Elton Paul CassidyJune 21, 1935 ~ March 10, 2017 (age 81)
God opened up his arms to another angel for Elton Paul Cassidy at Bobby’s Hospice on March 10, 2017. He was born in Moncton, NB on June 21, 1935 and was the loving husband of Lois (Hayes) Cassidy for 60 years.
Elton was a jack of all trades who loved to put his hand in a little bit of everything. He worked as a Psychiatric Attendant for the Provincial TB Hospital to begin his career, and then he worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator at Sugarloaf Mountain, and the Saint John Airport. He raced stock cars and at one time, his family raised and raced horses. Lois and he owned a Sawmill in Sussex and made their own lumber, which they then turned into beautiful woodworked furniture they sold at the markets. Elton was known for his flirtatious nature which served him well when he was a bartender, and for his jokes, and musical abilities. He played fiddle and guitar and regaled many a house with his songs. Elton was a member of the Knights of Columbus and St. Ann’s Parish, and was just a gentle and giving man. He wanted to help anyone and everyone. Even when illness brought him to Bobby’s Hospice, he was still making everyone laugh, helping out other residents, and even up until the end, he continued in his quiet manner, always giving but never taking and waving or giving a thumbs up to show he was okay. He was a tremendous fighter and will be sadly and deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Along with his wife Lois, he is survived by his 4 children; Daniel (Vicky), James, Terry (Sue Hachey) Cassidy and Christine (Scott Smith) Poirier, 2 grandchildren; Coady (Kim) and Kelsey Cassidy, great grandchild Camyrn Cassidy, half- brother Joe Kervin (Karon), as well as a niece and nephew and many friends.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his step father Austin Kervin, brothers; Fred, Charlie, Johnny and Albert and sisters; Dora and Irene.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424). In keeping with Elton’s wishes, cremation will occur with no visitation to be held. A Memorial Mass will be held from St. Ann’s Catholic Church (135 Simpson Drive, Saint John, NB) on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 12:00pm. Elton's family would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of Bobby's Hospice for the compassionate care they have provided to Elton and the rest of our family during his stay there. Due to allergies, Elton’s family would ask that instead of sending flowers, please make a memorial donation in Elton’s name to Bobby’s Hospice, the St. Ann’s Building Fund or to the charity of the donor’s choice. To express online thoughts and condolences or light a candle in memory of Elton, please visit at www.fundyfuneralhome.com
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