Joseph Hiliarion Cassidy

May 25, 1948 – September 16, 2015

“Cass” as a lot of people knew him passed away Sept. 16, 2015 after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Cass was second child born to Aileen and Joseph Leo Cassidy, in Sudbury Ont. May 25, 1948. He had six brothers and sisters, Aileen, Mary Jo (Christopher), Patricia (Matti), Peter (Tara), Joe (Kim) and Mike (Sujo).

Cass spent his early years in and around Sudbury and Tweed, Ont. The itch to head west lead him first to Vancouver then to Calgary in the late 60’s. In Calgary he began a career in oil exploration which took him to the furthest reaches of this great country.

Cass met Carolynne (Robertson) in his early 30’s and in 1982 they were married. They settled in Windermere, BC where they raised their two beautiful children Tess and Ryan.

Cass switched from oil exploration to working for his brother Joe in the late 90’s which took him to Vancouver. Enjoying the beauty and nature of the coast, Cass and Carolynne made the move to Fanny Bay in 2005. Cass continued to work in Vancouver and other parts of BC; however, would strive to be on the island every minute he could.

Cass was known for his laughter, wit, knowledge and appreciation of music. He was a loving father, friend, uncle, brother and husband who will be missed by many. Cass did not want any service only that you raise a glass and listen to a favorite tune and remember good times.

Flowers gratefully declined. Donations made in Cass’s memory to Canadian Red Cross of BC Cancer Society would be appreciated.


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