Kathryn Hegan (nee Campbell) passed away March 5, 2015. She was 91. Her last several years were spent in the comfort and care of Rosthern Nursing Home, where daughter Pat and her husband Trent, have lived for nearly 30 years.
Kay is predeceased by her husband, George; and their fifth child, Sean. She is survived by her remaining four children: Pat, Mike, Tim and Kathryn Molly.
Kay was born in Moose Jaw. Her parents, Roy Campbell and Irene (Watson) rest in Regina. Her only sibling, Doug Campbell, rests with his wife, Helen, in Saskatoon.
Kay was a gymnast, a swimmer and an academic in her youth. She was wooed and wed by George Hegan in 1948, after he came home from war. He was a rugby player in the college of pharmacy at U of Sask.
They started their family in Regina, where George worked as a pharmacist.
In 1956, they bought a drug store in Melville and made their big move.
Kay ran the books of the business, while George managed the pills and potions.
The family business did well and all the kids somehow made it through local schools and on to various universities and colleges. Certainly in no small part due to Kay’s calm and steady encouragement.
After getting most of the kids out of the house, Kay went back to university as a mature student to achieve her Education degree and took up teaching Business Education in Melville.
All this time she maintained friendships in hobbies like curling, quilting, bridge club and Eastern Star. She dabbled in her own art and loved all the scenery to be had in the Qu’Apple Valley, south of Melville, where the family kept a cottage for over 50 years.
A memorial service will be held in Melville at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 21 at the First United Church. It would have been her 92nd birthday. Her ashes will be laid to rest alongside husband George in the Melville Cemetery. 30-1p