After turbulent years in Russia, Kay’s family immigrated to Canada in 1926, settling on a farm in Kenaston, Sask., where Kay began school. The Depression forced a caravan-style move to Hepburn, Sask., in 1932, with Kay and her older siblings driving the teams of horses. Two years later, the family moved to Wellesley, Ont., and Kay began doing housework. While working for the Rigbys of St. Catharines, Ont., Kay learned to swim, row and sail at their cottage. After the family’s 1937 move to the Niagara region, Kay’s mother entered a tuberculosis sanatorium, and Kay took on her tasks. During WWII, Kay found work as a weaver at Canada Hair Cloth, where she remained 42 years. Kay bought a house in St. Catharines in 1948 and her first car in 1957 – a yellow ‘57 Chevy. In 1995, Kay and dear friend Margaret Dick moved to Tabor Manor. When Margaret was in long-term care, Kay was a faithful visitor until Margaret’s death in 2011. Kay travelled across Canada, U.S.A., Europe and Israel. She enjoyed attending 55+ Retreats at Camp Crossroads and volunteering at the Christian Benefit Shop. She swam at the YMCA until she stopped driving in 2007. Kay was generous to her nieces and nephews.