Kate was born at Balvraid where her father was the farmer. The youngest of a large family she lost her mother when she was thirteen and ran the household from then on.
It was a hard life but after the war she married Bill Kelly, a Canadian who had been working at the lumber camp and they had two children.
[This interview was recorded on 02/04/2012 as part of the "Not So Long Ago" project. The interviewer is Sandra Day, assisted by Betty Watson]