Edna Schell


A lifetime resident of the Williamsburg area, Edna Schell passed away at the Dundas Manor Nursing Home in Winchester, on Sunday, December 7, 2014. She was 95.

Edna was born in Matilda Township, on June 26, 1919, to her parents John and Sarah Whitteker (nee Casselman).

On September 27, 1938, she married Keith Schell at the Williamsburg Lutheran Church.  After her marriage, Edna moved into the Schell family home in Williamsburg, and she and Keith had three boys, Robert, Douglas and Larry.

Edna worked in a restaurant, a hair salon and a boarding room in the Dr. Locke days.  She cooked many meals for boarders who stayed on the Schell farm while there to visit Dr. Locke.  She also cooked many meals for the farm hands who worked on the Schell farm.  

Edna performed the secretarial duties in the Clerk’s office when Keith became Williamsburg Township Clerk until 1976, when her daughter-in-law Joan took over.

Edna enjoyed cooking, baking and gardening, and she and Keith did some travelling with close friends and relatives. They took their grandchildren on many summer vacations.  They travelled abroad to the Shetland Islands, to visit her brother-in-law Lyle’s grave site.  

Edna is survived by her sons Bob of Morrisburg and Larry (Annie) of Williamsburg and her brothers Ivan (Shirley) of Williamsburg, Rex (Mary Ruth) of Morrisburg and Glen (Lois) of Perth.  

Edna will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Lorie Hutt (Mitch), Lisa McNairn (Allen) and Lyle Schell (Kim) and by her great-grandchildren Chelsey, Drew, Matt, Derek, Casey, Kylie and Lacey. She is also survived by nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her husband Keith “Casey” Schell, her son Doug, her daughter-in-law Joan Schell, her brother-in-law Lyle, her sisters Doris Casselman, Velda Steinburg and Flora-Belle Whitteker and her brother Ward.   

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 1 p.m., which was conducted by Rev. Duncan Perry.  Interment followed at Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston.  

Honorary pallbearers were great-granddaughters Kylie Schell and Lacey Schell. Pallbearers were great-grandchildren Chelsey Schell, Drew Hutt, Matt McNairn, Derek Hutt and Casey Schell.

Donations to South Dundas Lutheran Community Church or Dundas County Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.


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