Catherine Margaret Grant, 57, passed away peacefully on March 6 in Vancouver. Cathy was surrounded by family members and close friends. Cathy struggled quietly for years with MS and in the last few years courageously battled cancer.
Cathy was born in Halifax on September 15, 1958. Cathy had unconquerable streaks of independence, adventure and fun. She worked aboard a commercial fishing boat for several years and took a leap of faith to test skydiving. Cathy’s treasures were her friends and her dog Alex. Her Nova Scotia roots and family were always close to her heart. Over the last few years, her dearest friends, Barb Jackson, Anna Vincelli, Steve Campbell and Linda Furlong did all they could to make Cathy comfortable and give her the best possible quality of life.
Cathy leaves behind her friends, brother Rick (Peggy), sister Mary Herod (Barry), nieces Erine Grant, Meghan Grant, and Kate Morrison and nephew Joe Grant, step niece Jaime Lavers as well as grand nieces and nephews. Cathy was predeceased by her parents Alexander and Mary (Rankin) Grant, brothers, Alexander (Sandy), Michael and Paul.
Thank you to the staff on the third floor of the Royal Ascot Care Centre and the staff at the BC Cancer Agency especially Dr. Jennifer Davies. A celebration of life was held for Cathy in Vancouver and a private family event is being held in Dartmouth.
Arrangements have been entrusted to T. J. Tracey Cremation and Burial Specialists, Bedford NS, 902-835-4212. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.tjtracey.com