‘Much loved’ Gallions Reach Shopping Centre manager dies aged 43

Catherine Goddard, manager of Gallions Reach Shopping Centre, has died from cancer aged 43

Catherine Goddard, manager of Gallions Reach Shopping Centre, has died from cancer aged 43 - Credit: Archant

Tributes have been paid to prominent businesswoman Catherine Goddard, manager of Gallions Reach Shopping Park for the past six years, following her death from cancer aged 43.

Catherine was a supporter of Cancer Research UK, backing fundraising initiatives for the charity

Catherine was a supporter of Cancer Research UK, backing fundraising initiatives for the charity - Credit: Archant

Mum-of-one Catherine, who was a supporter of the Newham Chamber of Commerce, died as a result of the disease earlier this month. She leaves behind son Ben, 18.

During her lifetime, Catherine backed fundraising campaigns for Cancer Research UK having seen her mother succumb to breast cancer and herself battling the disease. She was also a keen supporter of St Francis Hospice in Romford.

John James, executive secretary at Newham Chamber of Commerce, said Catherine “always had a smile and a joke and will be sadly missed”, adding: “She had a very proactive outlook to her tenants needs and really cared about her community.”

A spokesman for Gallions Reach, Beckton, described Catherine as a “well respected and much loved member of the team” and said she would be “greatly missed” by colleagues and friends.


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“Our thoughts and sympathies are with her family at this difficult time,” he added.

Catherine’s funeral is due to take place next week.

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