Friday, August 28, 2015

KAY

When most people go for a walk, they don't expect to run into people they know, and dress down. Not so in the Toronto area of The Beach. Kay (Catherine)  Loek, out for her usual early morning walk looked wonderful in cheerful colours, smile and bright red lipstick – even at 6am! 

Growing up in a family of nine children, this neighbourhood was her playground "I had a wonderful life, we were down here every day in the summer because no one had cottages," she says, remembering the Toronto beaches of her childhood. 

Kay's career was spent in the financial industry, first as a retail sales person, then ended up in the institutional department of ScotiaMcLeod on the trading room floor. Retired since 2003, Kay and her husband travel – a lot! "One of my favourite places was Tahiti, and I love Paris and Italy, We've been all over Italy, I love it".

KAY FUN FACT: She met her Dutch father-in-law while on her honeymoon. Her new brothers in law thought it might be nice to teach Kay a bit of Dutch! "Oh, It was really bad! I said, 'Hello jerk, where are your wooden shoes?' He was stunned, then he laughed' ". Her father in law soon realized his boys had tricked her, and a wonderful relationship developed!

PHOTO: SPENCER WYNN

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