Casey passed away peacefully at the age of 93 in Invermere.
His family preserves the memories of his infectious humor and personality. Casey always had a friendly smile to share with everyone. His family values and his faith were strong and steadfast. We will miss the head of our family.
Casey’s family was featured in a story written by Elinor Florence about his heroic family from Holland that hid a Jewish family during the Second World War. His parents were honored with the Righteous Among the Nations recognition for their bravery and conviction.
Born in Nijverdal, Holland, Casey immigrated to Canada with his family in 1951 after the Second World War. His family settled in Alberta and Casey moved to Kimberley, BC where he met the love of his life, Toni Scheffer, another Dutch immigrant. They bought the Kimberley City Bakery in 1960 while raising three sons and a daughter. They spent part of their retirement years at Wasa Lake and Cranbrook and then moved to Invermere in 2003 to be closer to their family.
Casey is survived by his wife Toni, of 62 years, his sons Arnold (Donna), Pieter (Cathy), Andy (Sony) and daughter, Jami. He was an Opa to 10 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. He leaves behind his younger brother and sister.
For those that would like to celebrate the amazing life of Casey, please join his family at the Fairmont Cemetery on Saturday June 28th, 2014 at 2:00 pm and then at Pynelogs Cultural Centre in Invermere at 5:30 pm for the Funeral and Celebration of Life.
In lieu of flowers, donations will contribute to a bench in honor of Casey. For any more information please call 250-342-5330.