May 4, 1952 – October 3, 2012Catherine passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side on October 3, 2012 after living a wonderful, love-filled four years coping with cancer. Beloved wife of Michael for 35 years. Loving daughter of Anthony (deceased) and Lee Ann Mac. Cherished mother of Patrick, Maureen (Glenn Clarke), Megan Rose (deceased) and Mary Claire. Proud grandmother of Caitlin Clarke. Loving sister of Anthony (Judy), Gregory (Karen), Christopher (deceased) (Megan), Cecelia (Roger Smith), Mary (Charles Roy), Matthew (Patricia Morrone), Steve, Lee Ann (Robert Prebola), Andrew (Lynsey) and sister-in-law to Maureen McKeever of Scotland. Catherine was the adoring aunt to many nieces and nephews. Catherine was born in Detroit, Michiganand was proud to receive her Canadian citizenship and lived in Windsor, Ontariowith the love of her life, Michael, for 35 years. At the age of 35, she set a goal to “reinvent” herself as a professional classical singer and teacher. Catherine received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music at the Universityof Windsorand earned her Master of Music degree in Voice at the Universityof Michigan. She came home to the Universityof Windsoras Professor of Music where she was a popular and much-loved teacher who touched many lives with her teaching and performing. She was also on the faculty at the prestigious Berkshire Choral Festival in Vancouverand Massachusetts. She relished singing with her sisters in “The Mac Sisters”. Catherine and Michael loved to spend time with their family at the cottage in Tamworth, Ontario. Cath, you were a loving, nurturing daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and world-class musician: we love you and we have peace knowing that you are now singing in His most glorious choir. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Holy Trinity Renovation Fund, Apprentice Program of the Berkshire Choral Festival-www.choralfest.org or the University of Windsor-School of Music-Voice Department. Visitation will be held at the Families First, 3260 Dougall Ave., South Windsor 519-969-5841, Thursday from 6-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral arrangements are incomplete, for further information please contact Families First or visit www.familiesfirst.ca A memorial service will be held in the Detroit area at a location and date to be determined.