Kit died peacefully in Nanaimo Regional Hospital. She was the daughter of Ted & Elfie Hammond and was born at Cowichan Station. Mom graduated from North Saanich High School and Sprott Shaw Secretarial School. After living for 85 years ‘under the flight plan’ of Pay Bay Airport, Mom moved to Stanford Care Home in Parksville.
She was a life long volunteer, gardener and from about 1957 a boater with various Whimbrel’s. Mom was a member of St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in Sidney. Kit is predeceased by her Dad (1961), her mother (1983), brother (1995) and husband Harvey (1998). Left to mourn are Diane and Gerry Klaassen, Nanoose Bay, Barbara Currie and Carl Westhelle, Connecticut, USA, grandchildren Trevor MacKay (Hannah Slade, Holly MacKay (Junhee Lee), Max & Alex Westhelle, step grandsons Bruce (Nikki, Madison & Evlyn) & Heith (Lisa & family) Klaassen, nieces & nephew in BC, relations in England, Harvey’s relatives in Manitoba, and last but not least , her special friend Brenda Allison.
A memorial service will be held in the spring at St. Andrew’s. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kit’s memory to the BC Lung Assoc.
“Mom & Dad are cruising the Gulf Islands again…”