Lloyd George “Kinger” Casselman
Lloyd George Casselman died peacefully Dec. 21, 2006 at Winchester District Memorial Hospital.
Lloyd was the youngest of five children born Sept. 26, 1923 to Grant and Emma (McIntosh) Casselman of Williamsburg. He grew upon the family farm in Williamsburg and attended local schools. He married Norma Moorehead on June 24, 1950 at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Williamsburg with Rev. Neff officiating. He and Norma lived north of Iroquois before buying a home in Iroquois where they have lived ever since.
He went to work at the Prescott Grain Elevator before working for the Canada Starch Company in Cardinal. He worked at the Starch from Aug. 27, 1961 until he retired on Oct. 1, 1988.
He played third base for the Williamsburg Pioneers and was later asked to play third base for the Cardinal Pats in 1960 and he accepted. He was then asked to coach the team and happily agreed. He coached the Pats from 1960-1982 when the league broke up. While coaching, the team was in some 53 tournaments. His favourites were Kemptville and Sable Forks, N.Y. The team also captured two all Ontario Championships. He went to many local hockey games, blooper ball, and other sporting activities. He loved to watch the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Maple Leafs on TV, and on occasion went to the games in person. He travelled to Detroit to watch the Tigers and Jays play Boston and Baltimore. He travelled toWashington to see the Capitol Building and the White House, travelling home through New York City. He loved to work in the flower garden at home, and grew many of his own vegetables.
He is survived by his wife Norma, his daughter Donna Casselman at home, his brother Carl and his wife Patricia of Riverside. He was predeceased by his brothers Keith and Ralph, and by his sister Hilda McMillan. He will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, and friends.
The funeral service was held at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Iroquois on Sat., Dec. 23. with Rev Noreen Gullons of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church officiating. Interment was at the Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston. A reception was held at the Royal Canadian Legion in Iroquois following the service.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation were gratefully acknowledged by the family.