Catherine Grace GANSKE (nee Berggren)

GANSKE, Catherine Grace (nee Berggren)

 

Cathy ended her journey on Earth on the beautiful sunny morning of June 12, 2016 at age 46 surrounded by loved ones in Kelowna, BC. Cathy was born in Penticton on October 21, 1969 where she lived until moving to Kelowna in 1991. She married her true love Murray in Kelowna in 1995.

Cathy dedicated much time, energy and love to not only her own children, but also to numerous children with disabilities whom she worked with at the Boys and Girls Club, as well as those her family provided foster care for in their home. Cathy also enjoyed working at the Okanagan Regional Library for 9 years.

Family was always the most important aspect of Cathy’s life. Attending family events, going camping, and hosting backyard parties with family were the activities she cherished most. No matter what challenges Cathy faced throughout her life, she always had time for a chat and a hug with those she cared about.

Cathy will be remembered for her tireless generosity and kindness, her love of laughter and friendship, her genuine charm, enthusiastic conversation and her radiant smile. Cathy’s memory will forever be cherished by her husband Murray, their daughters Emily and Natasha, her parents Valerie (David) and Carl (Lonja), her brother Carl (Michelle) and their children, brother Peter (Morgan), and many other extended family members and beloved friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the BC SPCA on Cathy’s behalf. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 18th at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.