Catherine Isabel Casagrande (nee Luke)

April 23, 1945 ~ February 18, 2009

With her family by her side, Catherine Isabel Casagrande (nee Luke) passed away peacefully into the hands of God on the morning of February 18, 2009 after a heroic battle with Lymphoma. She is survived by her loving husband of 38 years Frank, and her children Marco (Angela) of Calgary, Carla of Courtenay, and Michael of Surrey. Catherine was a beloved Nonnie to Cameron, Nicolas, and Isabella. She is dearly missed by her sister Helen (Kent predeceased), brother Edward (Debbie), and many other family members. Catherine is predeceased by her parents Edward and Isobel Luke.

Catherine was born April 23, 1945 in Peterborough, Ontario. She met the love of her life Frank and married in 1970 in Oshawa, Ontario. Their travels across the country eventually led to a move to Nanaimo in 1987. Catherine was a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. She was a long-time member of the Felice Cavallotti Lodge of Nanaimo. Catherine was known for her keen insight of others, her gift of the gab, and her candid frankness. She will be missed by all who knew her. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital for their unyielding care.

Funeral mass will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, in Nanaimo, on Tuesday, February 24th, at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society

Sands ~ Nanaimo (250) 753-2032

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