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Catherine "Cathy" Ann Wallace
April 15, 1946 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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It is with great sadness that we, the family, announce the peaceful passing of Catherine “Cathy” Ann Wallace, age 77, on Friday, January 12, 2024 at the Northside Community Guest Home, where she resided for the past 14 years.
Born in Florence on April 15, 1946, Cathy was the daughter of the late Jim and Florence (Pearo) Wallace. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Mary (in infancy) and Sandra Currie and by her special aunt, Mary Arsenault who was like a second Mom to her.
Left to mourn her loss are her brother, Jim (Cindy), brother-in-law Trevor Currie (Judy), nephew Andrew (Erin) Wallace and their children Jade, Taylor and Andi; nephew, Matthew (Leigh) Wallace and their daughter Florence; niece, Jennifer (Brian) Hanterman and their children Emma and Piper; nephew, Jeff (Erica) Currie and their children Meredith and Patrick; niece, Rebecca (Keith) Morrison and their children Daniel, Sarah, Ellie and William; nephew, Marc (Megan) Currie.
Due to difficulties at birth, Cathy faced many challenges in life but her innocence and childlike nature stole the hearts of all who knew her. Cathy had a gift of bringing out the best in people. Those around her became softer, gentler and more caring; essentially the best version of themselves.
Cathy’s greatest excitement was news that Uncle Murray and Aunt Pat, from Toronto and Uncle Brownie and Aunt Helen, from Boston, were coming home for summer holidays. Over the years, Cathy took great pleasure from riding the carousel at the Farmer’s Exhibition, helping to decorate a Christmas tree and handing out treats at Halloween.
To our neighbors and friends in Florence who were so kind and thoughtful over so many years, know your many gestures were always appreciated. A heartfelt thank you to all the caregivers, nursing, dietary and support staff who provided such wonderful care for Cathy in her later years. Thanks to all who sent cards or who took the time to visit, especially her brother-in-law, Trevor, who faithfully visited Cathy every Friday. A sincere thank you to Dr Peter Poulos for his compassionate and dedicated care. To cousin, Colin, who never missed an opportunity or occasion to show how much he loved her; we are so grateful. Lastly, we need to thank our parents for raising us in such a loving home.
Cremation has taken place under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney. A service of remembrance for Cathy will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be sent to the family by leaving a message on the tribute wall at www.wjdooley.com. Memorial donations in Cathy’s memory can be made to The Northside Community Guest Home, 11 Queen St. North Sydney, NS, B2A 1A2 or a charity of choice.
Mark’s gospel says in part, “Let the little children come to me…the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.”