August 3, 2019
CATHERINE MUIRHEAD CAMPBELL
Peacefully on Saturday, August 3, 2019, Catherine Campbell passed away at Riverview Health Centre after a brief illness with kidney cancer at the age of 87 years. She was predeceased in 1999 by her loving husband, Iain.
Catherine, also known as Kay or Katie, was the second youngest of seven children and the first girl after five boys. She grew up in Glasgow and during high school she joined Kings Park Athletic Club where she met her future husband, Iain. They married and immigrated to Montreal in 1953 where they stayed for eight years. During that time, her oldest three daughters were born – the first two being twins.
Her husband’s career moved the family through several provinces and the United States. While living in Indiana, Kay’s fourth daughter was born, followed by a move to upstate New York and a fifth daughter.
Finally, the family moved to Winnipeg where she has lived ever since. Kay was a stay-at-home mom volunteering in her community at the CNIB, Deer Lodge and Nearly New. She went to work at the University of Manitoba when her youngest daughter was 14. As an executive secretary to the Director of Libraries, Kay made many life-long friends. She was known in her Charleswood neighbourhood as Laddie’s Mom, her four-legged, Bichon Frise companion of 14 years. Kay was a long time member of St. Charles Country Club and enjoyed many years there with her husband and friends. She was also long-time member of Charleswood United Church.
Kay is survived by her five daughters: Janet Mears (Paul, Alex and Sean), Sharon Konyen (Fred and Keith), Carol Borse (Gary, Daniel and Jeffrey), Sheena Campbell (Kris and Janna), and Sheona Campbell (Trevor). Kay was very proud of her six grandchildren, one great grandson (Bentley Peyton), and her grand dog, Howard.
The family would like the thank the staff at Riverview Health Centre and the WRHA Palliative Care Program (Monique and Alicia) for their care and compassion.
Kay’s Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in Charleswood United Church, 4820 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg, MB.
In lieu of flowers, Kay would appreciate a donation to Canadian Cancer Society, Riverview Health Centre or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com