Catherine Anne Wiggs
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of
Catherine Anne Wiggs on April 8, 2021. Born on August 16, 1964, in
Edmonton, AB, she was the daughter of the late Alfred James
« Jim » and Dorothy Helen (Souther) Wiggs.
Growing up in Fredericton, Cathie participated in competitive
figure skating and enjoyed coaching younger skaters. She loved her
childhood dog, Tasha the Dachshund – She even tried to name her first
daughter Natasha, until her parents intervened! She attended St.
Thomas University with her toddler in tow and completed her degree
before moving to Saint John.
Cathie was strong, determined, and kind-hearted. She always
stood up for those who needed a voice. This is what led her to her
career in education. After working as an educational assistant, she
realized that she could have a greater impact as a classroom teacher.
She returned to university in her 40’s and received her
Bachelor of Education. She was an advocate for her students,
especially those with learning disabilities. She herself lived with
Dyslexia which gave her the insight and understanding to reach the
students who were struggling.
She was a fierce supporter of her children, and never missed
an activity that they were in. She especially loved cheering at
football games that Douglas and Kirbie played.
Catherine is survived by her children, Jaimie, Douglas and
Kirbie Spriggs; brother David Wiggs (Keetah); sister Jacie Wiggs
(Roger), and nephew Davis Wiggs.
A graveside service will take place at Forest Hill Cemetery
at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Diabetes Canada, the
Alzheimer Society of Canada, or your local animal rescue would be
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Catherine Anne Wiggs 19642021..
Décès pour la Ville: Fredericton, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick