Catharine Fortlage (3 Mar 1928 - 18 Jul 2017)

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Taunton Deane Crematorium Wellington New Road Taunton TA1 5NE
4th Aug 2017
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Friendship & Sons Funeral Directors, Chard

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The Castle HotelCastle GreenTauntonTA1 1NF
4th Aug 2017

FORTLAGE, Catharine Ann (Kate), passed peacefully away at home in Taunton on 18th July 2017 aged 89 years.

Former architect, lecturer and architectural consultant in London, Edinburgh, Bristol and Croydon. Very active member of the British Society of Dowsers, passionate organic gardener and practical DIYer. Tireless fundraiser for Reaching the Unreached of Village India. A unique and special person who will be much missed, especially by Monty the cat.

The funeral service will take place at Taunton Dean Crematorium on Friday 4thAugust 2017 at 12.30pm
Donations are being received in memory of Catharine/Kate for "Reaching the Unreached of Village India". All donations and enquiries to be sent c/o Friendship and Sons Funeral Directors, 15 High Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1QF, Tel: 01398 324590 If you wish to donate online visit

Jane Pitman lit a candle
Jane Pitman donated £10 in memory of Catharine

I will always remember Kate for saving my life and she will know exactly what I mean .

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Betty Whitaker donated £25 in memory of Catharine
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Dougie Fowler wrote

Kate's passing has brought back wonderful memories of her teaching us systematic design, a skill that has served me well over the years. Only three days ago, I had a meeting with new clients and I was outlining the design process exactly as Kate taught us all those years ago - indeed, I can imagine her looking down and seeing the fruits of her labour are still ripe after all this time. I am certain that her memorial book will have many such messages from my contemporaries. In life, there are certain people whom we hold in high regard because they were a good teachers or mentors - Kate is right up there. Thank you for the all that you have taught me, Kate - I just hope I've done you proud. Rest in peace.

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Dougie Fowler donated £10 in memory of Catharine
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Sheila White donated in memory of Catharine

I am sad to hear that Kate has passed away but happy for her that she did not suffer as I knew her well enough to know she would not have liked to be incapacitated.
For many years now she has been a wonderful 'Mum' to Monty, my much loved Brown Burmese cat, who used to live in Cornwall with me but circumstances arose whereby I could no longer provide him with a home. Through The Burmese Cat Club, he was blessed to find a new Mum who loved him as much as I did.
She kept in touch once a year with some photos and anecdotes as to activities which were very welcome.
Unfortunately I cannot come to her funeral due to my own advancing years, but will donate to her chosen charity.
May she Rest in Peace

'Monty's first Mum'

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