With her children at her side, Kathleen (Kaye) Farmer passed away at Victoria Hospice on January 1, 2018. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Kaye lived in Victoria since 1975. Predeceased by husband Murray, sister Millie Seitz, and brother Willis Cock, she will be lovingly remembered by son Ian, daughter Susan, and cousins Catherine Mackenzie and Shirley Giske, all of Victoria; brother Lorne (Shirley) Cock of Truro, NS; sister Irma (Peter) Andrews of Aptos, CA; brother-in-law Allan (Mauretta) Farmer of Ajijic, Mexico; and many nieces and nephews.
After graduating from Mount Allison University and Queen's University, she taught for many years, primarily in the School of Business at Camosun College. In retirement, she enjoyed playing duplicate bridge and participating in Volkssport (walking) activities as an active member of the Garden City Wanderers and holding executive positions with the Volkssport Association of BC and at the national level of the Canadian Volkssport Federation.
Although most of her life was lived in Victoria, she always had fond memories of Nova Scotia. In her early life, music was a significant interest, and she was proud to have been a long-time member of the Nova Scotia Girl Singers and to have performed on the first season of Singalong Jubilee. "Farewell to Nova Scotia" remained a favourite song.
Her prime concern was always her family, and, in turn, Ian and Susan were always there for support during years of illness. Many thanks as well for the support of so many bridge players, walking friends, and the Friday teachers' group. No service by request. Donations can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation, Victoria Hospice, and/or the Red Cross.
Published in The Times Colonist from Jan. 6 to Jan. 8, 2018.