Daryl Cassidy

Daryl Cassidy

 

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Daryl Cassidy age 71 on Friday April 9,2021 at his home in London, Ontario after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Devoted husband of 49 years to Bonnie (nee Hilborn), loving father to Shelli Cassidy-McIntosh (Mike), Chantel Rondinelli (Sam) and granddaughters Emlyn and Mckenna. Predeceased by his parents Francis and Elizabeth Cassidy and in-laws Wilfred and Lona Hilborn. Survived by his siblings Raymond (Linda), Angela (Larry), Barry (Janice), Dawn (John), Darren (Katie), sisters-in-law Lynn (Dale), Betty and many nieces and nephews. 

 

Daryl was proud of his Irish-Canadian heritage and family was the cornerstone of his world. With a twinkle in his eye and a song in his heart he loved to spin a good tale to entertain his granddaughters and fill their pockets with riches from Grampy. Daryl had a life-long passion for harness racing and he shared that with an extended circle of family and friends. Commonly known as "Cass" horses gave him great joy and on occasion a little windfall that he would happily share with his family. Daryl was an avid sports enthusiast, fan of the Jays and Leafs and always a supporter of the underdog. 


Due to the Covid19 pandemic there will be no visitation or Funeral Service.  A private family celebration of Daryl’s life will be held at the McFarlane & Roberts Funeral Home, 2240 Wharncliffe Road, South, Lambeth on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11am.  Donations to the Boys & Girls Club of London, 184 Horton St., E., London, Ont. N6B 1K8 or the London Regional Cancer Program, 800 Commissioners Rd., E., Box 5010, STN B London, Ont. N6A 5W9 gratefully acknowledged.  On-line condolences are available through www.mcfarlane-roberts.ca.  A special heartfelt thank you to the Cancer and Palliative Care Teams of the London Health Sciences Centre for your amazing care and compassion.