Cathy June Gilroy
Cathy June Gilroy was born on June 4, 1958 in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan to Albert and Georgina Pouteaux. She spent her early years in Shamrock, SK with her older sister Sherry, and younger brothers, Vern and Harold. In 1964, the family moved to Moose Jaw but continued to farm in Shamrock until 1973 when they purchased their farm outside of Briercrest, Sk. Her family continues to farm Brier Farms today. She attended school in Moose Jaw, SK and graduated from Central Collegiate in 1975. Cathy married the love her life, Steven Gilroy in July of 1976. They built a life together in Drinkwater, Saskatchewan where they made many lifelong friends and established deep roots.
Cathy was a strong woman with many talents and skills. She worked at Raider Industries as an Office Coordinator for over 15 years when she decided to give up her career and focus all of her time and attention to their growing farm. Cathy was the central figure of her family along with being a key player on the farm. There was not a job that she could not do or do well.
Cathy was known and admired for her kind nature, easy going personality, and optimistic outlook. She was someone that always saw the positive in any situation. Cathy treasured her life on the farm and going to Arizona in the winter. She thoroughly enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family and friends. Her grandchildren were paramount in her life. She looked forward to watching them play sports and going to any activities they were involved in. Holidays were very important to her. She loved hosting events and making sure celebrations were special and celebrated to the fullest. Her family will always cherish the special memories on the farm. Her presence is going to be deeply missed.
Cathy passed unexpectedly from cancer on Oct 5, 2022 surrounded by her family. She is survived by her loving husband, Steven Gilroy, and her children, Steven Gilroy Jr (Kerri Gilroy) and Brandy Gilroy (Jeff Mazurak). She will be lovingly remembered by her 6 grandchildren; Raea, Kaitlyn and Ryder Gilroy; Alex, Ben and Connor Mazurak; and her siblings; sister, Sherry (Scott) Duncan; brothers, Vern Pouteaux; Harold (Marnie Gilroy) Pouteaux; and special Aunt, Bev Arnold; brothers-in-law Paul (Shelly) Gilroy; Robin (Wendy) Gilroy; and sister-in-law Laurie (Guy) Jacobson. She leaves behind several nieces, nephews and family members that loved her very much.
Cathy’s family grieves her loss, but are choosing to remember her in a way that honors her spirit. Steve and the family would like to invite the community to join them in a celebration of life on Wednesday, Oct 12, 2022 at 11 am at the Moose Jaw Funeral Home. You are invited to reminisce and share stories about Cathy at The Eagles Club following the funeral service. Flowers are gratefully declined. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Drinkwater Community Club for those wishing to do so. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Andrew Pratt Funeral Director 306-693-4550
My deepest condolences to you Steve and your family. Cathy was a lovely woman always happy and a pleasure to be with. I enjoyed the time her and I spent trying to learn how to line dance and the odd trip to the Arizona casinos. I will hold close the memories of her smiling face over wine and great meals. Thinking of you Steve during this difficult time. Peace be with you and your family.
Our condolences to Steve and family. Sorry for your lost. Bruce and Carol Dorward
Our heart felt sympathies and condolences For you Steve. Cathy had an infectious smile that I will always remember her by. Condolences also to Steve Junior and Kerri and Brandy and families..
Most heartfelt condolences to all Kathy’s family.
Condolences to the Gilroy families.So sorry for your loss Sherri, Harold and Vern. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Stuart & Claudette
Our deepest sympathy goes out to you Steve and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Vern and Marion Day
Our deepest condolences to Steve, Kerri and family at this tragic loss of your mother and grandmother
Our deepest sympathies to Steve and family! We have fond memories of Cathy in Arizona!
So sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. We will miss her smiling face. Our deepest condolences Steve and Family.
Phyllis Pollon Gordon Mohr.
My sincere sympathy & prayers to the Gilroy &
Pouteau families on the
loss of Cathy. She grew up
next door to us in such a
lovely family .I am so sorry for your loss.
Many moons Steve! My heart and thoughts are with you and your families. Take care thinking of you and yours!
Steve and families,
Our Deepest Condolences, may your precious memories help you through your sorrow.
So sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. Condolences to all the family. Keep th great memories close during this difficult time. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Joanne and Randy Haig
Deepest sympathies to Cathy’s family, Steve, children, grandchildren, Sherri, Vern and Harold. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rudie and Gina Schall
We are so very sorry for your loss, Cathy was such a special lady, always so positive, such a beautiful smile she always she greeted you with. I will cherish the fond memories of our visits over the years, our thoughts and prayers go out to you Steve, Steve Jr, Brandy, the grandchildren and all of her family.
We’re shocked and saddened by this news. Sympathies to all her precious family..
I am so very sorry for you all that you lost Cathy so suddenly and still so young. I have wonderful memories of Cathy’s and Steve’s wedding when I was just a little boy. May you all cherish the times you had together. To Steve, Cathy, children and grandchildren, and to my cousins, my deep condolences. With much warmth from Cathy’s cousin who lives in Ireland.
We are shocked and so very sorry to hear the loss of Cathy. Our hearts go out to you Steve and your family. Jim and I really enjoyed the dinners and happy hours we had with you both in Mesa. Cathy was a kind, loving wonderful lady. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
Wayne and I are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We are sending our deepest condolences to you and your family.
My condolences to Steve and the family along with the Pouteaux family. It was just a few years ago Cathy and I stood together for a quick selfie. I always appreciated our talks when Cathy stopped in at Dome Const for product. She always carried a smile climbing down from the farm truck.
Brandy, Jeff and the rest of the Gilroy family. We are so very sorry to hear this heartbreaking news. We feel so grateful to have met your mom. The few times we met Cathy she was always so kind and seemed to have a sense of calm and peace about her. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Sending lots of love and hugs your way.
Steve, Steve Jr., Brandy and families,
I am so sorry for the pain you feel in your hearts and for tlhe emptiness that you all feel.
Cathy will forever be with you in everything you do.
You will always see her for generations to come in the children that follow. Her love and kindness will forever follow therein.
We will all miss her dearly.
Jeff, Brandy and family
My deepest condolences on the loss of your Mom and Grandma, Sending love and hugs to you all. Cherish all of the wonderful memories.
Condolences to the Gilroy and Pouteaux families. Cherish all your precious memories Cathy also had a smile on !!
My heart breaks for you Steve, Steve Jr, Brandy and families. I watched the service online and was touched by the
meaningful way you portrayed Cathy. When I was 19 years old Cathy hired me at Raider and we worked
together for 11 years. I am forever grateful for the work ethics she taught me and the kindness and patience she
treated me with. Even then not a day went by that she didn’t show how much she loved and cared for her family.
Caring thoughts and Deepest Sympathy to the families of Cathy. May all the special times and memories you have of her , help with your healing today and the days to come.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this very sad time.
We’re saddened by the news of Cathy’s passing and are sorry we are unable to be with all of you today to add our personal support. Condolences from Uncle Jerry, Aunt Marg, Tyler and DeeDee and their families.
This is so incredibly sad and hard to believe. Cathy was one of the really good ones, so loving, happy, thoughtful and genuine, so lovely and loved. I’m so sorry for your heartbreak. She will be forever missed and always cherished. I feel fortunate to have known her, however briefly when we were younger. I watched Cathy and Steve fall in love all those years ago, there was no one else for her but Steve, the love of her life indeed. Her love will live on in all who knew her and got to be close to her throughout her too short life. Again, I’m so sorry for your loss and your heartbreak.
Our deepest sympathy to Steve and family in Cathy’s passing. She will be missed by many!