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CRAIB, Catherine “Cathie” Isobel

June 8, 1944 – April 26, 2013

Catherine “Cathie” Isobel Craib, treasured wife of David Craib, passed away peacefully at Southwood Hospice on Friday, April 26, 2013 at the young age of 68 years.

Cathie was born and raised in Toronto. After she married David in 1972 they lived in Kitchener for three years and Ottawa for sixteen years before relocating to Calgary in 1991. Cathie had a great love for children and operated a day home in Ottawa for many grateful parents. Cathie was blessed with many friends and was active in a variety of social groups. She and David have been able to indulge their desire to see the world with many overseas trips combined with extensive cruising.

Besides her loving husband David, Cathie will be greatly missed by her three sons, Thomas John, Ronald Ashley and David Mitchell; and her brother Philip Russell Wilson all of Calgary.

A Celebration of Cathie’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to Intercare Southwood Hospice, 211 Heritage Dr. S.E. Calgary, AB T2H 1M9 or to the Canadian Cancer Society. The family wishes to thank the staff at Southwood Hospice for their exceptional care and kindness.

In living memory of Catherine Craib, 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.

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  1. Janet Badalato :

    I’ll truly miss a devoted friend and someone who meant a great deal to me. To David, Tom, Ashley and Mitchell, my deepest sympathy, I can only imagine your pain. She was a lovely person and one whose friendship I will always treasure. Janet Badalato

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  2. Ute and Wolfgang Gregory :

    Our sincere condolences to David and his boys. A good friend and sorority sister lost so unexpectedly and early. We will cherish the memories of our time together. Ute and Wolfgang.

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  3. Bev and Michel Beaulne :

    Our condolences on Cathie’s passing, she will be sadly missed.
    Beverly and Michel Beaulne

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  4. I am so very sorry to hear about Cathie’s passing. For a few years she was like a second mother to me and I always treasured the love and warmth she shared with everyone. My deepest regrets.

    Sean

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  5. Patricia Webb :

    Sean just called us to let us know about Cathie – I was quite shocked to her the news. Our deepest condolences to the whole family.

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  6. John and Chris Farley :

    A terrific friend for 20 years, and we’ll really miss her humor and wit. Our thoughts are with David and the boys at such a sorrowful time.
    Chris & John

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  7. Dennis Bauslaugh :

    Your family has my deepest sympathy at this time great of great loss.

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  8. Dianne and Brian Tomkins :

    We were so saddened to hear of Cathie’s passing. She is still missed here on Calumet Lane in Ottawa.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with David and the boys at this difficult time.

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  9. Nuala and Jeff Linton :

    We are so sad to hear the unexpected news of Cathie’s demise. She was a wonderful friend and babysitter to our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you David, Tom, Ashley and Mitchell. God bless you all at this very difficult time.
    Sincere sympathy from Jeff, Nuala, Catriona and Conor Linton Ottawa.

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  10. Ken and Gloria Mercer :

    David, our thoughts are with you and your boys at this very difficult time. Cathie was a lovely gentle lady. She will be missed by all who knew her. Sincerest sympathy, Ken and Gloria Mercer.

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  11. Jennifer & Patrick McGuinness :

    Dear David, Thomas, Ashley & Mitchell, we offer our deepest sympathy at this difficult time. Cathie was my best friend, and second mother to Kelly. She will be remember in our hearts forever.

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  12. Cathy and John Belcher :

    John and I are devastated to hear the news. Cathie was a wonderful person and will be truly missed.

    With our deepest sympathy
    John and Cathy Belcher

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  13. Dear Mitchell,

    My thought has been with you since I heard that your mom passed away. Please accept my deepest sympathy to the lost of your love one.

    Kit Leung

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  14. Audrey Martin :

    Please accept my sincere condolences. Cathy was a treasured neighbour and my daughter Holly’s babysitter when I lived on Calumet Lane. She did a great job with the children and was a consummate professional as a caregiver.

    I also enjoyed her company at the “Stitch and Bitch” sessions and will hold fond memories of her in my heart.

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  15. Sue McIntosh :

    David, our thoughts are with you and your boys at this most difficult time. Cathie was a wonderful person who will be dearly missed.

    Our Sympathies,
    Sue, Mike, Zoe and Marissa McIntosh

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  16. Shane & Monique :

    Dear Dave, Ashley, Mitch & Tommy, our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Cathy will live on in our hearts forever.

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