January 6, 1951 ~ September 20, 2020

It is with reverence that the family of Mary Margaret Catagas announces her peaceful passing with family by her side in Bon Accord, Alberta at 6:03 a.m. on Sunday, September 20, 2020 at the age of 69 years.

Mary was born on January 6, 1951, in Clanwilliam, Manitoba, Canada, to John Alexander Catagas and Rose Ann Amyotte. She and her siblings were raised on the Tootinaowaziibeeng (Valley River 63A) Treaty Reserve east of Roblin, MB. During her lifetime, Mary lived all across Canada and the United States including in Winnipeg, Dauphin and Oklahoma City with many years spent in Edmonton.

Mary was very proud of her son, Sean, whom she loved dearly. They spent many hours watching westerns and martial arts movies together and loved to eat out at different places. She worked in many jobs over the years ranging from home care worker to security guard. Mary enjoyed collecting trinkets, reading books, attending Cree classes and doing beadwork. She loved to get out and ride her bike, listen to gospel or country music and absolutely loved sweets!!! Mary had an amazing personality which drew people into her circle of friends. She was known for being spunky, stubborn, caring, independent, loving, giving and having room in her heart for everyone.

She was honoured to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since her baptism on August 30, 1980. She had amazing faith and loved going to church. She felt it helped her learn to be a good mother to her son. In the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, Mary found a loving Jesus who guided her throughout life and, now, back again to her heavenly home.

Mary is survived by her son, Sean (Nicole) Catagas of Bon Accord, AB; grandchildren, Chanell Yvonne House, Tanya Mary Nepoose, Cesar Oscar Blood, Jaysen Nepoose, Kayden Storm Paul Catagas, Dakota Lee Howard Catagas, Nakita Rain Mary Catagas and Kyda Skye Victoria House; honourary grandchildren, Dawn Barrett, Charity House, Tyler Cooper, Wade Nepoose, Pesch Nepoose, JLynn Wilson, Dominic Wilson and James Deering; siblings, Jeanette Catagas of Brandon, MB and Mervin (Mildred) Catagas of Roblin, MB; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces.

She has reunited with her parents, John Catagas and Rose Ann Amyotte; step-father, Philip Anderson and step-mother, Ida Houle; siblings, Nellie Lena May, Ernest Winston, Gerald “David” Wendell, Evelyn Emily, and Charles Gordon Catagas; Roy Alfred, Charity, Stanley, and Joseph Edwin Anderson; and Norman Catagas. Mary will be interred at the New Anglican Cemetery in Tilton, NL, near her grandson Nicholas Sean Young-Catagas.