8 September 1925 – 25 July 2021
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mary Moir Cathcart in her 96th year. She passed away at Ottawa General Hospital after a short illness.
Mary leaves to mourn her dear son Derek Roger Cathcart, his wife Jeanne Watson of Toronto and beloved daughter Heather Lynne Wonham and her partner David Brigden of Ottawa. Mary was proud grandmother of Stephen Michael Cathcart and Michael (Miguel) David Wonham, and Great Grandmother to Rosemary Wonham.
Born in Venice, Italy on 8 September 1925, she was predeceased by her parents Winifred and Richard Bernard Munday (Raf) with whom she lived until coming to Canada in 1946 as a war bride.
In 1945 Mary was married at the Claxton Hall, London England to Neil T. Cathcart who predeceased her in 1983.
Mary received her secondary education at Pitmans College, London and at Confederation College, Fort Frances, Ontario.
In England Mary worked for the law firm of Kenneth, Brown, Baker, Baker. After coming to Fort Frances, Canada in July 1946, she assisted Neil in the fur business until going to work for 15 years at the Ontario Minnesota Pulp and Paper Mill. For several years Mary was secretary for the Fort Frances Overseas Wives Club, of which she was a member for as long as she lived in Fort Frances. She was also secretary for the Anglican Church Guild, and The Fort Frances Curling Club where she was a member for 24 years. On her retirement, she came to Windsor, Ontario where she lived happily for 16 years before moving to Ottawa in 2007. Her declining years were spent in Amica at Bearbrook on Innes Road, Ottawa.
Wherever she lived Mary enjoyed life. She cherished her family and many friends and enjoyed her long succession of daschunds. Mary was a member of the Anglican community in Fort Frances, Windsor and Ottawa.
Ashes to be interred in the family plot in the Fort Frances Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation to St John’s Anglican Church in Fort Frances or to the Ottawa Heart Institute would be appreciated.