CASSIDY, Thomas Michael, O.M.I
At the Elizabeth Bruyere Hospital on January 7th, 2013 after a brief illness at the age of 75. Son of the late Darcy and Helen Cassidy and Step-mother Agnes. He is survived by his brother James and his step-sisters Patricia Bisson, Diane Dakers and Colleen McLane. Thomas is fondly remembered by his cousins George Poirier (Louise), Dave (Elaine) Cummings, many nieces and nephews and the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Fr. Cassidy was ordained in June 1963, taught and coached wrestling at St. Patrick's High School, was Chaplain in the Canadian armed Forces, Provincial Secretary and Archivist, Secretary and Canonical Counsel to the Apostolic Nunciature, Sessional Professor at St. Paul's University and Judge at the Canadian Appeal Tribunal. Visitation at Holy Canadian Martyrs Parish (100 Main Street) on Friday, January 11 from 2-5pm and 7-10pm. (Evening prayer at 7:30pm.) and Saturday, January 12, from 9am – 11am. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30am. Burial will take place at St. Theresa's - Oblate Cemetery, Arnprior, Ontario at 2:30pm. In memory of Thomas Cassidy, OMI donations may be made to The Kidney Foundation of Canada, 401-1376 Bank Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 7Y3, or L'Arche Ottawa, 11 Rossland Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario K2G 2K2 or The Galilee Community Centre, 398 John Street North, Arnprior, Ontario K7S 2P6. Arrangements entrusted to the Whelan Funeral Home, tel. 613.233-1488.
"Amongst yourselves practice charity, charity, charity … and in the world, zeal for the salvation of souls."
St. Eugene de Mazenod, 1861