Mary Catharine (Cassie) Stuart
Stuart- Mary Catharine (Cassie), passed away quietly on Thursday, July 21, 2022, surrounded by her family, at the Brantford General Hospital in her 98th year. Cassie is predeceased by her loving husband Donald Joseph (Stu) Stuart and survived by her 5 children, Ann (Robert) Lefebvre of Brantford, Donna Stuart of Brantford, Mark (Jennifer) Stuart of Oakville, Phil (Chris) Stuart of Powassan, and Mary (Mark) Anthony of Paris. Cassie is also survived by her grandchildren: Andy (Susan) Lefebvre, Eric (Marie) Lefebvre and Ian (Alexis) Lefebvre, Brock Stuart and Jessica (Brian) Stuart, John (Jessica) Stuart, Mary-Rose Stuart, and Sara (Kyle) Good, Jacob and Faith Anthony. Mom was also lucky enough to have some great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Emily, Nico and Estelle, Jackson, Finley and Emelyn. Cassie was predeceased by one grandchild, Lee Anna Marie Lefebvre (1981). She was Aunt to many nieces and nephews in the Stuart, Ronson and Alpaugh families. Cassie had a long healthy life. She was a very loving and caring mother and grandmother and will certainly be missed by her family.
Cassie was born in Hamilton, Ontario on February 10, 1925, and is predeceased by her parents Lewis and Roselle Alpaugh, she is also predeceased by her brothers Pat of Waterloo and Johnny of Ancaster. Cassie started her career at Bay State Abrasives in Brantford, Ontario and took on progressively more responsible roles until she retired to have her 5 children. Cassie continued to work as a bookkeeper for the family business, Stu-Art Display, which operated from Wood Street in Brantford until 1972 and then from Oakhill Drive in Brantford Township until Cassie and Stu retired in 1988. She was the treasurer at the St. Basil’s Parish Brantford Credit Union for many years. In her youth she taught Bridge at the YMCA. In retirement Cassie and Stu enjoyed RV camping in Michigan, Ontario and Texas, wintering in Texas for many years with a crowd of Brantford, retiree-campers. Cassie loved knitting, crocheting, golfing, board games, dancing and laughing. Cassie remained active after Stu’s death with her many friends at Smokey Hollow Estates. Cassie enjoyed playing darts, cards and shuffleboard and was proud of being one of the best dart players in the league. She will be missed by her many friends at Smokey Hollow in Brant County.
Special thanks to the BGH nurses on the 6th floor and the palliative care team, especially Melissa.
A private service will be taking place.
Donations in memory of Cassie to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice would be graciously acknowledged.
A tree will be planted in memory of Cassie in the Beckett-Glaves Memorial Forest.