Dales, Cathy

Dales, Cathy

November 25th, 2015

At the age of 51, Cathy passed away on Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at University Hospital with her loving wife, mom and family by her side. Cathy was a selfless woman with a generous spirit and a sensitive heart. When you were with Cathy, she made you feel important. She had a passion for assisting others without expecting anything in return, and captured the hearts of all who knew her. Cherished wife of Shirley Walters. Beloved daughter of Mary and the late John Dales; daughter-in-law of Sydney and Sheila Walters. Loving sister of Anne Graf (Ed), Brenda Walter (Bill), Brian (Theresa), Patricia Weber (Mike), Tim (Nancy), Karen Burns (Ron), Kim Ernewein (Ray), Scott (Tracey), Steve (Jen) and Michelle Pletch (Chris). Dear sister-in-law of Carolie (Dorian), Leslien (Tim), Calvert and Sydney. Cathy will be deeply missed by her aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, entire extended family, colleagues and many friends, all of whom, along with hospital staff, have been exceedingly supportive during this time. Family and friends will be received on Thursday, December 3rd from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the celebration of Cathy’s life will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Cathy are asked to consider the LHSF – Multi-Organ Transplant Program or the charity of your choice.

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Jacqui & BarbWe are so deeply saddened to hear this news. Cathy was a beautiful, caring and generous person...she was 'one-of-a-kind'. Our deepest condolences to the families.
Eric Denison Cathy what a great women. Cathy always took an interest in your life. When I was down, she would pick me up. I can't remember a time when she was not looking out for everyone. Cathy would always go above and beyond the call of duty well at work. Cathy was more then dependable, she was irreplaceable. Cathy loved life, family and her colleagues. Because of this Cathy will never be forgotten, she will always hold a place in my heart, and everyone else's heart she has touched, forever. My deepest condolences.
Kim de GannesYou will be missed my lovely cousin. My deepest condolences to Shirley and to Aunt Mary and the entire family. Cathy will remain in our hearts as a bright shining star and in inspiration to all who knew her. Love you cuz!
Larry and Tracey SmolenaarsWe are so sorry for the loss of such an amazing woman.Cathy truly was inspiration on how to live, with her selflessness and huge heart.She will forever live on in our hearts and never be forgotten.
Rick and Ann LippertOur thoughts and prayers go out to Cathy's family and friends. We know she will be missed by everyone who knew her. May your memories help you at this difficult time.
Michelle HavensWhat an incredible loss. Cathy was such a kind and caring woman who took interest in everyone she met. I never heard anything but positive words from her. She really was a constant light. My prayers are with her wife and family. We really did lose one of the best yesterday. May you all find the strength to carry each other forward. Rest in peace Cath.
Barbara & KerrieWe were very shocked and saddened to hear of Cathy's passing yesterday. Until the very end, she was still giving as she did throughout her entire life. You will be missed Cath.
Monica Dales SorensenI too was very deeply shocked and saddened to hear of such a wonderful cousin and her passing yesterday. You will always hold a special place in my heart Cathy! I will always remember our childhood days...and can still see your smile and hear your laughter when we played as children. I am so happy that we kept in touch over the last few years and very honored that my sons were able to meet one of my most favorite people (cousin) of all time! My deepest sympathy to Aunt Mary, my cousins and Shirley. You will be missed, love you Cathy!
Shannon DalesMy condolences to Shirley, Aunt Mary and the entire family. Cathy's friendliness and giving spirit will always be remembered.
Lisa and LindaOur deepest condolences. She was a kind soul, with such a lovely smile.
Pam and MeganWords cannot express how saddened we are by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Shirley, Mary and the rest of Cathy's family. May you find peace.
Mike BesterDeepest sympathy in this difficult time.
Kathy flettMy deepest sympathy to the Dales family. I enjoyed many years playing ball with Cathy. She was a great athlete and a fun person to be around. Many fond memories of our time spent at the Cargill ball park!
Marta FonsecaWords can't not express how sad I am to hear the lost of Cathy! I will never forget her smile and how welcome she made me feel when I first met the Dales. My deepest condolences to Mary and rest of the family. My prayers and thoughts are with you in this difficult times. Much love, Marta.
CorinneI am deeply sadden by this news. Cathy was a wonderful woman with a kind heart. My thoughts and prayers to Shirley & The Dales family.
Ursula & NancyOur condolences to Shirley & the Dales family . May you find peace at this difficult time.
LindaSo sorry to all Cathy's family and friends at this difficult time! She was definitely a kind soul and touched many people's lives along the way! I was a teammate of her so long ago we had some great times and great memories! Rest in Peace Cathy, you will be deeply missed buddy!
Karen SchmidtThe world was a better place with Cathy in it. She touched everyone around her with her positive spirit and her caring nature. She was 'good people' and she will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with Shirley, Cathy's family and all her friends. Love always, Schmitty.
Colleen DonnellyOur condolences to Shirley and the entire Dales family. You are all in the Donnelly's thoughts and prayers.
Michael KlugLike everyone else, I too very much respected and liked Cathy, who I knew to be a person of great decency, strength and integrity. I know she will be missed greatly by her brothers and sisters in Local 107 to whom she contributed much. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.
Susan SutherlandCathy, my special friend! Your essence was Kindness a gift we all need to have for each other. Your willingness to do anything for others to help them feel better. Your very presence touched our hearts deeply with love. I am appreciating the gifts of joy, laughter, love, compassion and kindness [ only to mention a few ] that your friendship meant to me. Your footprints softly and gently imprinted upon my heart as I whisper in the presence of God, goodbye my special friend I will see you again. I love you forever!
Lori SmithCathy was a very special person - she made the whole world smile. Even those difficult coaches, ended up loving her on the diamond. She was one of the best partners to umpire with... always having fun while doing a great job. Very much respected. I had the pleasure of working many games with Cathy, some of the finest. Will treasure the time on and off the diamond. So glad we had the opportunity to spend some time together this past summer, to share those memories. Her smile and laughter are forever etched in our minds and in our hearts. My thoughts are with all that had the pleasure to call her a friend, and her family.
Mark ShipwayVery Sorry for your loss ! I have worked with Cathy at the city for more than 22 years ! She was a very nice person ! She also was on a few committees with me ! Always upbeat generous person! She really cared ! She will be sadly missed ! RIP
Randy Diebold and Marlene WebbShirley and The Dales Family. We are so sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. Thinking of each and everyone one of you during this very difficult time. Cathy was indeed an inspiration to us all.
Nancy & Larry RenaudCathy was a part of our family for a while and we enjoyed every minute of it....She had the most contagious smile and made the best "eggs benedict" ever......I pray she has found her peace in the arms of "Our Lord"....Our deepest condolences to all her family and friends.....God Bless you all!!!
Gord RossI first met Cathy , Kate as I called her over 20 years ago just after the City annexed us in 93 after a few years we ended up working together at the WROC , we shared a lot of laughs , a few drinks at Hooks and our hockey clubhouse , we plowed streets ,hauled sweepings, fixed roads ,patched roads and there wouldn't be anybody better than Kate to have work beside you , a few years back she left our work area but whenever I heard her kn two way radio always had to say hello to her . She was her own woman and not afraid to stand up for herself , which I admired , she would also put a few guys at work to shame with her work ethics . Kate I'm gonna miss the texts for your street to be plowed or the texts on my birthday which you never forgot . I could go on and on you will always be one of my favorite person I have met at the City . My family sends our condolences to your wife and to rest of your family , I know they meant a lot to you . It's not goodbye Kate but hope to see you in our next lives Your Friend Always Gord and Family XO
Norma McMillan and familyMy deepest sympathies to my dear friend and colleague, Shirley. "Aunt Kathy" will be dearly missed by everyone in our home. Words cannot express how we feel. Cathy was such a true spirit of kindness. She always treated Bella as if she were her own--and spoiled her to the moon and back! My love and support also to the Dales family. God bless you all as you deal at this very difficult time.
Perry and Kelley CassidyOur deepest sympathy to Shirley,Mary and families. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Krista TrokeSteve, Jenn & Family: My sincere condolences on the loss of your sister. May you surround yourself with the love & support of your family & friends during your most difficult times. ~ Krista
Patti & Rick AlexanderOur most deepest sympathy to Shirley and the entire Dales family. We are so sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. Cathy was a great teammate back in the day when we played broomball and baseball together. Whenever she was back home she would always have a friendly "Hello". She was a beautiful, giving person. Our thoughts and prayers to all.
Petra, Roger and MarleeFrom our family to yours, condolences from the bottom of our hearts. We were saddened to hear of your loss. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. May the joyful memories of Cathy, gradually take over the ache and sadness in your hearts.
Teri and DonnaWe are still trying to process this huge loss. Cathy had a generous heart, a beautiful smile and a loving nature. We have many good memories of her and she will be greatly missed. A light has gone out in London.
Kathryn Hodson I will never forget what a wonderful and kind person Cathy was. She was always an extremely helpful neighbour. She was quick with a joke and a smile. I will truly miss her. God bless the family.
Pamela Armstrong-DupreyDeepest condolences to Cathy's family. Cathy truly was such a special, giving person. She was always there to help and never asked or expected anything in return. She was in many ways, an angel here on earth, and I feel some peace when I think she has been called home to continue her work of helping others. She truly was a 'good' person in every sense of the word. I feel extremely honoured to have known Cathy. She will be so deeply missed by all who knew her and were touched by her generous spirit...
Ross and Kendell HallIn deepest sympathy for your family..... Cathy was taken too soon..... we are sending and hoping for strength to your family as you all try to navigate the next minuet, hour, day, month through such a difficult sad time...
Darren MacKayTim,Nancy and the rest of the Dales Gang,very sorry for your loss..
Pauline and Dave HafermehlOur prayers and thoughts go out to the Dales family she was such a great friend wonderful baseball memories
Carol and Richard WilhelmOur deepest sympathies.
Pauline and Dave HafermehlOur prayers and thoughts go out to the Dales family she was such a great friend wonderful baseball memories
Chris LippertSending my thoughts and prayers to Cathy's family and friends. Reading everyones messages shows what an amazing person she was and will be missed by many. Keep your memories close to your heart. Sorry for your loss.
Joanne and John BeadleWe are deeply saddened to hear of Cathy's passing. We are thinking of each and all of you in this difficult time. We hope you find strength and comfort through each other, faith, family, friends and your wonderful memories. Our deepest sympathy, Joanne, John Beadle and family
Michelle & Ron AnstettTo the Dales family we send our heartfelt sympathies on hearing of the passing of Cathy. Whenever we ran into Cathy in London she was so cheerful, always smiling and would also keep us up on news from home in Bruce County. We miss her as will many other people that had the opportunity to know Cathy. Such a friendly person who has touched so many lives Our condolences. Michelle and Ron
Wayne and Darlene DoerrWe are so sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Alex and KarenShirley, and Cathy's family, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. PSALM 23:1-4 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness, for his names sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
Tom SchultzTo our Friends, the Dales Family: Our sincere condolences on the passing of our friend Cathy. Hope, is the only word that can express our feelings. Hope, that our families will met again in our eternal life. Hope that all our friends can accept the circumstance of your passing. Hope, that the Light of your Love will shine in our hearts. This is our prayer for you. All of our Love, the Schultz Family.
Sharon (Kelly) WattsPlease accept my most sincere condolences in the passing of Cathy. I hope that all of the family and friends that she leaves to grieve her absence will also find solace in the memories of a life well lived. xo
Treena FidlerShirley, our thoughts are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss.
Judy & Alan SchmidtOur prayers, thoughts and sincere condolences to Mary Dales, family and Shirley on the passing of Cathy.
Jean GoreckiMy heart goes out to everyone in the Dales and Walters families and all of Cathy and Shirley's friends. I was first introduced to the great Dales family when I taught Steve, Scott and Michelle. Each of you have had a special place in my heart ever since. Know that I send loving thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Maria AguiarMy deepest sympathies to the family, I was sadden to hear of the passing of a Cathy, she was truly one of a kind. A Beautiful soul RIP
Hymie And Linda SchnurrWe are saddened to hear about your loss. At times like this it is hard to know what to say or do; But may it comfort all of you a little, to know that we care about the sorrow you feel and that we are thinking about you. Our deepest sympathy to Shirley and the Dales family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
LorriYou're in my Thoughts and Prayers during this very difficult time. Please know Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to All of Cathys Loved Ones. May Your Cherished Memories be your Greatest Comfort
Karen hehnI'm so sorry and shocked to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you all. Memories are precious stepping stones to healing..
Debby Avery and Corey TrivinoMy son and I had the privledge to have our lives touched by the wonderful spirit and love of Cathy. I am sure Cathy has already re-organized and is cooking up a storm in the biggest home in heaven. She will always be in our hearts. Our prayers go out to her family in this most difficult time.
Wayne WeberSay it isn't so, someone so endearing, fond memories are floating into consciousness, "death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal" my thoughts are with Cathy's family, I'm so sorry for our loss
Mark and Mary MullenSo sorry about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.
Kathy waughI am sorry for your loss, may you find solitude in how much she knew she was loved and loved in return, Cathy was always there with a hello, a smile and a hug when needed. A kind spirit , a strong lady with a gentle soul. Kathy CIBC
Wes and Ferne AbellMuch Sympathy to all the family. Wes and Ferne Abell
Danny Forsyth & Debra FortneyOur deepest sympathy to Shirley,Mary and families. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
Mike OvertonTo say I was devastated when hearing of Cathy's untimely passing would be a huge understatement. To lose a workmate, teammate and someone I considered a true and loyal friend in such a way is really unimaginable. Cathy was a person I think we all strive to be, positive, caring, honest and utterly selfless. In the many years that I have had the pleasure of knowing her, she would always make me smile. I will hold her memory in my heart and try to emulate Cathy's attitude and approach to life as a lasting tribute to her. With deepest sympathy to Shirley and family.
Tim TaylorWith deepest sympathy to Shirley and all the extended family. Renato and I have fond memories of Cathy from our years on the Ball Diamond. She had a beautiful, kind spirit. She had a special way of making you the most important person of any conversation. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Bob and Joanne WilhelmWe are so sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories bring you peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at the very difficult time.3
Mike & Lisa StroederCathy will be missed for her kindness to others, she made sure to stop and connect with people. She was fun to be around, and you could always count on her to add positive energy to the room. Our deepest sympathies to Shirley and all the Dales family for your loss.
Debbie & Lorne SchmidtOur prayers and thoughts and deepest condolences to Shirley, Mary Dales and family.
Jamie McBrideI was so very saddened to hear about Cathy's passing. I always enjoyed our conversations including the last one when I saw her last Saturday. Cathy was a wonderful person with A kind heart whose presence will be greatly missed by her brothers and sisters at Local 107. My sincere condolences to her wife and the entire Dales family. Rest in peace Cathy
Darin and Jenny GeorgeOur deepest condolences to you Shirley and all the family. We have both said a prayer for Cathy. I'm sure she has gone to a beautiful place for a reason.
Colleen and SpeedyShirley, Mary and the Dales family & the Walters family Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cathy was always so delightful and happy, she will be greatly missed and cherished. Colleen & Speedy Spitzig
Linda HawkinsDear Dales family, Paul and I extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of a dear daughter and sister. Linda
John & Marilyn KeipOur deepest sympathy and condolence to the Dales Family. Cherish the memories with family members at this time of loss. Being with family at this time is most comforting.
Tracey & Terry SchlorffOur deepest sympathy in the loss of an incredible woman who is an inspiration to many! Sending our love and thoughts to Shirley and the Dales family.
Gerry and Joyce DalesWe would like to express our sympathy to Shirley, Mary and the Dales family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Howard and Laurie BesterTo the Dales family - our thoughts are with you are this time. Memories of Cathy are now your greatest treasures.
Joyce WeberMy condolences go out to all the Dales and Walters families. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ruth GeorgeOur prayers and thoughts are with the Dales family and Shirley at this sad time. Ron & Ruth George
Bob & Yvonne MoffatWith our deepest, heartfelt sympathy to all of you. May all the wonderful memories you have of Cathy along with the love & support of family and friends help you through this very difficult time. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Marsha HehnThinking of your Family during this time . Sending many Thoughts and Prayers. Condolence to all members of the Dales Family, and close friends of Cathy. Marsha Hehn
Doug & Carrie JohnsonWe are truly sorry to hear of the loss of Cathy. Please accept our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Doug and DD Thompson We were saddened to hear of Cathy's passing. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Betty Papp(DALES)My sympathy and prayers to a cousin that l met only once but was impressed. I grew up with her dad and mom and knew them well. On reading all the messages of condolences am proud of my cousin and all she accomplished and all the friendships. Rest in Peace.
Joanne (Bester) & Rick AntinoriTo Mary and Family Our deepest condolences on the loss of Cathy. She was great person and will be missed by family and friends. God Bless the Family and Take Care of All Our prayers are with you May Cathy Rest in Peace
Sherry AnstettWe ask ourselves at a time like this what is dying? A ship sails and we stand watching till she fades on the horizon, and someone at my side says, "She is gone." Gone? Gone where? Gone from my sight, that is all; she is just as large as when we saw her......The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her, and just at the moment when someone at my side says "she is gone." there are others who are watching her coming, and other voices take up a glad shout, " there she comes!".......and that is dying thinking of all of you during this difficult time and may it comfort you to know that she will be waiting on the other side for our arrivals.
Al and Janice RappWe can not express enough our condolences to the Dales and Walters families. Cathy will always be remembered as having a huge heart. She has touched a lot of people. Our thoughts are with all of you.
Ruby Degenaar and Pauline HallSo sorry to here of Cathy's passing. She was such a strong ,selfless, caring and kind hearted person. Our condolences go out to Shirley , our good friend Karen Burns, and the rest of the Dales family. Rest in peace Cathy.
Jean JohnstonWhat I remember most about Cathy is her smile, always there, always positive. I remember the days we worked at Hammonds back in the 80s and the pranks we use to play. I remember at one point my shoes hanging on the moving paint line ready to dunk in the black varnish tank! The time she called the radio station and had me pranked before my wedding to inform me that my bridesmaid dresses werent going to be ready in time for the wedding. Kathy was always so full of fun and mischief. Condolences to all. Kathy Im so sorry I lost touch with you, but Ill see you on the other side. Jean Johnston
Jeff Dickson Brian & Theresa, Kim & Ray and the Dales Family: Condolences to you and the entire Dales family at this time of loss; thoughts and prayers to each and everyone of you.
Pamm DonnellyI met Cathy years ago at my work place. We get busy with our lives and somehow lose touch. I am sorry that life took me away from a wonderful girl. My sympathies to her wife and the Dales family. See you Cathy on the other side.....R.I.P.
ELISA LISELLADeeply saddened by the news of Cathy's passing. Her presence was always known no matter how big the crowd...her beautiful smile and generosity will be greatly missed...R.I.P Cathy. You are an angel...
Lori VermeerschMy deepest sympathy to Cathy's family and close friends during this difficult time. I first met Cathy in 1995 and I still have a beautiful mirror she made out of an old wooden frame hanging in my house she wrote a beautiful Christmas verse on the back of it. I will cherish it forever. Rest in Peace Cathy and may your familyand friends find strength in each other during this difficult time.
Andy & Alma Ernewein Shirley ,Mary & the Dales Family , It is hard at this time losing Cathy, but as the Obituary says ,"she had a passion for helping others ,and not asking for anything in return ."And this she did. Helping her Brother-in -law ,so he can live on . You know that old saying ,"GOD ONLY TAKES THE BEST " May your Family fine strength at this difficult time .
Helena Regier -Edmonton My thoughts and prayers are with all of you suffering this sorrow. Cathy was a selfless, loving person. I am sure she would want all of you to celebrate her life more than you mourn this great loss.
Laura Girouard & Jeff BogalWhat a heart wrenching loss for all who got to meet and know Cathy...as expressed over and over again in all the condolesences ...her smile, her respect for others, positive attitude, strong women, great all around person...she was a great ball player and one of the best umpires out there...lots or respect from the boys on the ball diamond and Cupe local #107...leaving us all doing a selfless and generous act of kindness & love....she will be missed...our hearts go out to her wife Shirley, Mom, friends and the rest of her family ..cheers Cathy and RIP..see you on the other side...love Laura & Jeff..XOXOXO
Lisa and MicheleTo Shirley and all of Cathy's Family, There are no words to express the depth of sadness that has claimed so many hearts with the news of Cathy's death. Clearly her generous spirit and giving heart touched the lives of so many. We have been thinking of you throughout this time and sending our sincerest condolences. May you support one another with the love and memory of how Cathy cherished each of you.
Ken & Sharon StruckeOur deepest sympathies
Sherri Pickering & Christine AndersenOur deepest sympathies to Cathy's family. I only met her once at Johns birthday party and you couldn't help but like her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and her wife.
Jason LoosCathy, A Terrific person!, It is with a heavy heart, I extend my Deepest Sympathy to Cathy's Family.
Ray palmerIn the many years I have known Cathy she has always had my utmost respect and I will carry that through all time.The city of London and its workers have lost a very fine and respected woman I will miss you dearly Cathy.
Stan & Donna Elliot & FamilyWe are keeping all of you in our thoughts and Cathy will be missed but never forgotten.
Wayne BurrowMy "heartfelt sympathy to Shirley and to Cathy's entire family. Another "Angel" has been called home. " Those we Love can never be more than a thought away...for as long as there is a memory Cathy will live in your hearts for ever" Suits Us in Hanover
CindyMy sincere condolenses to Cathy's family and friends. She was a team mate many years ago and we certainly had some fun times in those days. Whenever I'd see her since, she'd say 'hey Cin!!' With a big smile and hug. God speed my friend, you will be missed.
JAMES AND CRISTAL BEADLEOur deepest sympathies go out to you in this difficult time.
JAMES AND CRISTAL BEADLEOur deepest sympathies go out to you in this difficult time.
Ron & Joan ErnstOur deepest sympathy to Shirley and the Dales Family Cathy is an amazing person and her contagious smile and generous heart will be remembered forever! Thinking of all of you through this difficult time.
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