Catherine Marilla ‘Cathie’ Purchase

November 30, 2021
In loving memory ~
Our beloved Catherine (Cathie) Marilla Purchase peacefully passed away in Nanaimo on November 30th, 2021 at the age of 74.
Cathie lived a life full of love. She was the kindest of souls who, filled with loving care for her family and friends, created a wonderful home for everyone who entered her life.
Among many other things she was an avid reader, a fantastic cook, a world traveller, and a pet lover. Cathie was endlessly curious and enjoyed meeting people, understanding different cultures, and learning new things.
Her nurturing spirit led her into teaching for SD68 where she finished her career helping several remarkable special needs students.
As a lifelong resident of Nanaimo, a former Miss Nanaimo, and an educator Cathie had deep ties to the community. She was a positive force in the lives of so many.
Cathie was the eldest daughter of Robert and Barbara Amos. She will be greatly missed as a wife, a sister, a mother, a mother-in-law, a grandmother, and a friend.
The family would like to express their profound thanks and appreciation to the staff at NRGH and all the kind members and volunteers of the NRGH Palliative Care Unit.
Flowers are gratefully declined, but if desired donations can be made to the Palliative Care Unit at NRGH.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.Obituary


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