Kathleen Esma Alexander/Schluchter

April 4, 1932 – February 16, 2014

The family is saddened to announce the passing of Kathleen Alexander/Schluchter (nee Wood) on February 16, 2014 at Yucalta Lodge in Campbell River, BC. Kay was predeceased by her parents Henry and Kathleen Wood, her sister Betty O’Coffey, and her first husband Ernie Alexander. She is survived by her partner Joe, her sister Patsy, and children Carol, Cathy, and Rick, six grandchildren Donald (Jenny), Isaac (Michelle), Jessica, Rick (Joleen), Briana, and Ethan, and five great-grandchildren Jason, Haley, Jackson, Hayden, and Rick.

Kay was born on April 4, 1932 in Victoria, BC and grew up in Victoria and on Salt Spring Island. She married her first husband Ernie Alexander in 1952 and moved with him to Campbell River, BC. They lived in Campbell River, Kelsey Bay, and a number of logging camps from Camp 5 on Brewster Lake to Sonora and Maurelle Islands.

In 1974, Kay moved to Port McNeill where she met Joe, her partner for the next 40 years. With him, she continued to be involved in the forest industry from Port McNeill to the Queen Charlotte Islands, then Sayward, BC and finally back to Campbell River again 1991.

There, she enjoyed gardening, travelling to Oregon, Alaska, Mexico, and Safari Club International conventions in Reno and Las Vegas. She enjoyed keeping fit with attending classes at Curves and walks along the Sea Walk with her long-time friend Gloria, and of course, the grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff at Yucalta Lodge and Doctor Coetzee for her care.

A celebration of her life will be held by the family at a later date.

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