Obituary of Catherine Cathi Joyce RAMSDEN
March 18, 1951– Toronto, ON October 24, 2016 – Calgary, AB Catherine Ramsden passed on to her last great adventure Monday, October 24, 2016 at Rockyview Hospital, succumbing at last to pancreatic cancer. Through it all, she maintained her strength of character, her generosity and her sense of humour. Cathi was born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto. When she was seven, her family moved to Calgary and here she stayed except for a year in England where she earned a Master’s degree at the University of Nottingham. Cathi loved life and really loved music, books and outdoor adventures. She will be sorely missed by her mother Joyce Ramsden; her brother Russ and his children Heather (Kevin) Kernohan, and Joshua; her brother Keith (Nada) and their son, Jared; as well as her many friends from all her involvement as a teacher and administrator with the Calgary Board of Education at Simon Fraser Junior High and Winston Churchill, John G. Diefenbaker, Ernest Manning, Western Canada and Lord Beaverbrook High Schools as well as Chinook Learning Centre; Westwinds Music Society; Calgary Stampede Talent Search judging panel; Wordfest; Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners; her two book clubs, Trailmix Hiking group; her great group of loving friends in England, and her wonderful ‘block party’ neighbours . Cathi was predeceased by her father Jack and her niece Bethany. A Celebration of Cathi’s Life will be held at First Baptist Church (1311 – 4th Street S.W.) on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. (car-pooling recommended) Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 1731 29th Street SW Calgary, AB, T3C 1M6, online at www.salvationarmy.ca, or by phone 403-410-1112. Her family and friends wish to express their heartfelt thanks to all the medical and support personnel at the Rockyview, Foothills and Peter Lougheed hospitals, the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, The Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre, Alberta Health Services, McInnis and Holloway; ambulance and Medigas personnel; and her myriad of friends both here and around the world for their love and support of Cathi during this trying few weeks. In living memory of Cathi Ramsden, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.