Kathleen "Kay" Podmore (nee Stewart)
February 13, 1927 - January 8, 2018
Early Monday morning Mom quietly slipped away from family to rejoin the love of her life, our Dad, Den Podmore. Along with Dad she rejoins her parents Ned & Kathleen Stewart, brother Evan Stewart and many other relatives and friends including her favourite "Gran", and of course a host of dogs and cats that shared Mom and Dad's home and love through 60 years of marriage.
To cherish her memory, Mom leaves behind Son and Wife, Greg (Karen) Podmore, Daughter and Husband Shelley (Randy) Milliard. Grandchildren, Tanya (Will) Ayre, Ryan Podmore (Laura Burchinshaw), Becky Comazzetto (Dave Evans) and best of all, Great Grandchildren Chelsea & Dylan Ayre, Hanna Podmore and Emily & Ethan Evans. Sisters- in-law Patsy Stewart and Joy Millward, nieces and nephews and their families Patti, Cindi, Dixie, Debbie, Dale, Dennis, Jen, Rae, David, Helen, Annette, Wendy and many cousins and her life long friend, our "Aunty" June.
Mom was born in Victoria. Although Victoria had been her family's home for generations it didn't stop our family from moving to Prince George in 1960 where they made many life long friends. Looking back perhaps Prince George's Spring Breakup wasn't the best time to move from Victoria but Mom was a trooper and took it all in stride.
In 1965 our family moved to Kamloops and in 1969 they bought their home on the South Thompson River where they would stay for 40 years. They spent countless hours gardening, remodeling the house with help of Dad's good friends Ian Leman and Lucien Campeau, searching for antique clocks and anything else that took their fancy. Perhaps their most treasured times were spent with a cup of tea and a dog underfoot as they sat enjoying their front garden or watching the river flow past.
When the river home became too much they never strayed too far from the river with Mom spending her final days at Gemstone, a senior's home on the Thompson River. Many thanks to her Gemstone Family who took such loving care of her. There wasn't a visit or a phone call when Mom didn't tell us how much she loved being there. Thank you again for the care and the peace of mind it gave our family.
Mom didn't want a service but would be happy to know that thinking of her made you smile or brought a fond memory to your heart.
Mom always told us not to grieve for her when she's gone, for she would be reunited with the love of her life, Dad. The whisper of a spring breeze or a river flowing will remind us of their singing and anytime you hear a Big Band start to play, you know they'll be dancing.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schoeningfuneralservice.com
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