It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Catherine Munro Manson, beloved mother, grandmother and great- grandmother, on May 10, 2014. Catherine, “Nannie Kay”, was born March 16, 1922 in New Westminster BC.
She is survived by her children Harald (Lyn) of Sechelt, Ellie (Leslie) of Nelson, Fraser (Yvonne) of New Westminster, Vic (Kathy) of Nelson, Peter (Kathy) of Lindsay, Ontario and Georgina of Calgary, Alberta. She was predeceased by her husband Norman in 2007.
Norm and Kay moved to Nelson from the lower Mainland over 45 years ago.
Catherine’s family and her friends were her life, and her greatest passion was her babies, especially the thirteen grandchildren and the twelve great-grandchildren. All of them have benefited from her love of handwork and her excellent skills in knitting, crocheting, sewing and quilting. From the cradle, the Anglican Church played a major role in her life, and over the years she was active with Sunday School, ACW and Altar Guild.
Catherine’s greatest legacy is the kindness, tolerance, love and forgiveness she offered to all who entered her life. Her love was abundant; there was always room for more in her heart.
Catherine’s beloved grandchildren have been sharing their love and admiration:
“the most beautiful real life example of love”
“the most amazing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother I have ever known”
“role model for everyone”
“how lucky we all were to have had her in our lives”
“she touched so many lives in such a positive selfless way”
“my Nannie loved me and all she knew unconditionally”
“closest person to sainthood that I’ve even known”
“heart of our family”
We will miss her so much! Thankfully, we all have so many loving memories to cherish!
Memorial service was held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, May 18, 2014 from St. Saviour’s Anglican Church, 701 – Ward Street, Nelson, BC with Rev. Marcella Mugford as celebrant. Cremation has taken place.
As expression of sympathy family and friends may make donations to Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation, Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Canadian Diabetes Association, or to a charity of choice.
The family expresses its heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kevin McKechnie and all the staff of the 3rd floor of Kootenay Lake Hospital for their professional and caring support and comfort.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca