June Caskey

October 8, 1935 - April 21, 2021


June passed away peacefully in her home in her 86th year. Predeceased by her life long love Carlos Delgado Markyna and her loving parents Norman Caskey and Verna (nee Campbell). June was a graduate of McMaster University and The Royal Conservatory of Music. She started her career at an early age as an organist for the Anglican diocese of Hamilton. She founded the Caskey School of Music which has been part of Hamilton for over fifty years. June taught up until last year and I spied her students to play piano through her quiet, tender and wise teaching method. Always sharing the enjoyment of classical music. She also supported and encourage he students and colleagues throughout her life. She sponsored children and adults through different organizations. June was a philanthropist most of her life. She supported many charities, environmental and political organizations. One of her main passion was to sustain Canada Natural beauty. June's students and many friends will sorely miss her. If you would like to make a donation please choose a charity of your own. Please sign June online book of condolence which can be found at
Book of Condolences
Jeff Sider

Posted on: May 9, 2021

So sorry to hear of June’s passing. As second cousins my sisters Dianne and Kathy and I were not together with June a lot but I remember the visits to Aunt Verna’s house and June was always so happy to be around. To listen to her play the piano with such beauty has been a great inspiration over the years. I pulled out the violin a few years ago that she gave to me when I was ten, restrung it and began to work on playing a few tunes that I think would have made here laugh out loud. I will always cherish the chalk portrait she sketched of me in 1973 also. June was such a wonderful blessing of a person. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
Ken Gee

Posted on: May 7, 2021

With great sadness, I learned of June’s death, although I knew that she had been losing her memories and health quickly over the past year. She can rest in peace knowing that she did immeasurable good to not only her many students over the years but the entire music life of Hamilton. She sponsored concerts, master classes, and more. June also donated a 9 foot Steinway for use in concerts at the Hamilton Conservatory of Music and now the Unitarian Church auditorium on Dundurn South. Since her days at McMaster University, I’ve known June, where she was in the first class of the Music Dept. Over the years, I can think of nothing but good and positive things about June. She will be remembered with fondness and gratitude.
Elizabeth Pickett

Posted on: May 4, 2021

June’s giftedness for teaching music will be greatly missed. She was a dear friend and wonderful teacher.
God bless you June for your kindness and joy. Rest in our peace.
anita barty

Posted on: May 1, 2021

We met our dear neighbours June, Verna and Norm many years ago, and had the pleasure of many interactions. After June's parents passed away, June continued to teach and frequently stated how she loved her students. She was always cheerful, positive and a delight to converse with. Whenever we chatted, laughed and joked I always felt inspired by June's wit and charm. I truly miss this dear, gentle and creative soul. RIP.
Barbara Bart

Posted on: April 30, 2021

I was so sorry to hear of June's passing. As one of her adult students over many years, I enjoyed my lessons, learned a lot and admired her patience. I especially looked forward to regular social get-togethers where the adult students played for the group if they wished. How to overcome fear of performance among friends! June will certainly be missed by me, as a friend, as a teacher. May she rest in peace.
Lynne Jamieson

Posted on: April 29, 2021

June took me on as a piano student because I was percussionist who needed to learn keyboard instruments. I was her last student late in the evening. When I didn’t have time to practise, she had me do sight reading.
We laughed a lot! She was a lovely lady, and a patient teacher.
My sincerest condolences to her family.
Tanita Reszler

Posted on: April 28, 2021

May you Rest In Peace. Although I only knew June for a short time I will always treasure all our fun times together. You will be missed!
Esther Han

Posted on: April 27, 2021

Grandma, I miss you dearly and I’’m so heartbroken...will miss hearing your voice & laughter and all your stories during our many phone & video calls together. Thank you for being such a blessing in my life as I will continue to carry you with me in my heart and look forward to the day when we see each other again every day of eternity. I’m grateful that you are now at peace and reunited with your parents and your beloved Carlos. I love you...
Don & Heather Campbell

Posted on: April 27, 2021

We are very sorry to hear of June’s passing . I have many fond memories of her when we went to Aunt Verna’s for Sunday dinners.
Shelly (Campbell) Bourne

Posted on: April 27, 2021

So sorry to hear of June's passing. I have lots of great memories of family get togethers. June was my Godmother and I fondly remember playing dress up with her in the attic.
Godspeed.


Jim Campbell

Posted on: April 27, 2021

June is my Godmother (57 years ago). Although we lost touch over the years I have good memories of Sunday dinners at their house. Rest in Peace.
Rui

Posted on: April 25, 2021

It is sad to hear this news. We all heart broken. We always hope to visit you again after COVID. Miss you a lot!
Darlene Romanic

Posted on: April 25, 2021

June will be missed by her Unitarian family.
I remember June as a quite and friendly lady.
I always enjoyed June sharing her musical talent
at our Sunday sevice.
RIP June.
Darlene