Ronald George Casey

May 2, 1935 to December 18, 2019


Passed peacefully away at age 84 years at the Health Sciences surrounded by his loving family who had the time to say their final goodbyes.

Ronald was born in St. John’s and was the son of the late William James and Stella Casey who raised a large loving family of seven brothers and sisters including the late Peter Casey, Bill Casey and survived by Carmel (McDonald), Eileen (Tucker), Brenda (Grouchy), Maureen Casey and Jim (Maureen) Casey.

He went to school at Holy Cross and played baseball for many years becoming a major fan of the game and loved seeing the Blue Jays and Yankees play in Florida. He spent a long career in the building supply business and was an early active member of the Canadian Home Builders Association (NL Chapter) and was a proud member for many years of the St John’s Regatta Committee.

Ron was always ‘young at heart’ and had a quirky sense of humor that quickly made him friends with so many.  As a father, husband, brother and Grandfather of 8 children his charm and laughter will be missed by all of them. He leaves a lifetime of memories by his wife of 63 years Eleanor (Healey) Casey. Sons Ken, Karen (Dave Kennedy), Keith and Kevin (Linda) and Cathy Casey.  Joined with them are 8 Grandchildren Kyle (Berit), Kolin, Keelin (Trevor), Grant, Steven, Olivia, Ryan and Ava.

Special thank you for the incredibly hard-working and dedicated team of doctors and nurses on 4 South A of the Health Sciences.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Thursday December 19th 7-9 pm and Friday December 20th from 2-4pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral Service will be held from the Carnell Memorial Chapel on Saturday December 21st, 2019 at 1 pm with a private family interment to follow at a later date.

Flowers gratefully accepted or because Ron loved people and family so much, he would love donations to The Gathering Place or the Ronald McDonald House which both do remarkable work in the community.



7-9 p.m. on December 19, 2019

2-4 p.m. on December 20, 2019

7-9 p.m. on December 20, 2019

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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1:00pm, Saturday December 21st

The Carnell Memorial Chapel
329 Freshwater Road
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He Eleanor. So sorry you lost Ron. We shared a lot of laughs over the years. Impossible not to like him. as I’m sure the service confirmed this. He will be missed by all who knew him, myself included. Gerard and Kenny kept me in the loop regarding his health and I really appreciated that. I’ve been there and all I can say is hang tight you will get through it. All the best. Paul Crotty

Eleanor, Ken, Karen, Kevin and Keith. So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Lots of wonderful memories from years ago on our travels for conventions. Cherish your memories of him. Beth Power and family

Karen and Family,

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. Please accept our sincere condolences .

Ford and Anne Bursey

Eleanor, sincere condolences for your loss. Please pass on same to your family. Ron is fondly remembered.

Michael Power

Eleanor, Ken & Family,

So sorry to hear Ron had passed. God Bless him for sure He was such a nice person, always had a little humor to pass along. You will miss him dearly. RIP Ron..
Norma & Lloyd

The Casey Families,
We are sorry to hear this sad news. Our sincere condolences go out to you all. Thinking of you today; may your happy memories help with your loss.

Brian and Doreen Brocklehurst

Jim and Casey Families,
Our condolences on your loss. Trusting many pleasant memories will assist you along the way with your grief and sadness as you celebrate Ron’s life.
Geri Doherty & Ron Power

My condolences on Ron’s passing. He played a major role in the construction of our first home, assisting us in the selection of material to be used. He was a fine gentleman. My prayers for his wife and family during their time of sorrow.

Eleanor and family: I was so sorry to hear the news of Ron’s passing. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lola and I are so sorry about Ron’s passing you guys were like our our second family

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Our sincere condolences to you and all of your family.

Carolyn and Tom

Eleanor, Kevin, Karen and Keith,
I am so Sorry your dad has passed. He was such a ball of fun. It’s so hard to lose our parents. Love each and enjoy your mom. Xoxoxo

Keith and family our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.H e was a fine gentleman. with quick wit. Amen

Kevin, Linda and Olivia,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your dad, we are thinking of you at this time.

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

So sorry to hear of your fathers passing . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Ken and Family :
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your dad.
Cherish all the wonderful memories and know that he will always have a special place in your heart.
Thinking of you all at this sad time.

Michelle and Larry Maher and Emma Harnett

So sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. I remember him being such a pleasant funny person and a joy to be around. He will be missed and condolences go out to the family.

Eleanor. we are so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. We always enjoyed our times together here in Florida .He had such a great sense of humour and loved to tell a story .

To Eleanor and Family,

Sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Enjoyed his hospitality , good nature and sense of humour during painting projects over the past thirty or so years.

Eric Knight

Ken and Family,

So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing..
Our condolences to you and all your family.

Walter & Marian Tucker

To Jim and Family our deepest condolences on Ron’s Passing.

Karen and the Casey family,
We are very saddened to learn about the death of your dear father.. Thinking of you and all your family at this difficult time.

Condolences to all Casey family members. So very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.
May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories you have.
Thoughts are with you all.

Dear Eleanor,Ken and family,
Sending my condolences to you all, so sad to hear of Ron’s passing.. I also remember with great fondness the many wonderful times I shared with The Casey’s both at work and play and all the wonderful celebrations you so graciously shared with us all.
Deepest sympathy,

Ken and Family,
We didn’t know your Dad personally but he sounded like a wonderful man who lived a very full life and was loved by many. Thinking of you all during this time and so sorry for your loss.

Dear Eleanor and family. Very sorry to hear this sad news of Ron’s passing. Want to pass my condolences on to the entire family.
I will never forget when I visited St John’s quite some years ago all the lovely people, especially Ron.
He was always so friendly, and of course, very very funny.
My prayers and thoughts will be with you during this sad time.

Eleanor and family. I am truly sorry for your loss
Ron was a character. I always enjoyed seeing him
May you all find comfort in the wonderful memories you have

Eleanor & Casey Family,
Sorry for your loss. Met Ron a few times in Florida, at his Condo and the Newfoundland picnic where we had lunch with brother Max and Phyllis. Also met one of the sons, it may have been Kevin.
Ron was good company, enjoyed talking baseball. Glad I
met him.
Charlie (Junior) Beckett

Dear Eleanor and the Casey family ,
Sending our sincere condolences to you all . The Casey and Cardoulis families certainly go back a long way …….losing Ron ,feels like losing one of our own , his smile ,sense of humour, kindness and positivity ,will live on in our hearts .
Donna and Roger

Dear Eleanor & family, please accept my sincere condolences on Ron’s passing. I will miss my sweet neighbour ❤️Thinking of you all during this sad time.Dianne O’Brien

Condolences to all Casey family members and friends–Having known Ron ,his father Bill,and several other family members for a very long number of years–it is quite sad for us to read his Obit,. in the Telegram. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you. God Bless. Jim/Wife Nelia Campbell St. John’s NL. (Sorry we are unable to attend the services)

Eleanor and family, Maureen and Carmel,
I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. It was always a delight to see Ron and one never left his company without a smile. I know he will be missed by all of you. My sincere condolences.
Roseanne Hickey

Eleanor and the Casey Family.
My deepest and sincere Condolences. Ron was quiet the guy, a good friend, a mentor and most of all a gentleman.
I will remember him fondly.
I apologize for not been able to visit you at Carnells, it is beyond my control, but I do send my love to you all.
You all now have a new job, Keep Ron’s memory alive, I can assure you I’ll do my part, his memory will be forever with me….
Love and Smiles…..

Karen and family,
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cherish your precious memories.

Eleanor and Kevin and the entire family…..Please accept my condolences on the death of Ron……He was such a kind and funny man, always a joy to meet and share a chuckle with. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.

So many happy memories of good times with Ron and Eleanor. Thinking of you and sending our sincere condolences to all the family.
John and Elizabeth McGrath

Ken ,Kevin and the entire Casey family .I was so saddened to read this Casey was such a funny individual .I could never see his serious side .for I am sure he indeed have one a man of his caliber .there were days he would visit us at the store on logy Bay Rd not even make a purchase ,just drop by to give us a razz up and leave in laughter .which we all enjoyed .may he rest in peace .

Kevin I loved your dad. His spunky spirit always made me laugh and happy in his presence. He had a twinkle in his eye that was undeniable. I wish you and your family much peace. Losing a loved one is the most difficult part of life but he is always around you as love will never die.

Ken and family,
Sincere condolences on your Dad’s passing.

Elaine & Gerard Evans

Kevin, Keith and all your family,

So very sorry for your sad loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.

Ken and all the family deepest sympathy on your loss

My Dad, the late Johnny Francis, always spoke very highly of Ron Casey… they worked together at Stead Lumber a long time ago… I was only a kid but I remember well the smile on my Dad’s face whenever Ron’s name came up…. my condolences

My heartfelt condolences to you Eleanor and your beautiful family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
May Ron Rest In Peace.
God bless.
Sheilagh O’Leary

So very sorry to hear of Ron’s passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing
Keeping you in prayer

John&Gloria Grouchy
Fort Mc Murray

Our condolences to you and your family on Ron’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sharon and Ed Coady

Karen and the Casey family,

I am so very sad to hear of the passing of your beloved Dad. I have so many memories of his humour when we were children and teenagers. Please express my condolences to you Mom on my behalf.

Much love,

Eithne (Daly)

To Eleanor, Ken & all of the Casey Family.

Although we knew Ron for many years our best memories are of our talks on the beach in Florida. Ron had a love for hockey that he would share with us but most of all he always made us laugh. It was always a joy to bump into Ron at Chester Dawe or Kent & have a chat. His big personality will be missed by many.

I am currently out of the country & will be unable to attend the visitation but my thoughts are with you.

Mary Lynn & Ted Purcell

To Eleanor and the Casey family
We are sorry to hear of Ron’s passing.
We have great memories of Ron.
Edwina and John Comerford

Ken and family, we just learned of your Dad’s passing. Heather and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies. You were there and supportive during Paul’s and Dad’s passing and we can’t tell you how much that meant to us… so in return, please accept our sincere condolences on your loss. Treasure your memories. God bless.

To Eleanor and the entire Casey family I send heartfelt condolences. I was so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. So happy to have seen Ron and Eleanor a couple of summers ago when I was home. Love and thoughts to all of you.

To Ken Casey and Family
Our deepest condolences to you All. Memories of your Dad will help you through this time and of course Family. God Bless.
Janet and Gary Butler

To the whole Casey family, my sincere condolences on the passing of Ron. I had the pleasure of meeting him in Brigus during the couple of weeks in the summer that Elenor and Ron rental a property. He left a long lasting impression on me and every time I saw since that we always joked about something. I have since had the pleasure to meet his sons and can see that the apples don’t fall far from the tree. A great gentleman and person who I’m saddened by his passing. Remember the memories and the great times you all must have had with him. RIP Ron.

My deepest condolences to Kevin and the Casey family. Such a wonderful man Treasure the memories!

So sad to hear this news. Ron was truly a wonderful gentleman and a great family man. Our sincere condolences all of the family, especial to your Mom Eleanor.
Pat & Joanne Thompson.

I’m so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing today. It was so great having a chat with you yesterday at the hospital and how you spoke so highly of your dear Dad. I may not make it to the funeral home but please know my thoughts and prayers at with you, your Mom, your immediate family and extended family.

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Please pass on my condolences to your family and especially your mother, who was such a good friend to my dad. The loss never goes away but the ability to bear it gets easier. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
Kellee Howard