Caseley, Sadie (Barnes)

Sadie Caseley (Barnes)
Written by ECA Review

Sadie Casley (Barnes)
1934 – 2023

It is with heartfelt sorrow that the family announce the passing of Sadie Caseley (Barnes) on Thurs. Feb. 9, 2023 at the Northcott Care Centre in Ponoka, Alta.  Sadie was born on Nov. 4, 1937 in Coronation, Alta. We take great comfort in knowing her struggles are over.

Sadie received her angel wings early that morning and was welcomed with open arms, her best friend Cecil, her grandson Kevin; her Barnes and Caseley families that have gone before.

Sadie was always busy doing something. She was an unbelievable gardener at one time she had four gardens. In the early years she was 4-H leader in beef and she was very involved with the Sunshine Club. The Sunshine ladies always catered the main banquet for the Farmers Curling Bonspiel in Coronation. They were a tight knit bunch and they had many laughs.

She was a long time member on the Coronation Fair board.

Sadie really enjoyed the years she worked at Coronation Nursing home as the  Recreational Aide.

There was always time for visiting, camping, playing cards, playing ball, curling and entertaining. She played just about every instrument you could imagine.

She was a true friend and everyone enjoyed her laughter and her pranks. She always had time to listen.

Every Sunday was the Barnes ballgame at Burma Park and wiener roast and she never missed.

Sadie, Cecil and Craig enjoyed many hours in the winter on the skidoos.

We will miss her spunk, her smiling face, her beautiful blue eyes and all the stories; she truly loved to entertain us and amuse us all!

The Barnes family is a very close family; every Boxing Day was to Brother Bill’s and Roses’ home at Alliance for pot luck, then it was changed to Brownfield Rec Centre in later years.

She was very thoughtful, a kind gentle soul. We will miss her whistling, her wit and spunk and that beautiful smiling face.

Sadie is survived by her only child, son Craig (Heather) of Red Deer Lake, Alta.; her loving granddaughters Ashley (Jordan) Ference of Cold Lake, Alta., Janelle (Wilson) Pilgrim of Red Deer, Alta. and Jenise Caseley (Chris Gerlach) of Coalhurst, Alta.; great-grandchildren Aubrey and Brody Ference, and Kevin Pilgrim and Colt Gerlach.

She is also survived by sister Dorothy (Doug) Noad; sisters-in-law Doreen Barnes and Rose Barnes; the Caseley families; special friends Donna Miller and Lois Ellerby; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends.

Sadie was predeceased by the love of her life Cecil; her grandson Kevin Cecil; sisters Evelyn Vopni, Marion (Hugh) McLarty, and Louise (Bud) Wakefield; brothers Bill Barnes, Reg (Lila) Barnes, Ronnie (Annette) Barnes, and Bob  Barnes; and special brother-in-law Don Buehler.

A funeral service will take place at the Coronation Community Centre on Wed. Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. with the interment following at the Coronation Cemetery and luncheon to follow at the Community Centre.
The funeral service will be livestream broadcast.

Memorial donations are graciously accepted to the Coronation Health and Care Centre, S.T.A.R.S., or to a charity of your choice.

To express condolences to Sadie’s family and to access the livestream video link, please visit

Arrangement entrusted to Ponoka Funeral Home – A Wombold Family Funeral Home.

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