Genovie (Eva) Cattoni

Feb. 18, 1928 – Oct. 20, 2018

Born in Matramindszent, Hungary, Eva immigrated to Canada in 1935, at the age of 7. She worked in the coal mine in Champion Alta. as a child and also as a janitor at the school she attended until the family moved to Lethbridge. Eva married Victor Cattoni Sr. in 1948. As a young couple, they farmed, and Eva worked as a waitress to make extra money, while Vic trained as a carpenter. The promise of work and a better life prompted the move to Haney in 1955. Although Vic’s work necessitated another move to Regina in 1962, they always felt that Haney was home and returned back to Haney in 1967. Eva was a volunteer for the Maple Ridge Hospital Auxiliary for many years. Her passion was stitching petite point pictures, stitching over 250 pictures of various sizes, to give as gifts and to adorn her walls.

Eva was predeceased by her husband Victor Sr., and her son Victor Jr. She is survived by her daughter Victoria ( Larry) Ramey, son Wayne (Carolyn) Cattoni, plus five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

Garden Hill Funeral chapel will reside over funeral arrangements. The funeral mass will be held at St. Patrick’s church on Oct. 30th at 10 am.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Society or the BC Mental Health Society in Eva’s name.

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  1. Marlene Bleeker :

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to the family at this time of grief. May she rest in peace.

  2. Bridget Uittenbogaard :

    Life is set in many directions that are out of our control and losing a family member or a friend is not a direction that we choose to have but this has transpired. I know it will be a difficult time for all family and friends but knowing she is in a better place should help. I wish her peace. I wish the family tranquility, and my prayers go out to you all.

  3. Kathleen White :

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept my condolences and I hope our prayers comfort you and your family.

  4. Courtney White :

    My deepest sympathy and love to the family. I have fond memories of growing up with her and she will always be known and remembered as grandma Cattoni. May she Rest In Peace.

  5. Garry and Grace Cattoni :

    Thinking of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  6. Our most sincere sympathy to Vickey, Wayne and the immediate family on the loss of your kind, generous, hard-working and sensitive mother. You did everything you could to ensure your mother received excellent care in her later years.
    Please accept Esther and my heartfelt condolences on the loss of this beautiful person and close friend.

    Uncle Jim and Esther

  7. Art & Kelly Lilley :

    Our deepest sympathy. Thinking of you at this time.

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