Beverly (nee Shortt), Catherine Etta

Beverly (nee Shortt), Catherine Etta

May 28th, 2018

Catherine passed with her family around her, on her own terms, on Monday, May 28th, 2018 at London Health Sciences Centre, in her 84th year. Known as “Ca” to all who loved her, she was the best friend and loving wife of Jim for 61 years; devoted mother to Susan and John (Kim); and delighted grandmother of Alex, Carys, Brooke and Catherine. She will be missed by her brother, Stan (Shirley), niece Jill (Jay R.), nephew Rob (Liza), great-niece Delaney and great-nephew Greyson, as well as cousins and numerous friends. A talented artist and enthusiastic bridge player, gardener, bowler and golfer, Ca was born in Toronto, spent idyllic summers in Muskoka, but spent her last and arguably happiest 27 years in London, Ontario, where she remained an active member of the London Newcomers’ Alumni. Thank you to the fine physicians, nurses and staff at London Health Sciences Centre who treated our beloved Ca and our family with such kindness and compassion. A Celebration of Life will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation from 1:00-3:00 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ca are asked to consider the London Health Sciences Foundation. 

“The world is a far better place for having had Ca in it.
We will miss her terribly.”


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Angela HodgsonSusan and family - Joe and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort in the wonderful memories you will always have of your mother. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Joe & Angela Ansems
Rebecca and Gary Parkes-HodgeSusan, know we are holding you and your family in our hearts at this time. How wonderful that you were there to support your mom in her transition and that she was able to pass on her terms. Warm hugs, Rebecca and Gary
Jill SmithSusan and family- you in my thoughts and prayers. Cherish the wonderful memories that you have. Thinking of you - Jill
Bruce and Laurie GouldDear Susan and Family. Bruce and I want to offer our deepest condolences on the passing of your mother and grandmother. Know our hearts are with you at this time.
Eddy and StefanieDear Susan and Carys. We are very sorry for your loss and are thinking of you during this time. Sue, we did not know your mother, but it is obvious she was a wonderful person - you are evidence of that. Warm hugs. The Sonneveld- Douridas'
Cathy Stark Susan and Family Tim and I are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dianne WeiszSusan and Family - so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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