It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Kathleen Margaret Anklovitch (Thompson), our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister, cousin, aunt and friend.
Kathleen was born in Revelstoke BC August 12, 1932 passed away surrounded by her family October 12, 2020 at the age of 88 years. Kathleen was born and raised in Revelstoke and was a life-long resident, except the last two months of her life she was moved to Port Alberni to be near family.
Kay was predeceased by her husband Victor Melville Armstrong in 1965, her son Victor Bruce Armstrong, parents James and Sarah Thompson, and her brother Jimmy Thompson.
Kay is survived by her loving husband of 51 years Stanley Anklovitch of Revelstoke BC, her 2 daughters Sharolynn Armstrong (Dean Doskotch) of Port Alberni BC, Barbara (Tim) Izzard of Kelowna BC; 7 grandchildren Richard Thompson of Fort McMurray, AB, Brandi Thompson of Kelowna BC, Leslie (Chance)Thompson of Kelowna BC ,Kelsea
(Richard) Cretain of Calgary AB, Cole Doskotch of Port Alberni BC , Kyra (Angelo) Doskotch of Port Alberni BC, Kraig (Emma) Doskotch of Port Alberni BC; 11 great grandchildren Wyatt, Ava, Avery, Aiden, Grayson, Noah, Ashlyn, Aubrey, Nevaeh, Norah and Nash, as well as numerous other family members and friends.
Kays passion in life was camping and fishing with her husband Stan. She loved to go up to Mica and around lake Revelstoke or to the Arrow Lakes to camp and fish. She enjoyed going with her husband and brother to Pender Harbour to fish for Salmon.
Another love of Kay’s was bowling. She bowled on a Revelstoke team for many years, and she bowled in the senior’s games. She loved bingo and her and a few close friends went to bingo together at the recreation centre, but the senior’s bingo was one of her favourites. Kay enjoyed darts. Her and her husband played darts at the senior’s centre.
She spent a lot of her time knitting and crocheting. Her husband, kids and grandchildren all had Indian sweaters that she made. Kay loved pictures and loved showing her photo albums and pictures to all who came over. Kay loved to make Halloween costumes and dress up. She was a fantastic cook and loved to cook and bake for her family. She would make witches fingers cookies at Halloween and giant Santa Claus cookies at Christmas for her grandchildren. Christmas packages always had baking (skalalis, cookies, canned jams and pickles and of course knitted dish cloths and towels, and always the Giant Santa sugar cookies). She will be missed by all who knew her.
The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Dr MacLeod, Ann Marie Gill, Dr Kate McCarroll, and all the staff at Mt Cartier court, as well as all the staff at Echo village for their wonderful care of our mother. We would also like to thank Carroll, Amy, Pam, Kelly and all the other staff whose names we may have forgotten for the kindness and care you showed our family during this most difficult time.
Kay’s cremated remains will be laid to rest at a graveside service in Revelstoke in the spring of 2021.