ENCIL, Cornelia “Cathy” Maria

December 5, 1958 – August 31, 2021

Cathy was peacefully carried away ‘in the arms of the angels’, surrounded by her family after a second courageous battle with cancer. She is survived, and will be dearly missed by her husband, James F. Encil, her daughter Tabitha Stewart (Reg Picard), her twin grandsons Bailey Stewart-Stevens and Devon Stewart-Stevens (Max Desilets) and great granddaughter Annabelle; her siblings Ken (Verna) Verbakel, Anne (Wally) Van Niekerk, Josie Windsor, Rick (Kelly) Verbakel, Betsy (Dennis) Broughton, her twin brother John (Peggy) Verbakel, and youngest brother Frank (Linda) Verbakel and sister in law Brenda Verbakel as well as many loving cousins, nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by Jim’s children and grandchildren, and many dear friends. Cathy is predeceased by her parents, two brothers Bill and Henry and sister-in-law Donna Verbakel. Cathy was the driving force behind the Capreol Community Closet where she devoted many hours and spent her time between the Bread & Roses Food Bank, containers for Haiti Relief, St. Vincent de Paul and feeding the homeless in downtown Sudbury. Cathy recently received awards from Capreol CAN, the City of Greater Sudbury, and both the Provincial and Federal Governments for her volunteerism and caring. Cathy particularly wanted to thank all those who became her “family” in Capreol – her many volunteers and friends at the ’Closet’ and the prayer support and friendship from the ‘Food Bank’ group at the Trinity United Church.

In Cathy’s words: On June 10th, 2006, I married the man of my dreams, kind, thoughtful and ever so loving. We moved to 80 Sellwood Avenue, Capreol, a town I’d never heard of and where I didn’t know anyone.  It wasn’t too long before I was meeting people, saying hello on the streets.  They all made me feel welcome. Soon I figured out why God put me there.  With the help of many volunteers, the Capreol Community Closet was open and ready to help all in need.  I had found my purpose in life!  Love, Care, Help & Always be Kind.  With the help of the whole town of Capreol, we did it, together… thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for making Capreol my home, take good care of each other!  Love Forever, from Cathy Encil. 

Thanks to all who helped during Cathy’s journey and her nurse, Lynn, for her care and compassion. Those who wish to give in Cathy’s memory can donate directly to the Capreol Community Closet, the Bread & Roses Food Bank or any homeless shelter or food bank in your own community. The memorial service will be on Providence Bay beach - Manitoulin Island on September 18, 2021.


13 Condolences

  1. I am HONORED to call You “MY FRIEND” Love You, see you on the OTHER SIDE

    By: Heather Hemmings
    September 11, 2021
  2. We are so sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. Cathy and her family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Rest in peace.
    Love Bob and Karen

    By: Bob and Karen Pepers
    September 9, 2021
  3. I’m so sorry to hear of Cathy’s passing. I pray her new journey is full of love and compassion.
    Love Rick

    By: Rick Pepers
    September 5, 2021
  4. Love and prayers to you, all of your family, and friends.
    Love you forever Cathy.
    Ron & Joanne

    By: Joanne
    September 4, 2021
  5. I was so sad to hear of Cathy’s passing. I was lucky enough to call her my friend and neighbour. She was always there for me when my husband passed away and I am so grateful I could spend an afternoon with her not to long ago. Cathy was an amazing person always looking out for everyone. She adored her daughter and grandsons. She never stopped talking about her great grand daughter Annabelle. She will truly be missed. All my love to Jim,Tabitha, RegDevon and Bailey and all her family. Hugs to all Jane Sylvestre

    By: Jane Sylvestre
    September 3, 2021
  6. Annie and Wally,
    My heart goes out to you. Your sister fits the wording that ‘There are angels among us.’
    So sorry.

    By: Dianne Josling
    September 3, 2021
  7. Rest in Peace, i’m glad i knew you, your always in my hart XXX Ine💋❤🙏

    By: Ine Kappen
    September 3, 2021
  8. Our thoughts continue to be with all of you.
    Much love,
    Mieka and Andre

    By: Mieka
    September 3, 2021
  9. We are broken hearted for all of Cathy’s family and friends, but heaven gained a Special Angel. Our deepest condolences and deepest thank you’s go to Cathy’s family for all of the help, support and love they gave while taking care of her. She was so loved and touched so many people.
    I will love you and miss you forever, my sweet cousin. Forever in our hearts.
    Love Always,
    Mary and Greg

    By: Mary and Greg O’Drowsky
    September 3, 2021
  10. I had the pleasure of being in Cathy’s company twice. Cathy had nothing but love in her heart. She showed me so much strength, faith and compassion as she comforted me as I was dealing with a stressor in my life. She was selfless and hugged me so tight. I pray both my Mom & Dad were there with Jesus welcoming you into heaven. I feel comfort knowing you were going to look for them. I wish I had of known you longer, you were one of the kindest women I’ve ever met. You have a wonderful sister Annie and brother in law Wally who love you so much and will truly truly miss you. My deepest condolences to Annie & Wally, all of Cathy’s friends and family. May you rest easy Cathy. All my love, Terri-Lee

    By: Terri-Lee Salih
    September 2, 2021
  11. I miss you so much sweet sister, enjoy your hugs from Jesus
    XOXOXO Love Annie & Wally

    By: Anne Van Niekerk
    September 2, 2021
  12. Beautiful, sweet, kind, and loving cousin and friend Cathy. Your love and caring was an inspiration.
    Love and prayers to all of Cathy’s family and friends.

    By: Wilma and Frank
    September 2, 2021
  13. Rest in peace, finally. Love forever

    John and Peggy

    By: John and Peggy
    September 2, 2021

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