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Date of Passing: Aug 14, 2023

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(nee GALE)

Cathie peacefully passed away joining her beloved husband Paul on August 14, 2023.

She was predeceased by her husband Paul; parents, Catherine and Edmund Gale; brother Donald; in-laws, Nettie and Henry Romas; brothers-in-law, Ernie (Ramona), Steve (Nell) Barry, Norman; sister-in-law Jean (Walter), Nick (Margaret).

Survived by sister Marlene (Ronnie); brother William (Marion); sisters-in-law, Lynne Gale, Sophie and Linda Romas; brother-in-law Peter (Adeline), sister-in-law Leona (Gerry); and many nieces and nephews and their families.

Cathie was born at the St. Boniface Hospital and lived her whole life in Transcona. She married Paul on May 13, 1967, and had celebrated 50 years of marriage prior to Paul’s passing in 2019. She was very active growing up with babysitting for five families on Ravelstone, being a Brownie leader, working at the Red and White store in downtown Transcona and the Starlight drive-in before going on to work at Air Canada for 39 years in the accounting department.

Cathie and Paul loved to travel and ventured all over to Scotland, Jamaica, Florida and Hawaii, and with the Shriners to various Midwestern conferences. but her favourite places were their mobile home in Arizona and the cottage at Lee River. They loved to entertain and open their doors for company at any time. They were not blessed with children but treated their nieces and nephews like their own.

Cathie belonged to the Ladies Lodge, and was a member of the Transcona United Church. She was also the queen of the Red Hatters for 14 years where she said (it was the best time of her life).

Funeral to be held on September 29, at 11:00 a.m., at the Transcona Memorial United Church 209 Yale Avenue West.

Flowers are gratefully declined but donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

Publish Date: Sep 23, 2023


(nee GALE)

Cathy peacefully passed away on August 14, 2023, and has now joined her beloved husband, Paul.

Longer obituary and funeral date to follow.

Publish Date: Sep 2, 2023

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 02, 2023, Sep 23, 2023

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of my cousin. - Posted by: Robert Sutherland (cousin) on: Sep 30, 2023

  • We would see Cathie at Church and the Transcona Legion. She always had a smile for all she met. We are sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Linda and Darwin Armstrong (Acquaintance ) on: Sep 29, 2023

  • Sorry to hear of your loss. She will be at peace now with Paul. Sorry but due to health issues we are not able to attend but will be thinking of her. - Posted by: Leona & Gerry DeNault (Sister & brother in law) on: Sep 26, 2023

  • Cathy brings me into the past with great memories. As a teenage friend of her younger sister Marlene, I hung around the Gale home for days and hours on end. Mr and Mrs Gale were always so warm and welcoming. Cathy was like a big sister to both Marlene and me. She always had sound advice and certainly kept an eye on us. We looked up to her with awe and admiration. She was older and smarter. I remember Paul and Cathy in their early dating years before they married. They were the perfect couple who absolutely adored one another. Cathy was a beautiful dresser. Always in the latest of fashions. Always cheerful with a smile that made you think that all was right with the world. It’s that smile and loving ways that warm my heart to this day! Rest in peace Cathy! May the angels carry you swiftly into heaven to join your loving Paul. Donna Cunningham (Babey) Toronto - Posted by: Donna Cunningham (Friend) on: Sep 24, 2023

  • We were so sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy. - Posted by: Jo-Ann Driedger-Kinash (Friend) on: Sep 18, 2023

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