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Born: May 10, 1947

Date of Passing: Oct 17, 2022

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May 10, 1947 - October 17, 2022

Cathy passed away peacefully at St. Boniface hospital on October 17. She is survived by her loving husband Dave, daughters Chris (Paddy, Taylor, Liam and Kyra) and Colleen (Shane, Aidan and Charlie). She is also survived by her siblings Carol, Sandy, Marion, Barbie, Judy, Bill, Gordie and sister-in-law Barb Hodgkinson. Also, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Every one of them much loved. Also, her Grand Doggies Goose and Whiskey. She is predeceased by her parents Dorothy and Herb, sister Dot and infant son Jamie.
She was born May 10, 1947 in Selkirk, Manitoba to Dorothy and Carl Herbert Johnson. She grew up in West Kildonan in a small house with 8 siblings. During her school days, she played a number of sports, despite her small stature, she even played basketball well, claiming that it helped to be able to run between her opponent's legs. After high school, mom went to school at the General Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1969. She married Dave Dickie in 1968 and started their family together. Children Christine, Colleen and Jamie came along. Sadly, Jamie passed away shortly after birth and mom never fully recovered from losing her baby boy.
While raising a young family, mom started her 30 plus year career as a gerontological nurse. She worked at Middlechurch Home for the majority of her career, providing excellent care to her beloved residents and making countless lifelong friends. Mom's career ended suddenly with her cancer diagnosis but she kept in touch with her amazing and supportive friends who continued to offer her love, support and laughter right up to her passing.
Cathy seemed to make friends everywhere she went and cherished you all right up to her last breath. Her best friend was always her twin sister Barb, they always had the best of times together and often knew what the other was thinking without saying a word.
She loved being a wife and mother and was married to Dave for 53 years. She was a fun loving and proud mom who instilled her compassionate nature and fun spirit into her 2 daughters who followed in her footsteps by choosing careers in the medical field.
Cathy adored her 5 grandchildren and supported them with an avid interest in their sports, school activities and of course was always interested in their love lives, much to their embarrassment. She always kept them laughing.
The family would like to the staff of 6E at St. Boniface Hospital for their compassionate care.
A Celebration of her life will take place Wednesday, October 26, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. with reception to follow at Glen Eden Funeral Chapel, 4477 Main Street, West St. Paul, MB. Cremation has taken place, a private burial service to occur at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Siloam Mission or Cancer Care Manitoba.

Mom…We will forever miss your light, laughter and eternal optimism.
Glen Eden Funeral Home

Make a donation to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 22, 2022

Condolences & Memories (19 entries)

  • Wishing you all lots of love together as you celebrate your mom's love and stories to carry you through this journey. xoxo Jaylene and Bruce ❤️ - Posted by: Jaylene Schroeder (Friend ) on: Mar 16, 2023

  • As a brand new social worker at MCH I was often overwhelmed and seen by select nurses as the enemy rather that a part of the team. That was never the case with Cathy. She always made me feel that my role was an important and valued part of the lives of the residents at MCH. Cathy was an amazing nurse and person. I have and always will have the fondness memories of her. - Posted by: Katherine Cameron (Staff at Middlechurch for 10 years. ) on: Nov 06, 2022

  • Dave and family. So sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. I have wonderful memories of her at Granite Lake especially during the regatta times. May your memories of her be with you always. Jenny Hildebrand - Posted by: Jenny Hildebrand (Friend) on: Oct 26, 2022

  • Dave, our condolences to you and your family. We have been away for a long time however we still remember her warm smile and sense of humour. Our thoughts are with you - Posted by: Neil and Terry Campbell (Friends) on: Oct 25, 2022

  • To my family. I am so sorry for this tremendous loss. My heart is with all of you. I adored auntie Cathy. I have such fond memories of her beautiful smile, infectious laugh and sense of humor. Please accept my love and condolences during this difficult time. - Posted by: Tina mcIntyre (Niece) on: Oct 24, 2022

  • Dave, Chris and Colleen, I am so sorry to hear that Cathy has passed. Many fond memories of younger days at Granite with you all. My deepest condolences to you and your family and to the Johnson siblings. - Posted by: Danny McIntyre (Some level of cousin ) on: Oct 24, 2022

  • Dear Dave and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy. I am so very sad to learn of Cathy’s passing. Cathy and I were close friends during our Edmund Partridge Junior High years. Please also extend my heartfelt sympathy to Barb. The three of us spent many happy times together during the E.P. years. With my deepest condolences, Lovey Marych (Toronto) - Posted by: Lovey Marych (Friend) on: Oct 24, 2022

  • Dear Dave, Colleen, Christine and all you “Johnson kids”! It makes me incredibly sad that Cathy is gone. I remember when I first met her at Carol’s and the whole gang and couldn’t figure who was who for the longest time! I also remember wherever Cathy was there was fun, especially at Granite lake. Well she’s with Bill now probably shooting the breeze and having fun again. Losing a loved one is hard and for you Dave, Christine and Colleen, I pray that you find peace in your hearts. Big hugs, Brigitte - Posted by: Brigitte Mcintyre (Cousin (Bill)) on: Oct 24, 2022

  • Condolences to Cathy’s family. A lot of good memories between the Johnson and Morran families. With love Jean, Lawrence, Carleen and Awley - Posted by: Jean Hicks (Cousin) on: Oct 24, 2022

  • Dave we were deeply saddened to hear of Cathy's passing. Thinking of you and wishing you strength and comfort. - Posted by: Shirley Krocker & Jim A'Bear (Friend) on: Oct 23, 2022

  • I was very sad to hear of Cathy’s passing. She was a kind, compassionate and wonderful woman with a great sense of humour. She will be missed by all who knew her. Your are in our thoughts and prayers. Alice and family - Posted by: Alice Frederick (Friend) on: Oct 23, 2022

  • Cathy may be gone. Memories live on. Never to be forgotten. Rest in peace. Ken and Julie Molen. Middleton. Australia - Posted by: Ken and Julie Molen (Friends ) on: Oct 22, 2022

  • Dear Dave and Family, Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of Cathy. She was always so kind and fun loving. My thoughts are with you and your family. Yours most sincerely, Bonnie Dyson - Posted by: Bonnie Dyson (West Kildonan resident and school mate) on: Oct 22, 2022

  • Sincere condolences to Dave and all the family during this difficult time. I know how hard it is to lose someone so special and so deeply loved and I wish you grace and ease through it all. May the memories of time with Cathy sustain you and soften the days somehow. She was a bright light for all of us - so genuinely caring, kind and wise. Always fun to be around, always willing to help anyone in her uniquely beautiful way, and always up for a laugh or share a cry or just listen. She will be greatly missed and I feel Blessed to have known and loved her. " You can Rest in Peace now, dear Cathy". Lorraine Snider - Posted by: Lorraine Snider (Classmate in Nurse`s Training and longtime friend.) on: Oct 22, 2022

  • Dave and Family, so sorry to hear of Cathy's passing. She will be missed. Cathy had a great sense of humor and her wit came out in every conversation. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. May Cathy rest in peace. Sorry we will not be able to attend the Celebration of Life. Take care. Sincerely Lynne & Brian Geswin - Posted by: Lynne & Brian Geswin (Friend) on: Oct 22, 2022

  • Dear Dave and family I am so sorry for your loss. Cathy and I were high school friends. I played basketball with her on our school basketball team. She really was a good basketball player. I remember when she started dating Dave. Married for 53 years they created a beautiful family. - Posted by: Valerie Jacques (nee Wach) (Friend) on: Oct 22, 2022

  • Cathy was the kind of person who made you feel like you had known her all your life and greatly mattered to her. She was a dear classmate who was loved by all and the few days I spent in her company at the Kelowna reunion were warm and funny. She made all of us better people by her example and she will be deeply missed. - Posted by: suzie remis (classmate) on: Oct 22, 2022

  • Dave and family We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Cathy. The wonderful years you spent together produced many happy memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Tom and Diana Freeman - Posted by: Tom Freeman (friend) on: Oct 22, 2022

  • Our sympathies Dave Sorry for your loss. We are working the local election and can’t attend the service. Take care and keep in touch. - Posted by: Brian Ewanika (Friend ) on: Oct 22, 2022

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