ADLINGTON, Catherine Marie (nee Davidson)

September 8, 1961 – May 11, 2021

Cathy Adlington 59, of Cochrane, Alberta, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at Calgary, Alberta.

She was born on September 8, 1961 to Maurice and Roberta Davidson of Calgary. She attended Ernest Manning High School and the University of Calgary.

Cathy married Bob Adlington on February 19, 1983 and had five children. She was a dedicated Mom, ran a catering business for many years, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She liked several outdoor activities including; cycling, kayaking, hiking and cross-country skiing.  Cathy was very involved in church activities along with several non-profit organizations. She will be remembered by everyone who knew her for her kindness, pragmatism, humour, welcoming nature, and the many ways she cared for those around her.  Cathy will be greatly missed.

Cathy is survived by her husband, Bob; five children, Evan (Marlet), Warren, Calvin (Loren), Emily (Matt) and Charity; nine grandchildren, Ellysha, Milton, Aiden, Samantha, Eilish, Elaine, Roland, Oscar and Ezra; mom, Roberta and brother, John. She was preceded in death by her father, Maurice.

Interment will take place at the Cochrane Cemetery with a private family ceremony.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cochrane Pregnancy Care Center at

Messages of condolence may also be posted to her Facebook page.

Arrangements entrusted to Florence (Flo) Simpson, Funeral Director
Cochrane Country Funeral Home – Ph: 403-932-103

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  1. On May 15, 2021 at 7:50 pm Johanne Kasha Said:

    Bob and Family,
    Please accept my deepest condolences on the recent death of your dear Cathy. I am also sending much sympathy and caring thoughts from Thomas Miller(son of Susan Corner)who remembers visiting you in the country and driving the ’77 Ford truck with Bob. Cathy’s mom, Bobbie, is a special friend of ours’. May precious memories sustain you all during this difficult time.

  2. On May 16, 2021 at 10:44 am The Maberley family Said:

    Our deepest sympathy to Bob and family. Cathy will be treasured forever in our hearts. We will keep our memories of great times together,close. Please lean on each other and friends to get through this unbelievably tough time.

    Sending strength and love

    Moving to Shuswap but the numbers are staying the same for now.

  3. On May 16, 2021 at 12:57 pm Linda Loustel Said:

    I’m sorry for your loss, I know it will be felt deeply throughout the family. My thoughts and prayers are will you all.

  4. On May 17, 2021 at 10:17 am Mike Brown Said:

    Aww Bob and family. So sorry you have lost your wife, mother to your children and a friend. The weeks and month’s forthcoming will be difficult but I’m sure you have many great memories to help carry you through. Take care.

  5. On May 19, 2021 at 4:33 pm Nathene Arthur Said:

    Our prayers are with you. I remember Cathy from music events, prayer times, and just seeing her around Cochrane now and again. She always had a smile and a good word. She will be missed. I know she had a strong faith, and fortitude to finish the race. Her example is an inspiration to me. The last two lines of the famous poem “Death Be Not Proud” read: “One short sleep past, we wake eternally. And death shall be no more. Death – thou shalt die!” Another famous poem I have memorized this year is by GK Chesterton, called “The Convert”. Beautiful words. Worth the read. We must remember: GOD WINS. Viva Christo Rey. N.

  6. On May 20, 2021 at 10:37 am Terry and Marina Mochar Said:

    We are deeply sorry for your loss of wife, mother grandmother and friend. Although we don’t know you well, we nevertheless feel your loss deeply and pray for you all daily in this difficult time.

  7. On May 20, 2021 at 2:41 pm Paul Family Said:

    Cathy was a wonderful lady who had much love and energy to share with those around her. Over the years there was much our families shared; our faith in God, homeschooling, Kid’s for Christ, organizing classes, birthdays for friends, graduations, catering Amy’s wedding. Cathy was a joyful women who was selfless and dedicated to her family and community. She touched the lives of so many and will be greatly missed. We are praying that God stays close and gives you comfort and peace as you keep in your heart the many blessings & memories that you shared with her. Sending our love to all. John & Harriet and family

  8. On May 21, 2021 at 3:14 pm Diane Hickey Said:

    My deepest sympathy to you Bob and to your family on the loss of a dear wife and mother. She will be missed by many.

  9. On May 21, 2021 at 4:21 pm Brad Blackman Said:

    From all of us we send our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are for you Bob and your family at this time.
    Brad Blackman, Cindy Mintenko-Blackman, Brad Dufresne, Lori Dufresne
    Take care our friend

  10. On May 24, 2021 at 7:09 pm Roland Kraemer Said:

    Dear Bob,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. We will certainly miss seeing your wonderful wife around town. We will remember the times we all shared in our youth. Take good care
    Roland Kraemer

  11. On May 25, 2021 at 6:31 pm Norm Parrott Said:

    Bob and kids. We were so sad to learn of Cathy’s passing. Cathy was such a blessing to everyone that knew her, especially those of us that know her children, for they all carry a part of their Mom with them. That is her beautiful legacy. Her giving spirit and sense of humor were gifts that we all cherish when we think of her. Always cheerful, always ready to jump in to lend a helping hand- Cathy will be missed greatly. Our loss is heaven’s gain. May the grace of our Lord and His mercy comfort you and your families at this difficult time.
    Norm + Dorica