Catherine Chrusz

Catherine Chrusz

Saturday, July 27th, 1940 Monday, November 25th, 2019

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Catherine Chrusz, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Catherine Chrusz.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Catherine's Tribute Fund's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Catherine's Tribute Fund's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Obituary for Catherine McPherson Chrusz (Dryburgh)

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Catherine McPherson Chrusz, on November 25, 2019. She silently left us while taking a nap in the morning.

Born in Fort William, Ontario on July 27,1940, she was the 7th of 8 children. She attended Fort William Collegiate and received her bookkeeping certificate from Confederation College. She married Daniel Chrusz in 1961 and together they had four children. She worked at Haglunds, Bell Canada and lastly at Thunder Bay Telephone as a 911 operator and in repair services until she retired.

Catherine loved to dance and had a beautiful voice. Until her illness, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She loved to talk to everyone earning her a private nickname of Chatty Cathy. Some of her favourite pastimes were curling in the winter and golf in the summer. She was an avid reader of almost everything and always had a book on the go. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, her coffee table filled with dictionaries and thesaurus’. She also had a green thumb, planting flowers in the spring to enjoy all summer. She could name them all.

Catherine is fondly remembered by her sister, Joan Dryburgh; daughters, Leslie (Gary Savitsky), Lianne (Gary Mitchell); grandchildren, Karli (Lonny Poulin), Kaitlyn, Jolie (Keegan Lawton), Drew, Kathryn, Darien, Erik and Kenzie; great grandchildren, Zachary, Avery, Rylan, Jared, Elise and numerous nieces and nephews.

Catherine is predeceased by her parents, Agnes and William Dryburgh; siblings, Mary, Alyce, Janet, Margaret, William, and Anne; sons, Andrew and Daniel Jr.

A celebration of life will be held on Friday, December 13, 2019, at 11am, at Sargent and Son Funeral Home located at 21 Court St. N. in Thunder Bay, ON. A luncheon will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in her name could be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Thunder Bay or a charity of your choice.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Catherine McPherson Chrusz (Dryburgh), please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Catherine

Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, December 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel
    21 North Court Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Friday, December 13th, 2019
    Pastor Matthew Diegel
  • Interment

    St. Andrew's Catholic Cemetery
    690 Oliver Road
    Thunder Bay, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Catherine. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo or video to your condolence?

No video recorded.

Marven & Teena Backen sent flowers to the family of Catherine McPherson Chrusz (Dryburgh).
Hand delivered by a local florist
Marven & Teena Backen sent flowers to the family of Catherine McPherson Chrusz (Dryburgh).
Hand delivered by a local florist

Sherri Appleton

My heart breaks for you as you go through this difficult time. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Lianne and Leslie, it is not easy losing your mom. I hope that the memories of better days will help sustain you.
Sherri Appleton
Comment | Posted at 09:44pm via Condolence

Marven & Teena Backen

We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
Flower Image

Memorial Flowers Purchased

Marven & Teena Backen purchased flowers for the family of Catherine Chrusz.
Comment | Posted at 03:27pm via Floral Arrangements

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Share by: