Unexpectedly, yet peacefully on Friday 31 May 2019, Kay Faulkner; beloved mother to Helen and Andrew, Sister and Aunt, Friend and Mentor, passed away in hospital after experiencing a catastrophic bleed on her brain. This is a difficult time for her family and friends who will miss her creativity, innovation, humour and care.
To many, Kay is a master weaver: a textile artist and innovator who produced many fine works and exhibitions of unparalleled quality. Kay’s approach to design and problem solving established new techniques and processes; and her critical eye saw beauty and potential in the most mundane, raising them to become extraordinary.
To others, Kay was a mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt, a dear friend: someone with a zeal for life and travelling the world, dedicated to taking every experience and making the most of its potential. Kay was a mighty and independent woman with an affection for sharing good red wine, cheese, dark chocolate and conversation with special friends. She was someone known for her care and hospitality for others.
Kay pursued her passions with gusto and always invested in opportunities to share knowledge and skills through mentoring and teaching others. Learning, creating and teaching characterise much of Kay’s life and the legacy she leaves with us. To say that Kay will be missed does not begin to fill the hole we feel she has left behind, but we know that we love her and that we were loved by her in the many ways she was known to us.
Thank you for showing us a life well lived Kay.
A Celebration of Kay’s Life will be held on 2pm on Friday, 7 June at the Great Southern Memorial Park in Mount Cotton. All who know Kay are welcome to attend, please dress in bright and many colours, or in something made by Kay. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Australian Cancer Research.