webBurford, Catherine

Born Aug. 17, 1919, Catherine was named for the imminent peace nearing the end of WWI, and lived a life filled with love & devotion to her family. She was a founding member of OLMC, loved to swing to 40’s music with dad, and was the driving force in all our family adventures. Mom loved children dearly. She loved cars & airplanes, was extremely well read, loved Stratford stage productions, gave to many charities and traveled the world for fun. Always hungry for knowledge, this very smart woman graduated from the University of Windsor with a B.A. at the age of 70, followed by a certificate in Criminology & Criminal Justice 2 yrs later. During the convocation, shouts of “way to go Grandma!” filled St. Denis Center. On December 31, 2012 our mom went home to God and husband George. Catherine’s children Perry (Joann), Gloria, Noelle (Dave Mollard), John (Pam), Mary (Mike Powers) are truly grateful for the wonderful gift that Catherine was as a mother and mother-in-law. Catherine’s loved grandchildren are Tricia Mactier, Richard & Rob Burford; Tara Chiarot, Eddie Herzinger; Joe Mollard; Marie, Chris & Amanda Burford; and Sam, Jessica & Michael Powers. Precious great-grandchildren are Joey & Meagan Burford; Jake, Matthew & Addison Mactier (whom called her Gamma Gamma); Taylor, Ben, Josh & Aaron Chiarot; and Logan & Summer Herzinger. If you so desire, donations to Canadian Diabetes Association or to the Charity of your Choice would be appreciated by the family. Catherine was buried at Heavenly Rest Cemetery on January 2nd, 2012. Family and friends are invited to Roseland Golf & Curling Club (455 Kennedy Dr. W.) on January 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. for a celebration of Catherine’s life, followed by the 5 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 4401 Mount Royal Dr. Arrangements entrusted to Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841 Share memories, photos or make a donation at www.FamiliesFirst.ca


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