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CATHERINE PROSTAK

A celebration of life for the late Catherine Marie (Dunn) Prostak, 78, Truro, was held July 3, 2019, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. 
Mrs. Prostak died June 20, 2019, at home. 
Born October 7, 1940, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of
A celebration of life for the late Catherine Marie (Dunn) Prostak, 78, Truro, was held July 3, 2019, in Colchester Community Funeral Home, Truro. Mrs. Prostak died June 20, 2019, at home. Born October 7, 1940, in Antigonish, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Jennie (Fraser) Dunn, Lower South River, Antigonish County. A graduate of St. Andrew Rural High School and the Nova Scotia Teacher's College, she taught several years in Nova Scotia elementary schools. During this time, she also took courses at St. F.X. University and attended every parish or community dance in the area. She then spent a year teaching in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where she met Vic Prostak, a metallurgical engineer originally from Denver, Colorado. After they married in 1966, they lived in New Mexico, Florida, and Texas, before moving back to Nova Scotia in 1983. She expressed her heartfelt thoughts in rhyme. She is survived by her husband of almost 53 years, Vic; four daughters; Michelle, Vancouver, British Columbia; Cathleen (Omphemetse) Olesitse, Portland, Oregon; Cindy (Wesley Jones), Redlands, California; Vicki, Halifax; two grandchildren, Finley and Fiona Jones; brother, Fraser (Margaret) Dunn, Lower South River; sister, Patricia (Paul) Benoit, Lower Sackville; sister-in-law, Pat Dunn, Halifax; fourteen nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Francis Coady Dunn, Francis Joseph Dunn. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice. Online condolences: www.ColchesterCommunity.com

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