Gertrude, Eleanor HENKEL


Gertrude Eleanor

October 2, 1922-May 20, 2006

Gert passed away peacefully at Yucalta Lodge in Campbell River on May 20, 2006. She is survived by her sons Ralph (Perla) of Port McNeil, John of Sayward, Garry of Quadra Island and daughter Garcia (David) of Cranbrook and her brother George (Pat) Cassidy of Campbell River. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jason, Lorne, Samuel, Randel, Michelle, Julie, Bradley, Jodi, Sara, Alisia and Krystal and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was predeceased by her husband Bert in 1984, her parents, father George Cassidy Sr. (1985) mother Janet Cassidy (1990) her sister Christina (1992) her son Donald (2002) and daughter in law Ruth (2005).

Gert was born in Nanaimo and moved to Campbell River in 1945 where she resided until 1966 and then moved to Victoria until 1987. She then returned to Campbell River to live out the rest of her life.

She became well known throughout the community for her long daily walks. She was a soft hearted, kind spirited woman and was well loved by all the knew her and will be deeply missed.

The family would like to thank Dr(s) Smit and Wood and a special thank you to Dr. Ross (retired) who Mom never forgot. Many thanks to the group home people she stayed with over the years. A heartfelt thank you to all the nurses and staff at Yucalta Lodge, Altrusa Club, the Beacon Club, Mental Health workers and other friends for your care and love for Mom over the years. It was greatly appreciated. Also a special thank you to Sam Henderson for making the urn.

She is resting peacefully now.

A Memorial Service will take place at Yucalta Lodge, 555-2nd Avenue, Campbell River on Saturday, June 3, 2006 at 1:00p.m.


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