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Date of Passing: May 21, 2021

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It is with sadness that we announce the
sudden passing of Catherine Marjorie Rowley on May 21, 2021.
She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Madge DuVal, brother Douglas, sister Darlene Williams and grandson Jake Rowley. She is survived by her partner of 28 years Dick Hatfield and her children, step-children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Cathie grew up in Bissett, Manitoba
spending her childhood enjoying the
outdoors, especially the lake. She loved to swim and was an avid angler. These activities continued to be an important part of her life and she enjoyed them as long as she was able to. A love of music and singing was instilled in her at a young age and as girl she was often involved with plays and performances. She learned to play the ukulele and guitar in her teens and soon became queen of the campfire sing along. Many get-togethers with family or friends resulted in Cathie singing and playing her guitar at the insistence of others. She could play and sing all night, her never
ending song list ensured that songs were never repeated. Cathie enjoyed the simple things in life and wasn't concerned about
appearances or fancy things. If you brought her a lawn chair by the water (lake, river, creek) and a hot dog, she wouldn't just think it was good enough, IT WAS THE BEST! She had a quirky sense of humour and loved to laugh. When her disability progressed making fishing and music too difficult, she liked to play games on the computer and share silly email jokes. She also enjoyed watching sports on television. She loved the Jets and also
enjoyed watching tennis.
She's gone to join the family circle in the sky Lord, in the sky. May it be a joyous
In lieu of flowers, the family requests
donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 29, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. My heart goes out to you and the family, Dick. It was a pleasure caring for Cathy the time that I did. She was a fantastic lady. The world lost a beautiful soul, but heaven gained one. May she Rest In Peace and finally be free of pain. Be well and take care ❤️❤️ - Posted by: Charlene (Homecare) on: Aug 18, 2021

  • Dale and Heidi, my heart broke when I saw this. Your mom was so amazing. She had a way of making me feel like I was special. I can still hear her laugh and feel her warmth and joy. She, like the rest of your family will always be part of me. I'm so sorry for your huge loss. My heart is with you. Karla - Posted by: Karla King (nee Henry) (Friend of the whole family) on: May 29, 2021

  • Very sorry to read of Cathie's passing. I have some wonderful memories of her and all the exploits with her and Maida. Steve - Posted by: Steve Fisher (Friend) on: May 29, 2021

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