Casey Donald Wylde, age 35, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney.
Casey was born on December 18, 1981 to devoted parents, Tom and Brenda.
He also leaves behind his younger brother, Kelly; beloved aunts and uncles, Mary and Joe Keough and Kim and Stan Cheney; special Godson, Noah MacDonald; as well as many cousins, special family, friends, and others whose lives he deeply touched.
Casey was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a brittle bone disease that required many trips to many hospitals. Despite the trials he endured, and thanks to the unrelenting care and support of his loving parents, he never wore a frown. Even as his health deteriorated throughout his life, he never complained, or let on how much he was suffering. He was celebrated for his easy-going, polite demeanour, kindness and helpfulness to others and was known for his infectious laugh and wonderful, witty personality. He was small in stature, but mighty in spirit.
Casey enjoyed computers, coding, and loved watching sports with his father. In his youth, he liked to watch wrestling, as well as his favourite hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins. As he got older, he became a fan of the Toronto Raptors and later the Toronto Blue Jays. He had the chance to meet many of his sports heroes throughout his life.
After graduating from UCCB, Casey lived independently for a number of years and worked for Public Health and Addiction Services, where he loved his coworkers.
Casey was deeply religious. Most recently, he was planning a trip in a week’s time to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, but he found a more direct route to speak with the angels.
Thanks to Dr. Steven MacDougall and staff for caring for Casey all his life and the ER and IMCU doctors and nurses who cared for him in his final days.
Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017 in Holy Redeemer Church, Whitney Pier, with Fr. Paul Murphy officiating. Following the Mass a reception will take place in the lower level of the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Casey may be made to the CB Regional Hospital or charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
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I recall the visits he made with his Mom to the hospital where he listened to Kelly's heart beat. We had some interesting conversations- most memorable was the one about his piano recital. Casey had the most caring parents who encouraged him throughout his life. My condolences to Brenda, Tom, Kelly and family.
From: Louise Gillis
to the Wylde family we the Ludlow Family send our deepest and heart felt condolences at this time.
From: Marie Ludlow
Brenda and Family, so sorry to hear of Caseys passing. He made such an impact during his short life. Sincere sympathy. I work in Port Hawkesbury Public Health, many years ago met you and had seen Casey a few times in Sydney office. Prayers to you and your family.
From: Marie Noseworthy
I was shocked and saddened to read about Casey's passing. I am a believer that God only gives special babies to special people. You and Brenda were always so exceptional with Casey throughout every stage of his life. He brought every bit as much joy to your lives as you gave to him. I won't be able to attend on Monday due to being in school. I want you to know that you will remain in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult time. I treasure our years of working together in little Alder Point School.
From: Joan Clarke
Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you ,Tom and Brenda, at this very sad time.Sending hugs and prayers.
From: Jean and Alfred Landry
Casey was such a wonderful young man. You could always be assured he had something nice to say about everything and everybody. Sincere condolences to the family. Beatrice MacRury and Anne MacIntyre
From: Anne MacIntyre
We were very sorry to here of the death of Casey. He was certainly an inspiration to many in the way he dealt with his life. Sending you our thoughts and prayers. With sincere sympathy. Art & Maryanne MacNeil
From: Art & Maryanne MacNeil
I was saddened to hear that Casey passed away. It truly was a pleasure working with him and I will always remember his kindness. I have many great memories of us working together. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
From: Karen Shea
Really sorry to hear about my old buddy Casey.We had lost touch over the last few years & that I regret. He was a bright spot @ the Health Authority & touched a lot of lives. I'm committed to be @ Wagmatcook Monday & can't attend the funeral.
From: Blair Kasouf
Dear Brenda, Tom & Kelly. So very sorry to hear of Casey's passing . He certainly made the best of all his hurdles all his life . He will certainly be missed by all who knew him .
From: Bev Devereaux
Tom, Brenda, and Mary, Sending my deepest sympathies in the passing of your dear Casey. I have warm memories of sharing a hospital room with Brenda when our sons were born. I am confident Casey will never be far from you. So sorry.
From: Debbie Black Denny
Tom and Brenda…our hearts are tattooed with sadness for your loss. Casey was a miracle from the get go and even that, without parents like you, would not have been enough. Your family is always on our list of "solid and devoted" and we're proud to know you and to have met Casey. Bless your hearts!
From: Deb Murray/Sandra Kelly
I am so sad to hear of the passing of Casey ..please know that I will keep casey's family and friends in my thoughts and prayers !! ??
From: Weldon and Catherine Pastuck
Tom,Brenda,and Kelly We are so sorry to hear of your loss. It seems Casey was able to accomplish a lot in his 35 years with family and friends.Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
From: Bucky and Leann MacLeod
David & I (Marie) wish to send our Deepest Condolence to Tom, Brenda & Kelly on the Death of Your Special Son & Brother. May He Rest In Peace.
From: David & Marie MacDonald
Dear Brenda, Tom and Kelly…I was so sorry to read about Casey's passing. I have so many fun memories of Casey and our time together at Malcolm Munroe Junior High. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn his passing and as well as rejoice in his life within your family. So sorry I won't be able to attend his mass on Monday. I will be thinking of all of you. Warm regards. Stephanie Campbell
From: Stephanie Campbell
Tom. Breda. Kelly Sincere condolences Sorry for your loss Theresa. Eric.
From: Eric coste
Dear Tom,Brenda,Kelly My sincere condolences on the death of Casey.I remember Tom, taking him to Seton Elementary, where I was a secretary, and meeting Casey for the first time; and he was such a remarkable, talented, loving, caring little boy, and I know I was better for knowing him, and what great parents he had, and the little brother that he loved. He is not suffering, and is in heaven as a beautiful angel, as he was in this world, and everyone that was lucky enough to meet Casey experienced that. My love and prayers go out to you and all the family and may God surround you ,with his loving arms, and the love and support of your many friends and family will comfort you at this time and the days after. You both were privileged to have him in your life and so was he, he had the greatest parents. God Bless, Love, Maureen C.Fyfe
From: Maureen C.Fyfe
Tom and Brenda I am so very sorry for your loss of Casey will miss talking to him here in the building .
From: Pat Jones
Brenda and Tom, so sorry to hear about Casey. You were both wonderful parents and so devoted and knowledgeable in helping Casey to adjust to every stage of his young life.
From: Bonnie Peck
Tom & Brenda, We were saddened to read of Casey's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Chuck & Pat Drohan
From: Chuck Drohan
Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you and your family.
From: Roger & Monique Gallant
Our deepest sympathy Tom, Brenda, Kelly and extended family on the loss of your amazing young man. Con and I will have you in our thoughts and prayers.
From: Hope Gaskell
Dear Tommy, Brenda and Kelly .It is with much sadness that we write this letter of condolence to you. Although we had not had much opportunity over the past 20 years to be around Casey, we always knew him as a personable, funny, genuine, caring person. He always had a smile for you whenever we met. I know my Mom and Dad thought the world of Casey, and Dad particularly enjoyed conversations about hockey or whatever else the topic of the day was. Over the years, Casey always amazed us with his accomplishments; a living example of how hard work, determination, love and support, a person can achieve amazing things. He was truly and example to all people, young or old, of what a person can accomplish despite challenges. We are very sorry we can not be there with you to celebrate Casey's life. You are in our hearts and prayers. We would like to end this note with an Irish blessing – Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. With much love and sympathy. Vincent & Kendra Kennedy
From: Vincent Kennedy
Many years ago I used to babysit Casey and I remember the glee in his eyes when he'd ask for mustard sandwiches just to see what I'd say. His humour, independence, and wit were such a lovely example to me. You are all in my prayers at this difficult time.
From: Joanne Kennedy
Very sorry to hear about Casey's passing
From: Jeri & Buck
We are very sorry to see that Casey has passed away. Casey was such an inspiration to all people that he met. May God welcome him into heaven with open arms. There are no words that can express our sorrow for your loss Tom and Brenda. May all the wonderful memories of Casey help to ease the pain of your loss.God bless.
From: Debbi and Jay Duguid
So sorry to hear of Casey's passing. He was a funny and very intelligent person. I was my pleasure to have worked with him.
From: Lynn Vaninetti
Brenda and family, my sincerest condolences on the loss of your son, Casey . My prayers are with you during this difficult journey. PatsyMacAulay-MacKinnon New Waterford
From: Patsy MacKinnon
Dear Mr and Mrs Wylde, and Kelly, I am so sorry to hear of Casey's passing. I was in Casey's class at Mira Road Elementary School and I lived on Patnic Avenue as a child. I have always remembered Casey's fantastic sense of humour and spirit. My thoughts are with you.
From: Jessica Miles
Dear Brenda and Tom, We were so sorry to learn of Casey's passing. He was an exceptional person, loving and well loved. Sincerest sympathies , Catherine and Robert Schella
From: Catherine Schella
Our sincere sympathy to all three of you We were away at the time of Carey's death. Remember him coming to seton school. A real go getter. Our thoughts and prayers
From: Frank and Ellen McNamara