Posted: July 24th, 2021

Dr. Gamil Cassis

1926 – 2021

Dr. Gamil Cassis of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Mrs. Wedad Cassis, passed away at the Chinook Regional Hospital, on Monday, July 19, 2021, at the age of 94 years.

Dr. Gamil Cassis was born in Cairo Egypt on December 10th, 1926. After graduating from Cairo Medical School in 1954, he married Wedad El Masry. He was later awarded a Bright scholarship for a surgical residency in Brooklyn, New York. Dad and mom eventually returned to Egypt where dad worked as a chief surgeon and later as the director of a missionary hospital in Cairo.

In 1974, the family immigrated to Canada where he re-interned as a family physician in Calgary. The family eventually settled in Lethbridge where he practised medicine.

He is survived by his wife Wedad, his son Rashed (Diane) Cassis, his daughter Dr. Mona Gamil Cassis (David Cavilla), his precious and beloved grandchildren Chris and Laura Cassis of Edmonton and Joey and Jasmine Cavilla of Lethbridge, his brothers Nabil, Rawhy, and Dr. Awny Cassis and their families, his sister Celine and her family.

He was predeceased by his beloved son Rafik Cassis and his parents Fayez and Marie Cassis, his brother Father Munir, his sisters Emily, Alice, Clemence, and Sister Viola.

He enjoyed playing chess, backgammon, painting, playing the violin, working on jigsaw puzzles, and above all playing with his grandchildren.

Despite being retired for many years, he is still fondly remembered by many of his patients. He will always be remembered by all who knew him as an amazing, gentle human being with exceptional compassion.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at OUR LADY OF THE ASSUMPTION ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, with Father Kevin Tumback, celebrant.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

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2 Condolences for “CASSIS, Gamil”

  1. Drs Brian and Mary Searby says:

    Dr. Gamil Cassis, Gamil, was an highly respected colleague of ours during our working years at St. Michael’s Hospital, We were anaesthesiologists and Gamil was often there to provide excellent assistance to the surgeons.
    We really liked Gamil, and he and I, Mary, shared enjoyment of the jigsaw puzzles, and I was able to pass along a particular beautiful one of Madonna and Child by some old master.He found that one quite a challenge! Gamil was a true gentleman and will be greatly missed.
    We offer Wedad and the family our deepest symathy.
    Mary and Brian Searby,

  2. Khadaryna and Hernandez family says:

    Dr.Cassis was the first doctor my family had when we moved to Canada in 1989. I was 11 but remember him fondly. Sorry for your family’s loss.

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