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Kathleen "Kay" Vera Smith


Kathleen "Kay" Vera Smith

Kathleen "Kay" Vera Smith, 96, of Petitcodiac, NB, passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at The Moncton Hospital. Born at Prosser Brook, NB, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Elizabeth (Nichol) Lane and widow of first husband, William Geldart, and widowed again by her second husband, Nelson Smith.

Kay was an active member of the Petitcodiac Baptist Church when she was younger and enjoyed preparing food for different church events. There always seemed to be a pie in the oven except on Saturday mornings when she would bake her homemade bread and baked beans. Kay enjoyed making quilts, knitting, gardening, and grew many fresh fruits and vegetables around her property, which she would pickle and jam. Kay enjoyed walks and always welcomed the company of her neighbours, friends, and family.

Kay will be sadly missed by her sons Richard "Rick" (Bonnie) and Dennis "Denny" (Evelyn) Geldart all of Alberta; daughter Jayne Geldart (John Mason) of Nova Scotia; daughter-in-law Sharon Geldart of Petitcodiac, wife of son Gary Geldart, who was predeceased by Kay; seven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Kay also had three stepsons Dennis Douthwright (Kathy) of Riverview, Barry Smith (Teresa) of Petitcodiac, and Reg Smith (Fran) of Saint John. Her stepdaughter Susan Scott (Steven) was predeceased by Kay and Nelson.

In addition to her parents, first husband, and second husband, Kay was the last surviving member of her family, being preceded in death by six siblings Marie Prosser (Clifford), Pansy Geldart (Welcome), Garnet "Jack" Nichol Lane (Dorothy), Vaughn Lane (Mary), Fleming Lane (Lois), Lester Harold Lane (Hazel), and four half-siblings George Lane (Clara), Purdy Lane, Irvine Lane, and Mae Wilson. She also had a sister, Margaret, who died in childbirth.

Resting at Salisbury Funeral Home (372-4800) where visiting will take place on Monday, May 21, 2018 from 6 - 8 pm, and from where Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, May 22 at 11 am followed by interment at Fairhaven Memorial Gardens.

If desired, memorials to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Parkinson Society of New Brunswick, or a charity of the donor`s choice would be appreciated by the family.

Service Date
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Service Time
11:00 am
Service Location
Salisbury Funeral Home Chapel

Monday, May 21, 2018
Visitation Time
6 - 8 pm
Visitation Location
Salisbury Funeral Home

Burial Date
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Burial Location
Fairhaven Memorial Gardens

Requested Charity
Heart & Stroke Foundation, Parkinson Society of New Brunswick, charity of choice