Cathy Nystrom awarded Lake of Bay’s Bob Palmer Community Service Award


At the Dwight Winter Carnival pancake breakfast yesterday, Cathy Nystrom was awarded the Bob Palmer Memorial Award for Outstanding Community Service.

Nystrom’s roots on Lake of Bays are deep – her family settled on Seabreeze Road in 1907. Cathy has been a pillar of the Lake of Bays community all her life, selflessly dedicating her personal time helping the community through outstanding community service and humanitarian deeds.

Cathy Nystrom’s compassion and humanitarianism is an inspiration to all in the community. She has dedicated her time to countless charities, and is a dedicated, selfless volunteer and community builder. Her exceptional contributions to Dwight and area through her substantial and varied volunteer service and humanitarian aid to others embodies the principles and spirit of the Bob Palmer Award for exceptional community service.


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  1. It is our great pleasure to call Cathy a friend- a wonderful selfless friend to all and a great contributor to the Lake of Bays community. Congratulations my friend on receiving a well-deserved honour. Hugs from M&P xo

  2. Audrey Whittem on

    Congratulation Cathy. You are a very special lady always giving and helping people. You sure deserve this award. Again congratulations.

  3. Congratulations to our dear friend, Cathy Nystrom. You are so deserving of this award! The Lake of Bays community is so fortunate to be the recipient of your many and selfless volunteer hours. Hugs, Mary Ray and Ray

  4. Cathy is an inspiration to us all!! She is always thinking of others and helping the community in so many ways! A very well deserved award for a woman we are proud to call an amazing friend!

  5. Thanks to all of you for all the kind words and all the hard work. If it weren’t for your love and respect for my mom, she wouldn’t have received this very prestigious reward.

    My gratitude to you all.. Steve Nystrom

  6. Frances Botham on

    Congratulations to Cathy Nystrom! What a beautiful person in every sense of the word. During the 16 years that I was chairperson of the Animal Shelter for Huntsville, Cathy contributed countless hours of volunteerism as well as significant donations. She never faltered in her support. I respect her wisdom, admire her tenacity and love her spirit. A great lady,

  7. Both my husband and I think the world of Cathy and admire her so much. She is such a loving and kind person who is truly an inspiration to us all. We are honored to call Cathy our friend. Congratulations! …….Patti & Mick Parker

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