With deepest sorrow, we the family, announce the passing of Catherine ‘Cathy’ M. Dolan on Monday, June 27, 2022, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Born on March 31, 1937, in Sydney, Cathy was the daughter of the late Dan L. and Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ MacNeil.
Cathy was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was a strong and courageous woman who fought illness until the very end.
Cathy is survived by her daughters, Linda (Peter) Rutherford, Donna (Lorne) MacNeil, and Sharon (Bruce) Rutherford; son, Sandy (Melanie) Dolan; eight grandchildren, Amy, Traci, Jennifer, Mark, Emily, Breagh, Brayden and Luke; four great-grandchildren, and sister-in-law, Sally MacNeil.
Besides her parents, Cathy is predeceased by brothers, Michael, Alex (Lucy) and sisters, Elizabeth ‘Sis’ (Toby) Halloran and Isabel (Matty) Flood. Catherine was predeceased by both of her husbands that she dearly adored, Charles Brocklehurst and second husband, Eric Dolan.
There will be no visitation for the late Catherine Dolan. Memorial service to celebrate Cathy’s life will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 9 a.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Interment will take place in Resurrection Cemetery, Sydney Forks.
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Donations in memory of Cathy may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
“With so many people who were kind and helpful to mom over the last number of years, our family cannot thank you enough.”
Sandy and Dolan families. Sincere condolences. Your mother was a wonderful and friendly person always with a smile . Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
From: Sandy and Agnes Scott
To Cathy’s lovely family so sad to hear the news. Cathy was a lovely lady, just so many find memories of her as I was growing up on Cabot St. The times spent on the ice rink in her backyard and the hot summer days at the Mira bungalow. She will surely be missed by everyone
From: John Dalton
Sending heartfelt condolences to Sandy, Sharon, Linda and Donna on the passing of their dear Mother. Cathy’s friendship, kindness, generosity and welcoming presence will always be fondly remembered. May you find comfort in gathering together and sharing precious memories at this time. Love and prayers to all, Dodie, Karen & Pam
From: Karen Coombs
Dear Dolan family we are so sorry to hear about your mom. Kathy was a beautiful person. The Cameron family was very lucky to know her.
From: Paula (Cameron) Stewart
My deepest sympathy to Donna, Linda, Sharon and Sandy and their families on the passing of your mom. She was a sweet and kind and always had a smile when she met you. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. I’m sure you all have wonderful memories to get you through the hard times especially at the bungalow. God Bless! xxoo
From: Mae Gould
To Cathy’s family: Our sincerest condolences to you all. What a lovely lady, and what a wonderful wife she made for Eric. My Dad worked with Eric at Swift Canadian for years. My parents Keith and Catherine Ervin thought the world of your Mom and and Eric.
We do hope the memories shared at this sad time will see you through. My sister Linda and I spent many Friday afternoons in the Swift office on Townsend St. Being treated like royalty by the staff. We got to know your Mom after they moved to Keltic Drive where your Mom would always be a host of the Christmas parties. Such fun and good memories.
Our love to you all.
From: Gail and Bob Muir
Linda and Brennan Sheppard
Linda and Donna and Families:
My deepest sympathy on the death of your dear Mom. I did not know Cathy that well but when I saw her and Eric after Sunday Mass, she would always greet me with a lovely smile and a warm hello. She was beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside. My late Mom and Dad thought the world of Cathy as she was married to their nephew and my first cousin, Charles. The last time I saw you Linda and Donna was when you were little girls. Gosh time flies. I also had the pleasure of meeting Eric. He was a wonderful gentleman. He and Cathy were well respected in the business community. I will pray for Peace on Cathy’s life in eternity along with Eric’s. Keep sharing your memories. By doing so you will keep her spirit alive!
May our Loving God continue to bless you all with Courage, Strength and Peace in this your time of sorrow and loss.
Blessings and Prayers,
Audrey ( M. Brocklehurst)
Sandy and family so sorry for the loss of your Mom
VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS SANDY , MY CONDOLENCES TO YOU AND THE FAMILY.
Donna I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom.
My condolences. My thoughts and prayers are sent your ways.
Sandy, Sharon, Linda, Donna and family our deepest condolences for your loss. Your mom always made me feel loved and like family. I wish we could be there with you. Send you all our love.
Shane and Shauna
Our deepest condolences to you Jenn and your entire family. Although we had never met Cathy, it sounds like she was a wonderful grandmother and you were blessed to have had her in your life! 🫂
So sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and our prayers
To the family, we extend our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Condolences to Cathy’s family through this most difficult time!
Walter &Lexi MacDonald
Linda,Donna,Sandy,Sharon and your families
We send our deepest heartfelt condolences to you all.. Cathy was such a sweetheart and such a good friend to Mom at bungalow for years with and without Eric and dad…
RIP Cathy see you later
Jean Sehl & Karen
Sorry to learn of Catherine’s passing.She was a high school friend and lost touch when l moved to Connecticut..Catherine was a beautiful soul always smiling and kindness plus.Rest In Peace Catherine
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sandy and family. So sorry for your loss.
So sorry Sandy
We are very sorry for your loss.
Bert and Maurina Lewis
Linda, Donna, Sharon, Sandy and families, we are so sorry about your mom. She was truly a sweet soul. Lean on your memories. We’re thinking of you. God bless.
Jim, Marjorie and boys. xo
Sincere Condolences Linda, Sharon and Families Cherish your many Memories to carry you through the days ahead.
Donna and family, we are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing, thinking of you all during this difficult time.
My heart goes out to you Sandy,and all your family
Know she is in the arms of your father
Paula Henry , So sorry for your loss, my heart is with you, hugs to you and Lorne 💕💕
My deepest condolences to the family. May your many memories comfort you durning this difficult time.
Sandy, Sharon, Linda and Donna. So sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Wish I could’ve been there in person. Aunt Cathy and uncle Eric were special people.
Sharon, Sandy ,Linda ,Donna, We are so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. She was a sweet lady who always welcomed the kids from Cabot St. into her home. You have a lot of wonderful memories of your Mom to sustain you during the difficult days ahead. May she rest in peace.
Irene and Harold Antle
Sincere condolences to all of you.
Michelle and Wayne Flynn
Sorry for your loss, may she remain in your hearts forever, RIP
Deepest condolences. Cathy was such a kind and gentle lady. I will miss her.
I am so sorry to hear this news. My sincere condolences are extended to Sandy, Melanie and family. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
My condolences to the family. She was a wonderful lady. May you find comfort in all of the memories you shared with her.
Our sincerest sympathy . We have lost a gentle strong independent sweet person.
love Casey and Brenda