The family of Catherine Diane Ward regret to announce her passing on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on August 22, 1972, in Sydney, Catherine was the daughter of Joe Fitzgerald and the late Annie Boudreau-Fricker.

Catherine is survived by her father, Joe (Helen); brother, Kelley (Jody); sons, Andrew (Ashley), Kyle (Stephanie), and Anthony (Mandy); grandchildren, Rebecca, Peyton, Aurora, Kennedy, Kyson, Macklin, Ivyrose, Amara, and Axel; aunts, Bernie, Mildred and Donna; as well as special friends, Mary, Natalie and Chris. Catherine loved her grandbabies, they were her world, along with her little fur buddy, Petie.

Besides her mother, Catherine was predeceased by her sister, Joeanne and brother-in-law, Cordell.

Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Catherine Ward will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.), Whitney Pier on Thursday, February 22, 2024. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. with the memorial service to follow at 11 a.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating.

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.

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