Girard, Cathy - Obituaries | Timiskaming Funeral Cooperative

Girard, Cathy


1960 - 2024

It was a blast!

Cathy Ann Girard passed away on February 18, 2024. She was the wife of Michel Girard, the mother of Jennifer and Matthew Girard. Predeceased by her mother Rosita St. Amand (Weaving), her father Benoit St. Amand. Also predeceased by her brothers Jack, Claude and Ben. She was the sister of Yvonne Rozon (husband Joe Rozon), Carole Roy (husband John Roy) and Sue Birch (husband Reg Birch). She was the sister-in-law of Ralph Girard (wife Liette Girard), Linda Girard-Cozac (wife of Cal Cozac) and Angel Girard-Forget (husband Dan Forget). She was also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was blessed with many goddaughters and godsons. Cathy took care of everyone she loved. She even adopted people into the family.

Whether you were family or not, you knew you belonged in the family. Marie-Eve Laniel and the Learns (Josh, Molly and Ada) were blessed by her kindness, compassion and love which was returned in fold. Death was never a fear. She even took the time to prepare special gift boxes for those that meant the most to her. She requested all her favorite meals and got many laughs out of her last visits. She never stopped talking about steak night (her taste buds were back!). Enjoyed “date night” with her children, adopted child Marie-Eve and her husband Michel, one evening each; teasing her sisters (so much teasing! She loved it!). She was a stubborn woman to the very end, but the memories we’ll cherish the most are how much she did for us. Until the very end she worried and thought about ensuring her family would be okay and set for when she was no longer with us (including collaboration of her own obituary!). She even went over taxes and bills with dad!

Michel remembers meeting Cathy for the first time in the entrance of ESCHS and shortly after their first date he bought her a watch for Christmas. Cathy wanted to give it back, stating she did not want to get serious. That was over 50 years ago, and on June 28 th would have been 44 years of being happily married.

When life gets you all worked up, “Let it go.” There’s only so many !@#$ to give and they’re precious. Remember the little things in life. Don’t waste them, don’t lose them.

As per Cathy’s wishes, there will be no funeral and cremation has taken place. Messages and condolences may be left for the family at

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Yvonne, Sue and Cathy's family

deepest sympathy on the loss of Cathy we met her when we all lived at 7 Duncan and what a happy bunch we were..Cathy was 15 or 16 then ..Fly high Cathy ever remembered with fondness Barb, Tod and September Lee xxxx

Barbara Moore, February 21, 2024

Yvonne and families

Our deepest sympathies to you and all her loved ones. May all your fond memories help you during this difficult time.

Lina and Gilbert Carriere, February 21, 2024

Yvonne & Joe

Thinking of you at this very sad time.
So sorry for your loss.

Vickie & Clem Demers, February 22, 2024

Yvonne, Sue and Carole

We are sorry to hear of the loss of your sister,,, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time!

Judy and Andy McKnight, February 22, 2024

Michel Girard and family

So sorry to hear this sad news, will keep family and friends in my thoughts and prayers ️ Judy Imbeault

Judith Imbeault, February 27, 2024

to all the family

my depest sympathy to the family cathy was a gret person may she rest in peace

francine charbonneau, March 28, 2024