Winnifred Morrissey

(nee Grogan, O’Rourke, Kennedy)

November 24, 1923 ~ November 3, 2011

With heartfelt sadness, we announce the passing of Winnifred Casterman on November 3, 2011 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Born November 24, 1923 in Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Winn was predeceased by her daughter, Patricia Ann (1971); husband, Francis H. O’Rourke (1981); second husband, William Kennedy (1998); and son, Dennis (2007). She is survived by her husband, Lucien Casterman; her daughters: Mary Mejlholm (Helge) of Nanaimo and Louise O’Rourke Wallwork (Paul) of Maple Ridge B.C.; son, Timothy O’Rourke (Shelagh) of Maple Ridge B.C.; brother, John Grogan (Joan) of Edmonton AB; niece, Judy Litton (Guy) and nephew, Will McLeod (Diana) of Nanaimo, as well as her beloved grandchildren: Lucienne, Danielle (Ty), Karl (Mariel), Sonja and Erin, “Nana’s Kids.”

The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Dr. Forrester and Dr. Helinki and the 5th floor nursing staff for their wonderful care of Mom.

Winn touched the lives of so many people with her vivacious “joie de vivre” and generosity of spirit and time. She will be forever cherished by many friends and relatives.

A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Trinity Ecumenical Centre, 6234 Spartan Rd., Nanaimo. Prayers were held at Trinity on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice, in Winn’s memory.

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