Winchester Press – obit – Olive WhittakerOlive Whittaker Olive Whittaker,a lifetime resident of the area, passed away at Bayfield ManorNursing Home in Kemptville on Sept. 23, 2005. She was 86.
She was born on Nov. 6, 1918 in Winchester Springs to the lateRufus Casselman and the late Mary Casselman (nee Servage). Shewas predeceased by her husband Floyd Whittaker whom she marriedon Oct. 1, 1938 in Elma. She was the mother of Lorna (Bruce) Kerrof Winchester and Dale (Jennifer) of RR1 Williamsburg. She wasthe sister of Basil (Marion) Casselman of Winchester Springs andwas predeceased by sisters Jean Morrow, Leila Merkley, and bybrothers Erwin and Bert Casselman. She was the sister-in-law ofLloyd Merkley of Kemptville and Lois Casselman of Elma. Olivewill be remembered by grandchildren Joanna Helmer, Juli Pilotte,Edwin Whittaker, Sarah Whittaker and one great-grandson XanderPilotte. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Olive enjoyed playing bridge, playing the piano and singing. Shewill be fondly remembered by her family and friends for her pleasantdisposition. Olive was a retired school teacher. She was a formermember of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church E.L.W. and WilliamsburgWomen’s Institute.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburgon Sept. 24. The funeral was held at the funeral home on Sept.25 at 10 am with Rev. Norine Gullons officiating, followed byinterment at Old Union Cemetery in Williamsburg.
The pallbearers were Ben Hall, Paul Pilotte, Chris Helmer, GlennWhitteker, Doug Whitteker, Doug Merkley, and Tom Whitteker.