KAY, Libby Jane (Pfitzinger)
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77, of Sorrento, British Columbia, passed away on November 24, 2012 in Salmon Arm, British Columbia. A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring. Libby was born in Chicago, Illinois to Fred and Elaine Pfitzinger on May 31, 1935. She went to high school in Oroville, California and graduated in 1953. She went on to earn a Master's Degree in English from Sacramento State University in Sacramento, California. She worked as a senior administrator in the Departments of Extra Sessional Studies and Continuing Education for the University of British Columbia for 25 Years. She enjoyed reading, gardening and cooking and was involved in the Women's Network Vancouver, Habitat for Humanity, Amnesty International, and PETA. Libby is survived by her husband, Randy Kay of Sorrento, B.C., daughters Deborah and Lisa, son Clint, grandchildren Erika Johnson, Tyler and Nicole Kay. She is preceded in death by her mother, Elaine (Hodik) Pfitzinger and father Fred Pfitzinger. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Shuswap Hospice Society Box 967 Salmon Arm, BC V1E4P1 (250) 832-7099. The family wishes to extend their deep gratitude to the nurses and staff of Bastion Place for their kind compassion and attentive care to Libby. Taped to her computer desk was the following quote, "Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!" - Unknown. Her family and friends alike wish her a continued journey of wide eyed amazement, and progressive and open minded education.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from December 1 to December 2, 2012