Catherine Elizabeth Kime - August 12, 1922 - January 21, 2018. Catherine was one of nine children born to Welsh parents David and Jane Jones. To distinguish between all of the Jones in the area they were fondly called "The Sheep Jones Family" as they raised sheep. She was born August 12, 1922 and grew up in the communities of Bangor and Atwater. In order to attend school in Bangor she worked on the Kime farm for room and board. During her grade 12 year in Bangor she developed polio and spent some time in Winnipeg in rehabilitation. Later she worked in Regina. On April 7, 1943 she married Lewis Kime and over the next twenty-five years they raised three girls and had a successful farming career in Bangor. Kay was very active in the community, curling, church and secretary of the local school board. They moved to Yorkton in their retirement but Kay was far from retiring. She had a large yard with a vegetable garden and flowers and more flowers! She continued to curl and tried playing golf, but she had three passions. Family was very important to her. All the grandchildren can tell stories of when she looked after them. She loved to sing, joining the Sweet Adelines chorus and also the choir at Westview United Church. She was also a member of their UCW. Another passion was cards and time spent with friends playing bridge. She has won at Solitaire countless times. If you wanted a feisty conversation with her, talk about politics. Kay was independent, determined, friendly and always ready for a visit. Kay had her share of health and family set backs in her life but never once was her spirit broken. In 2011 she moved from her house to the Bentley Retirement Home, then to Yorkton Crossing and, as her strength declined, to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home. She made the best of every transition. Catherine was predeceased by her husband Lewis, daughter Winnifred Semeniuk and sons-in-law Fred Semeniuk and Bill Zimmer, parents, David and Jane Jones, her brothers Bill, Robert (Bob), John, Able, Edward and David and her sisters Jenny and Margaret. Family members left remembering many happy memories are her daughter Eloise Zimmer and family Brent Zimmer (Tracey) Makenna and Kendal; Tessa Boal (Dwayne) Landon and Jacob; her daughter Adele Pask (Murray) family Brenda Pask (Tom Wells) Kate and Tommy; Leane Bettin and daughter Kyla; Tracy Newton (Craig) Reese, Natalie, Jay and Mitchell, her daughter Winnie's family Corey Garrett (Deanna) Madison and Maddox; Teresa (Brian Manning) Shayla children Shawn and Shane, Paige and daughter Auzlynn, Caitlin and Mackenzie; Melissa Tibbotts (Nathan) Lily and Lincoln; Kindra (Julio Diaz) Tiago and Emilio. Many nieces, nephews and friends. From two souls who loved each other, to 3 children, to 9 grandchildren to 21 great-grandchildren, to 3 great-great-grandchildren is testament to a life well lived. Thank you for sharing in Catherine's life of 95 years.
© Copyright Yorkton This Week
Are you comfortable shopping at recently reopened businesses?
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!