Earl William Casey
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Truro Brakeman Meets Tragic Death in Local C.N.R. Yards
Accident Occurred about 2 A.M. Monday
A tragic death occurred in the C.N.R. yards about 2 a.m. Monday morning when brakeman Earl Casey was instantly killed. According to Engineer Oscar MacDonald, 173 Arthur Street, who was in charge of the locomotive. Brakeman Casey apparently fell from the rear platform of the switch engine, under the wheels and the engine which passed over his body. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were immediately notified and the body was taken to Mattatall Funeral Home. Brakeman Casey was 26 years of age and although he and his family had been in Truro but a short time, he made many friends. He was admired and respected by all his fellow workers and deep sympathy is expressed by all who knew him.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Laurie Casey of Shinimicas Bridge, Cumb. Co.
He is survived by his wife, the former Fredericka Jacobs, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Jacobs, and the late Fred Jacobs, Truro; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Laurie Casey, Shinimicas Bridge, six brothers: Elwin of Amherst, Earl C. who is a member of the Royal Canadian Navy, Arthur who is a member of the Armed Forces Stationed at Dartmouth, Claude, Don and Jack all of Truro; also seven sisters: Mildred (Mrs. Hartley Kennedy, Wood St., Truro), Dorothy, (Mrs. Ira Dickson, Linden, Cumb. Co.), Margaret, Grace, Jean Marie and Shelia all at home.
Funeral will be held from the family home 72 Court St., at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon, August 12, with services being conducted by Rev. J.W. Godfrey of St. John's Anglican Church. Interment will be at Terrace Hill Cemetery.
(Truro Daily News August 10, 1942, page 1)
Earl W. Casey
The sympathies of numerous people throughout the province were fittingly expressed Wednesday, Aug. 12, when large numbers gathered to pay their final tribute of respect to the late Earl W. Casey, victim of a tragic and fatal accident in the C.N.R. yards early Monday morning. Personal tributes, flowers and letters and cards of sympathy all expressed the high esteem in which the deceased was held wherever he stayed whether for along or short period of time.
The funeral services were held from the late residence, 72 Court Street, with Rev. J. W. Godfrey, rector of St. John's Anglican Church, officiating assisted by Rev. David Kirk, Pugwash, Gospel preacher. Following the commitment service at eh grave the members of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen Lodge No. 50, Halifax, held a brief service when some thirty members of the lodge paid their respects.
During the service members of the choir of St. John's Church lead in the singing of "There Is No Night in Heaven" and "Now the Laborer's Task is O'er."
The dozens of beautiful floral tributes paid mute testimony to the esteem in which the deceased was held.
Pall bearers were Ronald Stevens, Edward Atkinson, Gordon Bartlett, Aubrey Johnson, Collie Fisher, Ross Cameron.
Interment was at Terrace Hill Anglican Cemetery.
(Truro Daily News August 13, 1942, page 8)