Catherine, Mack Wallace

Peacefully passed away January 10, 2009 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, February 14, 1923 to Elizabeth Stevenson Mack and Robert Wallace Robertson. Cathie is survived by Douglas, her loving husband and best friend of 66 years. Cathie met Douglas in Glasgow when his Merchant Navy ship the “Empire Tourist” was in for repairs. She will be dearly missed by daughters, Margaret (Terry) Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Elizabeth (Joe) Sidney, B.C.; and son Brian (Laurie) Sooke, B.C.; also grandchildren Carolyn, Kim, Cheryl, Kelly, Jeff, Nicole and Jason; great-grandchildren Cory, Christopher, Stephanie, Katey, Samantha, Harley, Kyle, Marissa, Patrick, Ashley, Matt and Rory. Cathie and Doug immigrated to Canada in 1953, firstly, to Toronto, then Vancouver and finally to Sooke, B.C. in 1967. Cathie worked at Stan Jones store, was a driver for Contact, a quilter, a member of the Sooke Community Assoc., and helped to start the Langford Loan Cupboard for handicapped equipment. Muchas gracias to Dr. Jorge Chávez, Dr. Javier Aguilar, Dr. Luis Arias, and the ICU staff at the San Javier Hospital in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Many thanks to Dr. Saunders and Ron and staff at People’s Drug Store, Sooke, B.C. Thank you to Verna Ford and staff at the Western Community Adult Day Centre for giving Doug one day off each week for 17 years.