Georgina Gertrude Ault
Georgina Ault, a lifetime resident of the area, passed away at Dundas Manor Nursing Home in Winchester on Sun., Jan. 13, 2008. She was 88.
She was born in Matilda Township on Feb. 19, 1919, the second of five children born to Aden and Mary Casselman. She spent her early years at Winchester Springs, and attended the local public school and Winchester High School. After graduation she gained employment at Caldwell Linen Mills in Iroquois.
She married a local farmer Russell Ault, and she and Russell lived on a farm in Rowena, just north of Iroquois, for over 50 years. They were proud parents of one son Dennis. She was a devoted mother, assisting Dennis in every possible way. She drove him to high school in Iroquois every day making it possible for him to further his education and prepare him for university. Eventually Dennis graduated from the University of Ottawa with a bachelor of arts degree.
Russell and Georgina did a good deal of travelling in later years, taking trips throughout Canada as well as the United States.
Following Russell’s death, she moved to the Iroma Seniors apartments in Iroquois until Alzheimer’s disease affected her health and she was forced to move to Dundas Manor Nursing Home where she had received loving care for the past few years.
Her life was spent caring for others, and she was very devoted to her family and friends. She had many friends, and enjoyed the company of her many good neighbours. She earned the respect of all who knew her.
She is survived by her son Dennis of Ottawa, her siblings Percy (Geraldine) Casselman of Winchester Springs, and Graham (Jean) Casselman of Winchester Springs. She was predeceased by her husband Russell, her sister Edna Riddell, and her brother Clifford Casselman. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Jan. 17 from 11:30 until time of service at 1 pm at the funeral home with Rev. Bob Williams officiating. Interment followed at Fairview Cemetery in Mariatown. The pallbearers were Kevin Casselman, Brent Lapier, Ed Carroll, and Peter Boersma.
Donations to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.