Levins, Catherine Mary “Cathy”

April 26, 1927 – August 10, 2012
at the age of 85 years

(nee Blackwood, nee Corner)

Born to Raymond and Edna Corner April 26 1927 in Glenmore BC two months premature, Cathy spent her first hours in a drawer placed in front of the wood stove.  Cathy passed August 10 2012 at 85 years of age at Hillside Village Salmon Arm BC with family in attendance. Cathy was predeceased by her first husband Roy, and oldest son Stephen.

She is survived by her second husband Gordon, children Dan [Pat], Susan [David], Bill [Barbara], daughter in law Kathy;  nine grandchildren and spouses, many great grandchildren, several sisters in law and brothers in law, nieces and nephews.

Cathy worked for the government of Canada as a public servant for many years, retiring from the Radar Base at Mount Lolo in Kamloops when it closed down.

She lived in various locations around BC and Alberta, including Kelowna, Coldstream, Ladysmith, Calgary,Vernon and finally settling in Chase BC.  Cathy also lived in the beautiful Parkside residence in Chase, had a short stay at Bastion Place in Salmon Arm and finally resided at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm.  All places had wonderful, caring staff that made Cathy’s last year and a half very enjoyable for her.

Mom, grandma and great grandma will be forever remembered as that slightly crazy grandma with the huge smile and infectious laugh, always giving wonderful little gifts to all, she loved to write letters and send cards to everyone for every holiday that came along.  Cathy had lifelong penpals around the world.

The family would like to thank the staff at those residences, as well as the wonderful guys and gals on the 4th floor of Shuswap Lake General Hospital for the care and compassion they showed Cathy.  We would also like to send our heartfelt thanks to Cathy’s fantastic doctor, Dr. Kevin Goldberg for his understanding, compassion and excellent care.

Cathy is to be interred with her parents in the Kelowna Cemetery.  No service by request.  A small celebration of life will be held at a later date in Kelowna.  Memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Box 1141, Salmon Arm, BC, V1E 4P3.


  1. Cathy always had a big smile for us, both at work and in our little community at Mount Lolo. Our condolences.

  2. We have so many memories of Cathy (& Gordon) from Mt. Lolo and afterwards. Playing cards. Little gifts. Tea and visits. Our prayers are with you all.

  3. thank you very much for your thoughts. Sorry, I just found this site. our email address is sudawill@telus.net

  4. Susan and Family

    We were sad to see that your mom passed away, you are really going to miss her.
    Our thoughts are with you and we are thinking of you. Please get in touch with me at this email as I do not have your phone number and would very much like to talk to you in person.

    Your cousin Keith and family.

  5. Susan, David & Family: I was so sorry to hear your Mom passed away. I know you’ll miss her very much. My deepest sympathies.

    Wendy McEachen
    Chase, BC

  6. With deepest sympathy for your loss. We have many fond memories of “Grandma Catherine” – a lovely personality, a beautiful smile and those lovely greeting cards. Love and condolences.

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