ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our beloved sister, Catherine (Casey) Esther Ford who was born on October 23, 1954 and passed away on February 28, 2011. Her death has left a heartache no one can heal yet the love we have for her leaves the memories no one can steal.

Posted by Tori Geloso on October 23, 2019
Would have been Cathy’s 65th birthday this year. Wow so young still! Missing you always. My grandson is 15 tomorrow, can’t believe how time goes by but our love for those no longer with us doesn’t change.
Posted by Tori Geloso on February 29, 2016
Five years!!!! Can't believe it. Yesterday I looked through the pictures and the stories here but couldn't write anything. Just the day before Mike was in emergency and had to have surgery. He is okay now but it was a scare. Love and miss Cath, wishing I could tell Cath all about my kids and our wonderful trip to Panama.
Posted by Michael J. Ford on October 27, 2015
57 seems to be a bad number for the family. I wish I'd known it before so I could have changed her luck because I'd really love to sit down with Cathy & Steve over a few and tell them more about our family. Luv u Cath.
Posted by Tori Geloso on October 24, 2015
Hoping there really is a place we all meet again and hoping Cath and Steve have found each other. Time goes by so quickly however still missing my sis.
Posted by Vicki Noyce on March 1, 2015
It's been four years, so much time has gone by but never a day without a thought of you Cath. Missing you gets a little easier each year. Gone but not forgotten.
Vicki, Gerald, Kirk and Nicholas xo
Posted by Tori Geloso on February 28, 2015
I can't believe it has been four years! And now Steve is gone as well. Only Mike and I remain. Missing Cath and now Steve forever. Love to my sister and my brother. Stephen William Ford passed away November 14, 2014.
Posted by Tori Geloso on October 23, 2014
It's Caths 60th birthday today. Still missing her every day. As I get older I realize how young Cath was when we lost her. would love to have a beer and sing loudly from the Carole King a Tapestry album with my sister!!!
Posted by Tori Geloso on February 28, 2014
Three years have passed but I think of Cath everyday. Miss her so much now and forever. Tori
Posted by Tori Geloso on October 24, 2013
It's Colin's 9th birthday today and a day after what would have been Cath's 59th. Miss my sister so much. Cath and me should still be drinking beers and singing Carole King Tapestry together ". ..just want to be home again."
Posted by Tori Geloso on February 28, 2013
I can't believe that 2 years have gone by since Cath left us all. I think of her so often it is hard to remember that she is gone. I know she was with us when Carolyn was married this year and for sure she was there when her great niece Brianna was born.
Will miss you forever and ever, love you sister.
Posted by Joe Swales on February 24, 2013
Tomorrow marks 2 years since my Cath left us RIP baby Not a day goes by that you are not in my thoughts Love you for ever
Posted by Vicki Noyce on April 5, 2012
Cath was a great friend to me my husband Gerald and our two sons Kirk and Nick whom she new since they were babies, she was like their Aunty Cath and they loved her dearly. Not a day goes past without Cath being in my thoughts. We have hundreds of great memories of this Great woman which we hold close to our hearts. Always missed but never forgotten,Vic, Gerry,Kirk and Nick xx
Posted by Joe Swales on March 31, 2012
Life doesnt get any easier without my baby by my side Every day I miss my Cath but find a way to keep going I would do anything to have her back by my side Miss you forever babe Your soulmate Joe xxx
Posted by Mark Easton on March 31, 2012
Cath was a good buddy, and a great supporter of my music, we always had a laugh, and I was totally devestated when she passed away!
Cath was a true blue Aussie Canadian blues lady!
See ya on the flip side!
Posted by Tori Geloso on March 28, 2012
Well it really has been a year since we found out Cath was no longer with us. I know she was physically along way away from us for years but Cath's spirit was with us always. I think of her often and so many things that occur in my life remind me of her and what I have lost. Like letting her know that she would be a great Auntie again - this time its a girl!!!! Missing Cath like crazy
Posted by Tori Geloso on March 1, 2012
A year has gone by since Cath has been gone. But for me and my family it was a month after this date that I found out about her death. I was with my children in Ottawa when my brother called to tell me he had been informed of her death. We all cried together and each of the kids remembered her as they could. There was a part of me that was gone and the void was so evident. It sill is.
Posted by Tori Geloso on October 23, 2011
It is Octover 23rd, 2011 and Cath would have been 57 today. I miss you so much Cath and I still cannot beleive you are gone from my life. Love you forever, Tori.

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Posted by Tori Geloso on October 23, 2019
Would have been Cathy’s 65th birthday this year. Wow so young still! Missing you always. My grandson is 15 tomorrow, can’t believe how time goes by but our love for those no longer with us doesn’t change.
Posted by Tori Geloso on February 29, 2016
Five years!!!! Can't believe it. Yesterday I looked through the pictures and the stories here but couldn't write anything. Just the day before Mike was in emergency and had to have surgery. He is okay now but it was a scare. Love and miss Cath, wishing I could tell Cath all about my kids and our wonderful trip to Panama.
Posted by Michael J. Ford on October 27, 2015
57 seems to be a bad number for the family. I wish I'd known it before so I could have changed her luck because I'd really love to sit down with Cathy & Steve over a few and tell them more about our family. Luv u Cath.
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Janis in the back yard with Cath.

Shared by Vicki Noyce on April 5, 2012

One of my favourite memories of Cath was one day we were all sitting out the back of Cath and Joes place in Mackay having a few as we did back in the day and listening to music. Of course where there was music there was Cath. She decided we should ilsten to Janis Joplin. So she put on a tape, yes a tape, old school i know but we were in the 90's. Anyway Cath and I started singing the song Mercedes Benz to the disgust of Joe and the boys we thought we were AWESOME singers, more so Cath than me. She was awesome then, always and forever. She was my friend and I miss her deeply. RIP Cath!! Vicki xx

Broadbeach Blues Festival 2009

Shared by Vicki Noyce on April 5, 2012

Cath and I (Vicki) having a great nite at the Broadbeach Blues festival. Cath was in her element that weekend, she loved the Blues baby!

“The Devil made me do it!”

Shared by Michael J. Ford on March 30, 2011

Cathy was always the quintessential performer and an attention hungry artist all her life. Whether it be playing the piano, singing or performing some audacious skit she loved the lime light.

Now, the story I want to tell you illustrates her hunger for the center stage, no matter what the cost. But first, I’d like to preface the anecdote by point out that my memories and I’ll bet everyone over the age of fifty, are not digital records that stay perfectly and accurately complete. That said, let me tell you my recollection of “Chatty Cathy’s” backyard devilled egg incident or as I used to refer to it “The crime of the century…”
It was a pleasant summer day and we were going to have a backyard “soiree” of monumental proportions. It was a significant event that mom had toiled lovingly for days sprucing up the backyard, working her prized flower beds and food preparation.  Now here’s where the memory problems of an old man crop up. I can’t for the life of me even remember what we were celebrating or who was in attendance. But I can tell you that mom was making my favourite dish: DEVILED EGGS -WOW! I still salivate when I think about those creamy, paprika sprinkled delicacies.
Ok, on to the crime. Mom had diligently populated the biggest tray she could find with a truly gargantuan quantity of my beloved delicacies. When from out of the blue CC struck. Eleven years old, brash and attention seeking Chatty Cathy, as my Dad like to call her, decided that she was going to take the bounty out to our guests in the backyard. She snatched up the tray and sprinted for the back porch. She safely navigated her way out of doors then decided to hoist the tray up over her shoulder and sling the food professionally the way a waitress in a restaurant might. I still remember the smug look on her face. She had stolen the show and she was bloody proud she did. BUT…………..a misstep or miscalculation caused her to dump the entire tray of devilled eggs face down in the garden. Shock! Anger and remorse filled my entire body. Those precious succulent gems were lost forever. I remember scrambling around on the ground on my hands and knees trying to recover any eggs that weren’t smashed into the freshly manure covered flower beds YUCK!
That was it. The rest is a fog. Did I push her face in the flower beds or did she run to safety by Dads side. I really don’t know. Furthermore, I’m not sure if it was accidental or “the Devil made her do it”. You know, to spite her rotten big brother or simply another entertaining show put on for the families’ amusement.
Like I said before, the show never ends when Cathy was in the fray. But you had to love her even when the eggs hit the shit.
Michael J. Ford