John (Sean) Charles Casey died on December 13th, 2021 in Okotoks, Alberta. Born to Cornelius and Patricia Casey on May 4th, 1958 in Birmingham, England, he was raised in Co. Cork, the second youngest of four children. Immigrating to Canada in 1981, John worked as a heavy duty mechanic for both The City of Calgary and for his own business. His entrepreneurial spirit was always strong and he invented a machine called ‘The Board Beast’ used at arenas around town. Who would have thought an Irish guy that couldn’t skate would get involved in the Zamboni business?
John also had a love of music that saw him gig all over the city. He played guitar and sang in bands such as Finnegan’s Wake and their music was enjoyed by many.
He is survived by his two children, Cara ( Mark) O’Loughlin and Colin Casey, his grandchildren Molly and Audrey O’Loughlin as well as his brother Alan (Wendy) Casey and sister, Tricia (Jimmy) O’Leary, his niece Fiona O’Leary and nephew, James O’Leary. He is predeceased by his son, Geoffrey Casey, his brother, Nealie Casey, his parents Con and Patricia Casey and his beloved dog, Billy.
A Celebration of John’s Life will be held at COUNTRY HILLS CREMATORIUM & FUNERAL SERVICES, 11995 16 Street NE, on Monday, December 20, 2021 at 3:00 pm.
To view a live stream of John’s Celebration of Life, please follow this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85079951464
Those attending will be asked to provide valid government identification (with name and date of birth) AND confirm one of the following: (A)Provincial vaccine record with QR code (paper or digital); OR (B)negative COVID test (within 72 hours); or (C)valid medical exemption (signed letter); OR (D)under 12 years of age.