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CASORSO, Muriel Florence

December 3, 1922 — September 16, 2013

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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Prayer Service
Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 pm

September 27th at 11:30 am

St. Charles Garnier Church

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Service Details

The prayer service for CASORSO, Muriel Florence is scheduled for Thursday, September 26th at 7:00 pm at located at 3645 Benvoulin Rd, Kelowna, BC .

The service for CASORSO, Muriel Florence is scheduled for September 27th at 11:30 am. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

St. Charles Garnier Church

3645 Benvoulin Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Domenic and Lina Rampone says:

    To the Casorso family,

    Another angel has gone to Heaven.We shall never forget her wisdom and love of life. Thinking of you all. Hugs Domenic and Lina Rampone

  • Clayton Bouchard says:

    The Bouchard family sends their condolences at this difficult time. We loved Muriel so much. See you on the 27th.

  • Cynthia and Josh Fowler (Rampone) says:

    Heaven gained a beautiful angel, may you cherish the memories. All our love xoxo

  • Barb Drake says:

    Dear Chris and family,

    Sending you our sympathy and will keep you in our thoughts in the days to come. Barb, Scott, Austin, Spencer & Elise

  • Thalheimer Family says:

    To all the Family,

    Please accept our heartfelt and sincerest condolences on your loss.

    Peace, Prayers and Blessings from our Family to yours at this time.

  • Theresa Shaver says:

    My deepest sympathies to the entire family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Al and Judy Beeton says:

    We wish to express out sincere sympathy in the passing of your Mother and Grandmother. Trust that to know that we are here and we care will some pain in your sorrow.

  • Carrie Weeks says:

    Dear Robert and John and family

    My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. It was always a pleasure meeting with her when she came in to see Mr. Tinker
    Carrie Weeks

  • Monica Burbank says:

    Margie and family, Your angel in Heaven is shining down on you. Your Mom leaves a big gap in your family. Thinking of you.
    Monica Burbank

  • Tim Lenardon says:

    Dear Robbie, Nadene and family,
    We are very sorry for your loss thinking of all you.
    Take Care
    Tim,Angie,Brady and Elizabeth

  • Kathy & Tun Wong says:

    Dear Margie, We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your mother. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and the entire Casorso family at this very difficult time.
    Our thoughts & prayers are with you. Love Kathy & Tun

  • Diana Cattarello (Henderson) says:

    Dear Casorso Family,

    Wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time.
    Your dear Mom was such a huge part of all your lives,blessed with the longevity to witness all your successes and welcome all your children as such a loving Grandmother.May your many memories of such a wonderful,giving person be of comfort to you all. I sure enjoyed bringing my Mom over each Winter for a lengthy visit and catching up on all your lives and all the photos she would share with us. Hugs, Diana

  • Nancy Nee LeBeau says:

    To all you kids that are all grown up and I remember being at at your house playing. We just lost our mother also.
    My thoughts are with you, and I pray you are all doing good.
    Mrs Nancy Sadownik

  • Koller and Lang family says:

    You have a special place in our thoughts and prayers today,and a special place in our hearts always.We will all miss this beautiful woman. Sincere condolences.
    All our love,Jayne,Hugo, Mark and Janet Lang

  • Phil Olinger says:

    Our deepest condolences to the Casorso family on the passing of your Mother. Hoping memories will help to heal the loss you feel. The love you shared will keep her alive in your hearts forever.
    From the Olinger family

  • Debbie Henderson says:

    Dear Fran and family,

    Your Mom became a part of my life 47 years ago. I always enjoyed vising with her and munching on snowdrop cookies! She was a lovely lady and so easy to converse with.

    I am heartbroken for all of you with the loss of your dear Mom. I will always remember her.

    Hugs, Debbie

  • Kelowna Right to Life Society says:

    Dear Casorso Family,

    The Board of Directors of the Kelowna Right to Life Society offers its condolensces for your loss. Muriel was a much appreciated member of our Society and she will be dearly missed. Without a doubt she is basking in the immeasurable rewards of heaven for her efforts here on Earth. May God comfort you all in this difficult time.

  • Debbie Henderson says:

    Dear Fran and family,

    I met your Mom 47 years ago and she has been a part of my life since. I loved to visit her and munch on her famous snowdrop cookies! She was so easy to converse with.

    I am heartbroken for all of you with the loss of your dear Mom. She will be sorely missed. May you all find comfort that she is in heaven with your Dad.

    Hugs, Debbie

  • Lawrence Casorso says:

    My wife and I met this wonderful lady and her husband many years ago on a trip to Canada. I was sorry to hear of August’s passing and now to accidentally come across this sad news on the net. She remembered me through the years with a Christmas card and with news that s he thought might interest me. My condolences to her family.
    Larry Casorso
    Westminster, Colorado

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