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Date of Passing: May 30, 2021

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On May 30, 2021, after a lengthy illness, Cathy passed peacefully, surrounded by her family.
Cathy is survived by her husband Gord of Arnes, MB, daughter Bonnie, son John, son Michael (Hope), grandchildren, Phim, Malia and Anisha, brother Michael (Terry) and sister Maryann (Odaro).
Nothing mattered more to Cathy than family. Every day she showered her kids and grandchildren with her boundless love, and her emotional strength kept her family strong. Cathy was a world traveler having made a dozen trips to countries overseas and numerous Harley trips with Gord throughout Canada and the US. She was an avid reader and found time every day for her books. Cathy was passionate about gardening and spent her summers in Arnes filling the yard with flowers. She was a talented mosaic creator and her works filled the walls of her home.
Cathy was born and raised in Toronto, and completed high school and her teaching degree in Winnipeg. She worked for many years at St. Emile Catholic school, followed by several years at Robert Smith in Selkirk.
Cremation has taken place, and a funeral will take place once Covid restrictions will allow a full church service, so all can attend.
In lieu of flowers, friends can make a donation in Cathy's name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Manitoba.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 12, 2021

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Deepest sympathies Gord. I'm just seeing the obit now June 19 . It's strange how life changes through time . I didn't even know that you had moved to Arnes . The two of you were always a pleasure for me to be around, some of my favourite people . I know that she'll be missed hugely . Please pass along my condolences to Mike and Bonnie . They might remember me .... Luv ya brother stay well stay strong. - Posted by: Peter Frank (Old Friend) on: Jun 20, 2021

  • Our condolences. Bob and Terry Ralke - Posted by: Terry Ralke (Friend) on: Jun 14, 2021

  • Gord and family - I’m so sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. She was a wonderful person and I know how much she meant to all of you. I hope and pray that you will be comforted by the memories of the many enjoyable times you shared together as a family. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Mike Ruta (Friend ) on: Jun 13, 2021

  • My deepest condolences to Gord, Bonnie, John and Mike I'm blessed to have shared in Cathy's journey. Marcy - Posted by: Marcy Saunders (friends) on: Jun 13, 2021

  • Gord, Bonnie John Mikey and family....we are so very saddened to hear about the loss of Cathy, our deepest sympathies to you all... We have so many fun memories of Cathy her contagious laugh, her word of wisdom, will always be fondly remembered by us all. hugs Debbie, Gary, Steven & Scott Deibert - Posted by: Debbie Deibert (friend) on: Jun 12, 2021

  • On behalf of the Cotte family,(Doug, Joy, Jill, June, and Judy) we wish to send our deepest sympathies for your family's loss. - Posted by: Jill Savage (Cotte) (friend) on: Jun 12, 2021

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