I will always have wonderful memories of my big sister... for that is what she wanted to be for me. I remember her father telling me that on the dance floor at her and my brother's wedding. I am the youngest of 5 - 4 big brothers and 7 years later came me. When Cathy married into our family, she thought that finally I was not the only girl. She was a wonderful sister in law, day trips were taken to Muskoka where we swam at a lodge where she had previously worked, trips to the movies and Wild Water Kingdom, "Goo Foo" on Queen Street and other places. I remember how pleasantly surprised I was that she attended my College graduation ceremony. Girl talks were held in her bedroom at her parents home before she was married. She was a wonderful "sister" and friend. My world is a better place having known her.
I was a classmate of Cathy's at Monarch Park Secondary School. She was the most vibrant, friendly, and unconditionally loving girl I have ever met. She always made time for anyone in her life and was always flashing the most brilliant and genuine of smiles. I last saw her in 1998 just off of Queen Street where I was working for Bell Canada and she was out for a power walk. It was as if I had been transported back to 1974 and we picked up where we left off way back when. Sleep well, my friend.
Deepest condolences to all who knew and loved her.
To Cathy's family and friends, I wish to express my sympathy. Unfortunately, I will be out of town on Monday so I will not be able to communicate my condolences in person. While our families lived near one another (hers on Kenilworth, mine on Elmer) and we were both students at Monarch Park, we did know one another well. However, I have the fondest memories of Cathy riding her bike through the neighbourhood with her little white dog in the basket at the front. Whenever, we did meet, she was so warm and friendly. The last time we met was several years ago at Shopper's World. At that time, Cathy was already clearly having mobility issues but she was as lovely and gracious as always and did not want me feeling sorry for her. The world has lost another of the good ones. My heart goes out to all who knew and loved her. Lois (Watson-Dwight)
Dear Andy & Family: Gary & I were so sorry to hear the sad news about Cathy.
We will always remember her love of skiing and the outdoors, and so many fun games of Saturday morning mixed hockey. And of course we can't forget the famous "beer-tasting" contest ... with a special beer-bottled-shaped chocolate cheesecake to boot! Rest in peace, Cathy.