July 6, 1923 – November 5, 2015
It is with sad hearts and so very many wonderful memories that we say goodbye to our beloved Wife, Mum and Grandma (GG), Great Grandma, Gwendolyn (Gwen) Cass. Mum passed away peacefully with family at her side November 5th, 2015.
Gwen is survived by her loving husband, William (Bill) and her four children, Sandra Bishop (Steve), Shirley Madarasz (Andy), Mike Cass (Wendy McKenzie), and Gwyni Cass (Jamie Walbourne) and Sandy Cass. Mum is also survived by her brother in England, Colin Fisher (Sheila). Mum will be forever loved and missed by her seven grandchildren Christian Madarasz (Tania), Sean Bishop, Nikki Ramsay (Quinn), Shannon Bishop, Michael Cass, Rachel Cass-Carmichael (Travis Carmichael) and Cassidy Walbourne (Chris) and many nieces and nephews. Mum was also blessed to have many loving great-grandchildren who will miss their GG greatly.
Mum loved spending time with her large family, especially the regular gatherings where she loved spoiling all the little ones with chocolate and ice-cream treats – strategically placed so the little ones could find easily.
Mum was born July 6th, 1923 in England and was a war veteran and very proud of the service she provided to her country. A war bride who came to Canada in 1946 aboard the SS Princess Letitia to join up with her new husband Bill and settle in Nanaimo and raise a loving family. Gwen (Mum) was a very generous person and will be remembered for her sharp wit and direct way of telling a story – always bringing a smile to our faces.
The family would like to thank the wonderful nurses at Nanaimo Regional General on the 5th Floor and the nurses in Palliative Care for her short time there; you certainly made Mum’s last days with us very comfortable.
At the wishes of Gwen and Bill, there will be no memorial service, but the family will have a private celebration of life to honour and remember our beloved Mum and Grandma. The family will gather at Swy-a-lana Lagoon at “their” bench that she loved very much.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Gwen may be made to a charity of your choice.