February 28, 1929 – November 21, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, Shane Cattrall on November 21st, 2022, at the age of 93.
Shane was born on February 28th, 1929, in Liverpool, England. She was the eldest daughter of Marion and George Baugh.
Shane lived through WW2 and was eternally grateful to have been evacuated to Wales where she lived with the local headmistress. Leaving the confines of the city, for a world of books and nature was a revelation and started Shane on the road to wanting a better life.
Shane returned to Liverpool at the end of the war and began working at a factory to help the family at the tender age of 14. A huge regret for Shane was not being able to finish school. Shane was always an avid reader. She loved all genres but particularly history books. She was a walking encyclopedia of world events and a force in Trivial Pursuit.
In her 20s, Shane modelled for department stores and developed a love of fashion. She was an elegant woman who wore clothes beautifully and shopped at Winner’s, regularly. With her pearls, many hats and beautiful smile, she always garnered attention.
Shane married Dennis Cattrall in August 1953 and had two daughters before immigrating to Canada. The family arrived in Montreal in the winter of 1956 and once again, the city girl had to reinvent herself to manage the Canadian winter and the cross-country trek to B.C. Once settled in Little River, Shane had two more children, a son and a daughter.
In later life, Shane spent many happy years at Berwick. She made many friends but always had a special place in her heart for Lee and Ann.
We would like to thank all the people who helped Shane in the last few years. Many thanks to Dr. MacLeod and Dr. Crowe for their kindness and skill, VIRL for the audiobooks, the nurses, support workers, O.T.’s and Pam at VIHA and the staff at both Berwick and Ocean Front.
Shane’s spirit continues to live on through her children; Cherry (Rick), Kim (Russ) and Lisa, her cherished grandchildren; Kate, Alec, Ben, Teagan and her precocious great-grandson, Elliot, her beloved sisters, Marj, Dorothy, Jean and Hilary.
She is predeceased by her husband, Dennis and son, Chris.
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