Moratto, Catherine Eve (Noni/Cathy/Kasia)


Moratto, Catherine Eve (Noni/Cathy/Kasia)

It is with great sadness that the family of Kasia (Cathy) Moratto announces her passing. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 16, 2022 at age 82.

Cathy is survived by her sons Tony (Jean) and Danny, and her daughter Anita (Glen); grandchildren Alex (Rebecca), Mateya, and Sydney; great grandchildren Sacha and Nico; sisters Tosia and Marysia, and many nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. She was predeceased by her husband, Mario; sisters Irena, Jadzia, Lucia, and Lila; brothers Apolynary, Valenty, and Heniek; parents Daniel and Marta Hulko.

Cathy will be lovingly remembered for her firecracker personality and support for her family. She loved cheering on her children and grandchildren at sporting events and was so proud of their accomplishments. Cathy was an avid traveler, and took many trips to Mexico with her dear friend Joan and each of her children. She also loved reading, listening to the opera, and dancing to Lionel Ritchie.

In her later life she spoke more about her childhood; born in Dubnowicze, her family were displaced Polish refugees after the Soviet occupation of Poland. They traveled through many countries including Iraq, Kazakhstan and Tanzania. Despite her turbulent early life, Cathy spoke highly of their travels, and told stories of her first visit back to Poland and her desire to travel to Africa. In 1951, the family moved to Edmonton and began their life in Canada.

Cathy met Mario at a dance hall in Edmonton, and she said the earth shook the first time she saw him. They married on July 2, 1960; spending many years traveling together to Slovenia, Croatia, Italy and Germany. Their children and grandchildren fondly remember spending time with them at the cabin, enjoying the outdoors and each other’s company. Cathy and Mario were married for 59 years before his passing in 2019.

Cathy loved her family dearly, and we loved our Noni. There will always be a space in our hearts and the rooms of our gatherings for her. Cathy asked that there not be a funeral service, so we ask you to toast and have a private celebration of her life. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Cathy’s name to the charity of your choice.

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Grace Morin

She left this earth the way she wanted to. So in the end, her wish came true.
I have a number of memories of your mom Tony, but the most prominent one was when the Polish women got together, including my aunt and your mother, to make bigos and pierogies for one Christmas. They started drinking early in the process and by the time the husbands came to pick them up they found the different women on different chairs and couches asleep with the bigos and pierogies not completed. Whenever I need a good laugh, I think about that story and your mom and my aunt. May they both be making bigos and pierogies in heaven now.

Michelle Douglas (Wasylkiewicz )

We were so sad to hear this news. We will greatly miss Coicias fiery personality and love for all things fun. I am so honoured that she made the trip to Maui for our wedding and will hold those memories forever. I know she is reunited with many of her loved ones in heaven, and I’m sure she and my babcia are causing trouble again.