KATHLEEN GIEGERICH (nee Devine)
October 1, 1935 – February 26, 2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kathleen (Kay) Giegerich at Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm after a brief illness at the age of 75.
Kathleen is survived by and lovingly missed by her; husband of 49 years Mike Giegerich of Blind Bay, twin sister Clare Storback of Campbell River, aunt Elsie Atchinson of Langley, brother in law Hank Giegerich of Vancouver, sisters in law Betty Wetmore of Trail and Peggy Sloan of Vancouver, special friends Violet & Henry Dente and their two children Emma and Jacob who adopted Kay and Mike as grandparents, as they were from Newfoundland and a long way from their families.
Kay was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and relocated with her mother and twin sister to Ganges, on Salt Spring Island, where she completed her schooling and immediately joined the local Bank of Montreal. Kay relocated to Vancouver to the Kerrisdale branch and subsequently to the 10th and Granville branch. Kay was selected to be part of the opening staff at a new branch at 28th and Dunbar and after a brief illness, retired from this branch in 1967. Kay married Mike Giegerich in 1961, moving with him to the instant town of Mackenzie for 4 years and then to Quesnel for four years before returning to Vancouver. In 1975 Kay became a partner with Mike in their Engineering Company as chief administration officer which continued until the company was dissolved Jan. of 2010. Kay and Mike relocated to Blind Bay in the Shuswap Lake area of the interior of BC and while there took on two favourite charities together, the Salmon Arm SPCA and the Easter Seal Camp Winfield for children with disabilities. Kay also did much work in the Shuswap to help various organizations and committees, particularly helping Mike in his work with Lions International through the Sorrento Lions Club.
The family wishes to thank the Doctors and staff of the Shuswap Lake General Hospital for their kind and meticulous care of Kay during her time at the hospital with special thanks to Dr. Breugem.
A memorial service will be held on April 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from Fischer’s Funeral Services & Crematorium Ltd., 4060 1st, Ave. SW, Salmon Arm, BC. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Kay’s name to either the Salmon Arm SPCA, 5850 Auto Road SE, Salmon Arm V1E 2X2 or Easter Seal Camp Winfield Development Fund, 1790 Davidson Rd., Winfield, BC, V4V 1J8.
Arrangements entrusted to FISCHER’S FUNERAL SERVICES & CREMATORIUM LTD., Salmon Arm (250) 833-1129, EMAIL condolences and share memories at www.fischersfuneralservices.com.