It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Cathy surrounded by her loved ones on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at the age of 65. Beloved wife of James Blanchard. Formerly married to Herbert Belong (predeceased). Best friend to furry companion Kodiak. Daughter of June and Albert Niemi (predeceased). Dear sister of Jack & Jen, Joe & Jackie, Gina & Mel, Dottie and Myrtle and Albert Jr (predeceased). Will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Mourned by Katie, Karen, Aiden (Rag a muffin), Kenny and Roger. Sadly missed by Aurore and Dolly. Cathy was a beautiful, strong, and loving woman. She cared deeply about her friends and family, to whom she would do anything for. A celebration of life will be held in the summer of 2022.