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.