I send my condolences to you and to your family during this time of sorrow. The Bible gives a real hope and it promises that your loved one will soon come back to life again in a beautiful, peaceful paradise on the earth. (John 5:28, 29)
Through Mike, I met the fabulous Kassner Clan and had the pleasure of having occasional tea and cookies in her sun room on Belmont St. She would call me her 4th son - a compliment I'll not forget. Due to Covid, all of our visiting intentions have been dealt a severe blow; however, did get to help celebrate Trudy's last Birthday at the Col. By Residence in February. So pleased that I was able to participate. Her children and their offspring have been so blessed to have this accomplished Mother, Grandmother & Great Grandmother until this time. With Great Fondness, Ross & Carol Cowan, plus Trevor, Stephanie and Scott.
Trudy was ahead of her generation in social matters, which she and I loved to discuss. While family was her priority, there was a lot more to her world and I felt privileged to share it.
We lived next to Trudy for all the 18 years I spent in Ottawa during my childhood. I used to mow her lawn and shovel her drive, and she gave me $5 for each job. Those were my first paid gigs! She was always warm and generous and introduced our family to her family, making for great birthday and Christmas gatherings. Its been a while since I last saw her but my mother says she spent her last few years at the Colonel By well attended and in comfort. My condolences to all the family, you've lost a wonderful mother and grandmother, and the best neighbour I've ever had.
I am very grateful that I got the chance to know Trudy shortly after meeting Asheya. She is so deeply loved by her children and grandchildren.