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The Passing of Sandy Casey

Alexander John (Sandy) Casey

We are saddened to advise of the passing of past CTHF director, Sandy Casey on Monday December 4, 2023.   Born in Belleville, Ontario in 1940, Sandy was a founding director of the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation and was active on the board until retiring five years ago.  He had a life-long interest in public transit and transportation in general, growing up near the CNR and CPR railway tracks in Belleville.  A graduate of York University, he began his career in the engineering field, first with Delcan Corporation before moving to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s newly formed Transit Office where he worked with many municipalities and their transit systems to advise and administer the MTOs transit policies and funding programs as well as oversight on some of the biggest projects in the province such as TTC subway expansions in the 1980s.  He was instrumental in preparing a handbook on transit garage and terminal designs. Sandy transitioned to the role of General Manager of Niagara Falls Transit in 1989, helping to establish one of the only profitable transit systems in the province, before moving into private consulting with Entra Consultants where he specialized in transit terminal and garage designs.  He had a strong passion for his projects in the garden, and was well loved by many in his Markham community where he coached youth hockey and soccer for many years. Sandy is survived by his wife of 56 years, Sharon (Farkas), and his sons, Sean (Amy) and Scott, and their families.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Casey family and we thank Sandy for his many contributions to the public transit industry and the Foundation over the years.  May he rest in peace and rise in glory.