Angel-Sleeping

Kimberly Ann Day

April 4, 1963 ~ March 15, 2020 (age 56)

Obituary

Kimberly Day

North Sydney

It is with profound and utter sadness that we, the family, announce the sudden passing of our beloved sister and aunt, Kimberly Ann Day, age 56, on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Kimmie was born in North Sydney on April 4, 1963.  She was the daughter of Thomas and Ellen (MacMullen) Day.  She attended the Cape Breton Business College after high school and was employed with Ramsay’s Honda in Sydney for over 30 years.  They were her second family.

She was an avid sports fan and followed many religiously.  She loved watching her Blue Jays, the Raptors, and of course her Montreal Canadiens, but she also had a place in her heart for the Leafs.  She loved golf and followed all of the greats, recently cheering on her Irishman Rory through all of the PGA events.  For Kim, any sport would do, skating, racing, swimming – a passion she shared with our Mom.  Kim loved wrestling back in the day of Beast and Leo Burke, two of her favourites.  She had every ‘Rock’em Sock’em that Don Cherry ever made and often shared his no-nonsense attitude in both the game and life in general.

Kimmie was no stranger to sports herself.  In younger years she was an award winning Junior Golfer at Seaview Golf Club and brought home many trophies during those years.  She was blessed with the artistic gene but you’d be hard pressed to hear her say that – we beg to differ.  She had a huge capacity to love animals and worried about their welfare constantly.  Just ask her beloved Sasha who will miss her dearly.

Her passion for sports and furry friends was only surpassed by her love of family.   Her greatest pleasure came when spending time (and money) with her nieces and nephews whether cheering them on at the rink, the ball field, the volley ball court, the swimming pool, video gaming or weight lifting at the gym.  And, no one could rock a Halloween treat bag like Aunt Kimmie.  Each bag personally labeled, with the additional chance to win a grand prize.  It was the only stop they needed to make to have a year’s worth of goodies.  From favourite movies like those with her adored John Candy, watched over and over again,  making music lip-sync videos together, or just hanging out, to more recently placing thoughtful and heartfelt messages on each and every one of their Facebook posts (adorned with many cute and meaningful emojis), Aunt Kimmie cared for and loved her nieces and nephews.  Her love of children extended her to volunteer work with the Special Olympics and Christmas Daddies.

Kimmie’s giggle was utterly infectious, overflowing the very room she graced; and her smiles, generously and unconditionally shared, could lighten your heaviest load and brighten your darkest days.  And, oh my, her shortbread cookies would rival even Betty Crocker and put Martha Stewart to shame.

When Kim was only a mere tot, pony-tails and bangs framing her beautiful Irish eyes, she would follow the older ones around, listening intently to the conversations of the day; never imposing, always adored but at times to the older ones, a wee bit annoying when ‘grown up’ issues and troubles needed sorting.  When asked about this curious behavior she stood her ground with dogged determination, hands on hips, pony tails bouncing, a glint in her eyes and said “well how else will I learn to be a psychologist and solve everyone’s problems?”  Enough said.

Kimmie is survived by her brothers Tommy (Carol Anne) Day, Sydney Mines, Kevin Day, North Sydney, Robert (Anne) Day and Greg (Joanne) Day of Halifax, sisters Bev (Ken) Lomond, Pat (Alex) Sampson, Shirley (Greg) Day, Gwen Day and Jennifer Day of North Sydney.  She will be dearly missed by her brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews, her second family, the Ramsays and staff of Ramsay’s Honda where she loved to go every day without fail.  All of whom cherished her company and loved her dearly.  When you were with Kimmie, happiness and laughter went hand-in-hand.  She pulled joy out of the simple things in life and it will be so hard to go on without her.

Besides our parents, Kimmie was predeceased by brothers Jerome, Gary, Wally, Dennis, Melvin and an infant brother.

We would like to thank the EHS paramedics, the Regional Police Service and the Medical Examiner for their compassion and guidance.  As well, a huge thank you to Peter, Dan, and Staff at W. J. Dooley Services for their ever present professionalism and compassion.

By request there will be no visitation or funeral service.  A private gathering and burial will be held at a later date.  Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.  Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.wjdooley.com.

To all of those who knew and loved Kimmie, we ask you to look for the ‘sunshine’ in your life.  Hold it and cherish it, better still, BE IT in your loved ones’ lives,…  Kimmie was the sunshine in ours.

“Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy

Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry

Sunshine on the water looks so lovely

Sunshine almost always makes me high

If I had a day that I could give you

I’d give to you a day just like today

If I had a song that I could sing for you

I’d sing a song to make you feel this way

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy

Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry

Sunshine on the water looks so lovely

Sunshine almost always makes me high

If I had a tale that I could tell you

I’d tell a tale sure to make you smile

If I had a wish that I could wish for you

I’d make a wish for sunshine all the while

Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy

Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry

Sunshine on the water looks so lovely

Sunshine almost always makes me high

Sunshine almost all the time makes me high

Sunshine almost always……”

John Denver -

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