Kay Sexton

7 November , 19223 April , 2019
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Kay was born and raised in Broad Cove Chapel, leaving at the early age of 17 for Montreal. She worked at various jobs retiring to St. Jules on the Gaspe Coast. Mom had a flare for entertaining and dressing well. She loved company and our home was a welcome spot for all, especially those from “down East”. A mother and homemaker beyond reproach, she treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. This love was only surpassed by her love of her husband of 66 years and best friend, Vernon, and grand and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Dad, Mom moved back to Cape Breton where she spent her last months and embraced all that is Cape Breton and reacquainting with old friends and relatives. She was wrapped in the arms of the love of her family and Inverary Manor. Mom is survived by her children, Lois (Francis) MacIsaac, Donna (Gerard) MacFarlane, Wendy (Robert) McNaughton and Barry (Melissa); 12 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her dearly; brothers, Peter and Harold Smith; sisters, Mary Campbell, Mae Ann Beaton and Donna MacLean. As well, Mom leaves fond memories with family and friends in Gaspe and beyond. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 7th in Inverness Funeral Home, Inverness from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held on Monday at 2 p.m. in St. Margaret's of Scotland Church, Broad Cove, Fr. Dan MacDonald officiating. Burial at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Inverary Manor, Inverness. Online condolences may be made to:


  • Vernon Sexton, Husband
  • Lois (Francis) Macisaac, Daughter
  • Donna (Gerard) MacFarlane, Daughter
  • Wendy (Robert) McNaughton, Daughter
  • Barry (Melissa) Sexton, Son
  • Kay is also survived by her 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, all of whom will miss her daily. Brothers, Peter and Harold Smith; sisters, Mary Campbell, Mae Ann Beaton and Donna MacLean.

  • Inverary Manor


  • Visitation Sunday, 7 April , 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, 7 April , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Monday, 8 April , 2019

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Kevin Smith

10 April 2019

Dear Lois, Donna, Wendy and Barry -
I've very sorry to hear the passing of Auntie deepest condolences go out to you and all your families. I'll always remember her smile and kindness she shared with everyone during our summer gatherings in Broad Cove.
My heart and prayers go out to you all.

Margie O'Neil

9 April 2019

My sincere condolences to all of the family members. It is difficult when your second parent passes away. She was a wonderful lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
I just found out today.

Linda Higgins

8 April 2019

I was thinking of you all today. And, I had called Mom and we spoke about how awesome “Auntie Kay’s potatoes “ were! Hahaha. Sometimes it’s just the small things but we never forgot.

Auntie Kay was such a vibrant woman who loved company and family. She was truly a sparkle in anyone’s day. You will missed. 💕

Love to you all,

Michael, Linda, Ceilidh and Catherine Higgins

Catherine &P.A. Smith

8 April 2019

You are all in our thoughts today. Kay was so special, her welcoming smile, quick sense of humor and of course great sense of style! She will be missed but I can almost see the welcoming committee waiting for her! 💕

Lots of love to each of you,
P.A. & Catherine Smith

Darlene Sexton

8 April 2019

Dear Lois, Donna, Wendy, Barry & Families,
We are thinking of you all on this very difficult day. We will cherish forever our last visit with auntie Kay back in her hometown of Cape Breton.
She was a special lady, aunt, Godmother and sister in law.
God Bless
Darlene and Joan ❤️

Michelle Smith Holbrook

8 April 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with you all today. I remember spending Easter at Kay and Vernon’s with my Dad and Aunt Mary in Montreal. Auntie Kay made us all feel so welcome and special. I’m sure Vernon eagerly welcomed her with open arms in heaven. ❤️🙏🏻

Susan Sexton

7 April 2019

Hi Lois, Donna, Wendy, Barry & families! So sadden to hear about Auntie Kay. She was such a wonderful lady. Really glad that Mom, Dar & I got to visit her in Cape Breton. She was so well there. My heart goes out to you all in this sad time. 💗

Karen Sexton

7 April 2019

Dear Lois, Donna, Wendy , Barry and families,
I have so many memories of Auntie Kay that I couldn’t pick one as a favourite. As you know I loved stopping in to see her and your dad once they moved to ST.Jules , they were always so happy to tell me all about each of your lives and how proud they were of all of you !
They are together once again in heaven ..
We will all cherish their memories xx

Sheila Sexton

7 April 2019

Dear Lois, Donna, Barry, Wendy, and families,
We are saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care of each other.
Love, Sheila and Michael Nellis

Jane Gillis

7 April 2019

I wish to express my sympathy on the passing of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you, at this time of much sorrow. I pray that your faith, and the memories each of you hold in your heart, will help to comfort you during the difficult times ahead.