Kathleen (Kathy) Tyson

Kathleen (Kathy) Tyson

Born August 18, 1917 in Trail, passed away at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail on December 13, 2011.

Kathy loved to go for car rides and in her early years she was an avid skater. Kathy and her sister, Jane, loved to golf and knit lap mats for the local hospital. Kathy’s family built their meat market “Tysons” which later was sold and known as Low Cost Meats. Kathy learned to cut meat and worked at the family store until it was sold. After leaving the family meat market, Kathy went to work for CM&S (Cominco) where she worked for many years in the Purchasing Department.

Kathy and her sister, Jane, were the first females to get a home loan from CM& S (Cominco). Prior to this, these home loans were only available to male employees.

Kathy is survived by her niece Jane Shabluk (Alf) and family, nephew George Nixon and family, nephew Kent Nixon (Lynn) and family and niece Carol Bildfell and family. Kathy is also survived by her close friends and care givers, John and Dianne Urquhart and family with whom she lived for the past 4 plus years, and her good friend, Susan Thompson, who took her out weekly on numerous excursions.

Kathy had made numerous donations to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital, the last being an ice machine for the Emergency Department and a blood pressure machine and extra cuff.

At Kathy’s request, there will be no service at this time. Internment and a family gathering will be held in the spring. Bill Clark of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.

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