It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Kayla Beverly Ann Hartley (nee Neal), aged 35 years of Moose Jaw, SK passed away on Wednesday April 24, 2024. Kayla was born on September 12, 1988, to her loving parents Darryl Neal and Lori Scott. Kayla came into this world fighting for her life. Kayla was born at the Regina General hospital. She was born with only three chambers in her heart (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome). At 4 days old Kayla was transferred to Saskatoon hospital. At 8 days old she was flown to Philadelphia for the first heart surgery. At 12 months she would have another surgery in Philadelphia and then again at 18 months old Kayla would return to Philadelphia for open heart surgery. Each surgery was successful in giving Kayla a better quality of life. Kayla would spend the next 35 years fighting everyday of her life and living life to the absolute fullest.

Kayla will be remembered for her love for life. Kayla’s life revolved around her family and friends. Kayla’s friends became part of our family. If you knew Kayla, she was unapologetically herself and lived life on her terms. Kayla had a love for horror movies. Especially Chucky. But most of all Kayla’s love for her family was everything. Kayla was always up for having family suppers, Christmas get togethers, family reunions and BBQ’s. Her family will miss her dearly but have promised to keep these traditions going in memory of Kayla.

Kayla and Caleb met as children and dated briefly in their adolescent years and remained in contact.  Caleb and Kayla reconnected as adults, and their relationship blossomed from there. Caleb and Kayla were married on July 2, 2022. Kayla became a loving stepmother to Brooke and Lucas. Kayla loved everyone’s children whether it be cousins, nieces, nephews and her friends’ children. Kayla will be forever missed for her infectious laugh, bubbly personality and quirkiness.

Kayla was predeceased by her grandparents, Beverly Ann Neal and Ray Neal (Marlene); grandfather, Chris Richter; uncles: Kevin and Doug Neal, and Donnie Cole.  Kayla is survived by her loving husband, Caleb Hartley (Brooke, Lucas); Grandmother ‘Baba’ Stella Richter; her loving parents, Darryl (Michele) and mother Lori; in-laws; Merv and Brenda; brother, Jason Scott (Sarah-Jo) Hunter, Ainsley; brother, Collin Scott, Lilly; and stepsister, Natasha Connolly (Dean), Colby, Khloy; stepbrother, Cory Connolly (Sabrina), Dylann, Brantley; and sister-in-law, Rebecca (Devon). Kayla will leave behind many aunts, uncles, cousins who love her dearly.

A Celebration of Kayla’s life will be held on Friday May 3, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. at the Hillcrest Apostolic Church 1550 Main Street North, Moose Jaw. Pastor Marvin Seaborg will officiate with luncheon to follow. As per Kayla’s request if you choose to wear horror apparel you are welcome to do so.  “That would be awesome”. In lieu of flowers Kayla has requested donations be made to the Moose Jaw Humane Society Box 1658 Station Main Moose Jaw, SK S6H 7K7 or Running Wild Rescue www.saskpets.com in her name.

Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane.  Michelle Ellis, Funeral Director 306-693-4550 www.moosejawfuneralhome.com