Kathleen (Carter) Hood
1928 ~ 2015
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, Kathleen (Carter) Hood at the age of 87 years.
Kath was born in Grand Forks, B.C. in 1928 to Douglas and Adeline Carter. She spent her early years in Grand Forks and Langley and finished high school in Trail. After attending Normal School in Victoria, Mum began her teaching career in Creston, B.C. in 1948, where she met and married Richard Hood in 1951. They had a family of four children until the untimely passing of their eldest son, Ian, in 1972.
Kath was a well-loved primary, elementary, and, in the last 14 years of her career, a kindergarten teacher who taught many of Creston’s kids while raising her own family. After their retirements, Kath and Rich enjoyed travelling and spending time at the family cabin they built at Kootenay Lake. Rich passed away in 1994.
She remained active socially, attending the United Church, quilting, travelling, bird watching and she especially enjoyed playing bridge with her long-time friends while making new friends along the way. Kath also enjoyed spending time with her family, sister Irene and brother-in-law Maury Murphy and with her dear friend, Jean Sacenieks. She travelled to many parts of the globe including Asia, Africa, South America, and Europe and enjoyed seeing new cultures and landscapes. Kath was an avid reader who loved mystery novels. She spent every summer at her beloved family cabin at Kootenay Lake where she could also enjoy time with her five grandchildren and the hummingbirds. This year, as always, she had planned a busy Christmas with her family, unfortunately this was not to be. Kath passed away peacefully in Creston surrounded by family on November 27, 2015.
She is survived by son Neil (Setsuko); daughters Shannon (Kevin) and Glynnis (Dee); grandchildren Mark, Michelle, Noah, George and Shaun, and sister Irene (Maury) Murphy. She also leaves behind nieces, nephews and their children as well as many dear friends. Her sense of humour, strength, friendship and generosity will never be forgotten and she will remain in the hearts of her family and friends forever. We miss you Mum.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 11 am at the Creston & District Community Complex – Creston Room, with Reverend Paula Ashby officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Mum requested donations to the Creston Valley Wildlife Centre, Box 640, Creston BC VOB 1GO or https://www.crestonwildlife.ca/donate.
We would like to thank all doctors and nursing staff at the Creston Valley Hospital for all the tender loving care given to our Mum.