Crookes, Cathy Helena Elizabeth

Crookes, Cathy Helena Elizabeth

June 1st, 2019

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, at Victoria Hospital, on Saturday, June 1st, 2019, Cathy Helena Elizabeth Crookes, of London. Beloved wife of Eugene for 45 years. Cherished mother of Geoffrey (Nancy), Melissa Crookes (Gov), and Tara O’Neill (Mike). Very proud Nanny of her treasured grandchildren, Emma-J and Keegan O’Neill. Missed by numerous cousins, especially Tova and Linda. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses of Victoria Hospital Critical Care Trauma Centre. Please join Cathy’s family for a casual celebration at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Cathy are asked to consider LHSC – Victoria Hospital Critical Care Trauma Centre or Trillium Gift of Life Network. 

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Janice Wilson MurrayOur deepest sympathy to Eugene and family. Cathy was a dear childhood friend of mine from Flatlands. I was so happy to have connected with Cathy again a few years ago when we were both in Campbellton. She will be sadly missed by all that knew her.
Bernie and Eleanor MahoneyThe sudden loss of Cathy was a shock to us all. We cannot remove the heartache you and your family are suffering Eugene, but we can and will surround you with love and support. Cathy was a truly wonderful person that meant so much to so many. We hope you find reassurance in the care of your family and friends, and allow the loving memories you have of Cathy to help you through this time. Bernie & Eleanor
Ingry Arteaga- LeivaTara and Family: Losing someone we love is never easy, but we must be thankful for, the beautiful moments and memories we shared with them. Your Mom was a beautiful... happy and kind soul. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that she was a great Mother and a wonderful Grandmother, and she will never be forgotten. We want to extend to you our deep and heartfelt condolences. Love; Ingry, Russ and family.
Alice Mahoney MurphyEugene and family So sorry to hear of sudden loss of Cathy. My deepest sympathy to all of you. Your mom and my family grew up in Flatlands New Brunswick. It is so sad to lose my cousin at such an young age .I will remember all the Christmas eve we had at your house when Aunt Gertie would visit at Christmas. Do allow all memories to get you all through this time. Alice and family
Bill & Nancy ParkerOur deepest sympathy to Eugene & family. Although we hadn't seen each other in a long time, have many great memories. Hope all the great memories you and your family have had over the years, will help you all get through this time. Bill & Nancy
Penny Pollock, Flatlands, NBEugene and family My sincere condolences to you and your family. I knew Cathy when she was a young girl in Flatlands.. May God Bless you at this sad time.
Billy CupplesDeepest sympathy Eugene to you and all the family. Billy, Australia.
Earle and Nancy MacLeodOur thoughts are with you on these difficult times. Our younger years brought us together on many occasions and Cathy was always a meaningful part of our early celebrations. Precious memories will be yours forever. Our condolences. Earle, Nancy and Family.
Josh and Laura BrownGene and family, we are so terribly sorry for your loss. Cathy was a special lady and although it's been years since we moved away, we have never forgotten her or you and never will. Sending lots of love you way!
Gerry and Joan GoodOur deepest sympathies to you and the family on Cathy's passing.I will always remember Cathy even though it's been a long time since we've seen each other.
Susan CaronSincere condolence to Eugene, Geoff, Missy, Tara and all of Cathy's family and friends. As you know Cathy was my BFF since childhood. My memories of times with Cathy will never be forgotten. I will surely miss our chats. ❤️ RIP Cathy.
Dave and Pat WhynotEugene and family. Our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your beloved wife, mother and nanny. When we look at the picture of Cathy, that is the way we will forever remember her and her infectious laugh. Dave, Pat and family.
Ruth ChesserWhen I heard the news of Cathy's unexpected passing, I was immediately taken back to 1970 when she left Flatlands for Montreal to "conquer the world". She and a couple of others from that graduating class stayed with me that summer while they looked for employment, were all successful with finding good jobs, and finally saved enough money to get their own apartment. After Cathy moved to London we lost touch but we always knew what was happening in her life as we were cousins and other family members kept us up to date. Facebook brought us back together and we were so enjoying communicating again. I was always proud to know what a wonderful wife, mother and very loyal and dedicated grandmother Cathy became. Her family meant the most to her. To her entire family I extend my most sincere sympathy. Cathy was a great girl and I consider myself very lucky to have called her a friend. Ruth Chesser Oshawa
Carol Ann Chesser PiersonWe don't have all the answers to life's questions and when something happens that we don't understand, we must cherish the things that matter most how often we laughed how deeply we loved how very much we cared To Cathy's family, my heart is full of sadness at your unexpected loss. Cathy was a warm and wonderful person - always family first. Cherish her memories. I know I will.
Kate OwerMy deepest condolences to all of Cathy's family. Cathy was a wonderful woman who could always brighten everyone's day. Every time I saw her, I enjoyed hearing the latest stories of her beloved grandchildren and seeing their pictures. She will be deeply missed.
Lorri BoyerMy condolences go out to the family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Please know that if I can help in any way, I am here. Lorri from LCC before and after school program.
David HillMy sincere condolences to all family members and everyone who new Cathy. Cathy was a special person with a good heart and will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace.
Kim WoodsMy deepest sympathy to Eugene, Geoff, Melissa and Tara. I had the pleasure of working with Cathy in London (H. Ruhl Machinery/AVC Instrumentation & Systems Inc). She always had a smile on her face. We had a lot of good laughs together and I remember how she loved the fly swatter (a work related thing). She was always proud of her family. Hugs to you all.
Derek RankinEugene, Geoff, Melissa and Tara, Your Wife / Mom was a very special Lady and always made me feel very much a part of the family. I have many wonderful memories that I will always cherish and am grateful to have had. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Derek, AKA "The Chicken Soup Guy " ... (Although it was a long time ago, Tara, Melissa and Geoff may remember this.... )
Michael Crookes Eugene, Geoff, Melissa and Tara please accept our sincere sympathies for the loss of your Wife, Mother and Grandmother,Michael, Ruth and Betty .I will always remember Cathy with a book in her hand, M.
Sheila BraunDear Eugene and Family, We were very sad to learn of Cathy’s passing! Cathy was a friend for years! We especially remember our times together in Manitoba. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Love, Ike &Sheila
Cindy CholerasI was a childhood friend of Cathy’s growing up in Flatlands. We lost touch after we graduated from high school but reconnected through Facebook in 2010. Through our messages I learned of her very happy life with her loving husband and children & partners that she was so very proud of. And then the absolute joy of bring a grandmother. Cathy always had a positive & encouraging comment for everyone and a smile that will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to the family. She will be dearly missed by many people. 🙏🏻
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