Catherine Wood

F, #1575, b. 4 October 1892, d. 11 February 1971
     Catherine Wood was born on 4 October 1892 at 72 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3 She was the daughter of David Wood and Jane Mair. Her family was known by the tee-name of "King".
She was listed as head of household's daughter in the 1901 census at 303 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: Janie Wood "King" (sic), wife; Hellen Jane Mair, daughter; Catherine Wood "King", daughter; George Wood "King", son.4
She married George Gardiner at Seafield Arms Hotel, Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, on 29 March 1916.1,2 As of 29 March 1916, her married name was Catherine Gardiner. Catherine Gardiner was found on a passenger list for 25 May 1948 of the passenger ship 'Aquitania'.5,1 Catherine died on 11 February 1971 at Valleyview, Essondale, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada, at age 78.6,1 She was buried on 15 February 1971 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.6,1

Children of Catherine Wood and George Gardiner


  1. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  2. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  3. [S1332] Mary Laing, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Mary Laing of Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
  4. [S5278] 1901, Scottish Census, "Catherine Wood "King", daughter, female, age 8, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, scholar, resident at 303 Portknockie."
  5. [S5224] Ship's passenger list,25 May 1948, Aquitania, Ticket 202061, Port at which passengers have contracted to land: Halifax, Gardiner, Catherine, first class, female, age 55, Last address: 53 Cranford Road, Aberdeen, Scotland, Occupation: housewife, Country of last permanent residence: Scotland, Country of intended future permanent residence: Canada.
  6. [S4948] Catherine Gardiner née Wood, Register of Deaths in the Province of British Columbia, "Religion: Christian Brethren
    Province of British Columbia, Department of Health Services and Hospital Insurance, Division of Vital Statistics, Registration of Death,
    1. Place of Death: Coquitlam, Essondale, B.C., Valleyview Hospital
    2. Length of Stay: In Municipality where death occurred 17 days, In Province 23 Years, In Canada (if immigrant) 23 Years
    3. Full Name of Deceased: Gardiner, Catherine
    4. Permanent Residence of Deceased: Richmond, B.C., Gilbert Road, No. 651
    5. Sex: Female, 6. Citizenship: Canadian, 7. Racial Origin: White, 8. Single, Married, Widowed or Divorced: Married, 9. Birthplace: Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland
    10. Date of Birth: October 4th 1892, 11. Age last birthday: 78 years
    12. (a) Trade, profession or kind of work: Housewife, (b) Kind of industry or business: At Home
    13. Date deceased last worked at this occupation: -, 14. Total years spent in this occupation: -
    15. Name of husband or maiden name of wife of deceased: George Gardiner
    16. Name of father: Wood, David, 17. Maiden name of mother: Mair, Jean
    18. Birthplace - Father: Scotland, Mother: Scotland
    19. I certify the foregoing to be true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. Given under my hand at Essondale, B.C., this 11th day of February 1971. Signature of informant: E.M. Clark, Relationship to deceased: Medical Records Supervisor, Address of informant: Valleyview Hospital, Essondale, B.C.
    20. Burial, Cremation or Removal: Burial, Date: February 15 1971, Place of Burial or Cremation: Burnaby, B.C., Name of Cemetery: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
    21. Undertaker Name: Mount Pleasant Chapel Ltd. Address: 306 E 11 Ave, Vancouver 10 B.C.
    Medical Certificate of Death
    22. Date of Death: February 11 @ 1:15 p.m. 1971
    23. I hereby certify that I attended deceased from January 25th 1971 to February 11th 1971, and last saw her alive on February 11th 1971
    Cause of Death - Disease or condition directly leading to death: Acute Coronary Occlusion, due to (or as a consequence of) Arteriosclerotic Hearth Disease
    - Other significant conditions contributing to the death: Non-psychotic Organic Brain Syndrome with Circulatory Disturbance
    24. If a woman, did the death occur either during pregnancy or within 90 days following pregnancy? No
    25. (a) Was there a recent surgical operation? No, (b) Date of operation: -, (c) State findings of operation: -, (d) Was there an autopsy? No, 26. n/a
    27. Signed by: C W Hunter, Designation: M.D. Address: Valleyview Hospital, Essondale, B.C., Date: February 11th 1971
    28. Print name of Doctor: Dr. C. W. Hunter, 29. Notations: none
    30. I hereby certify that the above return was made to me at New Westminster, February 16 1971, District Registration No. 377, Signature of Deputy District Registrar."