January 2, 1951 – Victoria, BC
March 15, 2014 – Calgary, AB
After a five year battle with cancer, Catherine “Cathie” Valerie Calgaro passed away surrounded by family and friends early on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the age of 63 years.
Cathie is survived by her husband of forty-three years John, daughter Christina (Waldo), and her mother-in-law Angelina Calgaro. She was predeceased by her parents, Valerie and George Jacob.
Cathie was born in Victoria, BC. While in Victoria Cathie was involved in the Esquimalt Girls Drum Core and played ball in the Provincial Government Woman’s League for many years. Cathie and John moved to Calgary in 1979 to start a new business and raise a family. They worked hard and made a lot of wonderful friends. Cathie was a leader in many ways, including her fundraising efforts for cancer research and other charities, especially for the Southern Alberta Multiple Myeloma Society. Her outgoing nature and zest for life brought people together, and Cathie loved nothing better than friends and camaraderie. During her five year battle with multiple myeloma, Cathie remained positive and inspired many people around her.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, March 28, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. A Celebration of her life will be held in August in Victoria, BC, date to be announced. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Southern Alberta Multiple Myeloma Society, www.southernalbertamyeloma.org
In living memory of Catherine Calgaro, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences