Muriel Florence Casorso

Muriel Florence Casorso


Cherished family

matriarch, and much loved wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus, Monday September 16, 2013

in Kelowna, BC.

Born Muriel Florence Haines, on December 3, 1922 in Penarth, South Wales, she was the youngest of three

children. She met her

beloved husband

August at a dance during WWII and they married

in St. Mary’s Church in Evesham, England on

November 23, 1944. Muriel immigrated to Canada in

1945 where she and August raised their seven children

and operated the family heritage farm in Kelowna, BC.

She was active in music ministry at Immaculate Conception Parish and was a member of the Catholic Women’s League for over 50 years.  She was involved as a reader and

Eucharistic minister at St. Charles Garnier Parish for

many years. She enjoyed her dogs, reading, playing crib, baking, and entertaining her many friends. She will be

remembered most for her genuine love and commitment

to her family and her devotion to her Catholic faith.

Predeceased by her husband August Casorso, parents

Albert and Florence Haines, brother Charles Haines,

sister Kath (Roger Wyatt) and nephew Derek Haines. 

Muriel is survived by her seven children: Margaret (Bill) Duff, Bernadette (Dick) Beetlestone, Christine (Tom) Schmidt, Frances (Cary) Larsen, Joan Casorso

(Tony Mauro), John (Ana) Casorso, Robert (Nadene)

Casorso, 20 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren,

and 1 great, great grandchild.  Muriel is also survived by

her sister in law, Iris Haines and her sister’s son: Ron (Bev) Wyatt and her nephews and nieces; Judy, Edna, Helen, Beverly, Don, Robert, Jeannine and their families.

Prayers will be recited Thursday,September 26th at

7:00 pm at St. Charles Garnier Church, 3645 Benvoulin Rd with the Mass of Christian Burial to follow on

September 27th at 11:30 am at St. Charles Garnier Church.  Internment is to follow in the Immaculate Conception

Catholic Cemetery on Casorso Rd.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Dr. Mike

Bobyn, Dr. Adams, Hospice House and the nursing staff

at KGH for their compassionate care. Donations in memory of Muriel may be made to St. Vincent de Paul (St. Charles Garnier) or Central Okanagan Hospice House.

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