Catherine Dobbie

Funeral Service

2:00 pm
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Camrose United Church
4829 - 50 Street
Camrose, Alberta, Canada

Obituary of Catherine Anne Dobbie

Catherine Anne Dobbie

(April 29, 1938 - July 25, 2021)


It is with sadness that we announce that Cathy passed away in her sleep on July 25 at her favourite campsite, “The Willows,” near New Norway, Alberta, at the age of 83. 

Cathy was born to Charlie and Helen McCleary in 1938 and raised in Camrose, AB. She received her Nursing degree from the University of Alberta in 1960, and took her first position in Norway House, Manitoba, where she met the love of her life whom she married in Camrose in 1963.  Cathy is survived by her loving husband of almost 58 years, Tom, and their children, James (Debi) and Patrick; and her grandchildren Dylan (Celeste), Megan, and A.J.  She is also survived by her siblings, Charles (Cecile) McCleary, Pat (Garry) Meadus, and Ruth McCleary, along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Cathy was predeceased by her parents Charlie and Helen McCleary.  Cathy had a very large circle of friends including long-time friends from elementary through high school; her Sep-60 Nursing classmates; and friends made in the many places she lived and visited.

Cathy had many passions, among them: sewing, photography, and travel.  Some of her favourite spots were Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica; but Nicaragua and its people held a particularly special place in her heart.  Still, she remained a Camrose girl and she moved back to the city in 1997 to enjoy retirement.

Cathy’s family would like to express their gratitude to Camrose Home Care, Dr. Kevyn Letley, and to the community of The Willows who made Cathy’s final months so happy.


A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 24, 2021, from the Camrose United Church with Rev. Helen Reed officiating.


To view a recording of the service, please click on the link below:


Catherine Funeral Service


In lieu of flowers, Cathy requested that people donate to the Hospice Society of Camrose and District, the Canadian Cancer Society, or to a charity of their choice.

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