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DOUILLARD, Katherine Madeline “Kaye” (nee Schneider)

September 1, 1921 — November 1, 2015

Surrounded by the love of her family, Kaye went home to be with her Lord on November 1st. Kaye was born in Allan, Sask. to Jacob and Martha Schneider, where she lived until moving to Kelowna with her family in 1931. She worked in the cannery, as a maid and other odd jobs, until she met her future husband, Leo. Kaye and Leo were married on July 1, 1941 in Kelowna. They eventually formed Douillard Construction, where she was active in the company until retiring but her most important job of all was raising her 7 children. Mom will be greatly missed by her loving children Ron (Deb), Dave (Jan), Brian (Wendy), Carol (Bob), Debbie (Howard), Richard (Joan), Kevin (Connie) and her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. Mom was predeceased by Leo, her loving husband of 69 years, her brother Nick, sisters Marie, Elizabeth, Anna and Maggie. She is survived by her brother Joe (Kay) Schneider. Kaye loved to host, whether it be incredible meals around the table or a rip roaring party for family and friends. Mom’s many other pastimes included square dancing, curling, knitting, she especially loved fishing and traveling with family and friends. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel towards the caring staff at Sutherland Hills. We will forever appreciate their thoughtful gestures given towards all the family. Prayers will be held at Springfield Funeral Home on Springfield Road at 7 pm on Nov. 20th.  Mom’s Celebration of Life will be held at St. Charles Garnier Church on Benvoulin Road at 10:30 am on Nov. 21st. In lieu of flowers, donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society would be appreciated by the family.

“Mom, you are always with us,

Your beautiful face,

Unconditional love,

A smile that lit up a room,

You were the most priceless of all treasures.

One last battle you could not win,

All too soon we were out of time.

Our heart broke into a million pieces,

But great memories we will always keep,

As your bright smile shines down from heaven.”

We love you Mom xoxo


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Prayer Service
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:30 am

St. Charles Garnier Church

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Service Details

The prayer service for DOUILLARD, Katherine Madeline “Kaye” (nee Schneider) is scheduled for Friday, November 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm at located at 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

The service for DOUILLARD, Katherine Madeline “Kaye” (nee Schneider) is scheduled for Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 10:30 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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St. Charles Garnier Church

3645 Benvoulin Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Shirley Tanemura says:

    Debbie & Howard,
    My thoughts are with you both during this sad time. May the many memories you have of your dear Mother help you through this difficult time. With much love, Shirley

  • Donna (Coupal) Numminen says:

    Dear Debbie and Carol – wishing you peace and wonderful memories at this time….always enjoyed running into your mom at the Wedgewood and my previous work place – she always had a lovely smile and a very positive outlook… Donna (Coupal) Numminen

  • Suzanne St. Yves says:

    On behalf of the St. Yves family, I want to express our sincere condolences at Aunty Kay’s passing. Personally, I have fond memories of conversations with Uncle Leo over the years. He was a good man for whom I held great respect. I knew Aunty Kay less but she was hospitable and kind. Deep peace to each family member -Suzanne, Viviane and Lou’s daughter

  • dennis says:

    kay so sorry to hear your gone. you made me smile everytime you came in to get hair done by pat. we do miss you, and hope your journey is to hard for you. hope your with your family up there. hope your kids put my pearls and silver brouch with you on your journey. god has the best lady up there now. love you kay and we do miss you

  • Anna Marie Graham says:

    Dear Douillard family, I am thinking of you at this time of loss and grief. So many great memories of your mother/ grandmother and all those gatherings at the “big house”. She welcomed us all ! Sorry that I cannot be there to attend the memorial service. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Anna Marie and family

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