Catherine Anne "Kate" Ciha, 54

Catherine Anne "Kate" Ciha passed away peacefully at her home in Calgary, Alberta, on July 5, 2008. 

Kate was born Dec. 27, 1953, and spent her formative years in southeast Wisconsin.

She earned her nursing degree from Marian University in Fond du Lac and her master’s in nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Kate practiced and taught nursing in Wisconsin and Oregon before moving to Canada in 1987. 

Kate was a committed Christian who placed God first in her life and encouraged others to do the same. Even as her cancer progressed, Kate maintained her firm faith in God and in His plan for her life.

A warm smile, bright eyes and a kind word were Kate’s hallmarks; and her unfailing ability to find the best in people and situations invariably lifted the spirits of those whom she met on life’s journey.

Kate’s love for others was reflected in her affection, care and encouragement of her husband, Bob, her son, Jack, her parents, Claire and Al, and many family members and close friends. 

Kate is survived by her husband, Robert E. Evans; and son, John P. Evans; her parents, Claire and Al Ciha of Allenton; her sister, Fran Heinzel of Edina, Minn.; and four brothers, Patrick Ciha of Cedarburg, James Ciha of Wauwatosa, Michael Ciha of Naperville, Ill. and Philip Ciha of Germantown.  Kate is also survived by many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins and good friends.

A celebration of Kate’s life will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 699 Milwaukee St., Lomira, at 11 a.m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Christian Blind Mission, 450 East Park Ave., Greenville, SC 29601, or to InTouch Ministries Foundation, P. O. Box 620362, Atlanta, GA 30362-2362, Attention: Wayne Jones.