Martha McKAY

Martha McKay passed away peacefully on Friday, February 15, 2013 in Chilliwack at the age of 85 years. She was born on April 30, 1927 in Trochu, Alberta.

Martha is survived by her son Callum, and daughters: Maureen and Susan; as well as her grandchildren: Jasmyn, Jesse, Jacob, Brayden, Madison, Jaylene, Jake and Samantha and one great-grandson Jaxon.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Norm, and son Bruce.

As a young woman, Martha bravely left the hardworking and isolating farm life in

Alberta behind her and headed for the big city of Chilliwack where she experienced freedom and independence.  She waitressed, met wonderful life-long friends such as Rose and Lil, and became a Nurse’s Aide. 

She met Norm, her life partner, moved to the Kootney’s, married at the grand ole age of 30, had a family and explored and enjoyed every mountain and hiking trail within reach. She gifted her love and respect for the earth to her children, who have paid it forward to their children.  She practiced yoga daily and ate flax seeds well before it was popular. She was happy in life. I believe she is still happy and resting in peace.

Martha’s family would like to publicly thank the outstanding and honest service O’Connor’s Automotive always provided to our Mom. It was never un-noticed.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 22, 2013 from Henderson’s Funeral Home. A reception will follow in the Tea Room.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Chilliwack FieldNaturalists: