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OES remembers Sister Anna Kathleen “Kaye” Foster

The death of Anna Kathleen “Kaye” Foster occurred on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Upper River Valley Hospital. Born September 4, 1930, in Knowlesville, NB, Kaye was the daughter of the late Ira and Nellie (Brown) Corey. In addition to her parents, Kaye was also predeceased by her beloved husband, Paul Foster; their infant daughter, Melanie; and eleven siblings, Erma, Murray, Wilfred, Robert, Alice, Norman, Tom, Claude, Warren, Keith, and Gordon.
Kaye is survived by her three sons, Geoffrey, Kris (Wanda), and Stuart (Trish); five grandchildren, Erin Blaney (Corey), Meredith Graham (Nathaniel), Kate, Cameron (Andrea), and Elizabeth; and two great-grandsons, Kian and Quin Blaney. Kaye is also survived by her brother, Rev. Judson Corey, and sister, Shirley Brooks (Rev. Paul), as well as numerous nieces, nephew, and extended family.
Kaye was born and raised in Knowlesville until the family moved to Juniper in 1945, when Kaye was fifteen. She graduated from Juniper Superior School in 1948 and taught a term at Biggar Ridge School in order to earn money to attend Normal School. Kaye graduated with a teaching degree in 1950 and immediately began teaching at the Juniper School. Kaye loved to reminisce about her adventures teaching grades 1-8 in a one-room school house and was always quick to remind us that she never had to resort to using the strap in her classroom.
Kaye and Paul married in August 1951 and made their home on Pine Street for over sixty years. As Paul established his business, Kaye focused on the task of raising three rambunctious boys. In 1965, once the youngest of the boys entered school, Kaye began crossing the yard every day to work in the office with Paul, where she worked until she retired in 1995.
Kaye was a devoted member of the United Church and was active in the choir and UCW for decades. As well, Kaye was a long-time member of the Eastern Star. As a couple, Paul and Kaye loved to travel and were happiest when entertaining family and friends for potluck dinners, bridge games, or other activities. Paul and Kaye loved to spend time at their camp on Miramichi Lake and did an equal amount of entertaining while there. As well, they enjoyed spending time in Florida each winter. In both locations, Kaye was most likely to be spotted in the water, as she loved to swim. All of Kaye’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren have wonderful memories of time at the lake.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 2:00 pm from the Faith Memorial United Church, 175 Burnham Road, Florenceville-Bristol followed by a reception in the Foster Fellowship Hall. Rev. Susan Estabrooks will officiate. Interment will be in the United Church Community Cemetery at a later date.