Catherine Rose ‘Cathy Kelly (nee Kalke)

August 30, 1942 – November 27, 2021
Early in the morning on November 27, 2021, Cathy passed away at 79 years old with family by her side after a long, stubborn yet courageous battle with Alzheimer’s. Born on August 30, 1942 in Inverness, Scotland she is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Kevin; sisters Christina (Wayne) and Karen (Tim); children Christopher (Andrea), Patricia (Jon) and Marti (Mike); grandchildren Danielle, Jesse, Kathleen, Morgan, Kevin, Cole and Matthew; and great-grandchildren Odin, Salina and Jordyn. Cathy’s brothers Harry, David and Arthur left us many years ago.
Cathy loved Elvis, roses and sunshine almost as much as she loved her husband and family. She was a lover of warmth! She could always be found basking in the sunshine in the summer and in front of a warm cozy fireplace during the long winter months. She cared greatly for all her family but her husband always carried her heart. The two would spend countless hours in the backyard gardening or just visiting. Any person arriving at the welcoming home would find them in the backyard doing something! Of course, all would be dropped so she could visit with the new arrival. As grandchildren arrived during her life she was well known to “steal” them away from the parents and reluctantly give them back many hours or days later! There will always be an empty spot in our hearts now that she is gone.
We would like to thank the staff at Overlander Residential for their care and compassion over the last three years. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of BC in memory of Cathy.
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