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Amy Evans
At Tolamo's christening at Headingley cricket & rugby club, Leeds October 2010. Catherine and Lesejo the proud parents; us all admiring the Yorkshire outpost of the rainbow nation. Tolly was such a beautiful colour when he was born, Peggy said she wanted to "...lick him?!" I suggested excitedly. "Kiss him. All over." She said, much more demurely.
At Tolamo’s christening at Headingley cricket & rugby club, Leeds October 2010. Catherine and Lesejo the proud parents; us all admiring the Yorkshire outpost of the rainbow nation. Tolly was such a beautiful colour when he was born, Peggy said she wanted to “…lick him?!” I suggested excitedly. “Kiss him. All over.” She said, much more demurely.

 

Anand Madhvani

My first experience of Catherine's fancy dress, um, addiction? I'm in her grandmother's pink silk dresses, if I remember it right. Croatia - possibly the refugee camp on Korčula - summer 1994
My first experience of Catherine's fancy dress, um, addiction? I'm in her grandmother's pink silk dresses, if I remember it right. Croatia - possibly the refugee camp on Korčula - summer 1994
My first experience of Catherine’s fancy dress, um, addiction? I’m in her grandmother’s pink silk dresses, if I remember it right. Croatia – possibly the refugee camp on Korčula – summer 1994

 

Caroline martyn
All Tolly's kid cousins in Ireland
All Tolly’s kid cousins in Ireland

Always time for wine on Catherine's visits to the mother land!

Always time for wine on Catherine's visits to the mother land!

Always time for wine on Catherine's visits to the mother land!
Always time for wine on Catherine’s visits to the mother land!

the best craic at Catherine and Kate's 40th bash! Levenshulme

the best craic at Catherine and Kate's 40th bash! Levenshulme

the best craic at Catherine and Kate's 40th bash! Levenshulme
the best craic at Catherine and Kate’s 40th bash! Levenshulme

lovely happy memories at the wedding of the century. Taung S.A

lovely happy memories at the wedding of the century. Taung S.A

lovely happy memories at the wedding of the century. Taung S.A

lovely happy memories at the wedding of the century. Taung S.A
lovely happy memories at the wedding of the century. Taung S.A
Sarah Schoeman
September 2013. Leeds GU doctors reunion in Leeds joined by the georgeous Lesego, Tolly & Themba on this occasion. One of many 'Leeds GU reunion' nights like this which mostly involved lots of catching up and laughter with occasional shared tears. At one of these events it was agreed that best collective noun for such a group should be a 'discharge' of GU doctors.
September 2013. Leeds GU doctors reunion in Leeds joined by the georgeous Lesego, Tolly & Themba on this occasion. One of many 'Leeds GU reunion' nights like this which mostly involved lots of catching up and laughter with occasional shared tears. At one of these events it was agreed that best collective noun for such a group should be a 'discharge' of GU doctors.
September 2013. Leeds GU doctors reunion in Leeds joined by the georgeous Lesego, Tolly & Themba on this occasion. One of many ‘Leeds GU reunion’ nights like this which mostly involved lots of catching up and laughter with occasional shared tears. At one of these events it was agreed that best collective noun for such a group should be a ‘discharge’ of GU doctors.

 

Jeremias Schroeder OSB

When Carl Lazzari painted his monumental Life of Christ series at St. Ottilien he wanted Catherine to be the foreground portrait in the Baptism of Christ and invited her to Bavaria. She stayed with us for a while, bringing so much of her own spirit and generosity to our place, and revelled in our world wide relationships, especially with Africa. This portrait of her can be found in the school chapel at St. Ottilien.
When Carl Lazzari painted his monumental Life of Christ series at St. Ottilien he wanted Catherine to be the foreground portrait in the Baptism of Christ and invited her to Bavaria. She stayed with us for a while, bringing so much of her own spirit and generosity to our place, and revelled in our world wide relationships, especially with Africa. This portrait of her can be found in the school chapel at St. Ottilien.

Boo/Katrina

Baby Tolly, his beautiful, wonderful Mummy and Daddy, and his godbrothers

Baby Tolly, his beautiful, wonderful Mummy and Daddy, and his godbrothers

Baby Tolly, his beautiful, wonderful Mummy and Daddy, and his godbrothers

Baby Tolly, his beautiful, wonderful Mummy and Daddy, and his godbrothers
Baby Tolly, his beautiful, wonderful Mummy and Daddy, and his godbrothers
This is an article about the Magdalen College Aid to Bosnia trip to Slovenia in 1995. With kind permission of the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford, first published in Oxford Today Trinity term issue 1996.
This is an article about the Magdalen College Aid to Bosnia trip to Slovenia in 1995. With kind permission of the Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford, first published in Oxford Today Trinity term issue 1996.
Themba Sebolao Lecage

Christmas in Welkom 2012

Christmas in Welkom Free State South Africa 2012
Christmas in Welkom Free State South Africa 2012

The Mongales with the Letebeles Kimberley South Africa 2013

The Mongales in Kimberley at Father Ozzy's place in 2013
The Mongales in Kimberley at Father Ozzy’s place in 2013
Sophie,Nina and Catherine in Manchester UK 2015
Sophie,Nina and Catherine in Manchester UK 2015
Catherine,Lesego,Kavina,Richard and Nina in Rosebank Johannesburg
Catherine,Lesego,Kavina,Richard and Nina in Rosebank Johannesburg
The Mongales are in Melville Johannesburg South Africa 2015
The Mongales are in Melville Johannesburg South Africa 2015
Durban Ushaka Marine South Africa 2015
Durban Ushaka Marine South Africa 2015

 

Caroline Martyn
self explanatory
self explanatory

 

Mark Thompson

I visited Catherine in South Africa at Christmas time in 1996. We travelled from Johannesburg to Pampierstad to Kimberley to Cape Town, staying with her friends and contacts in the Church. We had an amazing, joyful trip, the colour and the warmth stay vivid in my memory. At Magdalen, in Bosnia, Catherine’s example inspired me in my faith and in my work. May God make his face to shine upon you and give you peace.

I visited Catherine in South Africa at Christmas time in 1996. We travelled from Johannesburg to Pampierstad to Kimberley to Cape Town, staying with her friends and contacts in the Church. We had an amazing, joyful trip, the colour and the warmth stay vivid in my memory. At Magdalen, in Bosnia, Catherine's example inspired me in my faith and in my work. May God make his face to shine upon you and give you peace.

I visited Catherine in South Africa at Christmas time in 1996. We travelled from Johannesburg to Pampierstad to Kimberley to Cape Town, staying with her friends and contacts in the Church. We had an amazing, joyful trip, the colour and the warmth stay vivid in my memory. At Magdalen, in Bosnia, Catherine's example inspired me in my faith and in my work. May God make his face to shine upon you and give you peace.

I visited Catherine in South Africa at Christmas time in 1996. We travelled from Johannesburg to Pampierstad to Kimberley to Cape Town, staying with her friends and contacts in the Church. We had an amazing, joyful trip, the colour and the warmth stay vivid in my memory. At Magdalen, in Bosnia, Catherine's example inspired me in my faith and in my work. May God make his face to shine upon you and give you peace.

I visited Catherine in South Africa at Christmas time in 1996. We travelled from Johannesburg to Pampierstad to Kimberley to Cape Town, staying with her friends and contacts in the Church. We had an amazing, joyful trip, the colour and the warmth stay vivid in my memory. At Magdalen, in Bosnia, Catherine's example inspired me in my faith and in my work. May God make his face to shine upon you and give you peace.

Trish Woods
Catherine being cheeky- not another bloody photo!
Catherine being cheeky- not another bloody photo!
Catherine and Darren and I getting ready for my sister's wedding in Devon. Fabulous pashmina darling!!
Catherine and Darren and I getting ready for my sister’s wedding in Devon. Fabulous pashmina darling!!

 

Sophie Brady

These were taken in Holmfirth, in May 2015, some at a Hackney colliery band gig and then others at a campsite. This was another GU gathering. Catherine wasn’t keen on a night in a tent but joined us for bacon sarnies and tea in the morning.

These were taken in Holmfirth, in May 2015, some at a Hackney colliery band gig and then others at a campsite. This was another GU gathering. Catherine wasn't keen on a night in a tent but joined us for bacon sarnies and tea in the morning.

These were taken in Holmfirth, in May 2015, some at a Hackney colliery band gig and then others at a campsite. This was another GU gathering. Catherine wasn't keen on a night in a tent but joined us for bacon sarnies and tea in the morning.

These were taken in Holmfirth, in May 2015, some at a Hackney colliery band gig and then others at a campsite. This was another GU gathering. Catherine wasn't keen on a night in a tent but joined us for bacon sarnies and tea in the morning.
These were taken in Holmfirth, in May 2015, some at a Hackney colliery band gig and then others at a campsite. This was another GU gathering. Catherine wasn't keen on a night in a tent but joined us for bacon sarnies and tea in the morning.These were taken in Holmfirth, in May 2015, some at a Hackney colliery band gig and then others at a campsite. This was another GU gathering. Catherine wasn't keen on a night in a tent but joined us for bacon sarnies and tea in the morning.

 

Just a few pics for now...

Just a few pics for now...

Just a few pics for now...

Just a few pics for now...

Just a few pics for now...

Sarah Miller

This is one of my favourite memories of Catherine. Following a course we were on in London we found ourselves in a maternity boutique on the King’s Road. Neither of us were pregnant but were trying on clothes for a colleague’s wife (honestly). With much amusement we discovered that we could try on fake baby bumps and spent more time than was probably necessary parading our fake pregnancies around a small corner of Knightsbridge.

Oh Tolamo you were so desperately wanted and cherished.

Another favourite memory was when I invited friends to my new flat to help me decorate my first real Christmas tree. Most of my friends brought beautiful new baubles of all kinds. Catherine brought me three decorations from her own childhood. A tag from a Bell’s whisky bottle, a little knitted a stocking and a paper bell she made herself as a child. But it’s just like Catherine isn’t it…to give of herself so selflessly…to leave you with a bit of her. I will remember her everytime I decorate my tree and know that I keep a little piece of her and it adorns my Christmas tree; a symbol of eternal life and of celebration.

Thinking of all close to her today and wish I could be there. I feel honoured to have known her and to be considered amongst her friends. xx

This is one of my favourite memories of Catherine. Following a course we were on in London we found ourselves in a maternity boutique on the King's Road. Neither of us were pregnant but were trying on clothes for a colleague's wife (honestly). With much amusement we discovered that we could try on fake baby bumps and spent more time than was probably necessary parading our fake pregnancies around a small corner of Knightsbridge. Oh Tolamo you were so desperately wanted and cherished. Another favourite memory was when I invited friends to my new flat to help me decorate my first real Christmas tree. Most of my friends brought beautiful new baubles of all kinds. Catherine brought me three decorations from her own childhood. A tag from a Bell's whisky bottle, a little knitted a stocking and a paper bell she made herself as a child. But it's just like Catherine isn't it...to give of herself so selflessly...to leave you with a bit of her. I will remember her everytime I decorate my tree and know that I keep a little piece of her and it adorns my Christmas tree; a symbol of eternal life and of celebration. Thinking of all close to her today and wish I could be there. I feel honoured to have known her and to be considered amongst her friends. xx

 

Olga Tischlinger
September 1995, Low tide in Liverpool
September 1995, Low tide in Liverpool

 

Lesego

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Candice Kohlmeier Doyle
I met Catherine when I was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer at the Antiretroviral Clinic at Taung Hospital in South Africa from 2004-2006. During that time, Catherine also volunteered at the hospital. We were both living in housing on the hospital grounds and became good friends. Catherine was so full of life and so much fun. We only kept in contact sporadically after we followed our separate paths, but I will never forget Catherine, her wonderful spirit, and the many good times we had. We also both met our future husbands, Mark and Lesego, while we were in South Africa. Some favorite memories: Braaing with Catherine and Mark on the hospital grounds, which was one of Mark’s favorite things to do when he visited on the weekends. The conversations we had were never dull, to say the least, and always lasted long into the night. Picking fresh grapefruit off the tree that grew in Catherine’s yard and making (many) cocktails with these amazing grapefruit. Meeting Catherine’s awesome and extremely entertaining parents when they came to visit. While they were there, we all had dinner at Catherine’s one evening. Catherine asked Mark to braai. He assumed we would have fillet as usual, but Catherine was very excited and adamant about braaing some suspect catfish she had bought from a guy who was selling them out of the back of his truck. So, Mark, Malcolm, and I stood outside in the light rain with a purple umbrella to protect the fire while braaing the suspect fish and discussing how imperial units make perfect sense. The catfish was not great, although that didn’t stop Catherine and Malcom from enjoying it. Later, Peggy asked Catherine about the lovely meat they had purchased earlier, to which Catherine replied, “Mummy, shall I cook you some fillet?” And being a good daughter, she did. For whatever reason, Mark and I have always found Catherine’s question to be quite amusing. Perhaps because we wish she had asked us that too. Helping Catherine host a baby shower for Dr. Ngoma with traditional baby shower games and ending the shower with an impromptu dance party. Seeing her excitement when she came back from a trip and told me that she had fallen in love with Lesego. If I remember correctly, I believe she was also quite proud about breaking a bed, but that is not my story to tell… There are so many wonderful memories. I don’t have many photos, but will include a few that I have of Catherine. I will miss her. Her days were too short upon this earth.
I met Catherine when I was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer at the Antiretroviral Clinic at Taung Hospital in South Africa from 2004-2006. During that time, Catherine also volunteered at the hospital. We were both living in housing on the hospital grounds and became good friends. Catherine was so full of life and so much fun. We only kept in contact sporadically after we followed our separate paths, but I will never forget Catherine, her wonderful spirit, and the many good times we had. We also both met our future husbands, Mark and Lesego, while we were in South Africa. Some favorite memories: Braaing with Catherine and Mark on the hospital grounds, which was one of Mark’s favorite things to do when he visited on the weekends. The conversations we had were never dull, to say the least, and always lasted long into the night. Picking fresh grapefruit off the tree that grew in Catherine’s yard and making (many) cocktails with these amazing grapefruit. Meeting Catherine’s awesome and extremely entertaining parents when they came to visit. While they were there, we all had dinner at Catherine’s one evening. Catherine asked Mark to braai. He assumed we would have fillet as usual, but Catherine was very excited and adamant about braaing some suspect catfish she had bought from a guy who was selling them out of the back of his truck. So, Mark, Malcolm, and I stood outside in the light rain with a purple umbrella to protect the fire while braaing the suspect fish and discussing how imperial units make perfect sense. The catfish was not great, although that didn’t stop Catherine and Malcom from enjoying it. Later, Peggy asked Catherine about the lovely meat they had purchased earlier, to which Catherine replied, “Mummy, shall I cook you some fillet?” And being a good daughter, she did. For whatever reason, Mark and I have always found Catherine’s question to be quite amusing. Perhaps because we wish she had asked us that too. Helping Catherine host a baby shower for Dr. Ngoma with traditional baby shower games and ending the shower with an impromptu dance party. Seeing her excitement when she came back from a trip and told me that she had fallen in love with Lesego. If I remember correctly, I believe she was also quite proud about breaking a bed, but that is not my story to tell… There are so many wonderful memories. I don’t have many photos, but will include a few that I have of Catherine. I will miss her. Her days were too short upon this earth.

I met Catherine when I was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer at the Antiretroviral Clinic at Taung Hospital in South Africa from 2004-2006. During that time, Catherine also volunteered at the hospital. We were both living in housing on the hospital grounds and became good friends. Catherine was so full of life and so much fun. We only kept in contact sporadically after we followed our separate paths, but I will never forget Catherine, her wonderful spirit, and the many good times we had. We also both met our future husbands, Mark and Lesego, while we were in South Africa. Some favorite memories: Braaing with Catherine and Mark on the hospital grounds, which was one of Mark’s favorite things to do when he visited on the weekends. The conversations we had were never dull, to say the least, and always lasted long into the night. Picking fresh grapefruit off the tree that grew in Catherine’s yard and making (many) cocktails with these amazing grapefruit. Meeting Catherine’s awesome and extremely entertaining parents when they came to visit. While they were there, we all had dinner at Catherine’s one evening. Catherine asked Mark to braai. He assumed we would have fillet as usual, but Catherine was very excited and adamant about braaing some suspect catfish she had bought from a guy who was selling them out of the back of his truck. So, Mark, Malcolm, and I stood outside in the light rain with a purple umbrella to protect the fire while braaing the suspect fish and discussing how imperial units make perfect sense. The catfish was not great, although that didn’t stop Catherine and Malcom from enjoying it. Later, Peggy asked Catherine about the lovely meat they had purchased earlier, to which Catherine replied, “Mummy, shall I cook you some fillet?” And being a good daughter, she did. For whatever reason, Mark and I have always found Catherine’s question to be quite amusing. Perhaps because we wish she had asked us that too. Helping Catherine host a baby shower for Dr. Ngoma with traditional baby shower games and ending the shower with an impromptu dance party. Seeing her excitement when she came back from a trip and told me that she had fallen in love with Lesego. If I remember correctly, I believe she was also quite proud about breaking a bed, but that is not my story to tell… There are so many wonderful memories. I don’t have many photos, but will include a few that I have of Catherine. I will miss her. Her days were too short upon this earth.

I met Catherine when I was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer at the Antiretroviral Clinic at Taung Hospital in South Africa from 2004-2006. During that time, Catherine also volunteered at the hospital. We were both living in housing on the hospital grounds and became good friends. Catherine was so full of life and so much fun. We only kept in contact sporadically after we followed our separate paths, but I will never forget Catherine, her wonderful spirit, and the many good times we had. We also both met our future husbands, Mark and Lesego, while we were in South Africa. Some favorite memories: Braaing with Catherine and Mark on the hospital grounds, which was one of Mark’s favorite things to do when he visited on the weekends. The conversations we had were never dull, to say the least, and always lasted long into the night. Picking fresh grapefruit off the tree that grew in Catherine’s yard and making (many) cocktails with these amazing grapefruit. Meeting Catherine’s awesome and extremely entertaining parents when they came to visit. While they were there, we all had dinner at Catherine’s one evening. Catherine asked Mark to braai. He assumed we would have fillet as usual, but Catherine was very excited and adamant about braaing some suspect catfish she had bought from a guy who was selling them out of the back of his truck. So, Mark, Malcolm, and I stood outside in the light rain with a purple umbrella to protect the fire while braaing the suspect fish and discussing how imperial units make perfect sense. The catfish was not great, although that didn’t stop Catherine and Malcom from enjoying it. Later, Peggy asked Catherine about the lovely meat they had purchased earlier, to which Catherine replied, “Mummy, shall I cook you some fillet?” And being a good daughter, she did. For whatever reason, Mark and I have always found Catherine’s question to be quite amusing. Perhaps because we wish she had asked us that too. Helping Catherine host a baby shower for Dr. Ngoma with traditional baby shower games and ending the shower with an impromptu dance party. Seeing her excitement when she came back from a trip and told me that she had fallen in love with Lesego. If I remember correctly, I believe she was also quite proud about breaking a bed, but that is not my story to tell… There are so many wonderful memories. I don’t have many photos, but will include a few that I have of Catherine. I will miss her. Her days were too short upon this earth.

I met Catherine when I was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer at the Antiretroviral Clinic at Taung Hospital in South Africa from 2004-2006. During that time, Catherine also volunteered at the hospital. We were both living in housing on the hospital grounds and became good friends. Catherine was so full of life and so much fun. We only kept in contact sporadically after we followed our separate paths, but I will never forget Catherine, her wonderful spirit, and the many good times we had. We also both met our future husbands, Mark and Lesego, while we were in South Africa. Some favorite memories: Braaing with Catherine and Mark on the hospital grounds, which was one of Mark’s favorite things to do when he visited on the weekends. The conversations we had were never dull, to say the least, and always lasted long into the night. Picking fresh grapefruit off the tree that grew in Catherine’s yard and making (many) cocktails with these amazing grapefruit. Meeting Catherine’s awesome and extremely entertaining parents when they came to visit. While they were there, we all had dinner at Catherine’s one evening. Catherine asked Mark to braai. He assumed we would have fillet as usual, but Catherine was very excited and adamant about braaing some suspect catfish she had bought from a guy who was selling them out of the back of his truck. So, Mark, Malcolm, and I stood outside in the light rain with a purple umbrella to protect the fire while braaing the suspect fish and discussing how imperial units make perfect sense. The catfish was not great, although that didn’t stop Catherine and Malcom from enjoying it. Later, Peggy asked Catherine about the lovely meat they had purchased earlier, to which Catherine replied, “Mummy, shall I cook you some fillet?” And being a good daughter, she did. For whatever reason, Mark and I have always found Catherine’s question to be quite amusing. Perhaps because we wish she had asked us that too. Helping Catherine host a baby shower for Dr. Ngoma with traditional baby shower games and ending the shower with an impromptu dance party. Seeing her excitement when she came back from a trip and told me that she had fallen in love with Lesego. If I remember correctly, I believe she was also quite proud about breaking a bed, but that is not my story to tell… There are so many wonderful memories. I don’t have many photos, but will include a few that I have of Catherine. I will miss her. Her days were too short upon this earth.

I met Catherine when I was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer at the Antiretroviral Clinic at Taung Hospital in South Africa from 2004-2006. During that time, Catherine also volunteered at the hospital. We were both living in housing on the hospital grounds and became good friends. Catherine was so full of life and so much fun. We only kept in contact sporadically after we followed our separate paths, but I will never forget Catherine, her wonderful spirit, and the many good times we had. We also both met our future husbands, Mark and Lesego, while we were in South Africa. Some favorite memories: Braaing with Catherine and Mark on the hospital grounds, which was one of Mark’s favorite things to do when he visited on the weekends. The conversations we had were never dull, to say the least, and always lasted long into the night. Picking fresh grapefruit off the tree that grew in Catherine’s yard and making (many) cocktails with these amazing grapefruit. Meeting Catherine’s awesome and extremely entertaining parents when they came to visit. While they were there, we all had dinner at Catherine’s one evening. Catherine asked Mark to braai. He assumed we would have fillet as usual, but Catherine was very excited and adamant about braaing some suspect catfish she had bought from a guy who was selling them out of the back of his truck. So, Mark, Malcolm, and I stood outside in the light rain with a purple umbrella to protect the fire while braaing the suspect fish and discussing how imperial units make perfect sense. The catfish was not great, although that didn’t stop Catherine and Malcom from enjoying it. Later, Peggy asked Catherine about the lovely meat they had purchased earlier, to which Catherine replied, “Mummy, shall I cook you some fillet?” And being a good daughter, she did. For whatever reason, Mark and I have always found Catherine’s question to be quite amusing. Perhaps because we wish she had asked us that too. Helping Catherine host a baby shower for Dr. Ngoma with traditional baby shower games and ending the shower with an impromptu dance party. Seeing her excitement when she came back from a trip and told me that she had fallen in love with Lesego. If I remember correctly, I believe she was also quite proud about breaking a bed, but that is not my story to tell… There are so many wonderful memories. I don’t have many photos, but will include a few that I have of Catherine. I will miss her. Her days were too short upon this earth.

I met Catherine when I was serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer at the Antiretroviral Clinic at Taung Hospital in South Africa from 2004-2006. During that time, Catherine also volunteered at the hospital. We were both living in housing on the hospital grounds and became good friends. Catherine was so full of life and so much fun. We only kept in contact sporadically after we followed our separate paths, but I will never forget Catherine, her wonderful spirit, and the many good times we had. We also both met our future husbands, Mark and Lesego, while we were in South Africa. Some favorite memories: Braaing with Catherine and Mark on the hospital grounds, which was one of Mark’s favorite things to do when he visited on the weekends. The conversations we had were never dull, to say the least, and always lasted long into the night. Picking fresh grapefruit off the tree that grew in Catherine’s yard and making (many) cocktails with these amazing grapefruit. Meeting Catherine’s awesome and extremely entertaining parents when they came to visit. While they were there, we all had dinner at Catherine’s one evening. Catherine asked Mark to braai. He assumed we would have fillet as usual, but Catherine was very excited and adamant about braaing some suspect catfish she had bought from a guy who was selling them out of the back of his truck. So, Mark, Malcolm, and I stood outside in the light rain with a purple umbrella to protect the fire while braaing the suspect fish and discussing how imperial units make perfect sense. The catfish was not great, although that didn’t stop Catherine and Malcom from enjoying it. Later, Peggy asked Catherine about the lovely meat they had purchased earlier, to which Catherine replied, “Mummy, shall I cook you some fillet?” And being a good daughter, she did. For whatever reason, Mark and I have always found Catherine’s question to be quite amusing. Perhaps because we wish she had asked us that too. Helping Catherine host a baby shower for Dr. Ngoma with traditional baby shower games and ending the shower with an impromptu dance party. Seeing her excitement when she came back from a trip and told me that she had fallen in love with Lesego. If I remember correctly, I believe she was also quite proud about breaking a bed, but that is not my story to tell… There are so many wonderful memories. I don’t have many photos, but will include a few that I have of Catherine. I will miss her. Her days were too short upon this earth.