CASAVANT, Clement Joseph

January 7, 1952 – October 14, 2020

It is with great sadness and fond memories we announce the passing of our beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. A strong, courageous, generous man.  

He will be sadly missed by his 3 daughters; Jeannie (John) Akerstrom, Jenny Casavant and Julie Casavant, and his 2 grand children; Cacie Akerstrom and Jaxen Casavant, his siblings Marie (Gilles) April, Andre (Muriel) Casavant, Marcel (Marilyn) Casavant, Raymond Casavant and Lilliane (Brian) Berquist; as well as his numerous nieces, nephews, brother/sister in laws and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Clementine and Ernest Casavant; sisters Yvette Casavant, Suzanne Grimard, Jeannine Bussiere, Irene Hilkewich; father/mother-in-law, brothers-in-law and nephew Marcel Grimard. 

Dad was born on January 7, 1952 in Prince Albert, SK. He grew up with his family (mom, dad and 9 siblings) on a farm in Doremy, SK. Dad shared many fond memories of his earlier years and we loved his stories. Dad was a great hockey player and went on to play for Notre Dame College in Manitoba for a few years.

He later moved to Coquitlam, BC in the summer when he was 18 where he met his wife Lucie of 22 years. In 1975, Clem, his brother Ray Casavant and their wives moved to Kimberley, BC, new owners of “The Canadian Hotel”. A few years later Ray went on his own and Clem continued to run the Canadian Hotel for 20 years. Dad loved baseball and played for many years as the pitcher and sponsored many sports teams.

After Dad sold the Hotel in 1995, he moved to Calgary to be closer to his daughters and worked in Construction for the next 20 years. Dad retired at the age of 62.

He LOVED the Calgary Flames, the BIGGEST fan ever!! Dad also loved Elvis Presley and was known as Uncle Elvis to his many nieces and nephews. His other passions included Johnny Cash, Dancing, Music, Card Games, Movies and TV, his beloved cat “Ms Kitty” whom he had for 15 years, Socializing and loved having a visitor over, where there was always a cold “Lucky Beer” in the fridge.

Dad never complained. He enjoyed a simple life and reminded us in his last days, he had a great life. We will miss his stories, sense of humour and love him, forever and always. Dad will always be our Hero and Guardian Angel.

A special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses in ER and units 39/38 – Peter Lougheed Hospital, and the Dulcina Hospice.

A “Celebration of Life” will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at The Spot Pub and Grill, 4408 17 Ave SE, at 2pm. All welcome.

Arrangements entrusted to Flo Simpson, Funeral Director

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – Ph: 403-932-1039

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  1. On October 17, 2020 at 5:52 pm Cheryl & Corey Arsenault Said:

    Jen & family,

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your daddy. May the memories you have of your time with him warm your heart until you meet again. I felt the love you had for your dad when you spoke of him Jen. Hugs, Cheryl, Corey, Kylie & Leah

  2. On October 17, 2020 at 8:47 pm Ray Casavant Said:

    Jeannie,Jenny & Julie

    My sympathies are with you for the loss of your Dad.
    Sorry I can’t be there with you, but thinking of you from Osoyoos.
    Uncle Ray.

  3. On October 17, 2020 at 8:54 pm Steve O'Neill Said:

    My condolences to the Casavant Family & friends. It was through Clem, that gave me the opportunity to meet most of his family and friends. R.I.P. Clem……….

  4. On October 18, 2020 at 12:56 am Lillianne and Brian Berquist Said:

    Our deepest condolences to Jeannie, Jenny and Julie!……We are in Puerto Vallarta for the winter so we will be unable to attend the celebration of life for Clement. We will be thinking of all of you…..

  5. On October 18, 2020 at 8:41 am Nora Jacobs Said:

    It has been many years since growing up with your dad (my cousin). My mom tells me that as a child, he was always my favorite. My condolences to all his family during this difficult time. Nora Jacobs (Casavant)

  6. On October 18, 2020 at 9:14 am Sheila Publicover Said:

    My condolences, but with family and friends to comfort you, memories to strengthen you, and love to bring you peace. Wishing you all these things in your time of sorrow Jeannie, Jenny, Julie and family.

  7. On October 22, 2020 at 11:47 am Jocelyn Reynolds (Georget) Said:

    My sincere sympathies to Clem’s family and friends. I hadn’t seen Clem in many, many years but remember playing with him when we were children. We were cousins. May he rest in peace.

  8. On October 23, 2020 at 11:44 am Evelyn Morrison Said:

    My sincere sympathies to the whole family. Clem was a cousin of mine. I remember going to visit them in Kimberley many years ago. We had a pleasant and memorable visit. May he rest peace. God bless. Evelyn

  9. On October 23, 2020 at 12:22 pm Aunty Germaine & family Said:

    Our Sincere Condolences to Clement’s girls and the rest of his family. We went to visit you when you lived in Kimberley, great memories. RIP Clement. May your memories give you peace and comfort.
    Aunty Germaine Georget and family