Catherine Lynne Shaw (Mackin; nee Marshall) born April 1951 in South Porcupine, Ontario and British Columbia resident from September 1972. Beloved and loving wife to William Charles Shaw (August 25, 2007) and stepmother to David (Jolene) and James (Cheryl) Widow of John Donovan Mackin (Married October 08, 1971) and stepmother to Renee, Cohn and Mitchell and to granddaughter Carrie.
Cathy was always a very proud Canadian. She and all of us are very grateful for the wonderful medical care she received. Special thanks to Dr. Valerie Cowan whose skill first identified the cancer and allowed Cathy another 15 years. Dr. Vals skilled and compassionate care over the years is remarkable. We are also grateful to Dr. Kollmannsberger and staff in Vancouver Cancer Agency. Also to Doctors McGregor, Pai and Downing, nurses and staff in the Victoria Cancer Agency and to the compassion and skills at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and Royal Jubilee, and to the Saanich Peninsula Community Care Nursing Service.
At Cathy’s request there will be no service.
” We may not know life’s purpose or meaning but we do know that without love we have nothing”