Annabel Casselman O’Marra
Annabel Casselman O’Marra (nee Gogo) of Morrisburg passed away peacefully at Dundas Manor in Winchester on Fri., July 20, 2012, in her 93rd year.
She was the beloved wife of Art O’Marra. She was the loving mother of Mahlon (Betty) Casselman, Lyle (Irene) Casselman, both of Brinston, and Ivan (Judy) Casselman of Morrisburg. She was the cherished grandmother of Darryl, Amanda, Amy, and Gordon, and the great-grandmother of Gabrielle, Shana, Alicia, and Jasmine. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Casselman (1977), and an infant son (1957).
Annabel was born June 21, 1920 in Aultsville, just east of Morrisburg, to loving parents Charles Gogo and Jean (nee Bouck). There, she farmed with her parents and half sister Ella on their 100-acre dairy farm until she was married to Gordon Casselman in 1939, at the Aultsville Anglican Church. Annabel and Gordon had three sons, Mahlon, Lyle, andIvan. In 1956, Annabel, Gordon, and the three boys sold their dairy farm in Aultsville and bought a farm at Dixons Corners. Gordon passed away in 1977, after 38 years of marriage.
In March 1994, Annabel was married to her second husband, Arthur O’Marra. They lived on the farm for two years before moving to Morrisburg in 1996.
Annabel enjoyed shopping, playing cards and games (especially UNO). However, there were never games or cards played on Sunday. She loved flowers, and music, especially gospel music. Her knowledge of the bible was phenomenal. Throughout her lifetime, she was a member of the Winchester Wesleyan Church, Morrisburg Pentecostal Church, and the Community Family Church of Iroquois. Annabel had a generous heart, and was known for her tremendous bear hugs. She loved everyone equally, and was a genuine, true friend to many.
Friends were received at the Parker Funeral Home in Morrisburg on Mon.,July 23. The funeral service was held in the chapel of the funeral home on Tues., July 24, followed by interment at Spruce Haven Cemetery in Brinston. The pallbearers were Jim Adams, Gerry Whitteker, Lorne Johnston, Gerald Casselman, Gary Bradford, and Matthew Casselman.
Memorial donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Dundas Manor Activity Fund gratefully acknowledged.
Condolences may be made online at www.parkerofmorrisburg.com.