Catherine (née Paterson) McRae
Born: November 15, 1950
Died: April 30, 2014
The youngest of three children, Cathy (née Paterson) McRae was a top synchronized swimmer as a teenager in Winnipeg. In 1966, she claimed the Manitoba junior championship in solo synchronized swimming. (She came third in the senior competition at the same meet.)
She later owned a Vancouver travel agency and earned a psychology degree from the University of British Columbia followed by a master’s specializing in addiction from Antioch University New England of Keene, N.H.