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Kathleen Raynor Wheeler

May 16, 1928 ~ January 20, 2022 (age 93)

Obituary

 Kathleen Raynor ‘Kay’ Wheeler, beloved wife of the late Allan Wheeler, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Lethbridge on January 20, 2022 at the age of 93.

Kay was born May 16th, 1928 in Lethbridge and lived in this area her entire life. She was a telephone operator for AGT before getting married. She met Al as a young girl and fell in love with him, marrying him in 1951. Mom was a home maker and loved to spend time gardening. She will be remembered for her beautiful flower displays every year. She loved animals, having many dogs, cats, a bird and horses. She cared for the songbirds and even the bees that visited her garden as her own. She loved music. She loved delicious meals and enjoyed them more when they were accompanied by the people she loved. Kay enjoyed several activities over the years, including bowling leagues, playing bridge, watching sports (hockey and judo were her favourites) and spending time at our family cabin at Tie Lake, BC. After raising their children in Lethbridge, Mom and Dad spent many happy years at their favourite home in Moon River Estates. Mom was happiest spending time with all her family and friends; including her best friend Audrey (Doran) Johnson. She leaves this world with a legacy of kindness, strength and making the best Nesquik (her secret being extra sugar)!

Kay will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by all who knew her, especially her children Val (Doug) MacLeod, Grieg (Cheryl) Wheeler, Gayle (John) Krampl, Mark (Lisa Furukawa) Wheeler; her grandchildren Lauren (Mitch) Walker, Brett (Morgan) Kurio, Eric Wheeler, Brandi (Brent) Tindall, Brianne Floberg (Joshua Thomas), Alisha Wheeler, 6 great grandchildren (soon to be 8).

Kay was predeceased by her husband Allan Wheeler, grandson Elliot Wheeler, parents Ernest and Lena Craddock, brother Roy (Pat) Craddock and sister Dorothy (Ross) Stanley.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Kay’s name may be made directly to the Elliot Wheeler Memorial Award Fund at the University of Lethbridge c/o University Advancement, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4 www.ulethbridge.ca/giving OR to the Birds of Prey Foundation online at www.burrowingowl.com  OR to any animal rescue organization of your choice.

The family would like to thank all the staff at St. Michaels, West Highlands and Cardston Lee Crest Centre’s for their care of mom the last few years.

There will be no funeral at Mom’s request. If Kay made you smile or you have a story to share we would love to hear it. Send condolences at http://www.mbfunerals.com

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