CURRIE: Peacefully, on Monday, January 4, 2021 at the Wawanesa Personal Care Home, Kay Francis Currie entered into rest at the age of 87 years. Kay was born on February 18, 1933 in Carberry, Manitoba, the fourth child in a family of seven born to Ernest and Mae (Outhwaite) Creasy. Kay grew up on the family farm in the Langley area southeast of Carberry and received most of her education at the Castle Hill School until she moved to Carberry to take her Grade 12 year. Following graduation, she attended Normal School in Winnipeg and earned her teaching certificate. Kay taught at rural schools in the communities of Pratt, Langruth and Pleasant Point. In 1952, Kay married Lawrence Bickford and they lived in Carberry where their 3 children were born. In 1956 they moved their young family to Winnipeg where they resided and worked until 1970 when they moved to a farm in the Firdale area. While living in Winnipeg, Kay was a homemaker raising her children and when they started school she resumed her teaching career accepting substitute teaching positions in the local school division. Kay was a talented musician and loved playing the piano and the accordion with her dad, and then later in a band with her brother, Bud, and her son, Ritchie, entertaining with their old-time music at various dances throughout the area. In later years she also played the piano with a local band providing entertainment to the residents at various personal care homes in the Westman region. Kay's other passions were her flowers and plants, crocheting various articles for her grandchildren, and watching curling and Toronto Blue Jays baseball on television. Kay was a proud Grandma and was always interested in what was happening in the lives of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Kay eventually made her home in Carberry where she worked as a home care provider and became close to many of her clients. In 1993 she married Gordon Currie. Kay is loved and missed dearly by her family. She is survived by her twin children, son Ritchie (Sharon) Bickford and daughter Jody (Wayne) Becker, and daughter Shelley (Mark) Ducharme. Also surviving are the loves of her life her four granddaughters, Amanda, Terri, Loren and Stacey and her twelve great-grandchildren. Kay was predeceased by her husband Gordon; her parents Ernie and Mae Creasy; her brothers Wilbert, Bob, Keith, Lionel (Bud) and Richard; and her sister Sharon. A private family funeral will be held at a later date at the Carberry Plains Cemetery. The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful care and support Kay received from the Carberry Home Care staff. They made it possible for Kay to remain in her own home for as long as she did.
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