Celebration of Life for Kaye Whitney, March 31 at 3pm

It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of our dear friend, coach and CrossFit Upcountry Maui founder Kaye Whitney.

Kaye Whitney, 1958 - 2012

All are welcome to join Kaye’s friends and family at a Celebration of Life in her honor.

**UPDATED INFO as of Friday, March 29th at 12:00 NOON***

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Location: Hawaiian Canoe Club, Hoaloha Park, Kahului, Maui (Click for Map)
Time: 3pm – 6pm


  • There will be a paddle out following the service. Some seats will be available in canoes, or bring your own gear to join in.
  • We will have paper and pens for a memory book; feel free to bring a favorite photo or memory to add to the book.
  • It could be chilly with the wind; you may want to bring a jacket.
  • Throw your beach chairs in your trunk in case you want one after standing for a while.

Mahalo to all who have volunteered their time and expertise. By now you have probably been contacted by a group leader. If you have not yet heard or signed up, there are still ways to help:

    Due to the generous donations of flowers, no additional flowers are needed. If you haven’t already been in touch with Christy Churchill, please do not bring additional flowers for Celebration of Life display and/or paddle out. Thank you!
  2. Come to Hawaiian Canoe Club from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday to set up tents, stage, move tables and chairs.
  3. Help with flower arranging on tents, stage area and smaller table arrangements starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the canoe club. Bring your own clippers.
  4. Bring a paleo pot luck item, with a serving piece, when you come to the celebration on Saturday. Please let Angie know if you plan to bring something by emailing angiemaui@gmail.com.
  5. Stay after the celebration to help clean up and break down tents.

Thank you for joining in the celebration of our coach, friend and CrossFit Upcountry Maui founder, Kaye Whitney.

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  1. Chamblin #

    As far as I know, I never met Kaye but my mother was a cousin off her’s. She told me that Kaye was an extremely fit, blonde and her husband was a anesthesiologist in Maui. She told me that Kaye seemed to have the perfect life but really had some troubles. I hope that Kaye may rest in peace even though I never met see seemed wonderful. I give my condolences to the family and friends that did know her.

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    I am a member at Hawaiian Canoe Club so will be down to unlock the hale and close up afterwards… Mahalo, Dan Cohen

  3. Dave Mallard #

    I am saddened to hear of the passing of Coach Kaye. I only met her once when my wife and I were on our honeymoon. We stopped by CrossFit Upcountry on the last day of our vacation. It was the first time we had worked out at a box other than our own so we were both very nervous. Coach Kaye and the rest of the coaches made us feel right at home. She even stopped in the middle of her own WOD to come and introduce herself. That and her attire of “Sponge Bob Square Pants” shorts told us right away that it was going to be a great time. We spent over two hours at the gym that day. My one memory of Coach Kaye is such a fond one. I sincerely hope that she rests in peace.

    Dave (CrossFit PEI)

  4. Rich #

    I got to know Kaye quite well in the the last year or two and I miss her very much. It is difficult for me to look at her picture on this page without many sorts of strong feelings. You made a strong impact on my life and for that I will always be grateful Kaye.

  5. Carmen Halpern #

    I’m so saddened to hear that Kaye is no longer on this earth helping, hugging, encouraging and loving us all. I have known Kaye for over 20 years and have many wonderful memories, which I’ve always held close to my heart. I had the privilege of videotaping her only beloved child as he entered this world. My heart goes out to Lance and Cole and her entire extended family and friends. I love you Kaye. I’ll keep the memories forever. Rest in peace my dear…….

  6. Diane Switzer #

    I am so sorry to hear of this. I have not seen Kaye for many years but have wonderful memories of our times as “Gorge Rats” , sailing in the craziest conditions, her love for Lance and their wedding. She was an exceptional and beautiful woman as well as an amazing athlete who will be missed.

  7. Stephanie Peters #

    I suffered an incredible blow this morning when I went on FB to wish my dear friend Kaye a most Happy Birthday and realized after reading the many posts that my precious friend of 26 years was gone from this earth. I spoke to her in March and tried my best to lift her up and give her every positive vibe I could possibly send from California, but have been going thru some serious stuff here so hadn’t spoken to her since. Even though we were separated by many many miles and didn’t talk or see each other as often as we would have liked, I considered her part of my family and will never ever forget her. What a beautiful, loving person she was and her memory will be kept alive and cherished in our hearts forever. I pray that she is at peace now. I love you Kaye and will miss you forever !!!


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