Catherine Mary "Kitty" Giles
1932 - 2020
Catherine Mary "Kitty" Giles
Visitation Information
Celebration of Life
Visitation Time
Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 from 3-5 pm
Visitation Location
Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, NS
Burial Information
Burial Location
Dartmouth Memorial Gardens, Dartmouth, NS
Requested Charity
Charity of choice or one of the family’s favourite charities. Alzheimer, Cancer or MS Society
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Giles Catherine Mary (Eige), Truro. Kitty, as she was known to everyone, passed away peacefully January 13, 2020 at Cedarstone Enhanced Care Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Born in Mimico (Toronto) in 1932, Kitty spent her adult life in numerous communities across southern Ontario and Montreal, settling in Nova Scotia to enjoy Ed’s YMCA retirement and their golden years, closer to many of their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

She will be remembered for her knitting, crocheting skills and baking pies, butter tarts and her infamous Queen Elizabeth cakes. She was so very generous with her time, talents, volunteering and sharing her knitting and crocheting projects with child cares, churches and hospitals. 

She and Ed became Square and Round Dance callers, calling, twirling and sharing their love, knowledge  and friendship to all they met around southern Ontario and Nova Scotia.

She is survived by her husband and life partner of 67 years, Ed.  She will be remembered and greatly missed by daughters  Janet Giles, Sherwood Park, AB, Linda (Graham Geddes), Truro, sons  Ken (Debi) Stillwater Lake, NS, John (Kathy),London, ON and Robert (Susan), Truro; grandchildren Rebecca (Geoff), Jeff (Lyndsay), Pamela, Sandra (Shane), Branigan (Chris), Keegan, Kaleigh, Jordan, Daniel, and Zachary; step grandchildren Darren, Jessica, Jake, Lindsay and Justin; great-grandchildren Jessica, Julia, Olivia, Robbie, Aaron, Isabelle, Sieanna and Lux; sisters-in-law Marilyn Eige and Hazel Giles, ON; step-brother Harry Schueneman, ON.;  and lastly numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.

Kitty was predeceased by her parents Clifford Eige and Mary Madden (Gray), siblings Jimmy, Clifford (Bud), Dora Batten, ON, sister-in-law Bernice Small and brothers-in-law George and Ern, ON.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Mattatall-Varner Funeral Home on Friday January 17, 2020 from 3-5 pm. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choosing or one of the family’s favourite charities – Alzheimer, Cancer or MS Societies or YMCA. We would like to thank the staff at Cedarstone for all of their love, patience and care of Mom. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Kitty’s obituary online and selecting "Send a Condolence" at

Catherine Mary "Kitty" Giles