It is with great sadness that the family of Catherine C. Halliday announce her sudden passing on September 10th. Catherine was the youngest daughter of Vancouver mayor Charles Cates, born on the same night the Lion’s Gate Bridge opened; November 20th, 1938. In 1971 she and her husband Dennis moved their family of six to Quesnel, where they raised their four children and remained together until his passing in 1995.
Catherine was an accomplished pianist and singer, skilled typist, cat lover, and worldly traveller – Often expressing fond memories of Newfoundland and England. She had an excellent memory of her adventures in the Cariboo, and often told stories of the many friendships she forged during her time here. Catherine is survived by her son and three daughters, and four grandchildren, whose fond memories of her will always keep her spirit alive.
A tea service to remember Catherine’s life will be held on October 5th at the Baker Creek Community Hall from 1-4pm. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Paul’s Hospital or the charity of your choice.