My friendship with Cathy goes back 74 years to when we began Grade 1 together, at Lakeview School, in Meadow Lake. We both shared a love of animals, sometimes "letting" stray cats "follow" us home, with some persuasion. In High School, Cathy was always ready with a new joke to entertain her classmates. Once we left Meadow Lake our contact grew more sporadic over the years as we both married and had children, living in different provinces. When Cathy moved to Calgary, we could visit one another more often. She LOVED her little dogs. As the dementia progressed, it was more difficult to converse; but photos from the Meadow Lake years were a connection. I am saddened to lose such a good, long-time friend; but have many memories to look back on.
i Would liike to send my condolences to Cathleens family, altho I have not seen her since high school have kept informed about her through a mutual freind. I remember her in high school as being very smart, fun loving, freindly & was very sorry to hear about her dementia the last 10 years, she did not deserve that at all. My sympathy to all her family, she was a great lady, may she rest in Peace.
Meadow Lake, Sk.
My sweet Aunt Cathy, always sharp with her comebacks like Grandma Sylte’s. I can hear her now with the sound of a slight Scottish accent pronouncing her clear words with a light hearted girlish little chuckle when she found life humorous.
I remember her as someone who valued people.
She was tiny yet feisty and she helped so many in her AA community.
Being so modest, she would often refer to herself as the dogs mom. That’s how she signed her letters to me. She struggled to remember me. I am ok with it now. It was hard to see.
She cared so much for her doggos well into her later years.
And something I did not know she was an artist! but that makes sense when you see what her children have contributed to the world. Many hugs to you all