January 9, 1929 to January 18, 2013
Cathy passed away all too suddenly, but peacefully in her home at the age of 84 years with family at her side. She was born in Culross, Scotland and lived most of her younger years in England until moving to Canada in 1965 with her husband and children.
Cathy was predeceased by her loving husband John, and son Stephen as well as her brother and two of her sisters (Beth and Mary). Left to remember her with much fondness are her sisters Margaret, Annie and Josephine in England and Australia, her daughter Kathleen (George), daughter-in-law Margo, six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren, along with many wonderful friends and family members from around the world.
Her life was always full and she enjoyed many travels with her husband John, and more recently with her good friend Ellen Clarke. She was a loyal fan of the Blue Jays and was very excited to see them play in Seattle on one of her outings with the Evergreen Seniors. She played bingo and cribbage and especially looked forward to her volunteer work with the ladies at St. Joseph’s Thrift Shop.
Known for her keen and quick sense of humour, Cathy entertained us with her love of telling funny stories. She moved through all circumstances in life with dignity, grace and kindness.
Much appreciation goes to Dr. Susan Hunter and Dr. T’ien for their compassion and dedication. Thanks also to the nurses and home care staff of VIHA for their comfort and support – they were a blessing we will not soon forget. We would also like to thank the neighbours at Brook Place for their friendship and many kindnesses over the years.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday January 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the chapel of Piercy’s Funeral Home.
Please join us in remembering Catherine by visiting our memorial at www.piercysmtwashingtonfuneral.com