Catherine (Caye) McGlone(nee Philliban) LIZNICK

Catherine (Caye) McGlone Liznick

(nee Philliban)

January 14, 1922 – October 8, 2008


Passed away quietly in her sleep at 8pm October 8, 2008 in her 87th year, at her Yaculta Lodge residence. Caye, or Katy bun as she was nicknamed by her Grandpa Peter Park, as a little girl was born at Bannockburn, Scotland on a such a snow stormy January 14th winter night in 1922 that the doctor couldn’t make it out to their home. At age 3 she and her mother, Jean came to Schumacher (Timmins) , Ontario to join her father James, (Scotty) Philliban who was working for the Northern Ontario Power Company. Caye attended Schumacher Public and High school and at age 12 showed such promising musical talent she was invited to play for a week as a guest with the Toronto Philharmonic Orchestra. She excelled in the arts and music and anything she set her mind to. She worked at Bell Telephone in Timmins. In 1939 the family moved to Iroquois Falls, Ontario where she met her husband William (Bill) Liznick Jr. She worked for Abitibi Paper Company. In 1963 Bill moved his family to Campbell River to work for Crown Zellerbach’s electrical department. Caye sang in the Anglican church choir both in Iroquois Falls and in Campbell River, BC., and because of her lovely voice was invited to sing at weddings, and funerals. She taught ballet and figure skating in the “Falls” and her scenic water colors and oil paintings were always in demand. Caye and Bill were remembered for their huge flower and vegetable gardens which won them many first prizes in horticultural shows, and Caye’s artistic floral arrangements were sought after by florists for weddings and funerals. Caye loved biking and cross country skiing and was a member of the ski patrol. When arthritis put a damper on her sports, and knee replacements spoiled the fun of skiing and dancing she took up pottery, winning many prizes for her original artistic clay creations. She then took up swimming at the pool where she even helped to teach. She made apple people, copper etchings, dried flower arrangements, pine cone wreaths and pursued many other artistic endeavours including a flair for creativity in cooking and baking to please not only the eye of the beholder but also the tummy. She loved to make and decorate cinnamon men for her grandchildren. Her musical talents led to being a member of the Melody Makers and the Silver Strings bands who entertained the public in the old Yaculta Lodge. She received a certificate from the City of Campbell River for her community involvement. She decided to get baptized again while in Yaculta Lodge and became a member of the Discovery Community Church. She enjoyed celebrating her 64th wedding anniversary with her husband Bill June 19th, 2008 at Yaculta Lodge with friends Gwen and Doug Simpson the world is a better place for her having been here.

Caye was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Peter and Inez Park of Stirling, Scotland, Parents James and Jean Philliban. Caye will be so missed by her survivors: Husband, William Colin Liznick, daughter Elizabeth Catherine Liznick, Son Brian James (Barb) Liznick, Sharon Jacklin (Liznick, nee Anderson), mother of Noni, Molly and Amy, Brother Patrick J. (Jean) Philliban of Ottawa; grandchildren Noni (Robin) Stremming, Molly (Chris) Frederiksen, Amy (Joel) Ruel, Breanne Liznick: great grandchildren, Chloe, Lydia, Eden, and Seth Stremming, Lillian Frederiksen, Kael Liznick, Korah Ruel; her younger brother Patrick (Jean) Philliban of Ottawa, Nephew Gregory Philliban, Great Niece Krista (Ed) Charleboise and Hailea, Dalton, Kassandra and Jacob, Great Nephews Josh (Tracy) Philliban and Casey ,Cousins; Tom (Eileen) Cullen, Tom (Donna) Cullen II and Tom III and Caitlyn, Jaimie (Bob) Ryan and Courtney, Paige and Christy, Norah White, of Florida, Maureen Philliban, of Washington, DC., Ronald Philliban of Stirling, Scotland, her dear friend Pat Guderjan, and many more whose lives she touched with her multitalented ways.

Heartfelt thanks to the wonderful caring staff at Yaculta Lodge who made her feel happy, beautiful, and comforted and especially to Dr. Kathleen McFadden who’s expert knowledge and loving professionalism gave mom quality and extension of her life while battling Alzheimers. No flowers, donations to Alzheimers, small service in house at Yaculta Oct.19th 2pm, Church Service TBA.