Thorpe Brothers Funeral Home & Chapel

96 West Street, Brantford, ON


William Martin Cass

September 21, 1953July 16, 2020
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William Cass (Bill) passed away unexpectedly but peacefully at Brantford General Hospital on Thursday July 16, 2020. Bill was in his 67th year.

Loving and devoted father of Will (Karli) Cass, Abby (Travis) Lamoure, Ben (Amanda) Sibbick. Cherished grandfather to Nixon, Avaia and Ashton Cass, Emmett Lamoure and Carolina Sibbick. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Lena and his parents Bill and Frances Cass. He was brother to Mary Ann (Wayne d.) Dean, Paula (Dennis d.) Jarvis, Arlene Cass, Jerry (Andrea) Cass, Jason (David Lockwood) Cass, Janelle (Scott) Hager. Bill will also be missed by his many nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Bill was a quiet, loyal family man who never missed an opportunity to enjoy a family gathering, lend a helping hand, or give his opinions on various matters. Along with a dry sense of humour, he had a fashion conviction consisting of Levi 501’s , a white T shirt and favourite hoody. Bill spent many a proud moment in the gym, arena, sports field and in the backyard with his children and grandchildren cheering on their various activities

Some of his happiest days were in the company of many lifelong friends chasing the elusive second ‘ hole in one’ at Northridge or the ‘big catch’ at one of his favourite fishing holes. The day was always rounded off with good food, cold beer and a strong laugh.

Bill’s interest in cars led him to a career in transportation and an opportunity to own his own business eventually retiring from a position with the City of Brantford.

The family will receive friends at the "THORPE BROTHERS' FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL", 96 West St. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Masks are mandatory for all indoor gatherings and will be available should you need. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions the Mass of Christian Burial will be private.

As an expression of sympathy our Dad would have liked the idea of all us extending a kindness to someone in need in his name or donating to a charity of their choice.

“If I leave you, it doesn’t mean I love you any less. Keep me in your heart for awhile" (Warren Zevon)



  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 22, 2020


  • Mass of Christian Burial


William Martin Cass

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Marg Hayes

July 25, 2020

Dear Will and Abby and the Cass family,

I’m so very sorry to hear about your dad. I have known your dad since high school when your mom and dad met. I have wonderful memories of them.
Please know that I’m thinking of all of you.

All my love,
Marg Hayes from London.

Tom & Brenda Tamm

July 24, 2020

Sending our love and prayers to you Will and Abby and your families. We have many fond memories of your Dad and Mom from the days that you were both growing up in Mount Pleasant. From school events, playing ball at the park and time at the ice rink. Please take care.

Denise Rand

July 22, 2020

To Will, Abby and family,
My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. I have many fond memories of my friendship with Bill and Lena.
Thinking of you.....Denise

Robin Bond

July 22, 2020

I worked with Bill every Friday night at The Oaks. (and Monday’s this year) When we had time we’d sit and chat a bit. He always talked about his kids and grand kids. He talked with pride and love for his family. I was lucky enough to have a chance to golf with Bill and Bruce last year. Bill was very encouraging . We laughed a lot and I thoroughly enjoyed the day. My deepest condolences to Bill’s family. He will be missed by all of us at The Oaks and many more I’m sure.

Bruce Freeze

July 22, 2020

Sincere condolences to Abby, Travis, Will, Kari, Ben and all of the immediate Cass family. Bill may be gone, but he lives through his children and grandchildren. Also lives through our life time memories. He left a deep impression with all of us to follow. He always put others before himself. Going to miss you Billy, but never forgotten. Rest In Peace

Edith, Jason and Bruce

Janet Adamson

July 22, 2020

Dear Mary Ann and Family,

Thinking of you and sending big hugs at this very sad time. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.

Janet Adamson

John and Betty Baetz

July 22, 2020

Our sincere condolences to everyone! Remembering the good times in Mount Pleasant as neighbours! ❤️

Marilyn Martello

July 21, 2020

Dear Paula, Arlene, and family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your brother.
You're all in my thoughts and prayers.
Wishing you all peace.

John and Gail Young

July 21, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the entire family, what a sudden loss of a dad, a brother a grandpa and a great friend. You will be so greatly missed around the BBQ and at the helm of our fishing boats. Rest well and we will all see you again my friend.

Lise Sordo

July 20, 2020

I worked with Bill for several years at the City in Property Management. He always brought a smile to the office and was a genuinely nice guy. He will be missed by those who were fortunate enough to know him. Deepest sympathies to his family. Rest in peace Bill.