Phyllis Elizabeth Catt (nee Treen) was born in Malagash Nova Scotia on May 5th,1920. She passed away peacefully at Noric House in Vernon on Wednesday July 11th, 2012 at the age of 92.
She was predeceased by her husband Henry Joseph Catt and one sister Muriel Richardson. She is survived by; two sons, Charlie (Cathy) Catt and Jim (Susie) Catt of Lumby, and four daughters: Irene (Ron) Myers of Golden, Corinne (Gerald) McLeod of Lumby, Shirley Moase (Ken) of Surrey, and Pierrette (Dale) Johnson of Lumby. Grandma, Gigi, Gram- will be sadly missed by her 16 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Phyllis will also be sadly missed by her brothers: Belden Treen of Vancouver, Wilfrid (Barb) Treen of Vernon, and Leonard (Marlene) Treen of Lumby; her sisters Marjorie Bishop of Edmonton Alberta, and Doreen Koch of Lumby.
Phyllis had been a resident of Lumby since 1936 and moved to Noric House, in Vernon, in 2007. Phyllis was president, secretary, treasurer and a life member of the L.A. to the Royal Canadian Legion (Branch #167). She joined the Lumby Lend-A-Hand club in 1946. The Lumby Historical/Society (museum) certainly benefited from her vast knowledge of people and events that took place in and around Lumby. Phyllis was a great volunteer for many non-profit organizations.
She will be remembered as a loving mother to her children and a very hard worker. Phyllis was a very good baker and seamstress and she loved to dance and sing. Cremation will be followed by a Service of Remembrance, to be held on Saturday, August 11th,at 11 A.M. in the Lumby Legion Hall. Russ Ferrie will be officiating. Flowers are gratefully declined.
Those wishing to pay tribute to Phyllis’ memory may make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home. (250-542-0155)