OBITUARY

Catherine Diane Guy

October 26, 1959March 6, 2018

Catherine Guy, aged 58, left us on March 6th, 2018 in Kamloops BC. Her family, which includes lifelong friends, know she valued them above anything else. She is loved and missed by her daughter Erin Guy, her partner in life Bob Guy, sisters Brenda and Trudi Goels, and extended family & friends that spanned her lifetime. A well respected occupational health nurse, her colleagues through the years will miss her warm professionalism, strength and passion for doing the right thing. Throughout her life she challenged herself to keep moving forward but most importantly, she lived it on her own terms. A service to celebrate Catherine’s life is scheduled for Monday March 19th, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Schoening Funeral Service, 513 Seymour Street, Kamloops BC. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Agency – Centre for the North or Thompson Rivers University School of Nursing would be appreciated.

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Patricia Garnham

March 19, 2018

Oh Catherine,
You were the first friend I made when I moved here to Kamloops in January 2009. Despite being told you thought differently, I found we shared a taste for professionalism and caring not often seen. You'd not compromise your principals despite challenges.
When my life changed drastically you hung around, became the friend I called when struggling and I treasured your advice, even if I didn't always like it.
You loved your family so much. Bob and Erin, we feel for you both. You were the centres of Catherine's world. So much so she changed her world around to try to hang on to life; always in the back of her mind the fear of leaving you all way too early.
Gone but not forgotten. The influences and memories you leave behind are a testament to the amazingly wonderful woman you were.

Karen Jonkman

March 16, 2018

Bob and Erin
I am so sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing.
I worked with her for many years in First Aid at Alcan. She taught me so much.
So much respect for her! I will never forget her. I am thinking of you at this difficult time.

Dawn P

March 15, 2018

I first met Catherine when she was my student in her first year of Nursing at what was then the University College of the Cariboo. As a mature student she brought an added dimension to our classes. Her concerns about whether she shared too much in class or whether classmates and instructors were put off by her questions and sharing, brought her to my office on many occasions. Those discussions increased my awareness that here was a very special person.

We kept in touch over the years and when Catherine returned to Kamloops to finish her degree, she stayed in my home until graduation. Again we kept in touch and since her return to live and work in Kamloops we saw each other on a regular basis especially in the spring and summer when she would dig up my garden for me and would do all the "fetch and carry" things that I found difficult...anything that would help me to grow the fresh vegetables and especially GARLIC that she loved.

I was privileged to meet a number of her friends and family members and again came to know her on another level.....her friends would do almost anything for her, as would I.

I will miss her deeply and hope that her voice in my mind will continue to challenge me.

Deepest sympathy to Erin, Bob and Trudy, Brenda and family.

With love,

Dawn Patterson

Sheila Blackstock

March 11, 2018

Catherine is and will forever be the essence of authenticity and justice. She is and was a peer and a sister by choice. She endeavored to challenge us all to be the best version of ourselves and to uphold family principles, morals, and kindness. She was confident and competent and perhaps others who have yet to reach their full potential felt challenged by her advocacy of nursing, personal and societal values and professional conduct.
Catherine embodied justice with a relentless outer layer of her being; if you passed Catherine's test of humanity and morals (you know what I speak of) … you experienced the most amazing inner core of humanity~ a spirit of kindness, compassion, and generosity. Those who were fortunate to be in Catherine's circle had the fortitude to understand her intelligence and articulation of the importance of self-actualization, family values and being of service to the community. I have never met another nurse who was so proud of the profession and who wanted deeply to challenge others to reach their utmost potential as nurses to be role models to peers, community and most importantly family. May we all aspire to reach our potential ….
It is with the deepest solace that I write these words as extend my dearest condolences to her lovely daughter Erin, and most loved partner Bob.

John Buitenga

March 11, 2018

Cathy was my friend for a very long time, but I have never met anyone like her in all those years. She was tough, principled, and not prone to backing down. And still, Cathy cared deeply for all those around her. She was especially devoted to her family, perhaps more so than most. Every family should have a Catherine. Her passing deeply saddens me - it's beyond comprehension. Bob and Erin, I hope you can find solace in that regardless, she had a life well lived beyond her years. My condolences,
John

Linda LaGroix

March 10, 2018

Catherine and I reconnected 5 years ago when I moved to Kamloops. We spent many, many hours solving the problems of the world while walking around McArthur island park. We shared copious amounts of popcorn, not on the diet, but a must as we enjoyed movies! I will sorely miss her balancing of my crazies. My thoughts and prayers go out to Erin, Bob and the family!

Al & Heidi Howell

March 10, 2018

So many memories, years past, so many good laughs, condolences to all her family. RIP Cathy

Pat Murdoch

March 9, 2018

Cathy was one of the first people I met and trained with in the first aid room. She went off to school to become a nurse despite having a child she persued her dream. Her stand up for what is right and fight to make the world better will be missed. May your happy memories carry you through this terrible time.

Dave and Joan Meidl

March 6, 2018

To Erin, Bob, Trudy and family - we are so saddened to hear of Catherine's passing. While this happened far too soon for those of us who enjoyed her presence in our lives, her friendship and wicked sense of humour, will always make us smile. She did not wander through this life but lived it with purpose and intent. We should all do the same.