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Cathy Ann Kavanaugh


Cathy Ann  Kavanaugh

Cathy Ann Kavanaugh,53, of Richibucto and formerly of Riverside-Albert passed away unexpectedly on February 11th, 2018 at her home.  She was dealing very courageously with a brief battle of cancer.

She was born in Moncton on November 28th, 1964 the daughter of John MacDonald  and Patricia Ryan.
She was a member of the St. John's United Church.  Cathy was a housewife and mother, her family meant the world to her.  Her greatest wish was that her husband, children and grandchildren always knew how much she loved them and they walk through the rest of their lives knowing how much she cared.  Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, she loved them all.  She spent many of cold days and nights in the hockey rink cheering on her grandson, Colton, she was his number one fan.  Cathy felt so blessed to have spent time with the newest little angel, Khloe, who is just turning 3 weeks old. Making a few more memories to cherish as she was so proud. We are sure many stories of nanny Cathy will be shared over the years.  She had a special place in her heart for animals , always wanted to take the strays home with her.  Cathy was a very caring person and was a caretaker to her ailing mom and always someone you could count on.  She lived every moment she was given, neither hard times nor cancer would rob her of who she was.  Always smiling and pressing on until God called her home. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7 . We love you and you will live on in our hearts forever.
She will be deeply missed by her father, John MacDonald (Janice) of Moncton; mother, Patricia Ryan of Rexton; Step-mother, Carol MacDonald of Calhoun; beloved husband and best friend, Terry Kavanaugh of Richibucto; treasured children, Amy Dawn Bennett (Mike Copp) of Hillsborough, Jeremy Bennett (Alicia) of Edgett's Landing and Brad Bennett of Riverside-Albert; step-son, Justin Carr (Kara) of Riverview; her cherished grandchildren, Colton, Olivia, Ava, Kaidyn and Khloe; sisters, Tracy Sherwood (Darren) of Cambridge Narrows and Kelly Cosman (Jason) of Moncton; brothers, David MacDonald (Amber) of Moncton, Randy MacDonald of Halifax, Travis Ryan (Caitlin) of Saint John and Lloyd Lutes (Melanie) of Moncton.  She will also be sadly missed by several nieces, nephews, all her extended family and many friends.
She was predeceased by her paternal grandparents, Jack MacDonald (aka Gum Grampy) and Georgie MacDonald (aka Cookie Nanny); maternal grandparents,  Martha Simmons and Lou Keirstead.

 She will be resting at the Albert County Funeral Home with visitation on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9pm.  The funeral service and celebration of her life will be held at the Albert County Funeral Home on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at 2:00pm with Rev. Aaron Billard officiating.  Following the service the family will be meeting for further sharing of memories and for refreshments at the funeral home.  Interment will be held at a later date.

 In lieu of flowers donations to the Forest Dale Home Foundation - Activity Department would be greatly appreciated.  She would want others to laugh and have fun and to benefit in her memory.
Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H-3K2  734-2780
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Service Date
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Service Time
Service Location
Albert County Funeral Home

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Visitation Time
2-4, 7-9pm
Visitation Location
Albert County Funeral Home

Requested Charity
Forest Dale Home Foundation- Activity Department