The goal of this website is to provide insight into the Cassidys who established the homestead at Cassidy Lake in 1825 and their descendents. The Genealogy section has dates, notes and pictures for individual family members. We hope you find these stories interesting.

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The next Gathering of the Clan at Cassidy Lake is set for Aug. 11, 2019 and we are planning a big celebration of the renovation of the church. It will be 70 years since the last church renovation done by Matthew Cassidy in 1949. As of May 2018, Paul Cassidy, who now owns the church and homestead property, has repaired and repainted the exterior. As you can see from this photo, it looks magnificant.. Hope to see you at the lake.

Here is the agenda for the reunion weekend

Saturday Events (Aug 10)

Morning and Afternoon

Church and property cleanup by committee members


Reunion Dinner - Cassidy Family & Friends
A group reservation has been made at the Old Bavarian Restaurant (oldbavarian.ca)
Address: 1130 Knightville Rd, Havelock, NB. This is about 20 km from Sussex.
Please note that the Old Bavarian accepts only cash and cheque.

Sunday Events (Aug 11)


Breakfast at the Amsterdam Inn (complementary for those with rooms)


Cassidy Lake Video – 18 minute documentary
Peter and Brian’s 40 Year Genealogy Adventure


A short break for tea, coffee and memorabilia viewing.


Stories from the Lake including the Homestead Replica; Making a Living at Cassidy Lake;
Airplane Lands on the Lake in 1940; other stories welcome.


Lunch Break (work crew travels to Cassidy Lake to prepare for the 2pm service)


Church Service at Cassidy Lake


Social gathering inside/outside the church. No refreshments planned at this time.
Optional walk to cemetery and/or trails

Accommodations: For those that require a place to stay in Sussex, arrangement has been made at the Amsterdam Inn (143 Main St., Sussex, 506-432-5050). A special group rate of $129 has been negotiated. Please mention the group Cassidy Reunion. The Inn offers a hot complementary breakfast, free parking, free wi-fi and other amenities.

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