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Kathleen “Kay” Laviolette

LAVIOLETTE, Kathleen “Kay” - At Miramichi Lodge, Pembroke on Wednesday May 16, 2019 at the age of 96. Cherished aunt of Greta Maloney (Gerald) of St. Andrews West, Darlene Acheson of Cornwall, Joan Brault (Roland) of Cornwall and Sharron Ledwinka (Norbert) of Pembroke. Loving daughter of the late George Laviolette and the late Catherine (née McNamara) Laviolette. Predeceased by her brothers Wilfred, Gordon, Clarence “Dan” and Nelson. Kay was born, Kathleen Hazel Laviolette in Cornwall, Ont. on April 21, 1923. She attended Nativity Separate School and Cornwall Collegiate Vocational School and shortly after graduating High School, Kay enlisted in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, attaining the rank of Corporal and served for three years until the end of the war in 1945, after which she was discharged. Kay then attended Secretarial School and was employed as a Secretary until 1951, when she then decided to enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force, attaining the rank of Flying Officer and was employed as a Personnel Administrative Officer for six years, serving two years of that period in Europe. Kay left the air force in 1958, moved to Peterborough Ont. And was employed with the Outboard Marine Corporation for ten years. Having always wanted to live on the west coast, she moved to Vancouver in 1968, was employed with a Finance Company for 5 years and later employed as a Public Service Employee with the Federal Government for twelve years until her retirement in 1984. Kay enjoyed participating in Sports, namely curling and bowling, she also liked to watch hockey games and she was as avid fan of the Vancouver Canucks. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to LAHAIE & SULLIVAN CORNWALL FUNERAL HOMES WEST BRANCH, 20 Seventh Street West (613-932-8482). A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019 at St. Columban’s Cemetery at 11 a.m. Royal Canadian Legion Members requested to attend. As expressions of sympathy donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated by the family. Messages of condolence may be left at www.lahaiesullivan.ca13337145
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Will Miss You, Kay
Posted by David Acheson (Great Nephew) On Sunday, June 2, 2019
I met my Great Aunt Kay later in my life as an adult. She fast became my buddy in Vancouver and I visited her a few times out there. I was always amazed by her tales of her life and how she kept going even past retirement. I missed our annual Christmas cards. She was the last of her generation in the family and it is sad to see her go.
Kay Laviolette
Posted by Richard Acheson (friend) On Friday, May 31, 2019
My condolences to the family for the loss of Kay. She was well respected by the family and my two sons liked her a lot. She will be missed.

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