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Orris "Kay" McIntosh


Orris "Kay" McIntosh Orris "Kay" McIntosh Orris "Kay" McIntosh
It is with profound sadness that the children of Orris “Kay” Elizabeth McIntosh mourn her passing. Kay passed on February 10, 2024, at Riverview Manor in Bath, New Brunswick.
Kay was born on July 23, 1935 to Samuel Sprague and Tessa “Chapman” Sprague in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick. Kay married her husband Leslie McIntosh on June 6, 1953 in Wicklow, New Brunswick. Kay and Les made their home in Bath, New Brunswick and went on to have four children, Linda, Karen, Janice and Michael. Kay worked at the Northern Carleton Hospital in Bath, New Brunswick for over 40 years in the Central Supply Room. Kay retired in 2005 and continued to work part time in the same role until the hospital closed its doors in 2007.

Kay was a loving wife and mother. Her family was of the utmost importance to her and she led by example with her gentle nature. She enjoyed the outdoors and playing Scrabble. An avid Scrabble player she played Scrabble through her 85th birthday, locally with friends and family and around the world on her computer. She loved the outdoors, especially cross-country skiing. She was fond of visiting the Enterprise Road in Plaster Rock where she was born and spending time at the family camp in Glassville in her early married years. She was a loving and caring person as was evident in her relationships with family, friends and co-workers throughout the years. She will be remembered by her family for her meticulous attention to cleanliness (even if your drink wasn’t finished your glass could find its way to her kitchen sink), her love of sweets, her love of travel and her love of bears which she didn’t mind getting up close and personal with.

Kay was predeceased by husband Leslie McIntosh, daughter Linda Gaunce, grandson Jacob McIntosh, parents Samuel and Tessa Sprague, sister Joyce Sprague, brother Coral Sprague and sister Glenna Curtis.

She is survived by daughter Karen (Stuart) Brown, daughter Janice McIntosh, son Michael (Billie) McIntosh, Son-in-law Allen Gaunce, grandchildren Michelle Gaunce, Zachary Gaunce, Kennedy McIntosh, Terry McIntosh, Ryan McIntosh, Sawyer McIntosh, great granddaughters Breanna Bond, Wiley Tepfer, sister Shirley (Kerry) Buckingham and several nieces and nephews.

Kay‘s family would like to thank the Riverview Manor in Bath for their exceptional care that was provided for the entire duration of her stay.

Family burial will be taking place on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 1pm at the Burntland Brook Cemetery. Pastor Oral MacAffee will be officiating. Those who would like to attend are welcome. In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of New Brunswick, Fredericton or to a charity of the donors choosing.