Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Services for Jayme

We just send Dad's obituary to the KC Star to be published in tomorrow's paper. As stated below, services will be this Friday, April 29 - visitation starting at 1pm & service at 2pm.

Jayme Findlay, 58, died April 25, 2011 at Menorah Medical Center, while in the loving embrace of his wife, after a 2-year battle with esophageal cancer. Jayme was born August 1, 1952 in Omaha, Nebraska. He attended Westside High School and graduated from Baker University in 1970. He was a loyal employee of Power Sales & Advertising for 18 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Connie Findlay and brothers Tom and Dave.

Jayme leaves behind his wife of 25 years, Kay, and 4 adoring children, daughters Anna Heinritz (Adam), Ft. Lupton, CO, Caroline Findlay, NYC, and Grace Findlay, of the home, son Sam Findlay, Lawrence and 2 beloved granddaughters, Claire and Stella Heinritz. He is also survived by his brothers Bob Findlay, Lawrence, Scott Findlay, Omaha and Dan Findlay, Dalton, GA.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the wonderful care Jayme received from Dr. Mark Myron and Dr. Rich Morgan. Jayme felt truly blessed to have both on his team.

Jayme had a mission in life and that was to make a real difference in the world. Mission accomplished.

Services for Jayme will be held on Friday, April 29 at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village (6641 Mission Road). Visitation with the family will begin at 1pm followed by a celebration of his life at 2pm.

The family suggests contributions to Operation Breakthrough (3039 Troost, Kansas City, MO, www.operationbreakthrough.org) or American Cancer Society (P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, www.cancer.org).

Thank you for all of the outpouring of support - its been incredible to hear from everyone. Really shows just how much everyone loved and respected Dad.


  1. "Jayme had a mission in life and that was to make a real difference in the world. Mission accomplished."


  2. It's hard to overstate what a huge impact Jayme had in my life. His positive spirit and amazing sense of humor helped me through some difficult times. I always, always felt better after talking to him. He made me want to be a better person. To Kay and family, thanks for sharing him with me. And Jayme,
    thanks for the love my friend.

  3. We worked with Jayme on a daily basis. I had no idea how sick he was. He never complained or even hinted he was sick. It was a complete surprise to us all.

    It certainly trivializes "this item not working" or "that item not delivered on time", but he took each and every request seriously and worked hard to resolve it.

    I never met Jayme in person, we always spoke over the phone, but he taught me something... Jayme put our needs above his own. He was an unselfish person. His family must be proud.

    We will miss you.


  4. We are a vendor of your dads and are very sad to read this. He was always a very pleasant person to work with and I know you will miss him.

  5. Jayme lived a full rewarding life of love, family, and friends. Anyone who knew Jayme felt the brightness of his spirit, shared many laughs with him, and enjoyed his friendship. Our fondest memories will be his coaching the boys Power Rangers baseball team and the girls Jayhawks softball team. He will always be the perfect role model as a dad and will be greatly missed by all of us.

    Kay, Anna, Caroline, Sam and Grace—It is a blessing to know you did your very best to help and care for him. Gather strength from those that surround you with love, many thoughts and many hearts will be with you throughout the days to come.

    Barb, Kristen, and Justin Watkins

  6. Never been much of a religious guy, but if I could see Jayme again, that would be AWESOME!

  7. Jayme's free of his body now. I don't know that I ever met someone with a spirit so naturally inclined to enjoy its freedom from physical constraints.

  8. A very emotional post. I'm sorry to hear about your state. oklahoma city cancer center