Jun 2, 1922 – Oct 22, 2017
Kathleen (Kay) Mildred Rawlings (nee Floyd)
Mom passed away Oct 22nd 2017 at Trillium Bevan Village, Abbotsford BC.
Born in Vancouver. 2nd of June, 1922, she was 95 last June.
She is survived by daughter, Victoria Larson, her husband James Larson and their two sons Ryan and Chad. Daughter Patricia Rowat, her husband Paul Rowat and their children, Mark Rowat and Dana Fetterly. Gary Rawlings, his wife Cindy, and their son Derek, And their extended familes.
Kay had six wonderful grand children, Brennan Fetterly, Sydney Fetterly, Olivia Rowat, Max Larson, Jayme and Hudson Beaulieu.
Mom was predeceased by Dad, William (Bill) Rawlings in 2007, and brothers, Frank, Ken and George Floyd.
Following High School, Kay was employed as an elevator operator for BC Electric and then in 1942 joined the Navy. Serving in Vancouver and Halifax. This was where Mom and Dad met and were married in 1944. Following the war they moved to Vancouver where Victoria was born and then to Edmonton where Patricia was born, moving back to Vancouver where Gary was born. Bill was an employee of the Govt liquor store and served in Vancouver, Chilliwack and Courtney. Mom worked in several retail jobs, and loved meeting and talking to everyone.
They loved Chilliwack and when retired moved back and resided for many years in Rainbow Estates. Mom taught line dancing and was active in many clubs including the Rainbow red hots and dance group. They were both active members of the Chilliwack Legion and Bill was active with the Navy Cadets.
Mom and Dad spent many summers in Oliver and in retirement many winters in Yuma AZ. They enjoyed many friends and had a great life.
Mom was very proud to be a navy veteran, still attending meetings and services in uniform well into her 90″s Following Bill’s passing Mom moved to Birchwood Home in Chilliwack and enjoyed it very much, however moved to Abbotsford Bevan Village to be close to family and assistance.
Mom was also very proud of her dad who was a long serving member of the RCMP in Vancouver.
Mom also enjoyed travel with her daughters, cruises and trips to Phoenix and loved Sask. A highlight was a trip they both made with family to England, Scotland and Ireland visiting many landmarks and places the family had talked about.
Many thanks to all that knew her and kept in touch and giving her encouragement and friendship.
Many thanks to the staff of Bevan Village that made her stay there so enjoyable.
There is no service by request, however donations if you wish can be made to Vancouver Childrens Hospital.