Catherine “Prady” Dever Wood, 73, of Cary died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, May 3. To the many who loved her, she was known as Mum, Cathy, Catherine, Haywood and finally, when she became a grandmother, “Prady”.
She was born to the late William and Dorothy Dever in 1941 in Montreal, Quebec. She grew up having a great time dancing to Elvis and living up the Montreal night life with her many friends.
Prady lived in Montreal, New York, England, and Florida before making her home in Cary, North Carolina. She spent many years plying her trade as a bookkeeper, moving on to work the jewelry counter at Target and then retiring. Her life’s work was raising not only her own children and grandchildren, but many of their friends, who also consider themselves one of “Prady’s kids.”
She will be remembered by family and friends for her love of Bingo, Cheetos, all things chocolate, late-night waffles, and family poker games. Mostly, she will be remembered for her incredible wisdom, kindness, generosity, and her unfailing sense of humor.
Prady is survived by her brother, William Dever of Calgary, Alberta; Sister, Doreen Stokes of Brantford, Ontario; Her four children: Joe Wood of Oviedo, Florida; Jacquie Richards of Cary; Sally Wood of Portland, Maine; and Tina Summerford of Bothell, Washington; and her five grandchildren: Drake, Kerrick, Emmy, Kellan and Tucker.
A celebration of Prady’s life will be held at her daughter's home on Monday evening May 6th from 6-8:30 pm.
Prady will be interred in Winter Park, Florida next to her son Jimmy. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Make a Wish Foundation.