Catherine Jane MacDonald

Catherine Jane MacDonald

January 17, 1950 to February 26, 2013

The Saltspring Island community will miss the joyful presence of Cathy MacDonald who died suddenly at her home on Woodland Drive. She was pre-deceased by her parents, Ken and Lenore MacDonald and her sister, Beth Barnard.?She will be deeply missed by her sister Bonnie, brother-in-law Colin Robertson, niece Lucy Robertson, cousin Barbara Todd, honorary cousin Phyllis Waltho and fondly remembered by Margaret Edwards, Ruth Moran and Don Wright, her Ontario cousins.

Cathy grew up in Ontario, Newfoundland and Alberta but hit her stride in Vancouver where she worked as a manager in both the restaurant and the seafood industry. She came to Saltspring to visit her parents, stayed to help them build their log home on Dogwood Lane, and decided to move here as well. She had a long history of service to the community including Meals on Wheels, Peer Counselling with seniors, and as a former a board member of the Community Services Society. Always ready to volunteer – the Terry Fox Run and the Legion are only two examples of her willingness to help.

Although Cathy was an avid bridge and scrabble player, cooking was her passion and many of us will miss her gourmet delights which were always accompanied by her wonderful sense of humour. A welcome is extended to all of her friends to join the family in sharing memories and celebrating Cathy’s life. We will gather at the Brinkworthy Clubhouse, 135 Brinkworthy Road at 2 pm on Sunday, March 10th, 2013. If you wish to honour Cathy’s memory, in lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a local volunteer organization.

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