It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Catherine Lee McCannel Terry on April 1st, 2022, at the age of 63 after a long battle with cancer.
Cathy was born in Kamloops, May 5th, 1958, to John Edward and Shelia Grace (Gammie) McCannel. Cathy graduated from Kamloops Secondary School in 1976.
Cathy was married to Randy in August of 1979 and was blessed with two children. Cathy met the love of her life, Dave Terry in 2003 and they were married in Palm Springs, California on December 29th, 2009.
Cathy spent most of her working career in pharmacy positions in Kamloops, Fort McMurray and Medicine Hat. Cathy’s pharmacy friends would attest to the special woman she was and the relationships that bonded them. Cathy’s love for travel took her on many journeys around the world. Her favourite place to be was her home, Indian Palms Country Club, Palm Springs, where she was embraced by her California family and friends. Cathy made some very special friendships throughout her life. Cathy was a devoted mother and soulmate, who inspired everyone to live each day to the fullest.
Cathy will be dearly missed by family and friends. She is predeceased by her parents; her brother, John; sister, Gail. Cathy is survived by her mother-in-law, Hannah; brother, Bill; sister, Mary; sister-in-law, Lourdes; her children, Kellen (Jeanette), Krysta (Richard), Gemma (Thomas), Nikole (Matt) and Brittani (Sean); nephew, Nathan; niece, Shelby; grandchildren, Karter, Nevaeh, Masen, Jackson, Jacob, Cheyenne, Denali and Layla.
It was Cathy’s dream to celebrate her blended family and it came true in the summer of 2021 when everyone came together at Christina Lake, BC. This will continue to be a family tradition.
A special thank you to all the staff and great support team and Margery E, Yuill Cancer Center, Medicine Hat. Cathy’s last days were spent at St. Joseph’s Hospice with her family providing support and love near and far.
A small service will be held on Tuesday, April 5th at Grace Memorial. A graveside service will be held in Kamloops at Hillside Cemetery. Date to be determined. A Celebration of Life will be held at Christina Pines Campground July long weekend.
Donations in Cathy’s memory may be made to AJ’s Loan Cupboard - Bay 4-602A, Clay Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 3K2.
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