FORGIE, Mary Catherine. ‘Cathy’
January 25, 1951 – January 6, 2015
A proud Canadian, a lover of CBC radio and of the Canada in which we believed ourselves to be growing up. To be succinct, the Canada of Lester Pearson, Tommy Douglas and the Voice of Women, a society that cared for its people. She stayed hopeful that though the world was changing, and Canada changing to adapt, we would continue to be, in one of her favourite phrases from Peter Gzowski’s Morningside: ‘as Canadian as possible under the circumstances’.
After a long battle to outwit pain, which caused her to retreat from friendships of longstanding, which she rued, she finally succumbed in a very short fight to remain living. Cathy died in the early afternoon of Tuesday, January 6th.
I would like to thank the nursing staff in the PRHC B5 surgical unit. You cared for her medical needs but also gave her greater attention to mitigate the discomfort that had nothing to do with her hospital stay. Thank you. You are commendable.
I would like especially to thank Josie, a nurse in the ICU who showed great sensitivity as a human being in helping me very much to see Cathy from this world softly.
In keeping with Cathy’s wishes, no formal ceremony or observance was held.
A private cremation, entrusted to COMMUNITY ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL HOME has taken place. Condolences, or donations to Public Energy (formerly Peterborough New Dance), The Bierk Art Fund at the Community Foundation of Peterborough, or charities of your choosing may be made at www.CommunityAlternative.ca or by calling 705-742-1875.