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CASSIDY – Cyril “Cy” Edward

March 31, 1915 – January 31, 2011

Cyril Cassidy of Calgary, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011 at the age of 95 years.

Cyril was born in Owen Sound, ON and grew up in Prince Albert, SK. He served with the RCAF during World War II as an aircraft engine mechanic, stationed at Claresholm and Penhold. Most of his career was as an instrument technician with Canadian Western Natural Gas until his retirement in 1979. He enjoyed gardening and puttering around the family home in Hillhurst. Cyril will be remembered as a loving husband and father.

Cyril is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Chris Cassidy and Brenda Markel of Drumheller, AB, Mark Cassidy and Gillian Owen of Calgary.

He was predeceased by his wife Pearl in 1996, and six brothers and sisters.

Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to Loretta Dauk and staff at The Westview Lodge, Doctor Thornton and the nurses and staff in the transition ward at Rockyview General Hospital.

In living memory of Cyril Cassidy, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Allan Cassidy :

    I remember my uncle Cyril from those great Cassidy Family visits. Either we would travel through Alberta and stop in Calgary, or uncle Cyril & family would come to BC. and visit us. We had good Cassidy family times, back in the 1960’s. I so miss those days, cousins Chris & Mark sorry for your, ( our ) loss. Thank you uncle Cyril, for good memories.

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  2. Cyril will also be missed by his extended family, Dora Norgaard, and Kurt and Trudy Madsen. Cy was always ready to help. One time when he was in his 80’s he was helping do some plumbing. When he was done, he swung the blow torch around behind himself while he looked over his work and nearly set his son, Chris’ pants on fire. Nearly. He enjoyed Christmas’ and family get togethers. He will be missed.

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  3. Kim Vanderstam :

    It was wonderful to see Uncle Cyril grow old gracefully and stay in contact with his little brother, Joe. They were good support for each other. Thanks Uncle Cyril, for being such a great part of the Cassidy heritage. Our hearts are with you Chris, Mark, Brenda and Gillian.
    – Kim, Dick, JJ and Alida Vanderstam

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  4. Terry Cassidy :

    I remember the summer days I would spend with Cyril, Pearl, Chris and Mark.
    What a kind and patient man Cyril was. To this day I envy the gardens he
    used to tend, the variety of plants he cultivated. It seemed he was always
    trying something new and different. He will be missed. Our condolences
    to Chris and Mark

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  5. Michael Cassidy :

    My condolences, Cyril was always a pleasure to see. Linda and I attended a few lunches with Joe and Cyril over the years and it was a treat to see them enjoying their time together.

    Michael, Linda, Neil & Leslie Cassidy

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  6. Jo-Anne Grier :

    Chris and Mark:
    We were beneficiaries of the largesse of Cyril’s garden and his ability to tell a great story.
    In recent years the 2 elder brothers would spend time together but as Joe and Cyril both had hearing problems, interpreters were often needed at these get-togethers and we enjoyed being able to come along in that capacity and spend time with Cyril.
    May he rest in peace and may your memories of your father bring you comfort.
    Jo-Anne and Michael

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  7. Brian Cassidy :

    Look at the smile on his face…it was just ever-present!!!…along with the twinkle in his eyes. I loved, and remember fondly, his wry and dry sense of humour. Sure ‘n’ now, ’twas probably the Irish in the blood!!! 🙂

    Like my brother Allan, I fondly remember our Summer holiday visits to Calgary and to Prince Albert, and the Cassidy Family visits with us in North Vancouver.

    Of course, none of us ever knew Wilfred or Pearl but we certainly did Aunt Marge, Uncle Joe, our Dad Tom, and Uncle Dick. Now, just fill me jar with the Nectar of the Gods and let’s raise a toast to the passing of their generation!!!

    Bon Voyage, Uncle Cyril…

    Cheers, Brian.

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