Catherine Elizabeth Saunderson, late of Chilliwack, BC, passed away at the Waverly Seniors Village, December 3, 2010 at the age of 93 years. She was born January 10, 1917 in Angila Saskatchewan where she lived with her parents until 1944.
Cathie was an employee of the Canadian Armed Forces Base Chilliwack from 1954 until she retired in 1981. She was also a member and past Noble Grand of Ruth Rebekah Lodge No 4, joining the lodge November 22, 1951, and for many years held the office of financial secretary.
For many years she bowled with the Golden Age bowling group. Since retiring she had been a member of Federal Superannuates National Association, Chilliwack branch.
She will be sadly missed by family, friends and associates, especially her Chilliwack “family” Bill and the late Marjory Roberts, Joanne Gleig, Jan and Bob Ranger and their families. Cathie was an important part of our family since we came to BC in the early 1950’s.
Cathie is predeceased by her father, Earl Saunderson in 1958 and mother, Mertie in 1962; brother, Ray Saunderson in 2002 and sister-in-law Faye Saunderson.
Cathie is survived by her niece Sheila (Roger) Benger, of St. Catharines; grand-nephew Ian (Lisa) Benger and their son Jack also of St. Catharines; and several cousins.
A memorial service will be held December 11, 2010 at 2:00pm at the Chapel of Henderson Funeral Home. Cremation: Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack in charge.
The families with to thank the Waverly Seniors Village and Dr. A. Bartel for their kind and compassionate care and the Rebecca Lodge for their participation in the funeral as well as the tea.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.