Clayton Casselman


A lifetime resident of the Williamsburg area, Clayton Casselman passed away suddenly at home on Friday, August 24, 2013.  He was 84.

Clayton was born in Williamsburg Township, on March 12, 1929, to his parents Mahlon and Hilda Casselman.  

During his lifetime, Clayton worked at several jobs including farming, merchant marine and at the Johnstown elevators. 

Clayton enjoyed having a beer, hunting, playing solitaire and visiting with family and friends.  

Clayton is survived by his children Lorne (Roseanne) Howden of Cortland, Gwen (Gary) Armstrong of Langton, Tom Casselman of Tillsonburg, Debbie (John) Thachuk of R.R.#3 Williamsburg and David Casselman of Tillsonburg. 

He leaves his siblings Gwen Hess of Winchester Springs, Shirley Empey of R.R.#1 Iroquois and Clare (Judy) Casselman of Morrisburg.  

Clayton will be fondly remembered by 17 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, and by his nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his wife Emily “Betty”, his daughters Trudy Casselman and Darlene Berends, his sister Eleanor Swerdfeger and his brothers Keith “Mick”, Lloyd and Paul Casselman.  

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, August 28th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Janet Evans officiating.   Interment followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg. 

Pallbearers were Johnny Thachuk Jr., Reg Scrivener, Chris Casselman, Tim Casselman, Tom Casselman and Steve Schwerdtfeger. 

Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at


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