Catherine Elizabeth May

July 13, 1934February 11, 2021

Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at St. Joseph’s Lifecare, Brantford, on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at the age of 86. Loving wife of 67 years to Robert (Bob) May. Cherished mother of Lori (Tony) Petrella, Bob (Lynne) May, Katie (Mike) Boake, and Michael (Jayne) May. She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Michael, Terry (Trish), Paul, Derek, Alisha, Christopher and Jonathan as well as her great grandchildren Braeden and Makella. After dedicating her life to raising her family, Catherine enjoyed many years working in the Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Department at the Brantford General Hospital. Her contributions continued into retirement as she volunteered her time with both the Hospital and the Church. She was a proud member of the Catholic Women’s League of Blessed Sacrament, Burford, for most of her life and a 51-year participant in “The Ladies of the Deck” card group. Catherine will be remembered for living a life in service of others. She will be missed dearly by her husband and children.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Donations in memory of Catherine may be made to Diabetes Canada. Share memories or online condolences by visiting


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Paula Racher

February 24, 2021

I am so sorry to learn of Cathy's passing. Our family (Pfeiffer) and the Mays spent a great deal of time together in our younger years as Bob & Cathy and my parents were close friends. I remember trying to get Mom's attention whenever she was in the middle of a long chat with Cathy. It was an almost impossible task! I think that Cathy also gave me a perm or two back in the 80's.

I remember Cathy's smile and warmth and send my condolences to the entire family.

Marg & larry nunn

February 19, 2021

Bob; we were so sorry to read of Cathy's passing. Marg recalls working with Cathy at Worthingtons for a time, many years ago, and always enjoyed her company. Our condolences to you and your family. Take care of yourself.

Diane Benson (Sobeski)

February 18, 2021

My deepest sympathy to Lori and entire family. God Bless All.

Angela Sobeski

February 18, 2021

Cathy was a beautiful person. We shared many memories at the CWL. She will be greatly missed.

Mary Jane Schmalz

February 17, 2021

Cathy was our unfailingly cheerful secretary in Speech Pathology and Audiology at the hospital and a second “mom” to all of us SLPs. She was beloved by all our patients, young and old. She was immensely proud of her family and regularly shared stories of their accomplishments. I was blessed to have known her.

Debra May

February 15, 2021

I am so sad to hear about the passing of Aunt Cathy. Our thoughts are with you all. Love Debra, Ryan and Braeden

Patti Harmer

February 15, 2021

Dear Uncle Bob and family..

We are so sorry to read about Aunt Cathy’s passing. Please know that we are thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Love Patti and Kevin and family 💕

Patricia Larion

February 15, 2021

Uncle Bob, Lori, Bobbie, Michael and Katie, I am so sad to hear of the passing of Aunt Cathy. She was so full of fun and always smiling. I always remember has as smiling and laughing! Please accept my deepest condolences to you and your families! Trish

Kim Allardyce

February 15, 2021

Mike, Jayne, Christopher & Jonathan:
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Moms and Grandmas are so important. Your memories will be especially important now. Thinking of you all.
Kim, Brad, Mitchell & Jordan Allardyce

Terry Lawson

February 15, 2021

Dear Lori and Tony Michael and all your family. I am so sorry to hear of the lost of your mom. I have fond memories of your mom when she would come into the bank always lot's of smiles and would stop to chat .
Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember your Mom.