Catherine Lawson

Catherine (Cathi) Lawson, 74 years of age, passed away peacefully on Monday July 13 at CKHA with her family by her side. Born in Chatham, Cathi was the loving wife of Mike Lawson for 39 years. Proud mother of Stacy (Randy) Rybansky, Vance (Tami) Verleye and Jesse (Tonia) Verleye. Cherished grandmother of Zak and Cameryn Rybansky, Jessie (Jesse) Verleye and Gregery Verleye, Justis (Blake) Verleye, Jaidyn and Julian Verleye. Great-grandmother to beautiful Sigourney Bennet. Cathi was the loving big sister to Terry Sluiter (late Roy), Sheila (Mike) Hrabek, Curt (Linda) Mifflin, Kim (Debbie) Mifflin, Gina (Terry) Allard and Rowdy Mifflin. Loving cousin of Bill Freir. She is survived and loved by several nieces, nephews and special B.C.friends; Faye, Wendy, Linda and Eileen. Cathi is predeceased by her parents Betty Mifflin (1989) and Don Labadie (1993). Music and travel were a big part of Cathi’s life and she enjoyed doing both with friends or family as often as possible. She loved to knit and crochet and shared her works of art with family. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make a memorial contribution are asked to please consider Alzheimer’s Society (Chatham).

If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most import thing is, even if we’re apart…I’ll always be with you” (Winnie the Pooh/A.A. Milne)


8 Comments on “Catherine Lawson”

  1. I was saddened to learn of Cathi’s passing. I had the pleasure of working with Cathi for many years until she moved to B.C. I remember Cathi as being so bubbly and spirited. My sincerest condolences to the entire family in your loss.

  2. Deepest sympathy Randy ,Stacy ,Zak and Cameryn in the loss of your dear mother and grandmother she will be really missed by all of you

  3. Stacy so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time!!!! Hugs my friend

  4. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of a mother; Jesse and a grandmother; Justis, Jaidyn and Julian. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Doug and Marilyn Gutteridge, Carolyn, Derek, Logan and Chase Stepniak and Cory Gutteridge

  5. So sorry to here of the loss of Cathi. We worked together in Chatham before her move to BC. Please accept my condolences.

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