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CULLEN , Catherine

CULLEN , Catherine

After a good life of ninety one years, Catherine went to be with her Lord.
Born in Arborg district Manitoba, she was the youngest daughter and second youngest child of twelve children to John and Anastasia Kernot.

Born in 1930 she grew up in the depression and time of WW2 and all that followed. She moved to Winnipeg in 1948 then to Vancouver not long after to make a life for herself. Catherine found herself working as an elevator operator for the T. Eaton company. Through this she met many friends. Subsequently, she ended up modeling for Eatons as well as many other companies. She met her husband Charles in late 1957 and was married three years later. They settled in Burnaby and in 1967 their first son Charles Jr was born. Fourteen months later they welcomed another son Roger.

Mom was the consummate homemaker and party host, whether it be birthday parties or any other annual event. Many summers saw the family traveling to Kelowna to visit cousins and enjoy all the Okanagan had to offer. When Charles retired in 1981, they moved to Kelowna and enjoyed their life together here.
Catherine had two daughters in law Laurinda and Kim. She also welcomed three grandchildren into her life, Scott in 1991, Adrianna in 1996 and Sofia in 2001.

In 1996, Charles passed. Mom started dancing again soon after and lived her life to the fullest until 2018 when she suffered a stroke. Catherine moved to Mountainview Village where she settled in and became a fixture over the last three years of her life.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Mountainview Village 2 West Critical Care. You are appreciated beyond words and we could never thank you enough for the care, love and attention you gave to our mother.

To all of the staff at KGH that were involved in Mom’s care, we cannot express our gratitude for your kindness and compassion.

Any donations in lieu of flowers can be made in Catherine’s name to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation.

Condolences' may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneralkelowna.com.

Dance on Mom.

Link: www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/kelowna-bc/catherine-cullen-10443371
Condolence Messages
  • Nov 19, 2021
    Charlie, Laurinda and family,
    My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother and grandmother. May the wonderful memories of your time with her keep you at peace. Darlene Ewings
  • Nov 18, 2021
    Charles and family,
    Our deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom. Your parents left a wonderful legacy in the children and grandchildren. Thinking of you all.
    Nick, Sue van Hees and families.
  • Nov 18, 2021
    I'm sorry to read this. Catherine was one special lady. She will be missed, but her memories will go on. My thoughts are with you Chuck, Laurinda and girls.
  • Nov 18, 2021
    Roger and Family….so sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. With deepest sympathy
    Karl and Judy Krissler
  • Nov 17, 2021
    My thoughts and heart goes out to all of you at this time. Your Mom was a classy lady who always put a smile on my face and always had a smile on hers.
    Jay Wittur
  • Nov 16, 2021
    Chuck and family we were so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. Please keep all your loving memories close to your hearts and they will always be near. . We are sending our love and prayers . Jerry and Lillian Moller
  • Nov 16, 2021
    Chuck and Family
    Our heartfelt condolences to you and Family, with the loss of Mom.
    Cherish the memories you all shared.
    Thoughts and Prayers,
    Rick, Catherine, Justin & Dillon Paulger
  • Nov 16, 2021
    Charles, Roger and families. Our thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time. Cherish the memories of a life well lived. Randy and Carol Werger.
  • Nov 16, 2021
    Cullen Family !
    Our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time.
    Your mother was an amazing lady and she will truly be missed.
    I will always remember the special times your mother and I spent together !
    My Heartfelt condolences for your loss.
    May her memory always be with you .
    Bernice & George Gregorash
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