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September 28, 1952 – July 29, 2022

Passed away suddenly at home amongst her loving family. Beloved partner of Brian MacLean for 41 years. Loving mother of Curtis Gagan (Susan), Jason Gagan (Melanie), Christa Zambusi (Andy), Tricia Parker (Jason), B.J. MacLean, Andrew MacLean (Meghan) and Nathan MacLean. Proud Nan of James, Brandon, Leigha, Avery, Jacob, Brent, Lionel, Rachel, Zach, Brianna, Colton, Kaydence and Belle. Daughter of the late Francis “Red” and Gladys Valley. Deeply loved sister of the late Francis “Junior” Valley (Lois), late James “Jim” Valley (late Phyllis), late Joan MacKay (late Scott), Marian Hedley (late Nick), Connie Valiquette (Andrew) and Chris Valley (Heather). Fondly remembered by siblings in law Cathy McCaig (Bill), Randy MacLean, Tracey Gauthier (Richard), Lori MacLean, Lisa MacLean and the late Janice MacLean. Best friend of Odette Baron. Cathy will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and friends.

Cathy was a devoted fan of baseball and avid supporter of Brian and the boys playing ball. She loved family get-togethers and cooking for everyone. Everyone will miss her cheesecake because she made it with love.  

The family wishes to thank the EMS Paramedics, the staff at NSHN-Thessalon Site and Beggs Funeral Home especially Brooke Showan.

If desired, the family appreciates donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Cancer  Society at

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.