Joseph John Casey
March 19, 1935 – August 5, 2019
Joseph John Casey passed away peacefully on Monday, August 5, 2019 in his 85th year. Loving husband of the late Margaret (nee Auchincloss), beloved father of Anna Marie (David Bresolin), Brenda Casey, Christopher (Janet) and Patrick. A proud Poppa Joe to Katie (Ryan Bodzenski), Brittany Hughes, Hayden Casey, Daniel Bresolin, Alexzena Bresolin and Madison Casey. Great Poppa Joe to Raelynn and Camden Bodzenski.
Joseph was a lifelong resident of York Region. Born in King Township in 1935, living on Casey family land until 1998 when he moved to Aurora. His professional career started in farming and then transitioned into landscaping many local estates. In the 1970s, Joseph entered the field of real estate and passionately pursued this career for over 35 years.
During the 1950s, Joseph joined his father and siblings to help build the original Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Aurora. He went on to help establish the Knights of Columbus Council in Aurora, later serving as Grand Knight. In 2007, Joseph received an Honorary Life Membership with the Knights.
Joseph was predeceased by his parents Charles and Anna (nee O’Leary) and siblings Vincent, Eileen (Ken Lynett), Joan (Michael Caplice), Edward and Denis. Survived by sisters-in-law Arlene Penny, Denise Casey and Brigid Casey, and by Jo-Ann (Michael Gillard), William Auchincloss, Teresa Auchincloss and Patricia (Patrick Doyle). Uncle Joseph will be remembered by many nieces and nephews. Joseph will be missed by his many Casey and O’Leary cousins, dear friends and business associates.
Visitation will be held at the Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, 905-727-5421 on Friday August 9 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be at Our Lady Of Grace Church, 15347 Yonge Street, Aurora at 10 a.m. followed by reception at Thompson Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada, Southlake Regional Health Centre or Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Online condolences and information can be found at www.thompsonfh-aurora.com
- Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
- Southlake Regional Health Centre
- Our Lady Of Grace Catholic Church
- Visitation Friday, August 9, 2019
- Funeral Mass Saturday, August 10, 2019
- Reception Saturday, August 10, 2019
Joseph John Casey
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August 9, 2019
Anna Marie, Brenda, Christopher and Patrick
Our sincere condolences to you, and your families. Hope your memories of your dad will help to ease your grief.
Tony & Janine Auchincloss
August 9, 2019
I will miss your smile and hugs when we would meet at various family events. Hard to believe my crazy Irish brother in laws and two gentle sister in laws and my dear husband are together again. Have fun you guys you always did. Love Denise
August 8, 2019
I’ve known Joe for 35 years. That’s more than half of my lifetime so it’s hard to even imagine a world without him. When I remember Joe, I’ll think of his kindness. I’ll remember how important family was to him and how proud he was of his children and grandchildren. There will be no other like him and I consider myself very fortunate to have had him as a part of my world. Rest in peace… we’ll miss you, Joe.
August 7, 2019
Joe was such a wonderful person. I will miss him - especially our regular telephone calls! We would start chatting and time would fly by! Even though we were miles apart Joe was always a living presence in my life!
I can’t believe you have passed on Joe but remember:
“Though space may often separate,
And days be long apart,
Be very clear ,Joseph dear,
You’re etched within my heart!”-
-From my poetry book, “When I Was Young”
Love you Joe - Patti, Pat and the Doyle kids
August 6, 2019
Joe will always be remembered by me as being a honest thoughtful man. Joe and Marg spent many hours as a couple spending time with friends and family. One memory that I think of fondly is their annual "Corn Roast" hosted for many years. It was always held on their "flat area" of their property, huge bonfire, and bountiful of corn on the cob, of course from "Nickles Farm".
Rest in peace Joe, am sure Marg will be excited to see you!