Donald Harvey Casselman
Donald Harvey Casselman of Dixon’s Corners, a lifelong resident of the area, passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on July 17, 2003. He was 69.
He was born at Winchester Springs on June 22, 1934, the eldest of four sons of the late Irwin and Olive Barkley. He married Velma Wylie on Feb. 27, 1954 at Williamsburg United Church, and together they raised a family of five children.
His working career began at Harvey Construction in Johnstown, then he drove a milk truck for Redman’s, and finally he worked as a plumber at the St. Lawrence Parks Commission for over 27 years, before health problems forced him to retire in 1988.
He enjoyed hunting, eating lots of salt and sweets, and he had an opinion on just about everything. He possessed a great memory. In his latter years, he became somewhat fashion conscious, wearing colored braces and fancy snap-button shirts.
He is survived by wife Velma. His children are Bonnie (Stephen) McCann of Morrisburg, Betty (Allan) Walter of Cardinal, Allan (Cathy) of Prescott, Debbie (Kevin) Saunders of Iroquois, and Rob of Johnstown. He is survived by brothers Lyle (Linda) of Cambridge and Glendon (Donna) of Morrisburg.
He will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Sheri and Stacey Shaver; Rachel and Amber Walter; Amy Lapointe; Marie Casselman; Justin and Kyle Saunders; Robbie and Adam Turnbull; Mike and Abbey McCann; and great-grandchildren Harley, Andrew and Isaiah. He was predeceased by brother Gordon. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on July 19. The funeral service was held at the funeral home on July 20 with Rev. Yvonne Willis officiating. Words of remembrance were written and read by daughter Bonnie. A family friend, Mike Freeman, sang One Day at a Time, and Sandra Barkley-Probst sang Amazing Grace and In the Garden. Interment followed at Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston.
Pallbearers were granddaughters Amber and Rachel Walter; Amy Lapointe; Marie Casselman; and Sheri and Stacey Shaver. Honorary pallbearers were grandchildren Justin and Kyle Saunders; Robbie and Adam Turnbull; and Mike and Abbey McCann. Donations to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.