Daisy Winnifred McKee

3 September, 192711 July, 2021

Daisy Winnifred McKee September 3, 1927 – July 11, 2021

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Daisy Winnifred McKee at R.I.H. in Kamloops where she passed peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Daisy was predeceased by her loving husband, Francis McKee, just shy of their seventieth anniversary, as well as her parents, Blanche and Perry Blanchard and her eight older siblings. Daisy was born in North Battleford, Saskatchewan and grew up on a farm during the depression which no doubt played a role in the self-reliant and hard-working person she became. In 1945 at the age of sixteen she joined her siblings in Kamloops and began a career in the photography business taking portraits. She was joined by Francis and together they opened and operated Artlite Studio for many years. After raising her young family, she became a partner in Encore Jewellers where she worked for many years. Daisy had a lifetime interest in gardening and was especially known for her beautiful flowers and vegetable gardens both in Kamloops and at the family cottage at Shuswap Lake. Many fond memories were created at the lake where everyone gathered to enjoy her fabulous cooking and baking and her beautiful garden. Daisy was also a very skilled seamstress. Daisy is survived by her children Brad McKee, Erin McKee (Lawrence Walker), Caroline McKee and her grandsons Collin Walker (Michèle von Gunten Walker) and Ian Walker (Alexa Robinson) as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Daisy’s friends and neighbours and members of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church for their help and support in Daisy’s final years with a special thank you to Linda Lee McKee and Jac Meuwissen. A big thank you also to Dr. Stefanyk, Dr. Rollheiser and the nursing staff at 5 North at R.I.H. A Celebration of Life will be held for family and close friends at a later date.


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Adrienne Munro

29 July 2021

I've known and adored Daisy most of my life, and we corresponded often in the past few years. She was a close friend of my parents, and it was just such a pleasure to know her. Deepest condolences to her family. The world was a little warmer and a little lovelier for her presence here.

Lizzie McCoid

24 July 2021

My deepest Sympathy for your loss. Daisy was a very close friend of mine for many years, and I shall miss her ver much. Sincerely Lizzie

Betty McCallum

21 July 2021

I always looked forward to coffee after Church and a time to give Daisy a hug. What a beautiful lady. She always had a smile and a word. Will miss her but thank God that I was able to get to know her and spend a little time on Sunday's. Blessings of peace and strength to the family.
Betty Anne McCallum

Bonnie Ritchie

21 July 2021

My heartfelt condolences Brad, Erin, Caroline and families. I am so glad I was able to call Aunty Daisy at the hospital. We had a great conversation before saying goodbye.

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