Mildred Cass, 89, of Nanaimo BC passed peacefully from this world to go home to her Lord on June 20, 2013, at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Born December 16, 1923 on the farm near Drayton, Ontario she is predeceased by her parents, Mabel and Levi Flewwelling; sister, Ila Flewwelling; son, Donald Cass in 1991; and late husband of 62 years, Joseph Cass.
Mildred was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. After graduating as a Registered Nurse in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario in 1945 she ventured west to Vancouver Island. She and Joseph were married in 1949, they lived in many island towns and settled in Nanaimo, eventually enjoying many years in their dream home, “The Cassa Grande” at Piper’s Lagoon.
Mildred worked as a Registered Nurse at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. She was an avid bridge player and developed many close and lasting friendships with her “Ladies of the Afternoon.”
Mildred will be missed by her son, Alan (Leslie) Cass; daughters, Kathryn (John) Cass, Carolyn (Kirk) Coleman; sisters, Gladys Grey of Nanaimo BC, Lorene Bosomworth of Elmira Ontario; brother, John (Noreen) Flewwelling of Mississauga, Ontario; grandchildren: Jennifer (Kyle), Steven (Nicole), Daniel, Kelsey, Eliza and Jesse; great grandchildren, Brody and Kaden; as well as many nieces, nephews and good friends.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude, for the wonderful care provided to Mom, by the staff at Kiwanis Lodge and NRGH.
A celebration of Mildred’s life will be held at Brechin United Church, 1998 Estevan Rd, Nanaimo, BC on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm. Reception will follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of choice.