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General News · 12th January 2021
Peter Henbury
Catharine died a peaceful, dignified, medically assisted death early Sunday afternoon with me and our granddaughter there to tell her how much she has been loved and cherished. She will be sorely missed.

Catharine lived an accomplished life before coming to Cortes in retirement, working as a hospital blood taker, lab technician and research assistant, co-owning a car dealership and trout farm and going back to school in her 50s to get a diploma in Fine Arts.

After we moved to Cortes in 2006, she was active on the boards of the WCC, CISS and the Museum. She regularly volunteered to sell hot dogs and drinks on Cortes Day and Sandcastle Day and one year took on the job of managing Cortes Day. She was also the driving force behind the first Cortes Chili Cook-off. She also frequently contributed art works to the group shows at the Old Schoolhouse.

In lieu of any kind of memorial service, as soon as Covid restrictions ease, we will have our annual July deck party in her honour.