BATHGATE, Kathaleen “Kaye” PearlPosted: June 22nd, 2022
Kathaleen “Kaye” Pearl Bathgate passed away at the age of 90 in the Chinook Regional Hospital on June 15th, 2022, after a full day with her son and daughter by her side.
Kaye was predeceased by her husband, Frank; parents, Cecil and Hattie (Mitz) Wooldridge; sister, Loreen Kirk; and brothers-in-law: Gary Kirk, Richard Harley, and Bob Bathgate.
She is survived by her son and daughter, Kirk and Tracy (Kevin Southwell); grandsons Sam (Amber) and Devin Bathgate; and great-grandchildren Harley, Flynn and Atlas. She is also survived by her loving sisters: Doreen Harley, Faye McMillan (Stuart), and Gaye McVean (David); as well as their families; and her “adoptive” Linders family. Kaye remained in touch with Frank’s surviving family in British Columbia and England.
Kaye was born in Ebor, Manitoba on December 19, 1931, but lived most of her life in Lethbridge, where she grew up and raised her family. Throughout her life, Kaye had a long-standing and important involvement with St. Augustine’s Anglican Church. For the last thirteen years she resided at Black Rock Terrace where the residents and staff became close friends. At Black Rock, Kaye played countless card games with friends, enjoyed musical presentations, and engaged in pretty much any other activity that came along. She enthusiastically pursued her own craft of plastic canvas embroidery, creating hundreds of colourful stars.
The family extends their profound thanks to the Black Rock staff, who created a comfortable home for Kaye; homecare staff, who supported her there; Dr. Andrew Bridge, who visited her many times at home; and the medical and support staff of the Chinook Regional Hospital, who cared for her in her final days.
A memorial service will be held later, the date and further information to follow.
Cremation entrusted to Martin Brothers Funeral Chapels.
My sincere condolences to Tracy and Kirk, Doreen, Faye, Gaye and family.
My dear Auntie Kaye (always beautiful inside and out), I will miss you. So many fond memories of you –your fabulous home-made Chinese Food, the fun and relaxing times spent at your place when I visited Lethbridge during school summer breaks and all the wonderful conversations we had. Please give Dad kisses from Mom and I.
Wishing you peace and love,
Debbie Harley xoxoxo
Aunt Kaye was such a kind, loving and lovely woman. She will be sorely missed. My condolences to Kirk and Tracy, and all other members of Aunt Kaye’s extended family ❤️🙏