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Date of Passing: Nov 16, 2000

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CATHERINE GERTRUDE MITCHELL (nee CLUBB) Peacefully, with her family at her side, on Thursday, November 16, 2000, Catherine Gertrude Mitchell of Winnipeg, beloved wife of Dr. James R. Mitchell; mother of Susan, Sheila, Barbara and Carla, passed away at home, at age 79. She will be sadly missed by Jim, Susan (Stan) Church, Sheila (Anders) Lenes, Barbara (Bruce) McNeil, Carla (Poul) Lang Nielsen; grand-children, Leah, Sarah, Curtis, Eleanor, Margot, Hugh, Haakon and Martin; her sisters, Wilma Christie, Marguerite (Harry) Sloan and Shirley (Bob) Martin; sisters-in-law, Margie Clubb and Jean Mitchell; numerous nieces and nephews and her dear friends. Her twin brother, Bill (Garth) Clubb, predeceased her. Catherine was born near Morris, Manitoba on the Clubb family farm. She retained her connection with Morris when she and Jim acquired Oakwood, the heritage home of her maternal grandparents. Cathy graduated as a registered nurse from The Winnipeg General Hospital (HSC) in 1943, the same year as Jim graduated from Medicine. She was a charge nurse of a ward until the end of the War. She then led an active life caring for her family. In addition, Catherine served on the Altar Guild of St. Pauls Anglican Church, President of the Whitecross Guild of HSC and on cultural fundraising boards. She was an avid sportswoman and loved curling and golfing at the Wildewood Club. She was a member of several bridge clubs, through which she gained lifelong friends, including the Hecla Hellers. Cathy and Jim enjoyed their retirement years gardening and cross country skiing at Oakwood, berry picking and swimming at their cottage at West Hawk Lake, and traveling to visit family in Denmark and Calgary. Catherine is well remembered by her family and friends as a great hostess, and a warm, caring person with a keen sense of fun. The family wishes to thank Dawn Christenson of Cancer Care and especially, Catherines sister, Marguerite Sloan, and friend, Doreen Morison, who helped Jim care for Catherine during her brief illness. A reception in honour of Catherines life will be held for family and friends at Alloway Hall, Fort Whyte Centre on Friday, November 24 at 7 p.m. If friends so desire, donations may be made to the Fort Whyte Centre in memory of Catherine. THOMSON FUNERAL CHAPELS 783-7211

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 18, 2000

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