Wednesday, October 13, 2010

R.I.P. Cathryn Curley

Caption: Cathryn Curley at the grand opening of the Family Justice Center in Feb. of 2009.

Cathryn Curley, Co-founder Safe Haven Shelter, Duluth passed away last night, Oct. 12 2010.

She was a pioneer in working to stop domestic violence. She worked to educate victims, offenders, law enforcement, the judicial system.

She was also a loving mother of two daughters and a friend to many.

The Echos of Peace Choir had planned to sing Held by Holy Angels to her at 7 p.m. on Oct. 12, but she passed just before that time. The choir sang by phone to one of her twin daughters. Many people in the choir knew Cathryn it was a solemn time, but a comfort for so many friends to be together and be able to sing this song together.

He daughter Abby wrote in Carthryn's website at

My wonderful, beautiful, courageous, strong, smart, loving, amazing mother lost her fight today. She died in the arms of Liza, Jeremy, my dad, and myself. She was not in any pain. The sadness is overwhelming for us. Liza and I are trying to find a way to cope...thank you for being by our sides for this journey. We will continue to lean on each other for support.

We will be in communication for future arrangements.


The Hillsider published a story written by Peggy Anderson about the Family Justice Center in the March 2009 issue and the Hillsider Blog. See the post with a photo of Cathryn and her quotes here:

Family Justice Center offers many services at one location

Oct. 18 Here is the obituary that ran in the Duluth News Tribune this weekend.

Here is another post that appeared on Perfect Duluth Day: R.I.P. Cathryn Curley Feminist Pioneer.