Catherine (Kay) Gilbert
Catherine (Kay) Gilbert of Turtle Creek, passed away on February 6, 2020 at The Moncton Hospital. Born in Moncton she was the daughter of the late Leandre and Ida (Landry) Melanson.
Before losing her eyesight, Kay adored bowling, making jigsaw puzzles, and solving cryptograms. For many years leading up to her passing, she collected Christmas figurines and delighted in setting up a Christmas village during the holidays. Even after her eyesight started failing, she continued the tradition as long as she could. Not even blindness slowed her interest in politics and she never hesitated to call a politician when she saw a need. She was known for her love of conversation, bird watching, and red shoes.
Kay will be dearly missed by her husband Lloyd (of 61 years) ; daughters Christine (Gary) Peters, Michelle (Frank) Bekkering; son Charles Gilbert; sister Lillian (Bob) Arsenault; brothers John (Vicky) Melanson, Joseph Henri (Maxine) Melanson; grandchildren Brandy, Chrissy, Michael, Amanda; greatgrandchildren Rowan, Jeremy, Jaden and many nieces and nephews.
A service to celebrate Kay’s life will be held on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Cobb’s Funeral Home at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by her family.