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Inverness Funeral Home

45 MacIsaac Street, Inverness, NS

OBITUARY

Catherine Marie Cameron

July 4, 1938December 29, 2019

Catherine Marie Cameron It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and friend, Catherine “Cat” Marie Cameron (Rankin) on December 29, 2019, in Inverary Manor. She was the devoted wife of the late Martin Angus Cameron for 53 years; loving mother to Lawrence (Jeanette), Corinne (Peter), Lisa (Vern) and Michael (Linda); adoring grandmother to Douglas, Cassie, Rose, Patrick, Finley and Colin; and a proud aunt to many nieces and nephews. Cat is survived by her sisters, Margaret R. Lauzon (Rudy), Donna Anne MacDonald (Hank), Mary Lorette Beaton (Donald), Judy MacDonald (Gerald), and Janet MacDonald (Hughie Francis); brothers, Angus Finley Rankin (Anne), Daniel Rankin (Effie), Harold Roderick Rankin (Paula), and Francis Terrence Rankin (Ella); and her special in-laws, especially Bill Cameron (Wilma). She was predeceased by loving husband, Martin Angus Cameron; her parents, John and Sally Rankin; her sister, Bessie MacDonald; and brothers, John Gerard Rankin, John Cameron Rankin, and Alexander J. Rankin. Catherine was born on July 4, 1938, in Mabou, Cape Breton. She married Martin in 1962 and moved to Margaree Forks where they lived for 52 years. Cat was an active member of Margaree’s community, as a pianist she accompanied Archie Neil Chisholm at many dances and concerts for over 25 years, she was a member of the Cape Breton Fiddlers Association, and of The CWL of North East Margaree. Catherine worked many different jobs during her lifetime, including as a cashier at the Margaree Co-op, as a receptionist at Margaree Lodge, and as the Post Mistress for Canada Post in Margaree Forks. Cat will be forever remembered for her love of music – whether it be playing the piano herself or listening to her family sing and play; her delicious cooking and baking, enjoyed by all – especially biscuits and shortbread; and her dry sense of humor. Our family will miss her dearly, cherish the memories we have and are thankful for the moments shared. Until we meet again, we love you. We’d like to send a special and sincere thank you to all the staff at Inverary Manor. Everyone was so caring, patient and wonderful to Catherine, especially during her final days. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 1st from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in Inverness Funeral Home, Inverness. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 2nd at 11:00 a.m. in St. Michael's Church, East Margaree with Father MacDonald Ibeh officiating. Burial to follow in St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery, South West Margaree. In lieu of flowers, we ask that donations be made to the Inverary Manor or the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Online condolences may be made to: www.invernessfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Sally Rankin, Mother (deceased)
  • John Rankin, Father (deceased)
  • Martin Angus Cameron, Husband (deceased)
  • Lawrence Cameron (Jeanette), Son
  • Corinne Pilon (Peter), Daughter
  • Lisa Cameron (Vern), Daughter
  • Michael Cameron (Linda), Son
  • Catherine was also an adoring grandmother to Douglas, Cassie, Rose, Patrick, Finley and Colin; and a proud aunt to many nieces and nephews.
    Cat is survived by her sisters, Margaret R. Lauzon (Rudy), Donna Anne MacDonald (Hank), Mary Lorette Beaton (Donald), Judy MacDonald (Gerald), and Janet MacDonald (Hughie Francis); brothers Angus Finley Rankin (Anne), Daniel Rankin (Effie), Harold Roderick Rankin (Paula), and Francis Terrence Rankin (Ella); and her special in-laws, especially Bill Cameron (Wilma). Besdies her husband and parentsshe was predeceased by her sister, Bessie MacDonald; and brothers, John Gerard Rankin, John Cameron Rankin, and Alexander J. Rankin.
  • DONATIONS

  • Inverary Manor
  • Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 1, 2020
  • Visitation Wednesday, January 1, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, January 2, 2020

Memories

Catherine Marie Cameron

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john francis mac neil

January 7, 2020

Sending our condolences to the Camerons in Margaree also the Rankins in Mabou on you're great loss.I'm sure you can look back with so many special memories that it will be less difficult as time passes.Prayers and thoughts to you all.

Gerard and Lorraine Doyle

January 2, 2020

Lawrence, Corinne, Michael and Lisa
Deepest sympathy on your mothers passing. She was a lovely lady, neighbour, musician…
God Bless all of you.

Laird Margaret Burton

January 1, 2020

We send our sincere condolences to the family and may she rest in peace.

Florence Beaton

January 1, 2020

Lawrence and family, I am sorry to hear of your mom’s death. I am in Manitoba so won’t be around. Florence Beaton

Gerard and Marcella Cameron

January 1, 2020

Our sincere condolences to all the Cameron and Rankin families and their loved ones. Catherine Marie will be cherished in the hearts of many, but especially in her dear family. May many blessings reign in your hearts because Catherine Marie will always intercede for you from her heavenly home of peace, love and joy which she very much deserves. God bless you 🙏❤️🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹

Reggie & Brenda Chiasson

December 31, 2019

Our deepest sympathies to your family. Sorry we cannot be there in this sad time.

Marie Chisholm-Pearson

December 31, 2019

To all Catherine Marie’s family and friends, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Margaree Forks has lost a sweet and caring lady. Heaven has gained another angel.
Marie Chisholm-Pearson
Framingham, MA.

Cletus Touesnard

December 30, 2019

So many memories .. the music, the story telling, the shared meals, working at the farm, travelling together, the love and laughter in all our family gatherings .. fond memories all .. my most sincere condolences to you Lawrence, Corrine, Michael, Lisa and your families .. Uncle Cletus

Barbara Cameron

December 30, 2019

My deepest sympathy on the passing of Catherine . To all the family , my condolences and especially to Lawrence and Lisa and their families ,and Judy and Janet and their families.

Debbie MacDonell

December 30, 2019

Lisa, Please accept my condolences on your Mom’s passing.
Sympathy to Judy, Janet, Mare and all other family members. God Bless all of you.
Debbie MacDonell
Port Hood

FROM THE FAMILY