Colleen Lily McCarthy
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It is with sad hearts that we announce the passing of Colleen on August 5, 2020. Predeceased by her parents, Ivor and Irene, and sister Dorothy. She will be missed by her sister Charlene (Andy) Cooper and brother Ross (Lynn) McCarthy. She was loved by her nieces and nephews: Brian (Jen), Christine (Brewster), Corinna, Dan (Katrina), Michelle (Bryan), and Heather (Sagar); and her many great nieces and nephews. She graduated Mack School of Nursing in 1973 and moved to Sturgeon Falls to begin her career; before moving home and working in St. Catharines at the General Hospital in the ER. Her career as a nurse made her into the caregiver we all knew and loved. She retired from nursing in 2013 and became a full time volunteer. Colleen was an avid volunteer and supporter of her community. Family and friends will be received at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Friday, August 14th from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. As per the Province of Ontario COVID regulations - visitation attendance is limited to 30 % building capacity. Attendance will be monitored to maintain capacity and social distancing for the health and safety of our guests and staff. As per Colleen's wishes a private memorial service a will take place. We ask that you raise a glass and enjoy some cheese and crackers while sharing a memory of Colleen. Thank you to the staff and volunteers at the Niagara Health System and Hotel Dieu Shaver for their care and compassion. A special thanks to the PSW's and Palliative Care nurses for their amazing dedication. For anyone who wishes, a donation in Colleen's memory would be appreciated by the family to Pelham Community Church or Pelham Cares. Online condolences may be shared at

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Published in St. Catharines Standard on Aug. 6, 2020.
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Paul Owen
August 19, 2020
A great lady who saw the good in everything and helped it to happen. Colleen was always a pleasure to be with and she will be very much missed.
Paul D. Owen
August 8, 2020
Colleen and I used to walk the halls at Pelham High before class. We were in the same homeroom, and in the Pynx class photos, often we were side by side. Although time and distance has kept us apart, I have often fondly thought of Colleen. Her family meant the world to her. Home was where Colleen's heart was. With her gentle ways, Colleen continued to care for others through her profession.
RIP, my friend.
Debbie (Chukil) Campbell
August 7, 2020
Sincere condolences from the Abell and Kopp families. May Colleen rest in peace knowing she was a wonderful and caring human being. I'm glad I knew her as a child and later as a nurse. Sincerely, Shirley Welstead (Abell) and family.
Shirley Welstead
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