|Catherine White SMITH
26 Sept 1920 - 6 June 2009
|1920||born 26th Sept. Crossloan Road,
Govan, Glasgow, Scotland
|1932-35||Attended Kent Road School
The school was built in 1885. It was one of the Glasgow School Board's
first secondary schools,originally known as Higher Grade Schools.
Kent Road and the other Higher Grade schools (John Street, City,
Whitehill and Woodside) were strategically placed to make sure
that every child in the Board area had the opportunity to continue in
education beyond the age of 13.
The building was demolished in 1968 to make way for Woodside
|1937||Woodside Secondary School
(Woodside Secondary School opened in
September 1882 and closed on June 30th 1999)
Was a school captain, sitting on the floor.
|1938||Woodside Secondary School
School captain again, standing 2nd back row
Higher school certificate details her passes
Cathie left school and started worked at Cadbury's
Pictured here second on left.
24th April Cathie leaves Cadbury's and
|1943||ATC Lance Corporal - Catherine Smith. Spent 3 years in Ayr.|
|1943||12th June Married at Glasgow Registry Office.
|1946||May.... Set sail on the R.M.S. Rangitiki for New Zealand
Cathie's letter home detailing her trip - click here
Passenger List for this trip - click here
Cathie is listed on page4
|1946||Thursday 18th July.... Arrived at Wellington, New Zealand to be met by her husband Reg.
Travelled up to Thames where she stayed temporarily at 9 Edmund Street.
|1947||Living at, 9 Gibraltar Crescent Parnell, Auckland|
|1947|| her husband Reg was working for the
Auckland Gas Works.
back row right).
|1947||1st son Ronald born.|
|1951||2nd son Evan born.|
|1953||3rd son David born. Living at 385 Mt Eden Road
Lived in a rented house supplied by the
Auckland Gas Works, 385 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
Thumbnail picture is taken yr 2008 . Click to see the old home C:1953
|1957||After her husband was offered employment with his brother Stan
Reg resigns the Gas Works and the family moves to Rotorua.
Cathie started working part-time for Stan at Hall Manufacturing, doing the
wages and accounts.
The first year living at Ngongataha,
House was rented at 1 Reeme Street, Ngongataha.
|1959||Moved to the new home built at
174 Otonga Road, Rotorua..
|1959 - 2009||
Cathie worked for some considerable time at Hall Manufacturing, and it was while there that her husband Reg became a shareholder in a factory in Tauranga. Cathie also undertook the books/wages for this business as well. It was when her nephew took over as manager of Hall Mfg that Cathie left and commenced work at Auckland Glass (branch Rotorua) doing the invoicing and general office work.
|2009||23rd July Passed away peacefully
at Rotorua Hospital aged 88yrs.
Cremated at Rotorua Crematorium
Her ashes have been interred at Rotorua Cemetary
in the memorial wall. A plaque has been raised that
also includes her husband Reggie.