Martin, Catherine Ellen 'Cathy'

Cathy Martin (nee Gallinger) passed away peacefully at her home in Meaford surrounded by love and light on a beautiful unseasonably warm sunny day, Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the age of 58.

Born in Meaford on November 18, 1961, Cathy was a daughter of the late Helen (nee Brown) Gallinger.

She was the loving wife of Robert ‘Bob’ Martin “I was lucky to have you and your love” xo RM.

Cathy was the beloved mother to Jessica Schraud, step-mother to Tim Martin and wonderful mother-in-law to Chad Kenyon and Stacey Martin.   She was the devoted and proud Nana to Victoria and Bentley Kenyon and Donovan Martin.

Cathy was the much loved and dearly missed sister of Laurie Carbert (Mac), Wayne Gallinger, Claire Gallinger (Mona), Kim Gallinger (Patty), Paul Gallinger (Crystal), and was predeceased by her brother Randy Gallinger. She was a favourite aunt to 15 nieces and nephews and their families.

Cathy took great pride in her career and was well respected for her achievements in resort and property management. She was highly skilled and a brilliant business woman who inspired many.

Cathy’s greatest achievement was her daughter Jessica. She was the love of her life and was very proud to be her mother and also her best friend.  Their love for each other was rare and will light up the sky for eternity. She loved nothing more than time with her family.  Her heart was full from the time she became a nana.  She was an incredible role model and her strength and bravery was astonishing.  Cathy was a warrior and a hero!  She was one heck of a woman.  Everything she did was amazing and everyone who met her loved her.  She will be greatly missed and was loved by all.

Jessica, Bob and the rest of Cathy’s family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Melissa Farley for nursing Cathy with such grace and compassionate care. Cathy knew you were her angel.  Her spirit surrounds us now, for the stars shine brighter and the birds sing louder. “Rest in Peace my sweet Mama” xo

Family and friends are welcome to attend a visitation celebrating and honouring Cathy’s life at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Friday, November 20, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon. All Covid-19 rules and restrictions will apply.  A private family service of interment will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Municipality of Meaford for Memorial Benches 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.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

 

Details

Friday, November 20, 2020
Public Visitation: Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford from 10 a.m. until 12 noon

Private family interment at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

Donations: Municipality of Meaford for Memorial Benches
Make a donation in memory of Catherine Ellen 'Cathy' Martin


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Linda kerst
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Our deepest condolences to your family, Jess. We will keep our memories of Cathy in our hearts. Love , hugs and kisses to you. Linda & Gilly.

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  2. Sandra Pyatt
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Dear Jess, Chad, Victoria & Ben

    Sending hugs and strength at this most sad and difficult time. Your Mom, was a one of kind lady that made everyone feel at ease and welcome. She had a heart of gold and loved you and the children so much. I know you have a million memories pictures and stories to hold in your heart and mind. These will help all of you as you grieve. I didn’t know Bob, but please convey my condolences to him as well.
    Hugs,
    Sandra Pyatt

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  3. Barry Moore
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    To Cathy’s Family.

    So sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great loss.
    Barry Moore

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  4. Carlie Beatty
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    My mother Cherie would like to say prayers to all Cathy’s family. She has fond memories and worked with Cathy and called her true friend. Always called her miss Cathy. I know she loved and will miss you. Spread your wings and fly. See you again r.ip God bless you my friend until we meet again

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    1. Jennifer Brebner
      Wednesday, November 11, 2020

      So sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. She was always such a happy and kind person. Thinking of you.

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  5. Jackie Florio
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Jackie Florio
    I was so sad to see this today.
    Jess and Robert your mother and wife was such a kind and loving soul. She will always be remembered and loved my all that have known her. Please accept my deepest condolences at this time of sorrow. My prayers are with you all.

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  6. Trudi and Brian Wiley
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Jessica,Chad and all the family our condolences to you all. May you be comforted by the memories of all the wonderful moments you share with your amazing Mom.
    Trudi and Brian

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  7. Anita Carbert
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Jessica Chad and all of Cathy‘s family, sending out condolences. Hugs and kisses coming your way today and always. Cathy was full of life, laughter and love I will always remember her.

    Anita Carbert and Family

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  8. Sherry Gallinger & family
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Fly High Cathy!! Fly High!!

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  9. Colleen Hurst
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    So sorry to read of Cathy’s passing. She was a wonderful woman

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  10. Darlene Diver
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    To Jessica and family
    My deepest condolences on the passing of Cathy. She was a very strong and courageous woman.

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  11. Sharon and Preston Owen
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Jessica,
    We were so sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. Your mom was a true warrior who put up one hell of a fight! We will always remember Cathy’s larger than life spirit and miss her dearly. Our sincere condolences to you, Bob and your family. XO

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  12. Jodi Ormsby
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Jess I am so sorry to read this. My deepest sympathies!

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  13. Sandra Mallette
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    I am very sorry for your loss. Cathy was a wonderful person and I am blessed to have known her. Heaven has a very special angel now. xo

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  14. Brenda Ratcliffe
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    I am thinking of you all. She will be missed by many she loved her family. She was an amazing Mother Nana and sister.

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  15. Barb Sheridan
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Thinking of all of you ❤️
    Cathy was a beautiful woman inside and out !
    We are honoured to have gotten to know her and share many moments in her life.
    Cathy s hugs and her smiles will stay in our memories forever
    Sister of my ❤️

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  16. Rose
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Always nothing less than friendly, warm and welcoming. I will miss her smile and her splendour! It always brought me such delight to see her with her daughter, their connection was obvious, and I connected with that. My condolences to the family.

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  17. Shirley Keaveney
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Jessica, Chad and family, I`m so sorry to read of Cathy`s passing, she was the bravest woman I`ve known, always smiling despite the challenges life brought her. I`m thinking of you all during these incredibly sad days and wishing you comfort thru the love and support that surrounds you.

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  18. Bob and Liz Sewell
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time .

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    1. Carol Smith
      Thursday, November 12, 2020

      My deepest condolences Jessica, Chad, Victoria and Ben. Cathy will alway hold a special place in my heart. She was always sunshine in any room. May God comfort you with strength, light and love.

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  19. Diana Schultz
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Jessica and family ,
    I will forever cherish the time I spent with your mom, she was truly one of a kind !

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  20. Jen Wright
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    To Jessica and family,

    Your mom will be dearly missed. We have fond memories of her when the girls were at the preschool. They couldn’t wait for their field trips to see her and make Kitty pizzas. She was a strong and courageous woman who took on her cancer diagnosis with amazing strength. Heaven has gained a very special angel. May she rest in peace and may god grant you all the strength to move forward. She will be watching over you!
    Jen Jeff Emma and Sara Wright

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  21. Tom & Bonnie Bumstead
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    To Jessica and the entire family. Our hearts are filled with sadness to hear of Cathy’s passing. She always brightened any room she entered. We will remember her laugh, constant smile and huge heart. Hugs, love and prayers to you all. Cathy will be so missed and her shine will live in our memories. xo

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  22. Carolyn Irvine
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Jess and family, I was so sad to hear of Cathy’s passing! She was such wonderful lady & she always lit up a room anytime she was in it! I really enjoyed working with her & learned a lot from her. My thoughts are with all of you during this tough time, I know how much she loved her family! I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Carolyn

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  23. Deb Shaw
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    A great Lady, an incredible Mom and an inspirational Grandmother who leaves a legacy of living life to the fullest
    Her life was far too short but it was a life well lived
    RIP pretty Lady

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  24. Sheila Jackson Jarvis
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Sad news to hear. I have great memories of Cathy as a “kid”, ball of fire and a twinkle in her eye.
    I will miss the spirited lady she has been.

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  25. Wendy Calvert-Morris
    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

    Cathy was a beautiful woman, both inside and out! I always enjoyed her humour, positive attitude and caring personality. Her smile and laughter will be greatly missed. My condolences to her immediate family and siblings.

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  26. Janine and Bryon Doucette
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Jessica,Chad and Family …we are very sorry to hear this sad news…..your mother was a lovely lady she had a beautiful sunny personality and always lit up a room with her smile . Deepest Sympathy

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  27. Linda and Andy Andersen
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    We offer our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Cathy was a wonderful person. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.

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  28. Gary & Sharon Long
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Sorry for your loss. Cathy was a wonderful lady and brighten up a room when she entered. Cherish the memories. RIP Cathy.

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  29. Marylyn & Wayne Kipp
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Jessica, we are greatly saddened to learn of your mother’s passing. She was a joy to encounter, and a wonderful neighbour to my parents for a number of years. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

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  30. Lucien & Janet Samson
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    We are so saddened to learn of Cathy’s passing. She was our welcoming to Meaford 26 years ago. Cathy was so friendly, generous and kind and we will always keep very fond memories of her and Jessica in our hearts.
    Our deepest condolences to the entire family

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  31. Tom & Lynn Carbert
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    To Bob, Jess, Chad, and the Gallinger family. Sending you condolences. She will truly be missed especially by her (partner in crime )her loving sister Laurie. To Jess may you continue to keep in touch with her spirit as you sit by the water.

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  32. Lois & Fred Byron
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Our time getting to know Cathy was too short, but it didn’t take too long to understand how big her heart was. She embraced life with such joy, bringing smiles and happiness to anyone lucky enough to spend time with her.
    She will be sadly missed by so many. Our hearts go out to all the family at this time. Her memories will lighten your grief.

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  33. Margaret Lowe
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    So sorry to read of Cathy’s passing. We always enjoyed any time spent in her company .She lit up a room with her vivaciousness and her smile.Our condolences to all her family.

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  34. Helen Erickson
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    We were very shocked & saddened to hear of Cathy’s passing. Our hearts go out to you in the loss of such a loving & caring lady.
    Dave & Helen

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  35. Deb Chapman
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    My sincere sympathy to Cathy’s family.
    My brother and I grew up along side of the Gallinger siblings….Laurie and I spent time with Cathy and she was always so full of spunk, energy and fun.
    I’m sad to hear of her death.
    Sending love to you all
    Deb

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  36. Terry Woo
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Jess and family was sad to hear of Cathys passing.
    She may not be physically here, but her energy will definatly be present.
    Lean on the people around you and they will help you get through your sadness and give you the strength to go on.
    Love Adrienne &Terry Woods

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  37. Ross and Sherry
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Jess and family we were saddened to hear of your mother’s passing our deepest condolences to you and your family Ross & Sherry

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  38. Dianne McDonald
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I loved every encounter with Cathy and I know that she will be so so missed. Jessica, Bob, Tim and the Gallinger family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
    Dianne McDonald (Willis)

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  39. Karen wheeler
    Thursday, November 12, 2020

    Very sad to hear the news of Cathy, condolences to all Gallingers and extended family’s, great neighbour to grow up with.

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  40. Wendy& Willy
    Friday, November 13, 2020

    Bob Jess and Chad & family: so sad to hear of Cathy’s passing. She loved life. Our thoughts are with you all at this difficult time.

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  41. Allan Lipskie
    Friday, November 13, 2020

    Laurie and Mac. So sorry and shocked to hear of your sister’s passing. Allan and Barb

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  42. Jason N. Baker
    Friday, November 13, 2020

    Sending my sincere condolences to Cathy’s family!
    I am so sorry to hear of her passing. Cathy always had a wonderful positive energy!
    She was a lovely Lady, and will be truly missed!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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  43. Vern & Cheryl
    Saturday, November 14, 2020

    So very sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing…our condolences to all family members. Cathy was always a pleasure to be around and we will remember her with very fond memories.

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  44. Janice Shakell Wilson
    Saturday, November 14, 2020

    To all of Cathy’s family please accept my deepest sympathy. Many, many memories of growing up with her on “the hill”. She was always the life of everything we got up to. Such a beautiful, loving person. May your memories comfort you at this very sad time.

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  45. Patti Goodwin
    Saturday, November 14, 2020

    So very sorry to hear about Cathy. We last saw Cathy and Bob in Texas where they had just had a wonderful vacation with Laurie and Mac. She lived life to the fullest! She will be missed by many. Sending our condolences to Bob, Jess and family, and Laurie and the Gallinger siblings.

    Patti and Doug Goodwin

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  46. Gilmore
    Monday, November 16, 2020

    Jessica ,all Cathy’s family and loved ones; may Cathy’s strength and love of life live on in each of you. She was truly a beautiful, courageous, woman. We pray your memories carry you through the difficult days ahead.

    Linda, Paul and the Gilmore family.

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  47. Ria Bardeau
    Monday, November 16, 2020

    Dear Jess, your family and the Gallinger family, especially Laurie, I am so saddened to hear about Cathy, she was one of the friendliest people on earth and will be missed by many.

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  48. Brigid Charlebois
    Thursday, November 19, 2020

    Dear Jess, Bob, Chad, Tori, Ben, Aunt Laurie & Uncle Mac,

    Words cannot express my deepest sympathies.
    She will always be remembered as an incredibly kind, generous woman. So giving of her time, love & kindness.
    The sky is most definitely brighter with her shining down upon us.
    Big hugs to you all.
    Gone too soon,
    Loved Forever.
    Shine Bright Cathy!!
    XOXO

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  49. Donna (Belton) Smith
    Thursday, November 19, 2020

    Jess:
    I’m sending many hugs your way at this most unfair time of your life. Always remember how much your Mother loved you and let it give you strength to pass that love on to your children so that her memory will never fade.

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  50. Lisa Bauer
    Friday, November 20, 2020

    Dear Jess, Chad, Victoria and Bentley

    We are very sorry about your loss. We are thinking of you and hope that you find comfort in the many memories that you have shared. And day after healing day, you might think that people have forgotten, we will still be caring about you.

    Lisa, Pete, Alysha and PJ
    XOXO

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  51. Michael Belluomini
    Friday, November 20, 2020

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. She always brought a smile to my face and I’m lucky and honored to have been able to spend time with her.

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