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Casey House is named after Casey Frayne, the son of June Callwood and Trent Frayne (pictured below).

Casey was killed in 1982, at the age of 20, by an impaired driver while riding his motorcycle to university.


June Callwood with son Casey and husband Trent Frayne.

Among others who worked with June was Margaret McBurney. The two mothers worked closely in creating Casey House, drawn together by the terrible tragedy of having both lost sons to drunk drivers. They were appalled at the way society was shunning young men dying of AIDS, allowing beautiful young lives to be extinguished in terrible circumstances and with little comfort.

“We wanted Casey House to be a place where people who were dying would feel loved, and get hugged,” reflects Margaret today.

Margaret McBurney has edited a book about June Callwood. In It’s All About Kindness, June Callwood’s colleagues and loved ones recall her life in service of the community, paying tribute to the grace, charm, and unfailing generosity of one of Canada’s most beloved figures .