Obituary Notice – Kathleen (Kay) Laurilla

Laurilla, Kathleen (nee Fox)
September 22, 1930 – November 9, 2012

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Kathleen Laurilla in the early morning hours on November 9, 2012. At the age of 82 years Kay passed away peacefully with family at her side, while staying Mt. Cartier Cottages in Revelstoke.

Kay was born in Aneroid, Saskatchewan, on September 22, 1930. After marrying Bill, a park warden in both Revelstoke and Glacier National Parks in 1951, Kay then spent parts of her life in Flat Creek, Beaver River, and other locations within Glacier National Park before moving to Revelstoke in 1962. Kay took pride in raising her two sons Roger and Donald and was the most supportive and loving mother one could have. Kay will be remembered as one of the cheerful and humorous faces with her long time employment at Donaldson’s Drug store, which is now the current Pharmasave.

Kay is predeceased by her husband Bill and son Donald along with parents William and Mammie Fox. She will leave cherished memories to her surviving beloved son Roger of Golden, B.C. Memories will also be in the hearts of Kay’s surviving three siblings: Alice Miller of Kamloops, Rose Lund of Revelstoke, and Edie Singer of Nanaimo; nieces: Rose Lund and Joy Cwikula from Revelstoke; nephews: Norm Lund and Bob Lund also from Revelstoke; brother-in-law: Ray Laurilla of Sicamous; sisters-in-laws: Aino Bray of Kamloops and Alma Eiler of Kelowna and all respecting family members.

Please forward any healing messages of condolence to the family by visiting Kay’s obituary notice at

Many thanks to the arrangements and care provided by Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke, and also to all the staff at Mt. Cartier Cottages.