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KAYER, Monica Tamara

Monica Tamara Kayer of Kelowna, BC passed away at Kelowna General Hospital on November 30, 2012, at the age of 45, with her family at her bedside, after a brave and courageous two year battle with cancer.  She leaves behind to mourn her loving husband Stephen; her Mom and Dad; sisters Evelyn (Pat), Jacqueline (Leslie) and her three nephews: Courtney, Tyrell and Rylan.  She was born in Swift Current, SK to Anne and Tony Mulders on December 30, 1966.  Monica never had a problem keeping herself busy with her various hobbies and activities, which included astronomy, photography, lampworking, jewelry making and of course her deep affection she had for her beloved Beagles.  She will forever be remembered as the ‘Beagle Lady’ in the neighbourhood.  Your journey here is over, free from the pain and suffering that you have had to endure.  Fly free, we are so very proud of you, our dear angel.  A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Kelowna S.P.C.A., 3785 Casorso Road, Kelowna, BC , V1W 4M7 (www.spca.bc.ca/kelowna).

Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:00am

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for KAYER, Monica Tamara is scheduled for Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 10:00am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC

Phone: 250.860.7077

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  • Sheila Osmann says:

    You will forever be in my memory smiling and laughing, and usually with your dogs. You truly were a light. You will be missed

  • Tom Pollock says:

    Condolences to you Stephen on your loss of Monica and may God bless as well.It was so great to see you after so many years and also to meet Monica for the first time when you folks came to Saskatoon for a visit back in September.Although it was the first time that I did meet Monica it was abundantly clear that she was a great person and am so pleased to have met her.Don’t forget that you have family and support in Saskatchewan here my cousin! RIP Monica!

  • Gordon Hoffman says:


    My heart felt thoughts are with you, your mom, dad, sister and your entire family at this difficult time.


    Gord Hoffman

    • Evelyn says:

      On behalf of the Mulders’ family I would like to thank you all for your condolences.

      Monica is the baby of our family and she played out that role perfectly. It was a big role to fulfill and forever we are grateful for the memories and the gifts she shared.
      We love you Monica and will miss you dearly.
      It helps our sorrowful pain to know your soul is finally soaring in freedom.

      Love, your sister, Evelyn

  • Terri-Lyn Kardel says:

    Dear Jacqueline and family, my heart goes out to you at your time of loss. May you find comfort in your memories,and with being together.

  • Darlene Quinn says:

    I will miss Monica as she was a positive person and I valued her friendship. Thinking of you Steven

  • Grant Rottenfusser says:

    We know that words are inadequate at a time like this but we wanted you to know how very sorry we are for the loss of your lovely wife, Monica. Although none of us can fully comprehend what a personal and profound loss this is we know how strong and loving your relationship was. May God give you strength to see you through this difficult time.

    “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal”
    In Friendship & Faith;
    Grant & Donna

  • Valley Medical Laboratories says:

    The right words are difficult to find at times like these. Monica was the bright light of our Microbiology department, she will be missed dearly by everyone here at Valley Medical Laboratories. With our sincere condolences to Steven and family.

  • Julie and Murray Ross says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
    I wish we could be there to celebrate Monica’s life but it’s not possible. We will be there in spirit though.
    All our love,
    Julie and Murray Ross

  • Cindy, Katie and Jacob Galigan says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Monica was a wonderful caring person. As I drove by your house the other day dropping the kids off at their dads I wondered how you guys were doing, guess something told me you needed to be in my thoughts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Hugs to you and the dogs.

  • Mary McKay says:

    We are sorry to hear about your loss. We will miss her in the neighborhood walking the beagles.
    Mary & Roy McKay

  • Catherine Paulger (de Groot) says:

    To Monica’s Family – I am so sorry at hear about your loss. Monica and I were classmates in high school and it seems like she really hadn’t changed at all. Still had that great smile. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

    • Sherri Armstrong says:

      I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Monica. We were friends in high school. She was such a caring and generous person. I learned more about her from the lovely obituary that you all wrote. I will always remember her beautiful smile. I am sure her dogs are missing her so give them a pat for me. Take care. Sherri, Whitehorse Yukon

  • Melanie Collins says:

    To Steven,
    I worked with Monica at CF Minerals. She was the first person to maake me feel welcome and to show me the ropes. We deffinately had some good chuckels along the way. Her unique sense of humor and her caring spirit will be sorely missed. My thoughts go out to you at this difficult time.

  • Jolene says:

    Stephen and family,

    I’m deeply sorry for your profound loss. I had the pleasure of working with Monica, or Monnie, as I liked to call her, at CF Minerals. She truly was an exceptional woman with such an amazing spirit. We had so many laughs and sharing of stories about our *babies* – (our dogs.)I always think of her when I see beagles. Monica was one of the most positive and welcoming people I have ever met and I’m so thankful to have known and loved her. Rest in Peace dear Monnie ♥

  • Rob and Cathy Gibbon says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Monica’s passing and our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  • Michele Smith says:

    I am sorry to hear about Monica’s passing. I met her through this lampwork glass forum. She was so excited when she came to my hometown in Kailua Kona on the Big Island. She asked endless questions about living here. She truly will be missed.

  • Stephen Kayer says:

    I’ve had a chance to read everybody’s condolence messages here on Monica’s obituary and I am truly humbled and grateful in knowing that she touched so many peoples lives.

    She was the kindest, most unselfish, loving person that you would ever meet and I miss her with all my heart.

    Monica was truly the love of my life, my best friend and my reason for living.

    Until we meet again sweetheart…

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