Moran, Catherine Maria Majella (McCarthy)

February 22, 1950 – November 17, 2017
at the age of 67 years

Mass:  Thursday, November 23, 2017, 11:00 a.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 90 1st Street SE, Salmon Arm

Catherine passed away peacefully at Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Friday, November 17th in Salmon Arm, BC.   
Catherine leaves behind her loving husband of 42 years George Moran, her three sons; Gavin (Paula), Colin (Caitlin), and Jamie (Lori & Ryan))  all of whom she was so very proud of~ and her precious granddaughter Kiera, who lit up her life.  
Catherine was predeceased by her caring and loving  parents John & Maria McCarthy,  along with her adored brother Sean.
Catherine leaves behind many family & friends to mourn in Canada and Ireland, including her brothers; Dennis, Thomas, and Brendan, along with her only sister Eileen ~ and their families.
Catherine moved to the Okanagan 2 years ago to enjoy retired life after living in the community of Kitimat  B.C. for 40 years.  
Catherine came across the pond from Ireland to teach in Canada & taught at St. Anthony’s School for 28 years~touching the lives of many students and staff.   
Catherine loved her family deeply, and shared a passion for reading, singing, travel, going for walks, and attending church.
The Moran family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. Shoesmith, Catherine’s medical team, and the staff of Shuswap Lake General Hospital, for their care and compassion with Catherine over the last few months.
In lieu of donations or flowers, Catherine would like you all to please donate to your local food bank, or to the Union Gospel Mission, 601 E. Hastings St., Vancouver, BC, V6A 1J7.


  1. To the entire Moran family. A lot of time has passed but we have very fond memories of your mom as a teacher at St. A and a Moore St. neighbor. Blessings to all of you during this difficult time. David Kotai on behalf of the Kotai family.

  2. Jamie,
    I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Take comfort in the fond and loving time you had with her. Cry for the loss but smile when you think of all the happy times. Hugs. Patsy

  3. Jamie,
    Eve and I were saddened to learn of your mother’s death.
    Please convey our sincerest condolences to your extended family.

    Avrum and Eve

  4. Dear Moran Family…..our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Many memories of events at St. A’s and Christ the King Parish come to mind that Cathy was a part of–and her presence made a positive impression. Being the Grade 6 teacher to 4 McLeod’s–and making them all better students and citizens. Roald Dahl books and the Boston Bruins are two memories that come to mind when I think of Cathy and St. A’s. Her classroom was the first time that I saw a CD player!
    May the memories that you share, as well as the prayers of friends be a comfort to you at this time.
    Hugh & Jean

  5. Thinking of you all, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  6. Thinking of you all at this sad time in your lives…Wishing you strength…
    Bob and Sandra Dugdale

  7. George and family. Sending our sincerest condolences on such a terrible loss.
    Jackie and Mike Whelan.

  8. Jamie and Family,
    Thinking of you during this sad time. Sending deep condolences to you, your brothers and their families as well as your dad.
    John and Joanne

  9. Jamie & Family,
    We are all very saddened to learn of your mother’s passing, thinking of you and your family at this time. Please accept our deepest condolences.
    Staff, Membership & Management Team at Bally Haly Country Club.

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