Catherine Hookey-Mahon (nee Ryan)

In Memorial

Passed peacefully away October 22, 2010 surrounded by family in Maple Ridge, British Columbia in her 65th year after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by husband Valentine Mahon. Mourning her loss are children Lawrence (Dorene), Juanita (Shandy), and Christina, their father Leslie, siblings Sadie, Cyril, Helen, John, Agnes, Walter, and Jerome, grandchildren Nathan, Ryan, Liam, Brayden and Kalan, special friend Jake and her many relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held in St. John’s at a later date. Donations may be made to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

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  1. Lawrence,Juanita,Chrissy and families;

    I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your dear Mother.She was a very special friend of mine for many years and we had many good times together.I will miss her terribly, as I’m sure you all will.My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.Please accept sincere condolences on behalf of my family and myself.Remember that your Mother loved you all dearly and would want to be strong during this time.

    Love to you all……. Nellie

  2. To Lawrence, Juanita, Chrissy, and families,

    We are very saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now as we express our heartfelt sympathy and peace at this time of sadness.

    Our love to all of you!

    Dolores, Anne Marie, Tommy, Trudy, and Joanne

  3. On behalf of Dawson, Deidre , John and myself. I would like to offer our deepest sympathy on the loss of a dear mother, grandmotherand sister. Your mothe and I shared good and bad times together. She knew me better than myself and always knew when to tell me to slow dwn when i was hyper. he spoke with great pride when she talked about you all. Lawrence, Chrissy and Juanita she loved you so much that she even said to me recently how much she appreciated all of you standing by her side , and how lucky she was to have you all. If I could speak to her now i would say Thank you Kay for enriching my life , Loe you , may you rest in eternal peace until we meet again. you were like a sister to me, and i will never forget you!!!

  4. To Kay’s family,
    We at St. Teresa’s School are saddened to hear of your loss. Kay was a wonderful person, teacher and colleague who enjoyed life to the fullest. She will be missed. We are thinking of you at this difficult time and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. To the family of Kay,
    I was saddened to hear of Kay’s recent passing.While I only had the opportunity to teach with Kay for a couple of years I recall her dedication as a Teacher and her ability to engage the young children she worked with. Most importantly she made her students feel special.She was a credit to the profession. May she rest in peace.
    Glenda Wiseman

  6. So saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. A very special lady indeed. Your fond memories of you Mom will help you get through this very sad time. Bless you all and take care!

    Tony, Julianne and Taylor Hodder

  7. Wanda Lee Morgan

    Juanita and Family,

    So sorry to hear about your mother’s passing. I remember meeting her once or twice and she was such a lovely person. Have faith that your mother is watching over you all and smiling. She will be your guardian angel.

    It has been such a long time since I have seen you. We certainly had a lot of good times together. I would love to hear from you some time. Give me a call when you can (709) 764-0241. It would be nice to touch base with you.

    Take care Juanita.

    Wanda Lee (Wally’s sister)

  8. Dear Lawrence,Juanita,Christina and Les,
    Bill and I were very saddened to hear of Kay’s death. It seems like only yesterday that we all camped together in the Salmonear Park and we thought we saw a black bear.Your mom was a very wonderful teacher and a good friend to me when we taught school at St.Theresa’s.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

    Love and condolences to you all.
    Hilda, Bill, Christopher, Donna and Carolynn Spurvey

  9. gerry daley(mr. d.)

    To Lawrence,Juanita and Christina ,saddened to hear of your mom’s passing.I won’t forget her smile.Thinking of you all.

  10. I ws deeply saddened to hear of Kay’s passing. I taught with her at St. Teresa’s School. She was a lovely person, a great teacher and a wonderfull inspiration to all. My sincerest condolences to her famly and friends. God Bless.
    Sharon Perry

  11. Dear Lawerence, Juanita, Chrissy and families,
    I was saddened to hear of your mother’s death. I was a colleague with her for several years at St.Teresa’s and she was a wonderful teacher and caring person. She was very proud of her children. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. May she rest in peace.God Bless.
    Holly Chancey

  12. Bud and Ann would like for you to accept our sympathies on the death of a dear mother, sister and grandmother. We met Kay and Val a good while ago at my sister’s, Muriel and since then had some good times together at dances and playing cards of which Kay enjoyed both. To us , Kay was a very spiritual person with very strong faith. She had a zest for live and always enjoyed a good laugh even when she was not feeling well herself. Kay will be sadly missed by us and the many family and friends she encountered over the years. Although Kay is gone from this earth she will live on in our hearts forever. May God bless you and help you now through the pain of such a great loss.

  13. Kay’s famiy, I was deeply saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. Kay and I became really good friends over the last fifteen years. We shared many good times together. I had supper at her house before she moved to the mainland, after Val’s passing. I consider myself blessed to have known her as she touched my life in so many ways. I take great comfort knowing that she is with Val and at peace. I will remember her always. Good- bye my friend.

  14. To Kay’s family
    Kay and I were friends and co-workers. During her years at St. Teresa’s School in Mundy Pond, Kay worked together with our staff and played a key role in the success of our Literacy Project which received both National and International recognition. Kay was such a caring, dedicated and hard working teacher who put much heart and soul into her teaching career. It was such a pleasure to know Kay and I celebrate the wonderful woman and teacher that she was! Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  15. Dear Lawrence, Juanita and Chrissy,

    Glenn, Kaitlyn, Sydney and I have been greatly saddened by the passing of Aunt Kay. Not only was she a close family relative but a beautiful person who has left a lasting impact on our lives. We will always cherish fond memories of her and the wonderful times we spent together.
    We feel very blessed to have had her in our lives and we will miss her terribly.

    I pray that God continues to bless you all and give you the strength to get through these difficult days. If there is anything you need, please don’t hesitate to call.

    Love Joanne

  16. Lawrence,Juanita and Christina,
    I am so very sorry to hear your sad news. I worked with your Mom at St.Teresa’s School for several years. She was always pleasant, compassionate and very professional. She was an inspiration to work with.
    She read any book anyone was willing to share with her and she was always excited about learning news things.
    She was also my son William’s grade 2 teacher.
    Your Mom always spoke of you all and she was very proud of you. Her love did not end with her own children but there was still room for more people. I would often see her skating on Saturday’s with Jake. I know that she and Val were a big part of his life.
    Though her time with Val was cut short, she remained optimistic. She called me last year from Vancouver and told me about her life there. She was enjoying yoga and going for walks and being with her daughters and grand children.
    I know that this is a huge loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Yvonne Manning

  17. To Kay’s Family,
    I was very sad to hear about Kay’s passing, but I am sure that she is in a safe and loving place. I hope that while you will miss her dearly,and mourn your loss, you will also celebrate her life and take consolation in knowing that she is no longer in pain. I too, was fortunate to have worked with Kay at St. Teresa’s School. She was always kind to me and her positive approach to life and its ‘challenges’ was inspirational. She spoke of her family often and lovingly and I am certain that she (and Val!) are watching over you now. May you take comfort in knowing that others share your sorrow. God Bless!

  18. Chris, Kelli, Nathan & Noah

    Lawrence, Dorene, Ryan, Liam & family,

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom/grandmother. You are never far from our thoughts, especially at a time like this.

    Take care,
    Chris, Kelli, Nathan & Noah

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