Catherine Ann Middleton
June 22, 1964 – July 9, 2018
Cathy was born to parents Ted & Sharon Couture in Trenton, Ontario. Her and her younger brother Chris grew up in Ajax, Ontario. Her husband David Middleton who she had a daughter Casey with predeceases her. She will be greatly missed by Casey, Sharon & Ted, Chris & Sue, Lindsay, Nana and other relatives. The numerous friends she has made along the way and her armchair companion Chloe will also miss her. Cathy passed away at Michael Garron Hospital surrounded by her family in the early morning.
There will be a Celebration of her life Friday, July 20th, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 at her home.
Donations if needed should be made to the Toronto Humane Society since she loved animals so much.
Quotes Cathy liked
Scars are badges of war. They are physical paths of the battlegrounds, and of battles won.
Despite the darkness, there is hope to light the way. I follow the light.
If you struggle with saying goodbye, Close your eyes, and remember the good. And let me go.
I did not choose to be his instrument. But if my disease, my pain, my suffering, both physical and mental, helps those around me be better people, make better life decisions, take time to better love those around them, then so be it.
Shoulda, woulda, coulda...don't look back on your life with regrets. There was so much I should have done, I would have done, I could have done...I wish I'd done....
Don't cry because I'm gone...smile because I was here.
I hope your lives are full of love, as mine has been.
Interview by Rebecca Miller
Rebecca: "How did you feel when you first found out you had cancer?"
Cathy: "I was scared to die and leave my daughter alone. I was very angry that I didn't get to live the life I wanted to live. I was especially scared to tell my parents, guilty really of having to put them through hell. Parents shouldn't have to bury their children "
Rebecca: "Whats the hardest part about living with it?"
Cathy: "I don't have my life anymore, I want to be able to go back work, the simplest of things are even hard for me now. I just tell myself how i'm not ready to go and just "one foot in front of the other" and smile through the pain"
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Dayna Sands (Savoy)
July 19, 2018
Dear Cathy, as your younger cousin and having always lived hours away from each other, we didn’t have a lot of opportunity to see each other and visit, however, I will always remember your joy for life. One memory that I often think of and giggle to myself was when Nana took us to Europe when I was 13 and you were 15. We had lots of adventures whether it was going to a fancy restaurant in Paris and me ordering clams (the maritimer that I thought myself to be) and the waiter bringing me a platter of raw clams on ice. I sure tried hard to down them with as much class as I could muster but in the end, Nana just ordered me a plate of french fries. The other memory that I have is of us boarding the train to Paris after sticking on fake nails the night before and trying to squeeze down the aisle with our luggage and my nails popping off with every step and landing on the floor in front of people. We got some weird looks, but it was pretty funny at the time.
We always had fun when we were together and I always looked up to you. I will miss you but know that you are out of pain now and in a better place and that we will see each other again.
Tammra Green Fisher
July 17, 2018
I share Cathy’s love. Of her parents and for animals. Here is a picture taken of Cathy a few months ago with my little Caroline. She slept and cuddled Cathy because she also knew an animal lover. Take care of all our fur babies up there Cathy.
July 11, 2018
Our friendship started when you said you were going to go to a movie on your own and I said I would go with you. We went to Summerfields for dinner and then saw Dirty Dancing in 1987. You supported me when I was in school and I helped you when you needed it. We did Mexico twice and had a great time. There were weddings, births , celebrations, misunderstandings, deaths, renewed friendships and more celebrations. I know I will miss you but I will celebrate you again with your family and friends. Take care and swim with dolphins, soar with eagles and ride a motorcycle , do everything you didn't get to here.