Cassady, Anne Marie
March 30, 1924 – March 6, 2015
Anne Marie Cassady (nee: Friday) passed away peacefully March 6, 2015 at The Harrison Full Care Home in Elim Village, Surrey. She was 90 years old. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, David, son Christopher (Michele) of Calgary, son Thomas Felber of Lopez, Washington, grandchildren Emma, Logan and Fiora Felber, brother and sisters Norman Campbell (Ethel), Janice Richardson and Janet Pillion, sister-in-law Charilyn Campbell and nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by son Mark Felber, brother Richard Campbell and sister Chloris Mekons. Anne was born March 30, 1924 in Elkhart, Indiana and was adopted
at 5 days of age by loving parents George and Marie Friday. At 65 years of age Anne received a letter saying she had five half-sisters and brothers. It came as a complete surprise. She met her new found family, visiting several times over the following years. In Elkhart High school she was an honour student, a member of Mensa and played the Double Bass in the school orchestra. She also played the Piano. Anne graduated from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky with a BA in Music. For 70 years Anne performed on the Double Bass with various music groups including the Vancouver Philharmonic and Victoria Civic Orchestras. She was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, an International Music Fraternity for Women. Anne was a loving, nurturing mother to her sons and grandchildren. She had a strong social conscience and voiced her opinion in letters and in person. Her hearty melodious laugh is dearly missed. She loved gardening and grew a veggie garden every summer. Her home and garden was alive with flowers. Camping and traveling were also a joy. The family wishes to thank the Nursing and Caregivers Staff at Brookside Lodge and the Harrison Home in Surrey for their loving care during her final four years of life following a stroke. She is at peace. Donations to the BC Heart and Stroke foundation are appreciated. A private celebration of life will be held.