OBITUARY

Catherine Mary Decker

16 September , 195829 January , 2019
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DECKER, Catherine Mary (nee Brisson) Catherine found eternal peace on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 in her 61st year. Predeceased by her parents, Gerry (1984) and Mary (1996). Survived by her devoted husband of 36 years, Keith; and her pride and joy, daughter Caitlin and partner, Leroy Morgado. Cherished sister to brothers: Gerald (Sonia); John (Paula); Robert (Lana); Greg (Gwen). Beloved "Grandma Kate" to Evelina. Catherine will also be missed by the Decker family; her nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles; and cousins. Catherine spent almost 40 years caring for others in her chosen career of nursing. She was a faithful member of St. Ambrose Church, an avid reader, and she enjoyed sewing and crafts. Catherine met the health challenges she faced throughout her life with courage, determination and a positive attitude that was admired by everyone who knew and loved her.

Friends and family will be received at Coutts Funeral Home, 96 St. Andrews St., Cambridge, on Friday, February 1st, 2019 from 2-4 pm, and 7-9 pm, with the Rosary to be held at 8:30pm. Funeral service will be held at St. Ambrose, 210 South St., Cambridge, on Saturday February 2nd, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Reception to follow at Newfoundland Club, 1500 Dunbar Rd., Cambridge. In lieu of flowers, donations in Catherine's memory can be made to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (thepmcf.ca), to Lisaard or Innisfree Hospices in Cambridge (lisaardandinnisfree.com), or to a charity of your choice. The family would like to extend special thanks to the 4th floor doctors, nurses and all other staff at Cambridge Memorial Hospital for their attentive care. Online condolences may be made at www.couttsfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, 1 February , 2019
  • Visitation Friday, 1 February , 2019
  • Rosary Friday, 1 February , 2019
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, 2 February , 2019
  • Reception following Funeral Service Saturday, 2 February , 2019
REMEMBERING

Catherine Mary Decker

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Janet Gunning

13 February 2019

I met Catherine at Heirloom sewing classes. I can only imagine the sadness you all feel at this time as you mourn the loss of such a wonderful lady. I think Winnie the Pooh said it best .....
How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. 💔. People walk in and out of our lives but only a special few leave footprints on our hearts. Thank you Catherine for doing that for me. I wish you Godspeed and many beautiful fabrics on your next journey and may you continue to watch over those you love.

Aida Figueiredo

7 February 2019

So sorry to hear of your loss, Catherine was an amazing woman, I first got to know her when our children were in school together.
Working at the hospital, I would run into her and she was always smiling. May God Bless you and comfort you in this time of sorrow.
Manuel and Aida Figueiredo

Pam and Jim Springall

7 February 2019

Just found out about your loss. So sorry to hear of Catherine 's passing. She was a wonderful person. Best Regards
Pamela and Jim Springall

Caroline Fish

4 February 2019

Keith, Caitlin and family,

What I have witnessed since Catherine passed away has been a reflection of the wonderful, caring person that Catherine was. She will be missed by all her family, friends and her coworkers. The pouring out of sympathy by all is a true testament to who she was. I am blessed for the opportunity to know and work with Catherine for many years. She spoke endlessly of her devotion to Keith and Caitlin, they made her world complete. The memories and life events she was part of are all captured in the many photos shared and pictures last forever, so will her memory.

Kevin Mercer

4 February 2019

Catherine was a committed and caring professional. Her sincerity and positive energy always appreciated. Condolences to the family on their loss.

Ross & Karin McGeoch

3 February 2019

Dearest Keith, Caitlin and Famly,

Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all the special memories shared wiih Cathy.
Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Ross & Karin McGeoch xx

Bonnie Kitchen

3 February 2019

Dear Keith and family. I am so very sorry to learn of the passing of your lovely wife, Catherine. I hope that the gift of memory will help you get through this difficult time and that these memories will allow you to smile again in time.
In deepest sympathy,
Bonnie

Joe & Nicki Mandel

2 February 2019

Keith, we are so sorry for your loss. We both hope only for peace for you in your time of grief.

Dan and Chris Oldridge

2 February 2019

Keith,
So sorry to hear of your loss. We are currently in BC and were unable to attend the visitation or funeral, but our thoughts and prayers are with you and Caitlin at this difficult time. Chris always enjoyed visiting with Cathy at CFD functions and we will all miss her kind and courageous spirit.
Sincere condolences,
Dan and Chris Oldridge

Gloria Smith

2 February 2019

So sad to hear of Catherine's passing. I worked with Catherine at CCAC at Cambridge hospital. She was always very kind to me and her patients. She spoke with much love of her husband and daughter. They were truly the center of her universe

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