June 10, 1920 – February 10, 2015
Natalie Fassett, age 94, passed away peacefully at the Gateby Nursing Home in Vernon, B.C .on February 10, 2015. She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends.
Natalie was born in North Dakota in 1920, but raised in Saskatchewan and Alberta. She married George Fassett in 1941 and settled near Reynaud, Sasatchewan. Together they raised three children: Merle Fassett, Francis Fassett and Virginia Dansereau. She is also survived by two daughters-in-law, six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
Natalie was a warm, loving woman who loved gardening and creating a myriad of beautiful handmade quilts, knit-wear and intricate crocheted items, all of which she shared with family and friends. She also enjoyed scratch cooking from grinding wheat for bread to picking wild berries for preserves. In her 50’s, she and George moved to Watrous, Saskatchewan where she worked as a cook at the Manitou Lodge whipping up delicacies such as cheese souffles and mile-high lemon meringue pies for the senior residents.
In her later years, she enjoyed dancing and travelling with her partner, Henry Hassman. After leaving Watrous, they resided in Regina for ten years. Neighbours will remember Natalie as a friendly individual who helped to organize cribbage games and who compassionately listened to anyone needing to talk.
The family extends heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Abbeyfield House in Vernon where she lived between 2009 and 2013 and to the attentive care aides and nurses at the Gateby Nursing Home who cared for her during the past year.
A service will held for Natalie at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Watrous, Saskatchewan on August 15, 2015. Donations on her behalf
may be made to the Alzheimer Society
in the province of choice.