Born Nov. 22, 1922, in the Netherlands, Catharina passed peacefully in Royal Inland Hospital, Kamloops on Sept. 17, 2018.
Catharina came to Canada as a war bride in 1946 and was predeceased by her loving husband Bill. They met during Bill’s Army service in Holland. They started their Canadian life together near his birthplace in the Chase Creek Valley. They ranched and logged successfully together until retirement in Kamloops.
She leaves behind many good friends and nieces and nephews in the Netherlands. Catharina came to love Canada and the outdoors and very much cherished her daily walks up Kenna Cartwright Park.
She wishes to thank her many friends and doctors A. Chung, Franky Mah and Peter Hopp for making her final years as comfortable as possible. A Celebration of Life will be held at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, Monte Creek, B.C., Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Kamloops Hospice will be appreciated.