Catherine BRUECKERT

Catherine “Cathy” Patricia Brueckert

March 24, 1930 – September 10, 2014


Our beloved mom, nana and friend has passed away at the age of 84 years. She was born in Wimbledon, England and lived there until she emigrated to Canada in 1956 as a nurse. She had lived through the war and been evacuated many times. She lived in Windsor, Ont. before moving to BC. She and Georg retired to Hope in 1989 and they both loved their life here, living on the river. So many good friends and lasting memories from a life well lived. She leaves behind her three children and many grandchildren: Daniel (Tasha, Nick, Brandon, Tyler); Marianne (George) Preston (Sarah, Scott, Rebecca, Jeremy and Colin) and Anita (Grant) Malensek (Emma, Ryan, Aiden, and Erin) of Colorado. She also leaves behind her two loving brothers; Nicholas Kavanagh(England) and Richard Kavanagh (Zambia). She will be missed by all those who loved her. A special nod to Agnes in Hope for caring and checking on mom regularly, and to Hennie DeWitt (Surrey) for being her best friend for 52 years. Thank you to Dr. Christie and Mike at Pharmasave for taking care of mom’s fragile health during her final years and to the home support ladies who helped care for her in her home. Special love for the grandchildren in her life no matter how close or far. May the bond that you all share with Nana remain ever strong. A special thanks to Jeremy for being Nana’s constant companion and friend. Your kindness and gift of time allowed her to remain young and connected to life. We will all miss her warmth, humour and her love for family. A great woman and a great friend. You will live forever in our hearts.

My heart and soul. Sleep well mama!


A small remembrance was held at her home on September 13th and an internment will be held at a later date.