Winchester Press – obit – Audrey Arabella Richmire
Audrey Arabella Richmire
Audrey Arabella Richmire (nee Casselman), alifetime resident of the Williamsburg area, passed away at WinchesterDistrict Memorial Hospital on Tues., April 22, 2008. She was 93.
She was born in Matilda Township on November 9, 1914 to her parentsFrank and Eva Casselman (nee Bowman). She was raised on the familyfarm and attended school in Williamsburg Township.
On December 3, 1930 at Williamsburg’s St Peter’s Evangelical LutheranChurch she married George Richmire and together they created aloving home for 12 children Winnifred, Audrey, Ethel, Louise,George, Evelyn, Maynard, Raymond, Gloria, Clarke, Beverley, andPenney. Having 12 children meant that George and Audrey Arabella’slives were filled with hard work to make sure that all of thefamily’s needs were met, but each member of the family helpedout and the family enjoyed a very happy family life. She was anexcellent baker and cook, and she passed on this skill to herchildren.
Audrey Arabella will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife,mother, and grandmother whose world revolved around her family.
She is survived by her children Audrey Cross of Chesterville,George of Williamsburg, Evelyn Richmire of Barrie, Maynard (Bonnie)of Williamsburg, Raymond of Riverside Heights, Clarke (Barbara)of Perth, Beverley Richmire of Williamsburg, and Penney (Clifford)Towsley of Cardinal, her siblings Jean (Donald) Roles of Morrisburg,and Wellington (Ruth) Casselman of Froatburn. She will be fondlyremembered by 24 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren andgreat-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many niecesand nephews. She was predeceased by daughters Winnifred Mulrooney,Ethel Marriner, Louise Small, Gloria McNalty, a sister Viola Casselman,and brothers Wesley, Francis, Eric, and Enos Casselman.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburgon Thurs., April 24. The funeral service was held at St. Peter’sLutheran Church in Williamsburg on Fri., April 25 with Rev. NorinneGullons officiating. Interment followed at New Union Cemeteryin Williamsburg. The pallbearers were grandsons Cory Small, AnthonySmall, Gary McNalty, Derrick Richmire, Adam Richmire, and NathanRichmire.
Donations to the Alzheimer Society or the Arthritis Society wouldbe appreciated by the family.