Catherine Grant Gates (nee MacAndrew)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom, Sister, Grandmom and G.G. Mom just a few weeks short of her 83rd birthday. Born September 2nd, 1926, Cathie passed away peacefully with loved ones at her side on Sunday, August 23rd, 2009. Her life will be celebrated by her children Judith (Ron) Larmour, Robert (JoAnn) Gates, Donald Gates, Lynn (Ken) Wilson, and Alice (Dale) Rintoul, nine wonderful grandchildren, and their spouses and nine great grandchildren, her sister Mamie Fontaine and many nieces and nephews. Cathie was predeceased by the love of her life and husband of 51 years, George. She will be greatly missed by her circle of friends who assisted Cathie to continue living an independent and fulfilling life in her own home. Cathie’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, August 29th, 2009 at 2:00 PM at Rutland United Church, 1370 Rutland Road North, Kelowna. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Moms favoured charity, Juvenile Diabetes, JDF, P.O. Box 22037, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9N9 or through the website www.jdrf.ca, or to the charity of your choice. Inurnment will be held at Lakeview Memorial Gardens Cemetery at a date to be determined. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com.