Catherine Jackson – Rest in Peace

We were shocked to hear the sad news of the passing of Catherine Jackson.  We didn’t know her well but when our paths did cross she was always so friendly and always smiling.

Catherine’s friend, Liz Simpson, has told us that Catherine died on 14th February of an intracerebral  haemorrhage, it was very sudden as she had not been ill.catherine-jackson

The funeral is to be held at Lapta Cemetery on Monday 20th February at 11.30am Ged, Catherine’s husband, has asked that people wear bright clothes with a touch of tartan if possible, no flowers but a collection on behalf of Tulips will be taken.  Following the funeral there will be a celebration of Catherine’s life at the Wild Duck in Lapta.

Liz had some nice words to say about Catherine :

“She enjoyed life to the full with a wicked sense of humour. She had many friends in North Cyprus and enjoyed line dancing and performed many times at village fetes. She loved being outside and  enjoyed many hours in her garden. She disliked cooking and always said a kitchen was a waste of a good room. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by everyone who knew her.  She will never be forgotten, she touched so many lives with her Scottish wit. She was my best friend and her passing has left a huge gap in my life”. send condolences to Ged and family for their sad loss.

Rest in Peace Catherine



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  1. We will miss Catherine too. She had time for everybody and was always willing to help If help was needed and was never without a smile on her face. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her and our thoughts are with Ged at this very sad time.

  2. thank you Chris and Margaret for publishing this article.
    I have known Ged since the late 70’s and what a gent he is. Cathy I have known since we moved out here and a beautiful couple they are.
    I say are in the present tense as a person who is loved will never be gone as long as they live in the heart.
    Ged; mate I am gutted for you, beyond words as I know many of the Sqn lads are will in spirit be by your side.

    • Thank you Jarra for your lovely words. I am sure everyone’s thoughts will be with Ged tomorrow.

  3. I am so awfully sad to hear see this news today as she was the kindest, most generous friend .
    Brian and I send our sincere condolences to Ged. She touched many lives in a good way.
    Aileen Ramsay, Stirling Scotland.

  4. Margaret and Joe Hector send their heartfelt condolences. We will miss her so much. Mass being said for the repose of her soul.

    • Thank you. It will be a very sad occasion tomorrow when people pay their last respects to Catherine.