The family and friends of Karen Patricia Hay are profoundly saddened to announce her sudden passing in the early morning of March 25, 2005.
She was predeceased by her father, Dr. A.W.S. Hay of Brandon, Man.
She leaves behind her mother and step-father, Millie and Dan McInnes of London; sister, Sylvia Wyse and brother-in-law, Alan Wyse, of St. George; sister, Cory McInnes-Clarke and brother-in-law, Will Clarke, of St. Catharines; and brothers, Bryan Hay of Fort Frances and Rob McInnes of Vaughan.
Also surviving are her niece, Erynn Wyse, and nephews, Sean Wyse, Innes and Eli Clarke, Daniel and Nicolas McInnes, and Alexander Hay of London; her close friend, David Campbell; soulmates and kindred spirits, Martine Beland, Mary-Ann Reid, and Doug Paraschuk of Stratford; and special friend, Michael Ellesworth.
She will be sadly missed by extended family members across Canada and the United States.
K.P. spent 18 of her 42 years as head scenic artist at the Stratford Festival Theatre of Canada, where she touched the lives of thousands through her creativity, hard work, and passion for the theatre.
Her friends and colleagues at the festival will miss her spirit, energy, and dedication.
Her family and friends would like to thank the doctors and nurses of the ICU at both Stratford General and University Hospital for their heroic efforts and limitless compassion, in particular Dr. MacKenzie, whose strength and support was an inspiration to all.
The family will be holding a private memorial at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the London Health Sciences Centre-University Campus ICU, London or the Stratford Festival of Canada.
Westview Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.