It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of our mother, our sister, our auntie, our friend.
Catharine Anne Farley, born November 10, 1986 (36) died unexpectedly at Boundary Trails Health Centre on November 18, 2022.
She is survived by her three beautiful children, Emma (19), James (16), and Liam (4). She was the daughter to Stuart Farley and Judith Swain (both deceased). She was a dear sister to those she chose; a kind and fun-loving friend, to many; and a supportive auntie who will be greatly missed.
Catharine became a single mom of two at the age of 19, but she never once let the struggles of this role hold her back. She set her mind to making a life for herself and her children, and when she set her mind at something, there was no stopping her. She acquired her high school diploma from the Adolescent Parent Centre in 2006. From there, Catharine became a legal assistant, where she worked at a number of law offices in Winnipeg until she found a position at the Wheat Board of Canada (WBC). She proudly worked at the WBC until her true heart’s desires were recognized and she moved to the quiet rural town of Manitou, MB and eventually settled in Carmen, MB. Eventually Catharine sought bigger and better goals for herself and her future. She studied through Assiniboine Community College to become a nurse in 2016. Catharine was passionate about her job and held such pride in being a nurse and being part of the community of nurses around her. She was kind-hearted, she was stubborn, and she worked hard.
She was a lover of the forests and the natural world. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, though she never had the opportunity to get her license. Riding on the back was good enough for her for the time being. She loved to laugh and giggle. Catharine had a soft heart, for her children and for all animals that ever existed. She would give the shirt off her back even if it compromised her own well-being. She loved to travel and dreamed of one day settling in or around Banff, AB or Gimli, MB. She had ambitions to be an accomplished gardener, an artist, a lover of life, a saviour of all animals.
Catharine will be deeply missed by the many people she touched. May she rest in peace, without pain.
We love you Catharine.
A private memorial will be held in the coming months. Contributions are welcome to the GoFundMe set up to support her children.