Catherine (Kaye) Helmi Kaarina


May 14, 1927 – March 29, 2014

March 29th was a sad day saying goodbye to our loving devoted mother. She fought a long hard fight with her health, no longer suffering and is at peace.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Robert Colin Samples. Catherine leaves behind 3 children, Colleen Pepler (Mike), Greg Samples (Shirley), Susan Foroglou (Alex), 4 grand children, Mia Pepler, Colin & Jordan Samples, Jason Foroglou.

Catherine will be missed by many.

She was a Veteran, Hairstylist/owner, Dental assistant, involved in dog showing/breeding & Fashion, Hotel owner/manager, had a big love for gardening, cooking, animals, always helping for a good cause.

Most importantly she was a loving mother and always there for us … now always in our hearts.

Catherine (and family) wished to thank all the staff at the hospital, she had great care.

Catherine would wish in leu of flowers, please make a donation in her memory to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

There will be a tea in memory of Catherine for any one that wishes to attend, at Nanaimo Seniors Village, Tues., April 8th, between 1-4.

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