Thomas Joseph Casey

Male 1889 - 1965  (75 years)


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  • Name Thomas Joseph Casey 
    Nickname "TJ" 
    Born 26 Aug 1889  Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 31 Aug 1889  St. Anne's, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1921  New Waterford, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1921 Census 
    _UID 25BA18FB17CA76479084CD86C5742883DBED 
    Died 21 Jun 1965  Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 23 Jun 1965  Lower Sackville, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I612  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2016 

    Father Patrick Casey,   b. 14 Feb 1864, St. John's, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1957, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Mother Catherine Ann McNeil,   b. 25 Mar 1870, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1951, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Abt 1888  Port Morien or Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Johanna "Hannah" MacIntyre,   b. 19 Jul 1893, Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 Sep 1916  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Baptism sponsors were Dan Hardy & Elizabeth Hardy

      Birth/baptism date and place comes from "Nova Scotia Antigonish Catholic Diocese 1823-1905" at pilot.familysearch.org (2010)


      Catherine (McNeil) Casey of 7 Berkley St. Glace Bay filed a delayed birth registration for her son Thomas Joseph Casey on 18 February 1948. (Book "1890 - Page: 99000277")

      Thomas J. Casey Dies In Halifax - June 21, 1965
      Halifax (CP) - Thomas J. Casey, 75, former Chief Inspector of Coal Mines in Nova Scotia and a veteran of pit rescue operations, died here Monday.
      A Glace Bay native, Mr. Casey worked in the coal mining industry for almost half a century and was a figure in rescue work during major disasters at New Waterford and Springhill, N. S. In 1956, he went into Cumberland Railway and Coal Company's No. 2 mine to rescue trapped miners in the Springhill disaster despite doctor's orders. He had suffered a heart attack shortly before the tragedy. His first experience in a major rescue occurred in 1917 when a fire in New Waterford's No. 12 mine claimed 65 lives. He was a member of the rescue team that went into the mine. Until his retirement in 1957 as Chief Inspector of Mines for the Nova Scotia Mines Department, he was on hand for almost all disasters. Before joining the Mines Department, Mr. Casey had been the youngest mine manager for Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation. Son of a coal miner, he went into the pits at 18. With Dosco, he managed mines in New Waterford and Glace Bay, eventually becoming manager of No. 1B in Glace Bay in 1936, the year he joined the Department of Mines as Chief Inspector. Mr. Casey was formerly vice-president of the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a member of the Mines Inspectors' Institute of America. While in Cape Breton - (he moved to Halifax in 1937) - he was a member of the Cape Breton Boxing Commission. He managed a baseball team in the old Colliery League. Funeral will be held here Wednesday morning. Survivors include his wife, three sons and five daughters.
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      Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS, Friday, April 21, 2006:
      CASEY, Patrick Joseph - 84, died Thursday, April 20, 2006, in
      Venice Gardens, Fla. Born in New Waterford, he was the eldest
      son of the late Thomas J. Casey and Hannah MacIntyre Casey
      (Glace Bay and Halifax). (obituary text continues)

      Halifax Chron.Herald: Saturday, November 25, 2006
      CASEY, Mary Madden
      CASEY, Mary Madden - 81, died Friday, November 24, 2006, in Halifax. Born in Glace Bay, she was a daughter of the late Thomas J. and Hannah (MacIntyre) Casey. Mary was a graduate of Mount Saint Vincent College and began her career as a journalist with the Halifax Herald while she was still a student. For over 20 years she covered stories across Nova Scotia as well as nationally and internationally. Later she became a public affairs producer for CBC, where she was also a frequent commentator. She also was director of Public Relations at Mount Saint Vincent University in the late 1960s. She returned to university, graduating from Dalhousie Law School in 1971, and worked at the law school for several years. In 1972 she ran unsuccessfully for the House of Commons but her defeat never dampened her interest in politics or her relish of a good political argument. In 1974 she was appointed to the National Parole Board of Canada, a position she held for 10 years in Ottawa, Ont., and Moncton, N.B. She retired in 1984 as chairman of the parole board's appeal division. A lifelong advocate for children, she served on the Boards of both the Children's Aid Society and St. Joseph's Orphanage. She was also involved with the St. Leonard's Society and The Elizabeth Fry Society and was instrumental in setting up Halifax's first halfway house for released prisoners. A voracious reader, committed Liberal and devout Yankee fan, her razor sharp intelligence and wit will be mourned by all who knew her. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Catherine Clancy, Sara Walsh, Jessy Casey; her brothers, Patrick Casey, and Michael Francis in infancy. She is survived by her sister, Dr. Joan, New York, N.Y.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Thomas (Margaret), Halifax; James (Agnes), Ladner, B.C.; sister-in-law, Margaret Timmons Casey, Venice, Fla. She is also survived by two nieces, four nephews and a grandniece. Visitation will be in J.A. Snow Funeral Home,
      Windsor Street, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral mass Monday, November 27 at 10 a.m. in Saint Thomas Aquinas Church, Oxford Street. E-mail messages may be sent to: mary.clancy@ns.sympatico.ca

      June 11, 2008 Toronto Globe & Mail
      Michael Thomas Casey
      CM MD FRCS(C) FACS
      1929-2008
      Dr. Tom Casey died peacefully at home in Halifax on June 10th, 2008 after a long illness. Born in Glace Bay, NS on July 8th, 1929, the eighth of nine children of the late Thomas J. Casey and Hannah (MacIntyre) Casey, he is survived by his wife Margaret (Macdonald), sons Michael (Jane) and Patrick (Monica), Halifax, and daughter, Martha (Sean), New York and grandchildren Isabel and Thomas Casey. He is also survived by his sister Joan Casey, New York, brother Jim, Vancouver, and niece Mary Clancy, Halifax. Besides his parents he was predeceased by sisters Catherine Clancy, Sara Walsh, Jessie Casey, Mary Casey and brothers Michael in infancy and Patrick. Brought up in Halifax, he graduated from St. Mary's High School and then attended Dalhousie University graduating with BSc and MD degrees from the Faculty of Medicine in 1953. He trained at New York University's surgical residency program at Bellevue Hospital followed by further residency training in thoracic surgery in New York.
      Tom practised surgery for over 40 years in Halifax, during which he developed the thoracic surgical service at the Halifax Infirmary. He was renowned and respected for his clinical skills with a commitment to patient care which was legendary. He shared his knowledge and concern for others as an Associate Professor of surgery at Dalhousie where he was recognized as a dedicated clinician and teacher of residents and medical students.Prior to beginning his surgical career in Halifax, he did something he had idealistically always wanted to do - he went to Nigeria for a year as a surgeon at a hospital in the bush region of the country. It was a rewarding period for him where he learned how much could be accomplished without the ''so-called essentials'' of a modern hospital. This experience led to a life long interest in third world medicine which he pursued through volunteer service in Haiti, St. Lucia and Guyana.
      His lifelong dedication to his patients in Halifax and the developing world was recognized in 2002 with the Elizabeth Seton award and in 2004, an appointment to the Order of Canada. His quick wit and intellect will be missed. As will his ability to captivate with colourful stories of his remarkable life.
      Visitation will be at Snow's Funeral Home on Wednesday June 11th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Thursday, June 12th from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 10:00 am on Friday, June 13th, reception to follow the service. Archbishop James Hayes presiding. Donations to charity of choice will be appreciated.