Passed away after a long

and fulfilling life on Friday,

November 29, 2013 at the age of 93.

Mrs. Dyson was born in London, England and educated in Wales. Catherine started her nursing career in London during the Blitz in WWII, where she met

the dashing Canadian soldier, Spencer, who would become her husband. Catherine was a supervisor of Nurses at

Kelowna General Hospital for over 25 years. She was widowed young and brought up 4 children on her own.

She was also a devoted Girl Guide leader. After her retirement she volunteered in the community with

Meals on Wheels and also at OUC as an ESL and literacy tutor for adults. She is survived by her daughters Ruth O’Doherty (Michael) of West Kelowna and Penny Hicks of Kelowna; sons Clive (Cristine) of Mexico and Meredith

of Prince George, BC; grandchildren Meghan O’Doherty, Donovan Hides (Jeanie), Robin Hides, Lee Dyson

(Melissa Burroughs), Christine Dyson Williams (Lynn), Tim Dyson and Paige Dyson (David Ward); great grandchildren Kaitlyn, Taylor, Spencer, Dailyn,

Shayla, and twins on the way; nephew Robert E. Denman (Barbara) and other extended family members.  Also fondly remembered by Spencer’s children from a

previous marriage: Bob Dyson of Vernon, Donald Dyson (Ursula) of Chilliwack, Joan Ball of Kamloops and Reine Hitchen of Burnaby,and their families. 

Catherine is sadly predeceased by her husband Spencer in 1958, and her

sister Greta Denman.  A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, December 6, at 2:00 pm at St. Mary’s Anglican Church Hall, 2710 East K.L.O Road, Kelowna, BC.


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