Michael James Cashin, MMM, CD
July 9, 1934 to March 12, 2014
With great sadness, the family announces the passing of Michael James Cashin of Fredericton, on March 12 at the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
Survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Maud (McNeil) Cashin of Fredericton, his son Mike Cashin (Cathy) of Fredericton, NB, his daughter Sandra Slogan (Mark) of East Selkirk, Manitoba and son Peter Cashin (Shirley MacLean) of Fredericton, NB.
Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Taylor, Hilary, Christopher and Liam Cashin of Fredericton and Christina and Dennis Slogan of East Selkirk, Manitoba. He is also survived by his sister Julia Rendell (Les) of Gander, NL, his brother Frank Cashin of Mount Pearl, NL and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents William and Wynona (Pynn) Cashin and sisters Eileen Hookey and Josephine Smyth.
Born in Gambo, NL and raised in nearby Gander, Mike joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1951. He trained as an aviation technician and had a distinguished 38 year career, with postings in Greenwood, NS; Zweibrucken, Germany; Chatham, NB and Winnipeg, MB. He participated in several UN Peacekeeping Missions in the Middle East. He received numerous medals, honours and awards throughout his career, culminating with his induction into the Order of Military Merit in 1983. He retired from the military in 1989 from 403 Squadron at CFB Gagetown as the Squadron Warrant Officer. Mike was a member of the St. Dunstan's Parish Church and volunteered as a Eucharistic Minister and served on Parish Council.
Mike loved the outdoors, sailing, kayaking, scuba diving, swimming and cross country skiing. An enthusiastic sailor, he especially cherished his time sailing with his family on Grand Lake, the Bay of Fundy and the coasts of Nova Scotia and Maine. Mike was an active member of the Fredericton Yacht Club and was Rear Commodore for several years. He enjoyed spending time working on his sailboat and gamming with his fellow sailors in the yard.
Mike enjoyed spending time with his Grandkids and family camping, sailing and family gatherings around the pool in the summer. In the winter, he proudly cheered his Grandkids on in the hockey rink or at any activity they were part of. A kind and gentle man, he was loved by everyone. Mike will be dearly missed by his family and by all who knew him.
Visitation will take place at McAdam’s Funeral Home, 160 York Street on Friday, March 14, 2014 from 7 to 9 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am at St. Dunstan’s Parish Church, 130 Regent Street with Father Bill Brennan officiating. Interment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children`s Wish Foundation or a charity of the donor`s choice.