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DUBIE, Catherine “Cathie”

Our beloved mom, Catherine “Cathie” Dubie passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 29, 2021, due to complications arising from heart surgery.  She is survived by her children and their families: Allie (Mic) McCollum and their children Caleb and Anna; Will and his children Hannah and Brier; Cyndi and her two daughters Ansleigh and Dannan;  Jordi; and their father Brian.   She will be reuniting with her sisters Stephany McKay and Susan Dubie as well as her mother Alice Dubie who are already in God’s arms.

Cathie was a kind and generous woman who embraced life’s challenges and lived to help others.  Following her passion for arts and crafts, she opened her own craft store “Kit’s Crafts” in her early twenties.  Her adventurous spirit brought her out west to BC shortly thereafter.  Continuing with her desire to learn new things and help people, Cathie worked for Apple Canada (before Apple was hip 😊) and worked to bring computers into schools in the Okanagan.  She received awards from Apple Canada for her excellent sales and from Apple Canada Education for her support and vision.

Cathie took some time after that to raise her two younger children.  She enjoyed the university experience taking some courses at Okanagan College before embarking on her second career.  For the last 17 years, Cathie has developed a blind installation and repair business as well as a cleaning business.  She was known as the “Blind Lady” and could repair almost anything!  Her diminutive frame often confused people when she showed up to install, but she was a consummate professional sought after throughout the valley.  We always joked that when God needed new window coverings in heaven, He’d know who to call; and He did.

All who knew Cathie knew she loved God, and she loved her family.  She was always looking to embody God’s love by helping anyone she could, and truly lived in God’s grace.  She was loved and will be missed terribly.

In light of the current COVID-19 restrictions there will be no service at this time.  We are planning to hold a celebration of life to correspond with her birthday in August.  In lieu of flowers, you may donate to the Edmonton Community Foundation for the Catherine Dubie Memorial Fund In Memory of Catherine Dubie.  This fund will be used to continue Cathie’s legacy of helping people in perpetuity.

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Edmonton Community Foundation for the Catherine Dubie Memorial Fund Link: www.ecfoundation.org/funds/catherine-dubie-memorial-fund

 


 


Condolences

  • Shay says:

    My deepest condolances to the dubie family, Cathie was such a kind and generous soul when i had the pleasure to meet her. May she rest in paradise ♡

  • Brian Tutty and Debbie Farr says:

    loved by all and taken from us way too soon

  • Lynn Scales says:

    My good friend Cathie will be sorely missed. She was a real help for me before I retired from Hunter Douglas. I could always count on her to come to my beckon call when things went awry. One of the first times she stepped into a problem we were having with a motorized skylight blind that she had to take down from 14’ up on the ceiling. She worked on that blind for well over 2 hours and would not give up until she made it sing. The homeowners had never seen such tenacity. She always made me look good.
    After retirement we only chatted once in awhile. Before that I would call her on my way to church which is a 25 minute drive and she would would give me a “Cathie sermon”. As she quoted from Wordsworth and the like. One of my favourite quotes from her was: “Get under the spout where the glory comes out”
    To say she was one of a kind would be an understatement for sure.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Kim says:

    Cathy was such a loving, giving woman. She will be truly missed by everyone. ❤

  • Brooke Tutty says:

    Cathie will be missed by many, sending love to my cousins.

    • Mern Gerow says:

      I met Cathie when she decided to try dragon boat paddling. – early morning on Shuswap Lake – lots of good times Our friendship grew and many hours spent involving gardening , cleaning my house , lots of philosophical discussions and many other things . I miss her .

  • Jamie says:

    From my beautiful Auntie Cathie, I will always be able to feel the gentle single hand touch on my shoulder and that caring smile would instantly give me strength and hope that a solution to any problem was just around the corner.
    I will be patient for the time I will see my beautiful Auntie Catherine again.

  • Wynn jamieson says:

    Many happy memories of friend Cathy and her family …..our neighbours across Davidson!!!

  • Brian Hutchinson says:

    Enjoyed having Cathie as our blind installer for so many years. No challenge was to formidable for her. The only complaint I ever had was “she’s so darn happy” wish we could say that of every one we meet through life. I will miss her. Brian at Shepherds Hardware.

  • Kerry Penley says:

    I have known and worked with Cathie for over 15 years. She was my blind installer for the 10 years that I had a store, but she was also a very dear friend. She will be sorely missed.

  • margaret ann deamer says:

    Sorry for the loss of a great lady and a good friend prayers go out to family

  • Maura Fleming says:

    Rest in Peace Cathie, Your generous soul will be missed and forever remembered!
    Maura

  • Laura Lobb says:

    For the few moments of her life that I got to be blessed with her presence; will always be etched in my mind. Her energy was very upbeat, fun, carefree, open and infectious. May all who knew her; find strength and love in those who surround them.

  • Les Ellenor says:

    Goodbye, Cathie — a lady of many gifts and interests, who made the world brighter.

  • MP Tracy Gray says:

    I am very sorry for your loss and wish your family strength during this difficult time.
    Tracy Gray, Member of Parliament, Kelowna – Lake Country

  • Teresa Verbicky says:

    So sorry to hear about Cathie. She was a kind and gentle soul. We will miss you friend.

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