September 10, 1925 – May 29, 2020
The family of Kay are saddened to report that our Mother, grandma, great grandma and friend Kay Deinstadt passed away peacefully on May 29 2020.
Catherine was one of 13 children born to James and Ellen Flynn in Carrick Beg, County Tipperary Ireland growing up in the neighboring community of Carrick en Suir. Catherine moved to London early in the 2nd world war where she worked at Grace Hospital in London as a nursing assistant, it was there that she met our father Ralph, who was serving in the Canadian army, they married and Mom came to Canada as a war bride arriving in Nova Scotia Aug 12 1946 on the Queen Mary, my father joined her four months later and they settled in Shelburne County NS, in 1947 they moved to Prince Rupert where they started their family. They purchased a house on 7th East in early 48 and mom lived there until 2014.
Over the years Kay had a busy life eventually raising four kids, keeping house and building up a core of great friends. Mom took up bowling and was a pretty good at it, as well she was a member of the Catholic Woman’s league for years, she also loved to play cards particularly wrinkle rummy with friends, she never missed an opportunity to partake in dances and any other source of socializing.
Mom had a reputation as a great cook and she was often asked to assist at weddings, and other social events to provide baking and sandwiches and other treats.
Mom was widowed in 1975 and a few years after she took a job at the Daily News in the backroom with a few other characters they had the important title of collators and they loved the job, if you happened to walk in the back office you could hear the laughter nonstop coming from this group of friends. As time moved on Mom and Alfie Dyer spent many years as companions socializing and spending time together this companionship gave Mom years of happiness and we are grateful to Alfie and his family Doug (Shelly), Robin Dyer, Bev (Chad) Boyle, and children for sharing their lives with her.
Mom was predeceased by her parents James and Ellen, her husband Ralph, her daughter in law Barb Deinstadt, Alfie Dyer, her siblings Alfie, Andy, Tommy, Mary, Eileen, Agnes, Breda.
Mom is survived by her daughter Cathy Quane (David), son Allan (Marne), son Shane (Jody) and son Bruce (Donia). Blended family Rydell (Tim ) Chernoff, Whitney Magliocchi.
She is also survived by her brothers Frank (Shirley) Flynn, Shamus Flynn, Mickey (Bridgette) Flynn, and sister Noreen (Michael) Allen.
She will be remembered by grand children Scott, Tammy, Jesse Paulson Deinstadt (Allison) ,Brent (Veronica), Michael (Jotika) Deinstadt Connor (Alexa Aceto), Liam (Kayia Storey) Quane, Jamie Deinstadt (Brittney), Kieran (Kelly) Deinstadt and Kaylyn Deinstadt and partner Luc.
Great Grandkids Willow, Molly, Jaiden, Kenan, Arianna, Rylan, Brinley, Kip, Roman, Scarlett, Macy, Dolly, Tommy.
In addition, mom has numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews scattered all over the world. In particular she was close with Jane and Shirley Allen, Helen, Ann, Kay, nephews Jimmy, Sean, and Michael, who always shared a lot of laughs with Mom on her trips back to Ireland. Thanks too niece Sally (John) Pick who travelled over in September to visit with Mom.
Mom believed in being kind to others and quality of life was important to her, in lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice or simply be kind to someone who needs a hand up.
Mom’s wishes were to be cremated and placed in the columbarium at the cemetery, hopefully down the road we can hold a celebration of life for her and we can all get together to laugh and remember all the fond memories that she has provided to us all and yes raise a glass to toast a life well lived.
The family would like to thank Father Terry, Dr Croft, Dr. Pick, home support staff, and of course the terrific staff at Acropolis Manor whose many efforts to make Mom’s later years as enjoyable as possible, we will always be in their debt for the care given to Mom.
Rest in Peace Mom Never forgotten
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