In Memory of



Obituary for Mildred Gaspar

(nee Bauer)

Passed away peacefully at Erie Shores Hospice on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at the age of 98.

Beloved wife of the late Matthew Gaspar (2003). The last of her generation, Mildred was predeceased by her parents Ernest and Margaret Bauer, her dear sister Helen and husband Murray Vetor, her brother-in-law Leslie Gaspar and wife Margaret, her niece Marion Hussey, and her great-nephew Keith Bradt. Special aunt to Judy and the late Wilber Brett of Essex, Patricia Vetor-Gatto and Bill Gatto of Amherstburg; Doctors Sandra and David Wood of Nanaimo, BC; and Doctors David and Laurie Gaspar of Denver, CO. Mildred will be dearly missed by many great nieces and nephews.

Known as Millie to her friends at Iler Lodge Rest Home, Mildred was affectionately known as Aunt Minnie to her great nieces and nephews. She was raised on the 3rd Concession (Renaud Line) of Maidstone Township, married Metty Gaspar in 1948, and spent the next 55 years farming on County Road 8, Rochester Township. Mildred was a formidable card player right to the end and loved to participate in all activities offered at the rest home.

A private family service has taken place, Rev. Carl Emke officiating. Interment at Woodslee United Church Cemetery. In kindness, memorial donations to the Woodslee United Church and Erie Shores Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Kennedy Funeral Home Ltd. (519-776-7378) 128 Talbot St. North, Essex entrusted with the arrangements. You may send your condolences online at

A link is available to make donations to the Erie Shores Hospice (Erie Shores Hospital Foundation). We have provided the mailing address for the church:
Woodslee United Church
2616 Belle River Road
Woodslee, Ontario
N0R 1V0