McVicar, Catherine Anne 'Cathy'

June 5, 1930 - August 27, 2023

Cathy, who will be dearly missed by her family and friends, passed peacefully in her sleep on August 27, 2023.

Cathy was predeceased by her beloved husband Alexander Graham ‘Bud’ McVicar in 2017.

She was the much-loved mother of Bruce Daniel McVicar, Gordon Alexander ‘Sandy’ McVicar, Donald Roy McVicar (d. 2016), Anne Louise Rogers (nee McVicar) and her husband Paul Rogers.

Proud grandmother and great grandmother of Andrew (Becca); Stephanie (Spencer) and their daughter Elouise; Ian (Laura) and their children Spencer and Lauralie; Colin (Hugh); Kevin; Jennifer; Sharon (Peter) and their children Taylor and Robyn; and Amanda (Will).

Cathy grew up in Toronto with her mother, Minnie Louise Coutts and her three siblings. She spent summers on Lake of Bays in Muskoka where she formed a great love of nature.  She was active in sports and through skiing met her husband Alexander Graham ‘Bud’ McVicar. They began their family life in Orangeville and volunteered with the Ontario Ski Patrol. Their first child Bruce arrived soon and their second, Sandy arrived 2 years later. After a move to London, Ontario, they golfed and continued skiing where their third son, Don was born. After a short while there, they moved to Don Mills where Anne was born.

Cathy and the family went on many walks searching for different birds and volunteered marking the original routes on the Bruce Trail. While raising a young family, Bud and Cathy bought property on Gloucester Pool and built a cottage where many summers were spent with the whole family canoeing, boating and waterskiing. In the 70’s Cathy supported the family in their kayak trips and competitions. When Bud retired, they moved to Orillia and then Collingwood. They continued visiting the cottage, but also skiing, hiking, and exploring the Blue Mountains. Cathy spent the last 5 years at Errinrung Retirement home and enjoyed the friendship of her fellow residents. Her family are extremely grateful for the kindness and care she received while living there.  A life well lived.

Private family arrangements at this time.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Beaver Valley Outreach would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Beth Begin
    Thursday, August 31, 2023

    Dear Bruce and Family. Sending you prayers and love at this time. It sounds like your Mom was a fantastic lady, living life to the fullest even in her later years. How blessed you were to have her as your Mother. From all of your friends in the Golden Horseshoe Golf group.

  2. Kate & Darin
    Monday, September 4, 2023

    Dear Bruce, although we never had the privilege or pleasure of meeting your mother, enjoyed all the stories you shared. She certainly was an interesting woman and we can see some of her interests are now enjoyed by you. Our sincerest condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. We are thinking of you. Kate and Darin.


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