June 17, 1924 ~ July 28, 2011

Joseph Cass 87, of Nanaimo, passed away on July 28, 2011 on fourth floor at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Joe was born in Wigton, England and travelled with his family to Vancouver Island at one year of age.

Joseph enlisted with the Canadian Military on September 4, 1941 and served until February 2, 1946. Joseph served in Canada, England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany in the Sixth Anti-tank Regiment and the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Unit. Joseph also served in the Canadian Scottish Regiment of the Army Militia Service from May 1953 – September 1958. As a dedicated member of the Branch 10 Legion for more than 60 years Joseph held the position of Zone Commander and President. A beloved husband, father and grandfather, Joseph is predeceased by sisters; Marjorie, Mary and Minnie; brother John and son Donald (1991). He leaves to mourn his wife of 62 years Mildred, son Alan Cass (Leslie), daughters Kathryn Cass (John), Carolyn Coleman (Kirk), brother, William Cass (Gwen), grandchildren, Jennifer, Steven, Daniel, Kelsey, Eliza and Jesse, great grandchildren Brody and Kaden, and many nieces and nephews.

Service to commemorate Joseph’s life will be at 1:00, August 20, 2011 at the Branch 10 Legion Hall, 129 Harewood Rd., Nanaimo. In Lieu of Flowers please make donations to The Queen Alexandra Foundation Janeece Place, Victoria BC or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon.

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