Golf tournament raises funds for Stettler Hospice Society

Community remembers Lyle Cassidy

By Jessica Jones

For the Independent

The community has come out in droves to support the Lyle Cassidy Memorial Golf Tournament, which will be raising funds for the Stettler Hospice Society at the Pheasantback Golf Club on Sept. 11th.

The golf tournament is now full and golfers are ready to tee up, with $25 from their $75 golfing fee going to the Stettler Hospice Society.

“The support from the community and friends is amazing,” said Gayle Cassidy, who hopes that a hospice will be operating in Stettler in the coming months.

Last year $20,000 was raised at the golf tournament and Gayle hopes there will be a similar amount raised this year. She also hopes to make the Lyle Cassidy Memorial Golf Tournament an annual event.

“I feel the golf tournament is helping our community and keeping Lyle’s memory in our minds,” she said.

Lyle Cassidy, born and raised in Stettler, was a man about town running a construction business, Cassidy Construction Ltd, for many decades. His wife, Gayle, says there are many homes, farms, and acreages built by Lyle in Stettler and the surrounding areas. Five years ago, at the age of 64, Lyle was diagnosed with a disease attributed to asbestos exposure called Mesothelioma. He was at hospitals for a year in Toronto, Calgary and Stettler.

“Our home was his hospice because of our wonderful community and friends. He was able to be at home until his passing in the Stettler Hospital on August 20th, 2017,” Gayle said.

“I felt helping to have a hospice available to our community is very important,” she added.

The golf tournament, a four-person mixed scramble, is rain or shine with registration taking place at 1:30 p.m.

Gayle says the golfers played through cold conditions at last year’s tournament, saying that, “They were very good sports” and, “Everyone had a good time.”

Donations can be made, any time, to the Stettler Hospice Society.

More information can be found at

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