June 11, 1925 – May 15, 2020
Catharine was born to Carmel and Ruby Smith in Brant County, Ontario. She is predeceased by her parents, oldest brother Richard (2003), broth Walter (1971) and sister Helen Cain (2016). She is survived by nieces Anne O”Reilly and Marlene Ternoey, both in Ontario and nephews Peter (Ethel) and Dick, both on Vancouver Island.
Catharine and her family moved to Calgary when she was a baby. She grew up and spent most of her adult life in Calgary. In 2000, she moved to Long Lake Chateau in Nanaimo, to be closer to her sister Helen and nephews Peter and Dick. She lived at Long Lake Chateau until 2011, when health issues forced her to move to Dufferin Place. At that time, her sister Helen was also at Dufferin. Her health had deteriorated in the past few years and she passed away peacefully the afternoon of May 15.
Catharine was a very gentle lady who always had a smile for everyone. She loved it when the pets came to visit in Dufferin. The family wishes to extend their heart felt thanks to the Doctors, nurses and all the staff at Dufferin Place for their thoughtful care and attention to Catharine through this journey. The staff at Long Lake Chateau were also very good to her during the time she lived there.
There will not be a celebration of life and Catharine’s remains are to be cremated and will be placed alongside her parents in Calgary. The family encourages any financial support for Dufferin Place in her memory.
Online condolences may be made at www.hwwallacecbc.com
H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre
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