Catherine died peacefully at St Ann’s Hospice on the 20th of September 2023 following an ovarian cancer diagnosis in 2022. She faced her illness with enormous strength and dignity, as she did with everything.
She will be dearly missed by her daughter Corina and partner Rob as well as many friends, colleagues and students whose lives she touched. Catherine had many wonderful qualities and will be remembered for her warmth, kindness and strength. She loved to laugh and have fun and was recognised as being highly accomplished in both her teaching and glass making.
Catherine truly wanted this service to be a celebration of her life and wanted guests to wear lots of colour. As you’ll know she adored colour and pattern.
Service Time: 11am – 12pm
Location: Birches Remembrance Park & Crematorium, Birches Lane, Cheshire, CW9 7SU
Dress Code: Smart casual – lots of colour
The family warmly invite you to join them following the service for refreshments at The Bull’s Head, Wicker Lane, Hale Barns, Altrincham WA15 0HG.
Catherine wished for donations to be made in her memory to St Ann’s Hospice who play an invaluable role in guiding people to the end of their lives. This can be done by clicking here
Catherine wrote a book about her journey – Finding my way through cancer. The writing process was cathartic for her and she wanted to help others navigate through this experience in any way she could. In particular, Catherine wanted to raise awareness of ovarian cancer which can often be difficult to diagnose. Please complete this form if you would be interested in purchasing a book. Any proceeds from the sale of the book will go to St Ann’s Hospice and the Diane Oxberry Trust.
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We’d like to give a special thank you to Trafford District Nurses, Macmillan Nurses, The Christie Hospital and St Ann’s Hospice who provided exceptional care for Catherine for which her family are extremely grateful.