Norma Casselman of Dundas Manor in Winchester passed away peacefully with her family by her side, on April 20, 2005 at the Winchester District Memorial Hospital. She was 86.
She was wife to the late Donald Casselman whom she married on June 7, 1947 in Brockville. She was born on Nov. 26, 1918 to the late John Sandfield “Sandy” Hitsman and the late Pearl Hitsman (nee La Salle).
She was mother to Jane (Richard) Hess of RR #1 Williamsburg, and David (Carole Mundy) of Cornwall. She was predeceased by brothers Bill Hitsman, Bob Hitsman, Douglas Hitsman and sisters Eleanor Helmer and Margaret Sherman. She will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Derek Casselman, Jill Robinson, Rick Hess and great-grandchildren Karlie Casselman, Jessica Casselman, and Douglas Robinson. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
She was primarily a homemaker, but she did deliver mail in the Winchester area for a number of years. She was dedicated to her family. She spent many hours knitting for children and grandchildren as well as for charity. She loved to read and she helped with a program that taught adults to read prior to her stroke. She was born and lived in Winchester until January of 1992 when she suffered a stroke. Following her stroke, she moved to the Hartford Retirement Home in Morrisburg where she lived until 1998 when health problems forced her to move to Dundas Manor.
She was a member of the Eastern Star Chapter 310 in Winchester, where she served as worthy matron in 1964-1965. She was also a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 108 in Winchester, where she held several different leadership positions including President.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on April 21. An Eastern Star Lodge service was held at the funeral home on April 21. The funeral was held at the funeral home on April 22 with Rev. Bob Williams officiating, followed by interment of cremated remains at Maple Ridge Cemetery in Chesterville.
Donations to the Winchester District Memorial Hospital would be appreciated by the family.