Catherine “Kay” Cahill

Passed away peacefully with her family by her side in the evening of May 31, 2015. She was born on January 23, 1931 in Tipperary, Ireland.
She is pre deceased by her parents John and Kathleen Doyle, her 2 brothers, Denis, and her sister Josie.
She is survived by her daughter Rose (Jim), grandchildren Brian (Alysha), Lynda (Bill), Matt, and Kayla and her 3 great grandchildren, her siblings Joe, Willie (Anne), Johnny, Peg (Pat), Phil (Mervyn), Jerry, Mary (Bert), her nieces and nephews and numerous family and friends.
A special thank you to Kay’s doctor, Louise Fetaz, for her ongoing support. Dr. Fetaz, you were more than just a physician to our family, you are a compassionate friend.
There will be a service held on Friday June the 5th at 1:00 in the afternoon at Garden Hill Funeral Chapel – 11765 224th Street, Maple Ridge.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the BC Cancer foundation.
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  1. to Rose and family….

    Words cannot express how sad we all are for you loss. Kay was such a beautiful woman, both inside and out, and brought such joy to everyone she met. My kids all loved her and remember her gentleness and of course her smile.
    Please know how much love she brought to this world and her memories will bring everyone comfort.
    Love to you all.

  2. To Rose and family
    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with your mom for many years at RMH . She was a wonderful , dedicated nurse and loyal friend. Her presence always made the difference between a difficult shift and one that was made more bearable because of Kay”s never ending support and sense of humor. She helped fill our lives with laughter and the ability to cope with difficult, emotional times in our work while helping our patients and their families cope with their losses. I feel honored to have known her.

  3. Dear Rose,

    Sending you all love from London. I’m proud to be part of the Tipperary legacy and Kay was an amazingly strong, loyal and funny sister and auntie to us here. Kay was tiny but had the courage of a lion. She has left the world a better place with you and your beautiful family keeping the dream going. We’ll toasting her kind heart and good life. Peace and love, Jerry, Mary and Jerome xxx

  4. Dear Family
    At any nurses gathering, whether it be the hospital cafeteria or a retirement dinner, you had only to follow the laughter to find Kay Cahill at the center . And she remained that ray of sunshine whenever I bumped into her at the market in Pitt Meadows.
    My sympathies to you on the passing of this special lady.

  5. Dear Rose and Family and Mary and family,
    My thoughts are with you at this time. Kay will always be remembered with a warm smile. When my husband Doug was a patient, he totally adored her. Hope they are enjoying a wee drink in the hereafter.
    Much love to all from me.

  6. I remember Kay well, loved her soft Irish accent,she had a wonderful sense of humour , gift of the Irish !!! . Sorry for your loss she will be missed.

  7. I worked with Kay for many years on 2 North, and she was a joy to work with and would have us laughing every time, A joy to work with indeed. Wishing you God’s comfort.

  8. Willie ,Ann,& family

    Dear Rose,
    Remembering you all today during this very sad time.
    Treasure all the good memories and times you had with Kay.
    Love from all in Penane,
    Willie, Ann, Ken, Yvonne, AnnMarie & Liam

  9. William & Ann Doyle

    The condolence sent in from above is from Ireland

  10. Dear Rosemary,
    My sincere sympathy. I will remember Kay fondly. We have had some lengthy phone conversations, especially since Josie’s death. She was always bright and cheerful and never complained, despite her health problems.
    She will be sadly missed.
    Love to all from Naas.

  11. Patricia Nobile

    Celebrating a life well lived I thank you Kay for Rose and my nieces and nephews and great nephews. Condolences to us as we will miss but always remember Gramma Kay. With Love Aunty Trish

  12. I worked with Kay on 3 West for a number of years and have fond memories of her. She was kind and feisty. She taught me how to irrigate a plugged TUPPR, a skill that helped me over the years. She will be missed by many. My condolences to her beloved family.

  13. To Rosemarie and family,
    We had the pleasure of living next door to you and your Mam but unfortunately only for 15 years. She was like a second Irish mammy to me because I was in your house just as much as my own !!! We were broken hearted when you both moved to Canada but were thrilled when you both found happiness in your new home. I was thrilled to get to meet her for the last time a few years ago and we had many hearty laughs reminiscing about days of old. These words are on behalf of our family and especially Mollie who lost a very dear friend . Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.
    Love Pat

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