Cathrine Lawson passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 16, 2009 at her home, The Manor, at Garrison Woods, Calgary, at the age of 92 years.
Cathrine was born in Saskatoon, SK to Thomas George Hunter McIntosh and Laura McDonald Barker. She grew up in Winnipeg and attended Gordon Bell High School. After graduation, she worked for the Royal Bank of Canada in Montreal and Winnipeg. Cathrine joined the CWAC in 1942 and was demobilized at the end of World War II in 1945. She met and married Gordon Lawson in 1948 in Winnipeg, where they made their home and where she lived most of her life until her move to Calgary in 2000. She was an intensely private person which resulted in her being an avid reader, accomplished Sunday painter, weekend gardener and family centred mother. She loved her family and her life long friends and thanks to her Scottish genetics, she enjoyed exceptional physical health for her entire life. Cathie was a remarkable woman and personality who will be deeply missed by those who loved and knew her well.
Cathrine is survived by a sister Alice S. Brown of Victoria; daughter Jane Lawson (Douglas Pilip) of Calgary; son James R Lawson (Kate) of San Rafael, CA and daughter Anne Fletcher (Grant) of Kelowna; and grandchildren, Benjamin Gordon Lawson, Sophie Charlotte Lawson, Katherine Elizabeth Fletcher and Sydney Anne Fletcher. She was predeceased by her parents and husband, Gordon. At her request, cremation will take place in Calgary with internment in Winnipeg and there will be no service. Cathie would like her friends to remember her in their own way!
A reception to celebrate her life and honour her memory will be held in Winnipeg at a later date for family and friends. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Canada
In living memory of Cathrine Lawson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences