Kathleen May "Kay" Hesselwood
Kathleen May “Kay” Hesselwood, formerly of Blyth, peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Huronlea Home for the Aged, Brussels. She was in her 89th year.
Kay and her husband Keith (1986) were married for 38 years. Kay is survived by her children Ken Hesselwood and Luann Taylor, Brenda and Bryan Finlayson and her sister Lillian (Burt) Evans. She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Bonnie (Darryl) Hastings, Barb Vincent, Brad Finlayson, Ben (Charlene) Finlayson and Taylor Hesselwood.
She will be missed by her great-grandchildren Colton (Katelyn), Chloe, Johnathan, Tim and Owen. Kathleen was predeceased by her parents Jim and Marguerite East, daughters Elaine (1966), Verna (2014) and grandson Blake Hesselwood (2011).
Kay had a passion for cooking and baking and ran the “Triple K” restaurant in Blyth for many years. She will be fondly remembered for attending craft and bake sales and delivering pies across the county with special requests for her Christmas cake and strawberry pies. She enjoyed selling tickets for the Blyth Legion Ladies Auxiliary and was a lifetime member of the auxiliary.
Kay was named Blyth’s Citizen of the Year in 2011. Nominators cited her driving of seniors to events, her generous baking and support of organizations like the Blyth Legion, the Clinton Hospital and Londesborough Seniors as reasons for her nomination.
As per Kay’s wishes, cremation has taken place.
A celebration of Kay’s life will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 2-4 p.m. at the Blyth Legion.
Memorial donations may be made to the Blyth Legion Ladies Auxiliary or the charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Falconer Funeral Homes – Blyth Chapel. Messages of condolence for Kay’s family may be placed at www.falconerfuneralhomes.com