Catherine Isabelle Gannon
of Castlegar, BC
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan September 11, 1922
Died in Castlegar, British Columbia
August 8, 2013
Sadly, the family of Catherine Isabelle Gannon wishes to announce her passing on August 8, 2013 after 90 years of life. Catherine lived a long, full life during which she travelled to destinations around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Hawaii, France, Florida, England and across Canada.
Catherine pursued her studies in nursing in Winnipeg, New York, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina after which she worked for more than 40 years in her chosen career. She held positions as a nurse in Vancouver, BC, Niagara Falls, Ontario, St. John, New Brunswick, St. John’s Newfoundland and eventually retired in Vancouver, BC.
When Catherine wasn’t working or travelling, she enjoyed reading and keeping informed about community and world events. She was also an active volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program and the Girl Guides.
Catherine is survived by her sister, Marguerite Ackney of Castlegar, BC, and sister-in-law Margaret Gannon of Winnipeg, MB. She is also survived by her niece Janice (Wayne) Gauthier of Cranbrook, BC and nephews, Jim (Maria) Ackney of Edmonton, AB, Bob Ackney of Ferintosh, AB, Doug (Debbie) Gannon of Winnipeg, MB and Keith Gannon of Winnipeg, MB and numerous great nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, Viola & James Gannon, her brother, Jack Gannon and a niece, Carol Ackney.
The family would like to thank the staff at Castle Wood Village and Talarico Place who provided such good, professional and compassionate care. Also, a special thanks to Castlegar Hospice Society and her many friends who visited her over the last few months.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Catherine’s memory to The Castlegar Hospice Society 709-10th Street – Room #18 Castlegar, BC V1N-2H7 Tel: (250) 304-1266.
A Memorial Service was held and officiated by Reverend Elizabeth Ruder-Celiz at St. David’s Anglican Church in Castlegar, BC on Tuesday,
August 13, 2013 after which there was a reception on the lower level of the church. Interment has taken place at Park Memorial Cemetery.
Arrangements were in care of Sarah Vass
of Castlegar Funeral Chapel.