Celebrate the life of Catherine Ruth McGorman

Catherine Ruth McGorman



Catherine Ruth McGorman, age 83 left her Shepody, Albert County home for her heavenly home on March 24, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Born April 8, 1933 she was the youngest daughter of the late Robert and Nina (Steeves) McGorman.

Catherine was a Community Health Nurse having studied in Montreal, Halifax and Liverpool, England with Theological Studies at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.  She worked as a VON (Victorian Order Nurse) in Moncton, a county nurse in Carleton County, NB and as a missionary nurse in Bolivia, South America with Canadian Baptist Ministries for 38 years.  Following her retirement she returned to her family home in Shepody and volunteered for over 10 years locally with Meals on Wheels, the Local Food Bank, Forest Dale Home and MAGMA (the Multicultural Association of Greater Moncton).

Catherine lived life very simply; travelling the world visiting her many friends, spending time with her family, gardening and keeping the home.  Since her youth she has always been a faithful member of her local church involved in teaching and working with women.  She will be sadly missed in her community as a faithful friend and generous neighbour.

She leaves to mourn 3  sisters:  Alberta Rickard (Dartmouth, NS), Jean Geldart (Lincoln, NB), and Naomi McGorman (Forest Dale Home, Albert Co); as well as special nieces and nephew:  Patricia Davey (Eric) of Calgary, AB, Nancy Rickard (David) of Ottawa, ON, Debra Rickard of Dartmouth, NS,  Judy Moore of Rothesay, NB, John (Maria) Geldart of Fredericton, NB, and Kathy (Cliff) Steeves of Riverview, NB plus many grand nieces and nephews, special friends and her wonderful church family.

A service to celebrate her life will be held at the Hopewell Hill Baptist Church, Hopewell Hill, NB on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2:00pm.  It was her dying wish that this be a happy time of sharing memories and giving praise to the Lord.

For those who wish donations in Catherine’s Memory to the Hopewell Hill Baptist Church, Canadian Baptist Ministries or the United Baptist Women’s Missionary Union (UBWMU) would be greatly appreciated.

Arrangements are in the care of the Albert County Funeral Home, 4130 Route 114, Hopewell Cape, NB, E4H 3K2 (506)734-2780 www.albertcountyfh.com