Kathleen Myrtle Munroe

October 23, 1932August 18, 2020

It is with immense sadness that the family of Kathleen Myrtle Munroe announce her passing on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the age of 88 years.

Kay was born October 23, 1932 near Esther, Alberta. She grew up and attended elementary school in New Brigden, and then lived in the dorm in Oyen for her high school years. She married Mervin Munroe on November 8, 1950; they were married for 58 years. They moved to Sibbald in 1953, back to Oyen in 1958, then to Drumheller in 1959 and finally settled in Calgary in 1967 until present. Kay worked at Woolco for several years and then took secretarial upgrading at Henderson College. She was hired at Western Geophysical and later moved to Alberta Gas Trunk Line which became Nova Corporation.

Kay retired from Nova in 1989, after 14 years of service. Kay and Merv enjoyed their retirement years, spending many winters in Apache Junction, AZ. They travelled extensively through the United States and Eastern Canada. Other holidays took them to Alaska, Hawaii, cruises to the Virgin Islands and through the Panama Canal. Kay also traveled to China and Austria. Throughout her life Kay was active in Eastern Star, Kinettes and volunteered on many boards and entertainment committees at the condo in Calgary and in Apache Junction.

She will be greatly missed by her immediate and extended family and her many neighbors and friends. Kay passed away after a swift battle with cancer. Right to the end she shared her wit and smiles with her sons, grandchildren and sister.

Kay was blessed with three sons, Kevin (Ruth), Cameron and Greg. Five grandchildren Shawna, Chad, Jackie, Tori and Kyla, and two great-granddaughters Jayla and Kinsey. Kay will be fondly remembered by all of them as well as by her sister Reatha Hanson and sister-in-law Gwen Munroe and many, many nieces and nephews which she took great lengths to visit and stay in touch with over the years.

Kay was a great lady, always welcoming and cheerful, an amazing caring person, and the life of the party. When you share stories, holidays and gatherings and reminisce, you’ll remember Kay’s love for music and dance, her style, her quick tongue and wit, her contagious laugh and fun times. She was always ready for a bit of entertainment and up for any activity.

Kay was predeceased by her parents Myrtle and Robert Herron, brother and sister-in-law Melvin and Margaret Herron, sister and brother-in-law Darlene and Bud Wagstaff, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ken and Pat Munroe, brother-in-law Allan Munroe and sister-in-law Connie Smith, as well as her special friend Howard Ferguson.

A Celebration of Kathleen’s life will be held at a later date.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Society.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Norma Brown

September 6, 2020

Wonderful memories of Kay and Merv from our Alberta Gas Trunkline Days and them being former Oyenites. Loved to watch them dance. Our deepest sympathies to all of the family from Bob and Norma (Gripp) Brown

Pat Kuhn

August 29, 2020

Condolences from the Kuhn clan. Have many fond memories of the Monroe families. Loved watching Kay and Mervin dance

Crystal Huston

August 29, 2020

I have lost a very good friend, Kay and I , Mervin and Wally curled in Sibbald and Oyen and went to many dances together. Nothing Kay and Mervin enjoyed more was dancing. Kay was my friend and Neighbor in Rhode haven Arizona for 21 years. I miss her very much as she was one of my best friends.

Barb Woods

August 29, 2020

Condolences to all of Kay’s family from Gary and Barb Woods

Velma Pearen

August 29, 2020

Our sincere sympathy to all Kay’s family. Rest In Peace dear Sister.
Velma and Terry, Serenity Chapter OES. ⭐️❤️


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