Donald Kay

Obituary of Donald Anthony Kay

Surrounded by family at St. Joseph's Hospice on Friday, March 1, 2019, Donald Anthony Kay passed peacefully in his 88th year. A beloved husband for 60 years of Mary Anne (nee Rossi) Kay. A loving father of Lisa Phillips (Barry), Christine Kay, Norman Kay (Kelly Galloway-Kay), Marie Creighton (Andrew), and Donna Kay-Sullivan (Joe). A proud grandfather of Ryan Sullivan, Julia Phillips, Scott Philips, Ryan Phillips, Alexa Kay, Alicia Kay, Connor Sullivan, Sydney Creighton, Kate Sullivan and Luke Creighton; and a treasured brother of the late Robert Kay (Ann), Jack Kay (late Mary), and the late Mary Kennedy (late Gerry). Donald was a man of few words, but when he spoke it was with integrity and much insight. Those who knew him enjoyed the pleasure of his quick-witted humour and his kind nature. He positively influenced everyone he came into contact with - whether it was with his family, friends, or someone new. In Donald's early years he was an adventurist. From hitchhiking to California on a dime, to his service as a cadet at Camp Borden learning to the shoot a 303 rifle. He was an avid golfer, sports enthusiast and a man of strong faith. Donald attended St. Michael's College, and McMaster University. He spent the majority of his career as the HR Manager at Westinghouse and ABB in London, Ontario. He was also on the board of referees for the government, and served as a member of the HR committee at LHSC. Donald was a proud member of The Knights of Columbus and was a devout parishioner of St. Michael's Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Michael's Church, 511 Cheapside Street, on Saturday, April 6th at 10:30am with a reception to follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Joseph's Hospice are welcomed Donald will be deeply missed. His strong faith and valuable life lessons will be practiced within the lives of those he touched, he will live within us forever.