Paterno Arellano Catarata
April 15, 1941-March 30, 2011
CATARATA, Paterno Arellano, born April 15, 1941, passed away peacefully and suddenly at home on
March 30, 2011 at the age of 69 years.
He is dearly missed by his loving wife, Fortunata (Nena) Catarata, of 49 years marriage. He is survived also by his children and their families: Glen Catarata (Sally and Miguel); Jane Catarata (Alfons Bauer and Bianca) and Anika Kelly (Mike) as well as countless
friends and comrades.
Pat was born in Cebu, Philippines and after living and working in both Malaysia and Borneo, immigrated to Toronto, ON in 1970. In 1974, he moved his family to Port Hardy, BC where he happily raised his family and became an active member of the community. Pat had been a volunteer for the Port Hardy Lion’s Club and was a current and active member of the 4th Canadian Rangers, the Port Hardy Fish and Wildlife Club and the
Royal Canadian Legion 237.
Pat supported his family by way of an eclectic range of occupations, from boxer to foreman of mechanical engineers; and then as a heavy duty mechanic, to Port Hardy’s most notable security guard. He was a fine marksman and enjoyed annual hunting and fishing trips with his son-in-law. Pat made many acquaintances through his knowledge of firearms and he shared his interest
with his son.
Pat had many sincere and entertaining relationships. His smiling face greeted strangers; his vigorous handshake greeted friends. He welcomed many strangers into his home to share a meal and a story and these people would leave as lifelong friends. Pat’s contagious smile; easy sense of humour; loving and forgiving nature and sincere friendships with the people of Port Hardy
will be greatly missed.
We welcome you to pay final respects to Pat, 10:00am – 1:00pm, Saturday April 9, 2011 at St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church 4750 Byng Road, Port Hardy, BC.
The Funeral Mass shall commence at 2:00pm
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society 2410 Lee Avenue Victoria, BC V8R 6V5 would be greatly appreciated. Those wishing to send condolences to the family may do so by emailing: email@example.com