Well, if you are reading this everyone, it means that I have passed on to my heavenly home. Don’t be sad, because I am finally at peace. My breathing over the last few months had become very difficult for me. As I was no spring chicken, this old body couldn’t fight anymore. Now I am free.
I was born in Sydney on August 30, 1928, to Margaret (Sampson) and Frederick Evong. I have lived my whole life in the North End, Grand Lake Road and finally, Whitney Pier.
As a devout Catholic, my faith and belief in the Lord has helped me reach the tender age of 94 years, just short of my 95th birthday. My 94 years have not been dull. I did many things during that time. I was a proud member of Branch 12 Royal Canadian Legion Ladie’s Auxiliary for more than 50 years. I was also an avid dart player up until last year. I started playing darts in the 1960’s. I have made many friends over the years. Thank you all for your friendship.
I am survived by my daughters, Margaret Ann, Heather and Stella and my son, Frederick (Marie). I am also survived by my grandchildren, Nicholas (who was with me until the end as he promised), Courtney, Jessica, Tyler, Ryan (Farrah), and Amanda. Step grandchildren, Victoria, Charmaine and Ethan and great-grandchildren, Raeven, Mateo and Nova. I am also survived by my stepbrother, Brian and sister-in-law, Viola.
I was predeceased by my parents, brother, Edmund and a sister, Stella Marie in infancy. I was the last surviving member of my immediate family.
After I am cremated, there will be a Memorial service at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at 7 p.m. with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. I will be buried at a later date.
Special thanks to the staff of units 4B and 4E at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and a very special thanks to Karishma Tikoo, my amazing caregiver. She quickly became a member of our family.
Donations in memory of Catherine may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
“Until we meet again….Love you”
Aunt Kay was a kind and funny lady who worked hard her whole life. She will be missed! I know the family will carry on with memories of her at family showers, parties and camping.
From: Linda (McLellan) Self, Halifax