In Loving Memory
23/03/1914 ~ 06/12/2004
Steen Cassidy passed away very suddenly at St. Michael’s Centre in Burnaby B.C. after living a long robust and healthy life.
Up until the final days, he was mobile and in positive spirits. As recently as December 3rd, he was taking care of seasonal salutations to keep in touch with family and friends. In 1970, Steen and Pearl took up residence in Ladysmith after living for fifteen years in Kitimat B.C. They purchased a house on Dogwood Drive the same year. Steen continued his career, as first aid attendant, by taking occasional jobs at logging camps and on northern oil drilling rigs while Pearl worked at the Ladysmith Post Office. When Pearl retired in 1962, they spent many happy years traveling and enjoying the idyllic summers on Vancouver Island. At the age of eighty-four, Steen braved the Polar Bear Swim held at Transfer Beach.
In 2000, Pearl’s long term care requirements prompted a move to Kamloops. A few months after Pearl’s death, in January 2004, he moved to Burnaby to be closer to his family.
An open hearted individual and world traveler who charmed people that had the privilege of knowing him. He was an active member of the Ladysmith Volunteer Ambulance brigade. Steen had strong social convictions, was an avid reader, enjoyed a good cigar, fine conversations and spent considerable time contemplating world events. In short, a modern day Renaissance man.
He is survived by his sisters, Lenore Amundson and Frances Rosby, two sons Thomas and Terence, his daughter Penelope, grandchildren, Belinda, Kevin and Cynthia, great grandsons Steen and Tyler. As well, Steen had close family bonds with Pearl’s cousin Sylvia, daughter-in-law Shirley, step grandchildren, Roger, Stephen, Debbie and Cindy, a step great grandson Mathew and most recently a step great, great granddaughter Hailey.
In lieu of floral tributes, donations may be made to:
St. John Ambulance BC & Yukon Council, 6111 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3B2
Instead of a service, the family has decided to hold a memorial luncheon in mid January. Any related correspondence may be forwarded to:
3452 East 26th Avenue