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Kay Unger (Funk)

January 3, 1927 - September 23, 2016


Kay (Funk) Unger               January 3, 1927 to September 23, 2016

Kay was born in Aberdeen, Saskatchewan to Henry and Helen Penz.  She had seven siblings, her schooling was mostly in Waldheim Saskatchewan. After grade ten, Kay went to nursing school and worked in Saskatoon TB sanatorium.  She married Edward Funk in August of 1946 and moved to Abbotsford BC to a ten-acre farm.  They had three children, Garry; Shirley and Jim. They decided to raise their children in a Christian home and they did! 

In 1958 they moved to Clearbrook.  Kay worked at Harders Grocery as a clerk and many years at five cents to a dollar store.  Kay had health problems her whole life, she depended on God and prayers as she struggled through her trials.  God was her strength.

She enjoyed teaching Sunday School, sang in the choir, sang in a trio of ladies, sang with her son Garry and held various other positions in the Church of the Nazarene for over forty years.  Ed and Kay drove many kids to Sunday School for years.  Kay opened her home to family, friends, missionaries and visiting preachers with a cheerful heart, delicious meals and spare bed if needed. She was always willing and ready to talk about Jesus to anyone. She showed much love to all she met and that love came back to her.  She sincerely cared about people. As a family there were many camping trips (tenting) to Cultus Lake, Okanagan and Waldheim, Saskatchewan. 

Ed passed away in June of 2008, Kay went to live at Tabor Court in April of 2009 where she made new friends, one special friend John Unger, whom she married on June 12th, 2010.  At Tabor they played games, went on many short trips, held bible studies and loved staff and residents.  Together, they had so much love for their blended families. John passed away in June of 2014. 

Although Kay loved her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren from both families very much, she loved her Lord and Saviour most and longed to be with Him.  She is now resting in His loving arms after suddenly but peacefully passing into His presence at Tabor Court.  Kay was predeceased by son Garry, husband Ed, husband John, sister Margaret and (husband Mac), brothers-in-law Earl, Harvey, Henry (wife Joan).  Loved Deeply and mourned by daughter Shirley (Abe) son Jim, daughter-in-law Kathy (Ken), grandchildren Kelly (Christina), Ryan (Angie), Jeff (Heidi), Jeremy (Darienne), Rhonda, Jonathan (Ashley), Richelle, Liam, Mike and seven great-grandchildren. 



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From: Susan Latter
Relation: Friend of her grandson

Thinking of the Jeff and all of the Block family today. Hope all went well.
Tom and I send our sincere sympathy for your loss. xoxo

From: Glen & Marty Hermanson
Relation: Kay and Ed were family friends for many years

Dear Shirley, Abe and family. We were saddened to read about Kay’s passing, although we know she’s in the place she longed for now. I remember the summer trips to our family farm in Waldheim, many years ago. Kay was such a warm, fun loving woman, always a joke that she enjoyed laughing at, as much as her audience! In later years, after Ed passed away, and Kay moved to Tabor Court, I was delighted to rekindle our friendship where I had the pleasure of caring for both Kay and John. Kay and I shared many heart to heart talks, and a lot of laughs! She will be missed.
Love, Glen & Marty Hermanson

From: Dan Oakes
Relation: Co-worker with Ed SD.34

Remember Kay as gracious and hospitable
Love in Christ Dan & Donna

From: Dr. Robert and Gail Turner
Relation: lifetime friend

Dear Shirley and Abe and family,
Kay was a special person, and she always made me feel special. She always had a smile, and always wanted to know how I and my family were doing…how was my mother, how was my sister, how was Gail and how were the boys…
When our son Craig was born, Ed and Kay drove through deep snow to deliver his present. A little snow was no big deal for Ed’s truck!
Years later we went through the pain of their son Gary’s cancer and death, followed some time later by our son Craig’s death in a plane crash.
Kay and Ed’s faith was epic. Kay would always give me updates on Mr. Westmacott, the Nazarene preacher from the early 60’s.
Kay’s family and her religion were everything.
We will miss her and always remember her with fondness.
Love,Robert and Gail

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