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(Cathy) Maud Catherine Isabella Lidstone

November 20, 1948 – January 1, 2022

On January 1st, 2022 Cathy Lidstone passed away peacefully in her adopted home of Whitehorse in Yukon with her children by her side, of natural causes.

Cathy will be deeply missed by her three children Lynn (Missy), Jamie and John, her brother Hugh Lidstone (lil sis’ Michele) and pre-deceased, by just 9 days by her precious Mr Bojangles.

Catherine was born in the city of Montreal to John and Pearl Lidstone on November 20th, 1948. In the spirit of adventure Cathy boarded a train in the mid 70’s and traveled clear across the country to Vancouver with her two children. Her well known obsession of all things having to do with all Egyptian history began in the late 70’s and went into overdrive after attending an exhibit in Seattle in 1979. After ten years of the hustle and bustle in Vancouver, Cathy relocated to the amazing scenic city of Whitehorse. In the North, Cathy thrived as she fell in love with the community and especially the people. Her love for people and veterans drew her to being an integral part of the Legion’s, Lady’s Auxiliary where she found a place to make long lasting relationships and an opportunity to effect a difference in many people’s lives. Cathy was able to weave her penchant for helping people into a career as part of the customer service team at WHTV, Northwestel. In her retirement Cathy maintained her sense of community in the building where she relocated, Waterfront Place. She was quick to smile and lend a hand and was impossible to miss riding her red scooter down by the Yukon River in the warm weather.

A small personal gathering was held in the common area of Waterfront Place where her friends paid their respects.

While Cathy will be sorely missed by many of us, she is reunited with Bo, along with Mummie, Daddy and all those that have gone before her. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations can be made to Mae Bachur Animal Shelter (which is a no-kill) in Whitehorse, in honour of Cathy Lidstone.

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Alice Lefurgey on Jan 7, 2022 at 10:39 pm

I first met you in Jan 1960 in Montreal. I thank you for your kind generous help. On Jan 6 a few years later your dog had puppies. I got one. Long before Bo jangles. Shared an apartment with Missy, Jamie and you.
Our lives separate by distance to once again meet up on Facebook.
Gone but not forgotten. Hugs

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Kelly M on Jan 7, 2022 at 9:13 pm

My deepest condolences to you Jamie, Lynn and John... Your mom was a beautiful person and I will always remember her spunk, sense of humor and loving nature. She was a very special lady welcoming people into her home, serving her delicious lasagna and sharing her love of books. My heart goes out to you... Hugs, peace and love.
Kelly Haines

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Donna on Jan 7, 2022 at 3:27 pm

Sincere condolences to you John, Jamie, and Lynn on the passing of your dear mom, and to all who loved her.

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Julie Cook on Jan 7, 2022 at 12:56 pm

Cathy - how I will miss your wit and good natured observations. Your sensitivity to those around you was noted and appreciated. I am so happy you participated in our Christmas fun and games. It is a fond memory to carry in my heart. I will miss you my friend. My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Catherine the Great.

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Judith C Leonard on Jan 7, 2022 at 10:49 am

Our deepest condolences at the loss of this very special lady. She generously allowed our family the joy of having our brother, John, in our lives, for which we will remain forever grateful.

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Susan Robertson on Jan 7, 2022 at 10:18 am

Katherine’s kind nature and generous heart are evident in the wonderful gift that she gave to our family, in the way of our brother John. We are all so sorry for your loss.

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Lynn Marois on Jan 7, 2022 at 10:07 am

Rest in Peace Mama. ❤

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