LIFELONG Catholic and devoted nurse Catherine Mary Diamantopolou, known as Kate, has died at the age of 73.

Kate was a lifelong, compassionate, and devoted Catholic who trained as a paediatric nurse at Guy's Hospital in the 1960s, rising to the role of sister.

She continued to work in healthcare in varying nursing roles — midwifery, community health visitor, accident and emergency and homeopathy.

She spent more than 30 years running low-cost or free homeopathy clinics in Brighton, Kenya, Australia and India, where she worked with Mother Theresa.

During the past five years Kate was an active member of the local Island community and ran a free drop-in homeopathic education workshop for members of the public every Saturday morning at Sandown Library.

Kate was an avid singer and gardener, previously a member of the choir and attending mass at St Mary’s in Ryde. More recently she worshipped at Quarr Abbey.

Kate was a well-loved, respected member of the natural health community locally, a valued friend and homeopath to many worldwide, known for her wealth of knowledge and wisdom, passion and devotion.

Kate suddenly died on November 15 at her home in Sandown.

A private family funeral will be held in Brighton.

Kate was a much loved mother and is survived by her two daughters, Helen and Rosie, and her son, Tom, who live in Brighton.

A mass will be said for Kate at Quarr Abbey.