It is with great sadness that the family of Frances Casselman announces her passing after a lengthy illness, on December 10, 2011, at the age of 81 years.
Frances was born in Matilda Township, on December 4, 1930, and was one of 10 children born to the late Irwin and Hazel Richmire (nee Ault).
On December 21, 1949, Frances married Claude Casselman and together they settled in Morrisburg. Frances worked at the Knitting Factory and also the Linen Mill in Iroquois.
Frances had a love for family and enjoyed traveling with them to places like Florida and Nashville. She enjoyed gardening, making preserves and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Frances touched the lives of many people with her smile and generosity. She will always be remembered and will always be in our hearts.
Frances is survived by her children Cheryl Casselman of Morrisburg, Velma Plumadore (Roger Papineau) of Mariatown, Walter (Theresa) Casselman of Morrisburg, Graham (Bonnie) Casselman of Morrisburg, Valerie (Roger) Meunier of Kemptville, Joyce Casselman of Morrisburg and stepson Ronnie Richmire of Morrisburg.
She will be lovingly remembered by her siblings Doris Welsh of Morrisburg and Sharon Richmire of Ottawa and by her daughter-in-law Dianne Casselman of Chesterville. Frances was dear grandmother to 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She is survived by many nieces and nephews.
Frances was predeceased by her husband Claude; her son Eugene; her sisters Geraldine Crowder, Helen Tyo, Beatrice Richardson, Gladys Richmire, Lyla McCooeye and Verna Richardson; and brothers Darcy and Lyle Richmire.
Family and friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 14th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Brian Barr officiating. Interment followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg.
Pallbearers were Corey Casselman, Michael Casselman, Travis Casselman, Bill Meunier, Ray Plumadore, Arthur Plumadore, Pat Disotell and Nelson McCooeye.
Donations to Carefor Hospice or Winchester Hospital would be appreciated by the family.