Kay’s family immigrated to Canada in 1926, settling first in Hague, Sask., then Gem, Alta., and finally in B.C. A career woman, Kay managed dress shops and department store fashion floors, and sold real estate in Vancouver with Exchange Reality and Block Brothers. She accompanied Hank on jobs in Whitehorse, where she worked at the Yukon gold and ivory shop, in the 1950s, and in northern B.C., where she worked for Manpower. In retirement, Kay pursued her artistic bent through stain glass art, selling pieces privately and at craft fairs. Kay was faithful in church work: she supported missions, taught Sunday school, led Bible studies, served Pioneer Girls, and taught her children the value of giving time and talent.