Obituary for Catherine Henrica Johanna Kusters
Passed away peacefully at Sherwood Park Manor Nursing Home in Brockville on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the age of 93. Beloved wife and best friend of the late Andrew Kusters. Loving mother of Mary Lou (Jim) Lewis, Ron (Cathy) and Wally (Karen) Kusters and the late Edward and Paul Kusters. Proud grandmother of Tara (Glen Stewart) and Adam Lewis, Ryan, Rachel, Stephanie and Andrew Kusters. Catherine will be sadly missed by her sisters Anna Braspenning and Cor Ansems. Predeceased by brothers Andrianus and Johanes Kusters. She will be fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Catherine and Andrew immigrated to Canada from Holland with keen entrepreneurial minds. They owned Rideau Grocery, Rideau Meats and Rideau Appliances, and worked diligently within the Smiths Falls community to develop and maintain many friendships and trust with those who frequented these businesses. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 11 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls. Interment will follow at Blessed Sacrament Cemetery, Lombardy. If desired, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis de Sales Church Building Fund.