July 7, 1931 – May 14, 2016
George passed away on a sunny afternoon on May 14, 2016. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Patricia Cassidy, son George, son John (Donna), daughter Diane (Don), daughter Shannon (Glen) and daughters Cathy and Jeanette along with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. George will be deeply missed and never forgotten.
George was born in Nanaimo and his early years were spent growing up on his much-beloved family homestead located in Cedar. At the age of 16 George and his family moved from the homestead and relocated to Campbell River where he resided until his passing.
George spent a large part of his life working for M&B at the Menzie’s Bay Booming Ground. It was while working the boom that George suffered a near fatal head injury that would have driven most men to a desk job, but not George! He was determined to return to what he did best, which he did until he retired.
George had 3 passions in life; fishing, hunting and family. Around many a campfire, kitchen table or the back seat of the car George would keep everyone entertained with his fishing and hunting stories. George W. Cassidy- husband, father and friend will be deeply missed. His joyful glee while heading out the door for the Campbell or Quinsam for a day of fishing, will forever be a picture hanging in our thoughts.
A heartfelt thanks to Drs.’ Ramsey and Grace and the 3rd floor nursing staff at the Campbell River General Hospital for all their caring help.
In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Foundation in George’s name.
A memorial service celebration of life for George W. Cassidy will be held at a later date.