Cathy Joan LAMB

Cathy passed away peacefully at home with Family and loved ones at her side on March 13, 2022.

She will be remembered for many beautiful reasons but everyone will remember her amazing loving smile and Her loving spirit and soul.

We are looking forward to seeing her at the “Farm” where she will join her Dad. 

Cathy was born in 1958 in Edmonton. She fondly remembered growing up in Cloverdale and Duggan with her Mom Joan, Dad Peter and two brothers and two sisters, Gary(Myrna), Debbie(Ron), Barry(Jan)and Laurie(Dwayne). Not long after she finished high school she met and married Barry. She loved telling everyone that she turned 20 on her honeymoon in Hawaii. 

Three beautiful children, Dariel, Serena and Brandon came into the family and were her world, until two awesome Grandsons arrived and made her world that much more beautiful. She had two son in-laws, Ted & Luc who she loved as her own and was grateful to have them as part of her family. 

Everyone will remember her for her passion of food and meals. She made the most incredible bread and buns as well as perogies like Baba’s which she served with delight while hosting Ukrainian Christmas every year since 1982. She was also a talented quilt maker and sewer, which gave her great pleasure especially when she was able to gift someone special with one of her creations.

Cathy was such a loving, caring and giving soul and leaves so many family and friends with broken hearts but they all know that she can now Rest In Peace and she will be watching over us.

There are no words to describe how she will be missed, but loved forever.

Celebration of Life Details:

On June 4, 2022 there will be a celebration of Cathy’s life at 11:00 a.m. at the Ross Creek Community Hall, located at 521041 Range Road 191 with a traditional Ukrainian meal to follow immediately. The safest way to the Hall is to take Highway 16 East to RR 191 and turn South, the Hall will be the second driveway on the Left Side of the Road. The event will be an outdoor celebration and casual relaxed dress is encouraged. Camping is available on site if so desired.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the following causes:

Edmonton Fire Fighter Burn Treatment Society,

Edmonton Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums,

Northern Alberta Make-A-Wish Foundation,

Or any Charity of your choosing.


  1. Jim & Elaine Zubot

    Sorry for your loss Barry Condolences to you and your family

  2. Jan Van

    Barry, I know words don’t have enough weight to express the grief you and your family are feeling in your loss. May you always cherish those precious memories of Cathy.

  3. John Kokotilo

    Barry – So very sorry for you and your families loss . That is a priceless picture.
    John Kokotilo

  4. Dave and Marilyn Ferguson

    We are shocked and saddened to hear of Kathy’s passing. If there is a remarkable model of a human being – she fits in that category. She always greeted you with a big smile and was so comfortable to be with. Her family and friends were very important to her. Keep her beautiful memories close to your heart. Our sincere condolences Barry to you and your family. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

  5. Ron & Loretta Sawchuk

    Sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    • Michael & Sheryll Lysakowski

      We are deeply saddened about Cathy’s passing. Her untimely death is a devastating blow to family and friends. Cathy was an amazing, wonderful, giving person, full of love, kindness, and understanding. She lived her best life, always a comfort and inspiration to others. Hopefully, you find some comfort in knowing that she is free of earthly afflictions and tribulations, joyful and at peace with her Creator in Heaven.

  6. Ian Langridge

    Barry we are so sorry to hear this news. Our condolences to you and the family.

  7. Gayle & Jim Knox

    To our dear friend Barry,
    We too were shocked and saddened to hear the loss of your wonderful wife Cathy. We are thinking of you with heavy hearts and we know how much she will be missed. We are so so sorry. Sending you our sincere condolences, wish I could give you a big hug.

  8. Jay Kilgannon

    My deepest condolences to you and your family Barry. She may be gone but will never be forgotten and will live on in the happy memories you all shared with her

  9. Barb Westermeier

    Barry, I’m so sorry to hear about Cathy’s passing, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

  10. Sue and Kelly Collins

    Serena, we are saddened to hear that your beautiful mom has passed. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  11. bluedaisyink

    I am extremely sorry for your loss. Cathy was a bright light in this world and she will be missed! xoxo

  12. Andrew, Aissa & Zaxton

    Barry & loved ones,

    Our hearts go out to you. We want to offer our sincerest condolences. We were saddened to learn of the loss of such a wonderful person, neighbour & member of the neighbourhood.

    From your neighbours Andrew, Aissa & our bundle of joy Zaxton we send you loads of virtual hugs.

  13. Lynelle and Gary Andrews

    We cannot always know what life plans for us as we are busy ‘living life’.

    As a family, I know that you have shared lots of love, laughter, joy, celebrations… and tears in challenging times. We know that Cathy’s farewell will be a celebration of a life lived and loved.

    We have very fond memories, that we treasure, of time spent with Cathy, Barry and their beautiful family.

    Our thoughts, love… and big hugs are with you all at this time.

    Lynelle and Gary – Australia

  14. Karen Svatos

    So sorry for your loss. My sincerest condolences to you and your family for the loss of a truly wonderful person.

  15. Judy Ruptash

    Barry and Family, I was so saddened to hear of Cathy’s passing. I have such fond memories of the entire Kwasnecha Family and time spent in their home. Cathy was always cheerful and fun to be around and oh could she bake and cook (especially her bread). Heaven has definitely gained a beautiful soul and the gift of her beautiful memories will remain. My deepest condolences to you all.

  16. Ashlee Schuster

    My heart hasn’t stopped aching for you all, Barry. You especially. You made her life the life she dreamed of. I can’t wait to hug you on Saturday. Sending you all the love. Cathy, I’ll see you in heaven. Thank you for all you did for me. ❤️

  17. Don & Lynn Cook

    Our thoughts are always with you. Cathy’s effervescent presence will always be remembered. Sincerest condolences to your family.


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