Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Catherine Voth passed away peacefully on February 8, 2012 at the age of 85. Catherine was born on March 17, 1926 in Plum Coulee, Manitoba. She moved to Chilliwack in 1944, and married Ben Voth in 1947. Ben and Catherine lived in Chilliwack on the same property for 40 years and spent the last 23 years in Abbotsford.
A gifted teacher, cook, gardener, and artist, Catherine loved spending time with her friends and family, baking and eating waffles, playing rook and canasta and drinking her ever present half-cup of coffee. She worked hard with her husband Ben and together they built a successful business. They enjoyed going to the symphony, the opera and travelling the world together. Her strong faith carried her through many challenging periods in life, and she lived with dignity right up until her passing.
Catherine is survived by her children Don (Elma), Ken (Betty), Lorraine (Don) and Rod (Febe), ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren, sister Ann and brothers Peter (Audrey) and Abe (Anne). She was predeceased by her husband Ben in 2010, her parents Peter and Katherine Unger and by her brother Henry.
In her last days, Catherine was tenderly cared for by the staff and volunteers at Christine Morrison Hospice in Mission. In lieu of flowers, please consider making an in memory gift to the Mission Hospice (missionhospice.bc.ca or 604-826-2235).
A Celebration of Catherine’s life was held at 2:00 p.m. on February 13, 2012 at the Central Heights Church, 1661 McCallum Road, Abbotsford.
Online condolences can be left at www.woodlawnfh-abbotsford.com