Obituary of EVA KAY


MARCH 9, 1949 – FEBRUARY 17, 2017

It is with sadness and sorrow; we announce the passing of Eva Kay on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Riverview Health Centre at the age of 67. Eva was predeceased by her sister Jeannie. Eva is survived by her mother Mariana and Wiktor Slusarek; husband Robert; daughters Nicole (Jamie); Justine; granddaughter Willow, sister Elizabeth (Bill), brothers Albert (Alice), Rick (Beata), cousins Mary, Christine and many nieces and nephews.

Eva was born March 9, 1949 in Poland. Eva emigrated from Poland to Canada by boat with her family in 1958 on the Stefan Batory and lived in the Parkdale Region of Toronto. Eva attended and graduated Parkdale High School as well as received her B.A. in Business from the University of Toronto. Eva was a manager for Household Finance in the Toronto Area before becoming a Loans Officer with RBC. In November 1977, Eva married the love of her life Robert Kay and had 2 children Nicole (1981) and Justine (1983). The Kay’s then moved to Winnipeg in March 1986. While in Winnipeg, Eva became a manager for Sterivision Hospital Services. While working fulltime and raising 2 kids, Eva also obtained her B.A. of Education in French from the University of Manitoba. Eva worked as French teacher in Winnipeg School Division #1 at the following schools: Elmwood, Shaughnessy Park, Grant Park, Gordon Bell, Sargent Park and Riverview. Then in 2012, due to health reasons Eva left work and subsequently retired in 2015. Eva was always active and forever on the go; A member of the Sokol Polish Folk Ensemble, she loved to sing. Eva also adored gardening, so much so, she had all her grass replaced with wildflowers. Eva was blessed with her granddaughter Willow in 2013, the light of her life. They had wonderful times playing, doing puzzles, reading, Play Doh, cooking and movies. Babcia always told Willow yes, no matter what she wanted. Eva treasured these moments.

The funeral will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 10:00 am at St. Andrew Bobola Parish, 541 Marion St. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Eva’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.