It is with heavy hearts that we the family announce the passing of Marie ‘Cathy’ Marguerite Cassie Covin-Mercer on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney after a short battle with Cancer surrounded by her loving family.
Born on November 3, 1961, in Cheticamp NS, Cathy was a daughter of Ernest and Josephine (Wyrwas) Covin.
Cathy spent a lifetime taking care of others. Every Christmas she supported those who were less fortunate than herself and loved her work as a dietitian for 32 years with Harbourstone Enhanced Care. When she wasn’t working, you could always find her with her friends and family playing Bingo, ice skating, roller blading or going on rides with her partner, Brian on the motorcycle for a timmies run. Cathy had many hobbies, but she was well known for her sewing, crocheting and knitting talent. Everyone loved her crocheted christening gowns that were well sought after.
Cathy is survived by her partner, Brian; children, Crystal, Michelle, Angela and Adam; grandchildren, Wade, Kiran, Breanna, Mitchell, Khoth, Lily, and Chun; sisters, Evangeline (Robert) Crane, Charlottle Anne (Allan) Ley and Patricia Covin (Billy); brother, Leo (Joesphine) Covin; as well as many nieces and nephews that she loved and cherished.
Besides her parents, Cathy was predeceased by her brothers, Clifford, Hubbert, Roger, and Terry.
Cathy will be missed by all who knew and loved her, including her fur babies, Thelma and Tiny. She would like to say to everyone with a flick of her finger to your forehead, “get to the back of the bus”.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Cathy Covin-Mercer will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Monday, May 29, 2023. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Rev. Sheldon Chant officiating. Private family interment will take place at a later date.
For those unable to attend, Live Streaming will be available on our website.
Donations in memory of Cathy may be made to the Feral and Abandoned Cat Society.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
My condolences goes out to Brian on the passing of Cathy. Also all her family. 💐💐💐💐
So sad to hear this. Loved working with Cassie. She was a true gem and will be sadly missed. Rest easy my friend. 🙏
My condolences to you and the family at this time… hugs to you all
From Mick Hogan and family
My deepest condolences I worked with Cassie for a number of years such an amazing lady
Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. I hope you feel the power of God’s love and His presence in your lives.
I am so shocked to here of Cathy passing she was a great friend always a laugh when you are around her Brian my sympathy goes out to you and your family RIP fly high with the angles
So very sorry to hear of her passing Brian but happy I got to visit with her in the hospital a few times, She gave it a hard fight and will be missed by many of us, Thoughts and prayers to you and all your family and friends, R.I.P. our friend💔♥️
So sorry Brian for the loss of Cathy she was good friend 😢 hugs tonyou and the family at this time of sorrow my deepest sympathy
Sending sincerest condolences during this time of sorrow. May wonderful memories you have all shared together bring you peace, comfort and strength.
So sorry for your loss.
Brian my heart is saddened by your lost of Cathy. She was one of the angels that walk amongst us.
Sending sincere condolences to Crystal and Michelle from the Laliberte Family for the loss of your mom.
I am so sorry to learn of Cassie’s passing.
I knew her as a colleague at HEC for almost 10 years, and could always depend on her for her smiles, laughs and genuine caring and empathy for her clients and coworkers.
May her family find comfort in knowing that she will be remembered as a wonderful, truly lovely person who brought friendship and joy to others; her memory will always bring happiness for a life well lived. God bless you.
deepest condolences to cathys family on her passing .she was a hard worker and her clients were at the top of her list .nery dedicated to her clients .such beautiful knitted and crochet work was loved by all.anyone that had a sweater made by cassie were overjoyed by her work .she loved her family fiercely and was always proud of them rest in peace cathy,you have earned your wings.god bless her and her family