Winchester Press – obit – Hubert Casselman
Hubert Casselman, a lifetime resident of thearea, passed away suddenly at Winchester District Memorial Hospitalon Tues., July 1, 2008. He was 90.
Hubert was born of Feb. 20, 1918 in Williamsburg Township to thelate Nathan and Eva Casselman (nee McMillan). He was raised onthe family farm along with his brother Ray, and sisters Ella andHelen.
He married Alice Whitteker on Sept. 3, 1941 at St. Peter’s LutheranChurch Manse in Williamsburg, and together they had six children:Irene, Earl, Judy, Linda, Barbara, and Brenda. They lived on afarm in Dunbar, which Hubert operated until he sold it in 1973.After he sold the farm, he took a job with the St. Lawrence ParksCommission where he worked until his retirement in 1983 at theage of 65.
He was always an active member of the community. He served asa member of Williamsburg council for several years, he servedon the board of Maple Ridge Cemetery, and he delivered Meals onWheels for many years. In addition, he was an active volunteerwith the Chesterville Seniors, and he faithfully helped organizeevery seniors dinner right up until the time of his death.
He is survived by his children Irene Casselman (Mike Else) ofPerth, Earl (Claudette) of RR4 Winchester, Judy (Wayne) Rowe ofCarp, Linda (Michel) Rodier of Orleans, Barbara Casselman (JoePasqua) of Kanata, and Brenda Casselman of Blossom Park, and hisbrother Ray (Helen) Casselman of Williamsburg. He will be fondlyremembered by nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.He was predeceased by his wife, his parents, and his sisters HelenFroats and Ella Merkley. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburgon July 3. The funeral service was held at the funeral home onJuly 4 with Rev. Jo Barkley-Probst officiating, followed by intermentat Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville. The pallbearers weregrandchildren Rodney Casselman, Rhonda Casselman, Rachel Casselman,Micheal Casselman, Matthew Rodier, Amanda Rodier, and Simon Else.
Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be gratefullyacknowledged by the family.