Catherine Alice George, age 84, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Catherine was born to the late John and Edith McInnes on May 13, 1932.
Cathy graduated from J.L. Crowe high school in 1950. She later attended post-secondary schooling in Victoria where she received her training as a teacher.
Cathy married the love of her life Harold George in 1954 and was married for 53 years before Harold’s passing in 2007.
Cathy pursued her love of teaching for over 23 years and concluded her career as a librarian at J.L. Crowe where she had many happy memories.
Cathy and Harold had the travel bug and enjoyed trips to Mexico, Hawaii and Campbell River. Family camping trips were always a favorite and many memories were made at both Christina and Kootenay Lakes. Cathy’s retirement gift to herself and her grandchildren was her beautiful back yard pool where everyone was welcome and laughter was endless. And let’s not forget her love of skiing in the winter months at Red Mountain.
In her later years Cathy could be found either playing piano, doing endless crossword puzzles or visiting with friends and family.
Cathy was a spiritual woman who lived her life with love and generosity. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Cathy is survived by her three children Cheryl (Joe) Jardine, Susan Ross, David (Julie) George, six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
At Cathy’s request a private graveside service will be held at a later date. Alexandra Butts of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As an expression of sympathy donations may be made in Cathy’s honour to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC, www.alzheimer.ca. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca.
Today I left my loved ones and as I go I pray,
Lord don’t let them grieve too much, because I’ve died today.
Let there be no wailing echoing the halls,
the same halls that held laughter and answers to my calls.
I pray they all take comfort accepting the true way
and listen when I tell them these three things today.
Love will be forever, a promise that will last.
So love me more than ever now my time with you has passed.
And last of all remember the glowing love to be,
when our eyes meet once again, for all.