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Catherine Cay Shannon

February 5, 1920 - February 1, 2012


SHANNON, Catherine Ann:

Born in Penticton on February 5, 1920 and peacefully passed away in Oliver on February 1,2012.
She was predeceased by her true love Bob (RJ) on April 21, 2000 and her brother Jim McRae
in October 1992.

Cay is survived by her three sons, Bob (Naidene), Ross (Colleen) and John (Mickee);
six grandchildren, Sarah (Ben), Bob, Jennifer (Paul), Erin (Anthony), Jake and Maja; and four great-grandchildren, Solomon, Annie, Deacon and Winston.

Cay will always be remembered as a remarkably strong woman who loved her husband, family and friends. Cay also had a deep commitment to her community.

A special thank you to the staff at McKinney Place Extended Care Unit and all of her friends for their friendship and support.

Memorial service for Cay will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Oliver United Church with Rev. Ray Turner officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Desert Valley Hospice Society, PO Box 1261, Oliver, BC V0H 1T0.

Tributes may be directed to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Walter & Jackie McRae
Relation: 1st cousin

“Time cannot steal the treasures
That we carry in our hearts,
Nor ever dim the shining thoughts
Our cherished past imparts.”

May the love you shared with your dear mother live forever in your hearts, bringing you comfort and lasting peace. You have our deepest
condolences…Walter & Jackie McRae; Athens, GA USA

From: Brenda Shaw
Relation: Friend

To the Shannon Family:

Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother, Cay. No words can comfort you in your grief but know that your Mom was a very respected and loved member of the community and she will be missed by all. Love to you all, Brenda Shaw, Norma and Greg, Sandy and Frank Jones and family

From: Norm & Shirley Houle
Relation: Friends of son John

So very sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.

From: Don McRae
Relation: Nephew

To the Shannon family: I will always remember your Mom as a person with a sharp wit, a warm laugh and a caring nature. The memories of the summers we spent in Oliver with Aunt Catherine, Uncle Bob and the family bring heartfelt memories to me, and are a tribute to the warmth of her character. In her later years she reminded me so much of our Grandma, Annie and her brother, my Dad.

Catherine, you’ve had a long and wonderful life that has touched many people. Rest in peace and in our memories.

From: Lorraine O'Ball
Relation: friends mother

I am really sorry to hear abgout the passing of Cay. It is always hard to lose a mother. I know that you were good to her and she had lived a good long life.

From: Marguerite & Tim Dennis
Relation: Friends of John & Mickee

Dear John, Mickee, Jake and Maja,
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom / Grandma. Though we never met Cay, we appreciate how special she was from the wonderful stories and happy memories all of you have shared both recently and over the years.
Our thoughts are with you and the rest of your Shannon family.

From: Alma A (Ackerman) Upsdell
Relation: School teacher

I have happy memories of Miss McRae when attending High School in Oliver. She was my home room teacher. When I returned to Oliver in 1995 I met her on many happy occasions as Mrs Shannon. She was a wonderful person and she remembered me after all the years. My deepest sympathy to the family.

From: Barbara and David Fordred
Relation: Family of Betty Fleming

David and Barbara send our sincere condolences to all of Caye’s family on her passing. We became friends with Caye, some 20 years ago, through her good friend Betty Fleming (Barbara’s Aunt). We shared with Caye her love of golf, friends and good visits.. We shall remember the large part Caye played in the enjoyment of our annual holidays in Oliver. She will be missed.

Barbara and David Fordred. Rochester, England.

From: Gail and Larry deGruchy
Relation: Friends of John and Mickee

Sincere condolences to all the Shannon family , especially John, Mickee, Jake and Maja. Your mother sounds like such a wonderful person. Rest assured you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 11, 2012
Beginning at 1:00pm

Oliver United Church
9915 - 358th Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Memorial service for Cay will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Oliver United Church with Rev. Ray Turner officiating.

9915 - 358th Avenue
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

Memorial Gifts

Memorial Gifts may be sent directly to:
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:
the Desert Valley Hospice Society,
PO Box 1261,
Oliver, BC
V0H 1T0.

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