It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wendy Marlene Cassady. Wendy passed away peacefully on Friday, May 11, 2018 with her family at her side. Our deepest condolences go out to her family and friends. If you would like to pay your respects, a celebration of Wendy’s life will be held on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Glenwood Funeral Home, 52356 Range Road 232, Sherwood Park, Alberta. More details can be found in Wendy’s Arbor Memorial Obituary.
One of Wendy’s fondest memories when starting a life in Camrose with her husband, Noel, and two daughters, was living down the street from Noel’s grandfather, Chester Ronning. Cassady and her daughters would often accompany Ronning on drives through the country, supplemented by stories from his time in China. At the heart of Ronning’s international stories of grandeur were friendships.
The Cassady family established The Wendy Cassady Memorial Fund, an ongoing grant that supports the Ronning Centre’s International Fellows Program. More details on Wendy’s connection to Ronning and the Wendy Cassady Memorial Fund can be read in A Family’s Legacy: The Wendy Cassady Memorial Fund, a story in the 2018 Augustana Report to the Community.