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Kay P. Symonds

June 12, 1929 ~ May 3, 2017 (age 87)

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Memorial Service
July 7, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
1650 Live Oak Street
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

Katerina “Kay” Pawluk Symonds died peacefully at her home, in Edgewater, on May 3, 2017, at the age of 87.

Kay was born on June 12, 1929 in Speden, Alberta, Canada to Stephen and Maria Pawluk.  When she was a teenager, she began a 20-year journey, which took her from Alberta to Ontario, Texas, California, and ultimately, Florida. She was best known in New Smyrna Beach for founding and operating Southeast Travel on Flagler Avenue and was an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for almost 50 years.

Survivors include three daughters, Karen (Jim) Styner of Coeur d’ Alene, ID, Sandy (Blane) Huppert of Woodbury, MN, and Lori Kennedy of Edgewater, FL; one sister, Stephanie (John) Krupicz of Edmonton, Alberta; and five grandchildren, Alicia (Laura) Kennedy, Olin Kennedy Jr., Zachary, Xavier, and Quinn Huppert.  Kay is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Symonds; siblings, John, Anne, Nel, and Metro; and by her parents.

A memorial service is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. July 7, 2017 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with Father Rodney Roehner officiating. A reception will follow in the church Parish Hall, which all are welcome to attend and celebrate Kay’s life.  

Memorial donations may be sent to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1650 Live Oak Street, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168. 

The family would like to thank Vitas Hospice of Volusia County for their care and support. 

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