Kathleen (Kay) Mary Enemark passed away peacefully on January 12, 2011 in Prince George, BC. Kay was born on January 2, 1924 in Quesnel, BC to John and Janet Yorston.
She is survived by her loving husband John, whom she was married to for 68 years, two sons, John Jr. (Kelly), Prince George and Donald (Pat) Phoenix Arizona; two grandsons, Johnny, Prince George and Karl, Seattle, Washington; three granddaughters; Katie Lliteras (Jeff), Phoenix, Arizona; Freya, Vancouver and Bergen, Calgary; her sister Margo Sidsworth, Prince George and many nephews and nieces.
She was pre-deceased by her parents, her three brothers, Jack, Don and Keith Yorston and her twin sister Eileen Hirschfield.
There will be no funeral, but in the summer a memorial service will be held at the Australian Ranch, south of Quesnel, where she was raised. Her ashes will be interred in the family memorial park beside her twin sister, Eileen.
Kay had a wonderful heart and an infectious zest for life that touched all who knew her. She gave of herself bountifully and her spirit lives on through her friends and family. Kay’s efforts in volunteerism and leadership were well recognized and appreciated by the Women’s Auxiliary at Vancouver General Hospital and the Canadian Cancer Society. Kay was nominated and selected for the Canada Volunteer Award by the Minister of National Health and Welfare in 1986 because she did not wait to be asked to help. Her perception, her power of persuasion together with her ability to organize & her capacity for hard work improved not only the physical environment for patients undergoing treatment but their outlook on life generally.
A dynamo with a huge heart, she was a special lady and will be well missed.