October 11, 1951 – May 8, 2011
Catherine O’Brien Twaddle, passed away Sunday May 8, 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa, from complications after malaria.
Eldest daughter of six, Cathie was born in Pembroke, ON, on October 11, 1951. Cathie attended Bishop High School in Calgary, graduating from high school in Red Deer. She also graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in Communications. She was employed by AGT, Husky Oil, and Nova Corp Chemicals in Calgary. While at university she worked for Ralph Klein and the planning and fire departments leading on to working for Ambassadors and Heads of Mission in Libya. Cathie then took up renovating houses in the Uk and France. In 1987 Cathie and Don became “oilpatch gypsies” living and working throughout the world; Libya, Nigeria, Angola, Oman, Brunei, and lastly in Port Noire, Congo. They setup a base in Brittany, France in 2003; but felt that their home was anywhere they were together.
Mourning her, is her beloved husband and loving partner Don of twenty eight years, father Ted of Calgary, mother Ramona of West Kelowna; and sisters, Maureen (Chuck) of Calgary, Shelagh (Konrad) of Golden, BC, Rebecca (Donn); and brothers, Patrick and Terry (Lilly) all of Calgary, AB.
Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. Flowers are welcome and in the coming weeks Don will be deciding on a Malaria based charity and will contact through Facebook and email.
In living memory of Cathie O’Brien Twaddle, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences