McBRIDE, Catherine 90, much loved Mum, Nana and Gran, died peacefully Oct. 29, 2008, in Morton Plant Hospital, Clearwater. She was born in Fort Augustus, Scotland, then moved to the Isle of Skye, where she completed her education at Portree High School. She moved to Glasgow, as a young woman where she worked in the Post Office and met and married the late John McBride. They moved to Dunoon, Scotland in June 1955 where Catherine was a telephone operator and served as an elder of the Church of Scotland at Dunoon High Kirk, for many years. Always close to their family, Catherine & John spent many years traveling to Sydney, Australia and Clearwater, to visit their children and grand-children. Widowed in 1995, Catherine left Scotland in 1998, to move to Florida to be close to her daughter and family. She leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Catherine and John Conover of Clearwater; and son and daughter-in law, Bill and Linda McBride of Sydney, Australia. She was also a dear Nana to Kirsten Hobbs and Christopher Conover in Florida, and Jamie, Kate, Peter, Ian, Tim and Elizabeth McBride in Australia and Gran to great-grandchildren Patrick, Garret and Keelin in Florida. She will always be in our hearts. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008, at 3 pm at the Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater, 2470 Nursery Road, Clearwater. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to The Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33760. Moss Feaster Funeral Home Clearwater 562-2070
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 4, 2008