Olive Whittaker, a lifetime resident of the area, passed away at Bayfield Manor Nursing Home in Kemptville on Sept. 23, 2005. She was 86.
She was born on Nov. 6, 1918 in Winchester Springs to the late Rufus Casselman and the late Mary Casselman (nee Servage). She was predeceased by her husband Floyd Whittaker whom she married on Oct. 1, 1938 in Elma. She was the mother of Lorna (Bruce) Kerr of Winchester and Dale (Jennifer) of RR1 Williamsburg. She was the sister of Basil (Marion) Casselman of Winchester Springs and was predeceased by sisters Jean Morrow, Leila Merkley, and by brothers Erwin and Bert Casselman. She was the sister-in-law of Lloyd Merkley of Kemptville and Lois Casselman of Elma. Olive will be remembered by grandchildren Joanna Helmer, Juli Pilotte, Edwin Whittaker, Sarah Whittaker and one great-grandson Xander Pilotte. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Olive enjoyed playing bridge, playing the piano and singing. She will be fondly remembered by her family and friends for her pleasant disposition. Olive was a retired school teacher. She was a former member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church E.L.W. and Williamsburg Women’s Institute.
Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home in Williamsburg on Sept. 24. The funeral was held at the funeral home on Sept. 25 at 10 am with Rev. Norine Gullons officiating, followed by interment at Old Union Cemetery in Williamsburg.
The pallbearers were Ben Hall, Paul Pilotte, Chris Helmer, Glenn Whitteker, Doug Whitteker, Doug Merkley, and Tom Whitteker.