Lulu Yvonne Case (Bessey) R.N.

June 26, 1930 to May 28, 2021

Obituary

Passed peacefully away on May 28, 2021 at Kenny’s Pond Retirement Residence, Lu Case at aged 90 years. Predeceased by Bert Case, her husband of fifty-seven years. Leaving to celebrate her life, her daughter Pamela Cooper, her sons James (Cindy) and George (Rosalie), grandchildren Emily Case (Colin Greene), Josh Case, Christopher Cooper, Stephen Cooper and Julia Case, great-granddaughter Charlotte Greene, and her dear friend and companion Pearce Penney. Also leaving behind a wide circle of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Special thanks to Dr. Pat O’Shea and the staff of Kenny’s Pond Retirement Community for their exemplary care and compassion. At Lu’s request, cremation has taken place. Visitation and funeral service prior to interment at Mount Pleasant Cemetery will follow at a later date when Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lu’s name to the General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship Fund (2 Bindon Place, St. John’s, NL, A1A 5B8). 

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To Jim and families. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. A lovely lady who always had a smile..

To Pam and your family, so sorry to hear about your mother. I have not seen you or her in many years but remember her fondly now as I recall the visits to Glasgow when you moved there, a world away from Springdale! Warm memories!

Pam, James, George and Families:
I was so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. My memory of her through Gower Street United is that of a very warm and gentle lady. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Karen Smith (Pottle)

Pam, Jim, George and families, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was an amazing lady who always had time (and cookies) for all of us kids in the neighborhood. I especially remember her calling out to me when I was going too high on the swings behind your house on Glasgow and nursing my scrapes and bruises when I inevitably fell off! She was a wonderful kind-hearted person who always made you feel special. I hope your happy memories bring you comfort now and in the days ahead.

What a marvellous read through of the condolences for your Mom, Pam and family and friends. She sounded like a truly rounded individual. Admired by many, workers, students, residents and their visitors. Obviously , she brightened many lives with her compassion, cheerfulness, and work ethic.
I can only imagine how great the loss is for you all. I know that she will live on in your stories and your continued interactions with the world around you.
Pam, I now have a full insight to your true nature, which is upbeat, engaging, cheerful, and focused. She has given you wonderful gifts, and I trust these will sustain you through this particular year of personal grief and loss.
Wishing you all the best of times together, and keeping those beautiful lives shimmering about you.

Jim and Family
Although I did not know your mom it is never easy when a mother passes, and hopefully your great memories of her will help you at this time. May she RIP

To all members of the Case Family

I will miss seeing your Mom sitting near the door at the dining room at Kenny’s Pond. She always had a wave and a beautiful smile. I used to have great chats with her as well pre-COVID.
I know she had quite a career in nursing , and that she will be missed by my Mom and others at Kenny’s Pond. Thinking of you all. Cherish the great memories

To: Jim and Family
My condolences on your mother’s passing. Rest in Peace

Jim and Family,

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

To Pamela, James, George and families,
We got to know Lu when we visited my mother Doreen Facey at Kenny”s Pond, we had some interesting chats together.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time
Anthea and Michael Donnan.

Jim and family
So sorry for your loss. I fondly remember working with your mom at the General , forthright but always pleasant. Sincere condolences.

To Pam and family,
I am sorry to hear about your mother. She and your Dad were a wonderful couple. I was a little in awe of your Mom – she was a force. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time..

Jim and family. Sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Prayers and thoughts are with you all. Rest in Peace.

I met Lu in 2012 when I started to host painting class at Kennyspond.

She was always a joy to have in class or to just meet in the hall is she was unable to attend that day.

Lovely lady, fantastic smile and always ready with a warm hug.

I will miss you.

To Pam & family,
I am so sorry to hear the sad news.
Mrs. Case was a wonderful role model to me early in my career. Her professionalism wrapped in her warm and caring personality was an inspiration to us all.
I have never forgotten all that she taught me by her example.

To Jim, Pam and George
Our condolences on the passing of your mother. She was a major cog in the wheel of Newfoundland Health care at the General. She was always happy to see friends of her children working their careers at the General. I remember visits on Springdale St and Glasgow Place, always very kind and generous. When I saw her at Kenny’s Pond she seemed to be involved in all the activities. A life well lived . Take Care
Ean and Jane Parsons

Jim and family.
So sorry for your loss. Your mother was a lovely person. I enjoyed chatting with her when I ran into her at Kenny’s Pond. I will miss her.
Condolences from Karen and I.

Jim, Cindy and family, very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom Jim. Sincere condolences.

Dear Jim and family – so sorry for your loss condolences to all of you.

Pam & family, so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was a gifted nurse & a wonderful friend. Lu would have had some interesting thoughts and comments about this pandemic, given her specialty in infection control. Sincere condolences to you all. May she rest in peace.

Dear Pam, Jim, George and families,
I read with sadness of your mom’s death but also many smiles at the wonderful life she lived and her impact on so many throughout her life as a nurse, mother, grandmother, community volunteer and tireless church member. I always looked for her smile and bright eyes at Kenny’s Pond when we visited Dr. Pitt. I like to think she has joined Mrs. Pitt, Rita, Bernice and that great, ever-widening Gower (Portugal Cove Unit) UCW in the sky. Janet Miller Pitt and family

Jim, Pam and George, I am so sorry about your mom’s passing.

I am very saddened to hear that my LuLu has passed on, during my work at Kenny’s Pond LuLu was indeed one of the most loved residents form my first encounter to my last every memory has and all ways will be cherished. May you Rest In Peace.
Pat

Jim, Cindy and family, Angie and I were saddened to hear of the passing of your mother. Jim mentioned that she wasn’t well, she is at peace now after a beautiful long life. Treasure those precious memories.
Sandy & Angie Gibbons

So sorry to hear of Lulu’s passing. Lu always acknowledged our singing legionnaires when we visited Kenny’s Pond. So many good memories of Bert and Lulu as Bert was a value member of our group. May she Rest In Peace.

Deep condolences to Pam and family. Mrs. Case was a lovely lady whom I got to know throughout university and med school with her daughter Pam. She was always welcoming and supportive and got a great chuckle out of some of the crazy things we did. The last time I saw her she gave me a big hug, wished me well in life and said it was not likely she would see me again. She was right. RIP Mrs.. C.

I also worked with Lu at the old General Hospital and she was in Lab City during the 5 years I lived there, 1980 till . 1985 at Capt. William Jackman. She was such a sweet lady. Sincere condolences to her family and friends.

I was so saddened to hear of LuLu’s passing. Oh, the wonderful memories of working with her at the Old General Hospital. She was truly a great professional and yet we shared many laughs. Lu was the first person that introduced me to the phrase, “verbal diarrhea”. Visited her at her home in St. John’s as well as in Salmon Cove. Thanks for the memories my friend and now Rest In Peace.

I served on several committees with Lu in The Girl Guides. My association with her spans a couple of decades. She was dedicated, thorough, competent and always patient. I have nothing but good memories.

I used to enjoy having a chat with your Mom when I visited my Mother at Kenny’s Pond. They both shared the same birthday.
She was a lovely lady.

Jim, Cindy and families so sorry to hear of your moms passing. Know she was ill this past week. She is at rest now. Will miss her saying hello at Kenny’s Pond. Cherish the memories.
Susan and Stephen Pike

We are saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. We have wonderful memories of her and your father. She lived her life fully, and shared her kindness and compassion to those around her. May the memories of happy times bring you comfort.

On behalf of the General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association, I wish to extend to Mrs. Case’s family our deepest sympathy at her recent passing. When we once again resume our annual Alumni dinner, Mrs. Case will be remembered in the Roll Call and moment of silence for deceased graduates. Her name will be recorded in the General Hospital School Of Nursing Memorial Book of Graduates. Sincerely, Jeanette Walsh, on behalf of Robert Meadus, President , General Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association

To Mrs. Case’s Family,
I met Mrs. Case at kenny’s Pond and spoke with her many times when I was there visiting my Mom and Stepdad, Ron and Florence Torraville (both deceased now). I really enjoyed my chats with her and I have copies of her poetry books that she used to sell at the sales at Kenny’s Pond. She will certainly be missed especially by Mr. Penney who was such a wonderful companion for her. God Bless you all.

Pam, Jim, George and families

Sad to hear of the passing of your mom. I remember her from my residency days on neurosurgery at the HSC. Always a pleasure to talk to her in the corridor and a huge part of the team. From what I hear, a full life and well spent. .

Pam, Jim, George and families. Sincere condolences
on the passing of your mom.. Your lifetime of precious memories will bring comfort during this very sad time.

To Lulu’s family, sincere sympathy at this sad time .we shared a life long friendship and it was always a pleasure to chat and remember happy memories. cherish her love

To Lulu’s Family
Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mother. She made many visits to the General Hospital Microbiology Lab where I worked as a Laboratory Technologist. She was very highly regarded in her role as the Infection Control Nurse and I’m sure her investigative prowess resolved and prevented many infections from devastating numerous patients. Rest In Peace, Dear Lu
Gail (Newell) Norris (Micro Lab., General Hospital)
Dave Norris ( Human Resources, General Hospital)

To the Case family,
We are saddened to hear of the passing of your mom and grandmother. She was a cherished friend of my parents, Patsy and Lloyd Chafe and we remember her well to be a kind and warm presence.

Our sincere condolences,
Doug and Joanne Chafe

Pam, Jim, George and families,
I was saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. It was always a treat to chat with her over the years. I have fond memories of spending time at your home on Glasgow Place in the 70’s. I know you will miss her a great deal.
Thinking of you all,
Paula

Pam and family

Please accept our condolences upon your mom’s passing. What a sad time for you. We are keeping you in our thoughts.

Heidi and Dick Janes

Pam and family

Please accept our condolences upon your mom’s passing. It’s such a sad time for you. We are keeping you in our thoughts.

Heidi and Dick Janes

Jim, Cindy and family so very sorry for your loss

To Lu’s family,
We were saddened to learn today of your mother/grandmother’s passing and send you our deepest sympathy. We have fond memories of her through Gower Street United Church (especially Shirley in UCW).
Henry and Shirley Andrews (OttawaO

Dearest Pam , Chris and Steve , I am very sorry for the passing of your mom and grandmother . I had the pleasure of spending a great deal of time with Lu on her many visits to Ontario. She loved all of you very much . Lu you lived a wonderful long life . Eternal rest my dear !
Love Jo

To Lulu’s Family
Please know how sorry I am to hear of her passing. I have been singing for the residents of Kenny’s Pond for several years now and have gotten to know Lulu, as each evening we’d catch up after the music. The next time The Walsh Family is at Kenny’s, I’ll sing a special song for her.
Take care