December 14, 2011

VIOLA JANE KAY On Wednesday, December 14, 2011 Viola Jane Kay (nee Brock) passed away at Tuxedo Villa Personal Care Home at the age of 96 years. Left to cherish Jane’s memory are her son Ted Jr.; daughter Brenda (Dave) Grimo; grandchildren, Ashlea (Ken Reid), Paulette (Rick Noble) and Chris Grimo (Stephanie). She was always interested in what her grandchildren were doing and enjoyed meeting her great-grandchildren Jaden, Carissa, Nathan, Samara and Bria. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Jane was predeceased by her parents; beloved husband Ted in 1991; brothers Stan in 1982 and Clarence in 1999; as well as her dear sister Hazel in 2010. Jane, as she was known to her friends and family was born on September 16, 1915 at the family farm at High Bluff, Manitoba. She was the oldest child of Guy and Hazel Brock. She loved cats. From her early years on the farm Jane would have a cat by her side and her love of animals (even dogs) was something her family always admired. She left the farm to undertake nurse’s training at Children’s Hospital. During this time Jane met the love of her life Ted Kay and they were married on October 1, 1939. Over the years she did special nursing and finished her nursing career at the Shriner’s Hospital on Wellington Crescent. Until earlier this year Jane lived in her own home and spent the last several months of her life at Tuxedo Villa. We, her family, want to thank the staff of Tuxedo Villa for their care over the last few months. In compliance with Jane’s wishes, a private Family Service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jane’s memory may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3. Mother, your years of taking care of others are over; rest in peace. You were much loved by many people and you will be missed.Run Date: Dec 17, 2011VIOLA KAY On Wednesday, December 14, 2011, Viola died at Tuxedo Villa Personal Care Home at the age of 96 years. A longer obituary notice to follow.Run Date: Dec 15, 2011   As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on December 17, 2011