Elmer David CASEY


Elmer David Casey passed away at the age of 80 years on April 29, 2015 with his daughter Heather by his side. He was born on April 26, 1935, the second youngest son of five boys, to the late Carlyle and Flora Casey. He was predeceased by two premature infants and three brothers; Victor, Maitland and Delbert; daughter-on-law, Cathy, as well as one grandson Nathan. Elmer is survived by three daughters; Terri (Darren Halverson) of Port Howe, N.S., Shelly Casey, Heather (Gunnar Dudenhoeffer) and son Adam and step-son Shayne (Trinity Leamont) all residing in Alberta; eight grandchildren, six great grandchildren and one brother, Carlyle Jr. (Mary) of Port Howe, N.S. Elmer’s working years started at the age of 14, when he worked in the bush. He continued his working career in many forms; truck driver, steel worker, and coal mine worker #2. In the fall of 1956 he went to British Columbia to work on heavy equipment. Elmer married Dina Trenholm in 1957. In the early 70’s, Dina and Elmer leased a garage with a lunch counter in Port Philip from Irving Oil. In 1975 they purchased Orrin’s Diner from the late Orrin Blois. Elmer’s love of trucking led him to own 2 tractor trailers and became a broker for Chet’s Transport, Calais, Maine. He traveled between Newfoundland and the U.S. Between 1981 – 1991 he worked for North Shore Forestry in Pugwash. Elmer headed west again in 2000’s, making his home in Rimbey, Alberta. Cremation has taken place. There will be no funeral or visitation by his choice.

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