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BIOGRAPHY - CATHERINE ANN HORKAN
Cathy in Paris France
Cathy in the Louvre,
Paris France

Catherine Ann Horkan was born in 1948 to Patrick Joseph Horkan and Winifred Horkan in West Yorkshire, England.  She attended local public schools until the age of sixteen and became a secretary in local government.

Cathy as she became known married Michael Harrison and Simon Edward Harrison was born in 1973.  Simons name was changed to Jones in 1980.

Cathy met Francois Napoleon Jones at the City of Bradford Metropolitan Council when he started a pioneering project to replace the centralized typing pools with word processing systems.  Cathy was a typing pool supervisor and Francois the project leader for the project.  They soon fell in love and both separated from their respective spouses and set up home in a small flat in Shipley, Bradford.

Francois and Cathy set up a company, Business Information Techniques in 1978, in Keighley with their accountant Keith Balmforth selling seminars which Francois designed in his spare time in Information Technology.

 
  Cathy and Francois in the breafast room
in West Yorkshire
They married in 1980 and had three children, Ruth Francoise Jones, Rachael Francoise Jones in 1980 and Mark Francois Jones in 1982.  The business changed in 1980 when Francois commenced designing expert systems full time and grew and they bought a large mansion in Heaton Bradford in 1981 in which the family lived for over twenty years.

During this time the company grew and shrank several times reflecting the changes in the computer technology and trends.  Francois spent more and more time away from home, visiting overseas clients and became an alcoholic. 

 
  Cathy with Adam, Ruth Rachael and Mark with
the Cathedral in Minorca Spain in the background

The couple drifted apart and separated in 1999 and were divorced in 2002.

 

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  Barbara May Gammons
  Catherine Ann Horkan
  Laurette Engela
  Sheryll Principe Navor

CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN
  Simon Edward Harrison Jones
  Adam Francois Jones
  Ruth Francoise Jones
  Rachael Francoise Mackenzie
  Mark Francois Jones
  Jaunique Jones
  Ferdinand Napoleon Holland Mackenzie
  Winifried Francoise Annis Mackenzie
  Maria Selena Francoise Navor Jones

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12 July 2010
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