Obituary of CATHERINE JOANNA ADRIANA GARTNER
Catherine Johanna Adriana Gartner
(nee: Van de Mosselaer)
November 5, 1938 – October 9, 2023
On October 9, 2023, Catherine Johanna Adriana Gartner (nee: Van de Mosselaer), beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family.
Cathy is survived by her children Michael, Crystal (Mike Bachand), Murray (Irene), her grandchildren Sean, Emily, Chantel, Aidan, her sisters-in-law Mardie, Jeannine, Donna, Sharon, Eleanor, and her numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband John Gartner, and brothers Adrian, Harry, and John Van de Mosselaer.
Cathy was born on November 5, 1938, to Adrian and Lamberdina Van de Mosselaer in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. She lived there through her early childhood, before immigrating to Canada in 1951. In Winnipeg Cathy and her family quickly found and formed a community, connecting with the St. Ignatius Parish and community for the rest of her life. Cathy was a smart, independent woman, who graduated from St. Mary’s Academy and went on to work at Manitoba Hydro in the accounting and payroll department for over twenty years.
Cathy met and fell in love with John Gartner. The two married in 1962 and have three children and four grandchildren. Cathy cared greatly for her immediate and extended family and was always prepared to lend her skills, advice, and time to anyone. She was deeply involved in her community having volunteered as a soccer coach, a Cub Scout leader, Toastmasters, and served on several volunteer boards and committees.
Cathy spent her last few years living at the Waverly Retirement Home and then the Tuxedo Villa care home. The family would like to thank the staff of both resident facilities, and all the care and kindness from staff at Grace Hospital Emergency.
Prayer Services will be held on Monday, October 16, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at Cropo Funeral Chapel, 1442 Main St., Winnipeg, and Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday October 17, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church at the corner of Corydon and Stafford Winnipeg, MB. Rev. Fr. Con Mulvihill, S.J. as Celebrant.
Interment to follow at Thomson in the Park Cemetery 1291 McGillivrey Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Parkinson Canada, www.parkinson.ca/donate.