronica (Patrick), Myrna (Malcolm), Donna-Lee, Lila (Rob), Gordon (Joanne), Sheona, and James. She will also be missed by her adoring grandchildren, Corey, Tullio, Demitria, Jeneva, Cierra, Robert, Donald and Kris, and great-grandchild Carson. She is also survived by her sister Mary and brothers, Steve and Ignace, brother-in-law Bill and their extended families and many dear life-long friends. Mom will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Donations to the B.C. Cancer Agency would be greatly appreciated. A Memorial service took place on Monday, February 27 at Woodlawn Mission Funeral Home, 7386 Horne Street, Mission. Internment took place at Hatzic Cemetery. We will love you forever, Mom.
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